LJ Holmes Event Perspective

November 21, 2023

LJ Holmes, Executive Director, Research and Engineering, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, discusses withy RAPID + TCT is North America's largest AM and industrial 3D printing event.

Video Transcript

Speaker: LJ Holmes, Executive Director, Research and Engineering, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

What makes RAPID + TCT North America's must-attend AM event?

LJ Holmes: It's the only place in the United States where the the

LJ Holmes: the United States where the the manufacturing leaders in additive manufacturing come together to display their new technologies along side a technical conference that includes information from some of the leading academics and researchers in the world of additive manufacturing. And for those reasons

What should manufacturers new to AM know about the technology?

LJ Holmes: There are still several technologies that are proven for different types of manufacturing cases and those technologies have gone through many states of certification and qualification within large manufacturing organizations and are trusted for manufacturing in automotive and aerospace and medical and many other arenas.

Why should someone explore industrial 3D printing outside of their industry?

LJ Holmes: I'll use medical as an example. I don't work in the medical field, but there are some technologies that have been developed recently that offer the precision and accuracy needed in the medical industry that when looked at trough a different lens, I see that they could potentially be solutions for issues that that I might have in the 3D printed electronics industry. So don't get caught in your own business vertical when you're going to RAPID + TCT. Go with an open mind! Check out all of the technology spaces, even if they're focused on one type of manufacturing vertical at this point, it doesn't mean that those technologies can't be useful elsewhere.

What makes you excited for RAPID + TCT 2024 and the future of AM?

LJ Holmes: I've seen the organization grow into this world renowned location, not just an expo for OEMs to show off their technologies, but for the world's leading scientists and engineers to share their discoveries in the conference. I'm very excited to continue to do that and to continue to be part of RAPID + TCT.

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