Henry Ford democratized the auto, converting a novelty for the rich into a tool for the masses. It is now time for the democratization of AM; the maturity of an intriguing but expensive novelty into a productive tool which enables new business models and value propositions. This presentation will review the recent changes in AM capabilities which enable this transition, via dramatic increases in productivity and dramatic extensions in the range of applications. Specific examples will include applications in oil exploration, fracking, surface mining, and orbital launch vehicles.
Dr. Gregory Hyatt
CTO, Advanced Solutions Inc.