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

May 14, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Healthcare systems are under the greatest pressure in history, exposing deep gaps within the supply chain. What lessons can healthcare executives, and procurement and supply chain managers learn to address new challenges going forward?

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 for healthcare and medical organizations

  • How to be more agile and flexible in anticipation of unexpected supply chain disruptions

  • How industrial additive manufacturing can support this vital industry during Covid-19

  • 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.

Lauralyn McDaniel joined ASME in February 2019 as Industry Events Manager and leads ASME’s new Medical AM/3DP Advisors. She has been involved in medical manufacturing since 2000 and additive manufacturing since 1999. This work has included identifying challenges and potential solutions for medical manufacturing, writing articles on innovative technologies and processes, and leading Medical Additive/3D Printing groups as well as an Innovation Watch Committee. She serves as Vice Chair of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative as well as co-chair of the Medical Workgroup. McDaniel received the America Makes Ambassador Award in 2018 and was named the 3D Printing Industry’s Community Advocate of the Year in 2019.

Dr. Brandon Ribic was named Technology Director of America Makes in October 2019.  Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the national accelerator for AM and the first of eight Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) established and managed by the U.S. Department of Defense as public-private partnerships. Prior to joining NCDMM, Dr. Ribic was a joining processes and additive manufacturing materials specialist at Rolls-Royce Corporation, leading efforts in additive manufacturing. His research focused on welding and AM processes for various titanium and nickel superalloy gas turbine engine components, including successfully developing, qualifying, and productionizing (TRL 7) the first ever CMSX-4 AM repair for Rolls-Royce.

About the Moderator

Michael Petch is the editor-in-chief at 3DPI and the author of several books on 3D printing. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences where he has delivered presentations such as 3D printing with graphene and ceramics and the use of technology to enhance food security. Michael is most interested in the science behind emerging technology and the accompanying economic and social implications.

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May 14, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


United States


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