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3D Printing Leadership Forum: How to Fill Auto Manufacturing Supply Chain Gaps During Covid-19 and Beyond

June 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The automotive industry has taken a big hit during Covid-19 with factory closures, supply chain disruptions and declining demand. How can automotive manufacturers build resilience into their supply chains, become more agile and overcome these challenges now and in the future?

Join us for a 45-minute virtual forum for an engaging discussion, including strategies and actionable takeaways, where we will discuss:

    • Building supply chain resilience into automotive manufacturing
    • How to be more agile and flexible in the face of unexpected supply chain disruptions
    • How industrial additive manufacturing can support the automotive industry, including by lightweighting parts e.g. XponentialWorks partnership with Arcimoto
    • Thinking beyond the pandemic – what are the risks to the supply chains down the line and how 3D printing can address these challenges and lower costs

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A where the panelists will answer questions.

About the Speakers

Avi Reichental is one of the world’s leading authorities on business digitalization and exponential-tech convergence. He is an executive who led during 9/11 and through the 2008 financial crisis while serving as CEO of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD). Reichental is currently the CEO of Nexa3D and the founder of XponentialWorks, a venture investment, advisory and product development company, unique in its collider-business model of bringing together traditional mid-market manufacturing companies with transformative startups to accelerate value creation. Avi serves as a member of the XPRIZE Innovation Board. Avi remains a hands-on inventor with over 35 patents credited to his name.

Hugo da Silva is an innovation leader in additive manufacturing, lighting and electronics industries. At DSM, he leads the additive manufacturing business group, which he expanded from the industry leading Somos stereolithography . Prior to DSM, Hugo held the position of Global Industry Director and Innovation Business leader for 3D Printing & Lighting at Dow Corning and also worked for 10 years at Philips Lighting. Hugo holds a Master of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, and is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Gerry McQuaid joined Cubic Telecom in 2009 initially as Commercial Director and has played a predominant role in leading and growing the company from start-up to fully established strategic partner to world class brands. Gerry is responsible for strategy, business development, commercial policies and international partner agreements. He has helped secure and nurture vital business partnerships with network operators worldwide and key customers such as Panasonic, Audi and Volkswagen.

About the Moderator

Sarah Goehrke has been a dedicated 3D printing journalist since 2014. She served as the editor-in-chief of 3DPrint.com from 2015 to 2018, when she launched independent additive manufacturing-focused editorial services company Additive Integrity. Her primary client is Fabbaloo, where she is the Managing Editor working to bring grounded and on-the-ground insights to the 3D printing industry. She works with other publications including Forbes and All3DP, as well as industry clients, to provide quality AM content. Sarah is also on the Board of Directors of Women in 3D Printing.

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June 16, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


United States


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