Selecting the Right 3D Printing Process and Material


Title: Selecting the Right 3D Printing Process and Material
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour


Having a better understanding about industrial 3D printing can help minimize risk and questions about what process and materials to use during prototyping and even low-volume production. We will discuss key material properties for industrial 3D printing technologies and how they compare to engineering-grade plastics and metals used in CNC machining and injection molding.

You’ll learn about:

  • Direct metal laser sintering, selective laser sintering, stereolithography and PolyJet processes
  • Material options and properties
  • Selecting the right process and material for your particular application
  • Live Q&A

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Eric Utley
Applications Engineer
Proto Labs

Eric Utley is an application engineer with more than five years of experience in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. His focus is on stereolithography, selective laser sintering and direct metal laser sintering technologies and provides guidance to engineers on designing for manufacturability. Utley regularly consults with product development professionals from a range of industries including medical, consumer products, aerospace and automotive. He graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently working for Proto Labs, a rapid manufacturing company specializing in custom prototypes and low-volume production parts.

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