On August 22, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), an organization that supports some of the world’s most innovative companies, will host The Future of Additive Manufacturing, a panel covering the various challenges facing the expansion of additive manufacturing. Also known as 3D printing, the process brings a design to fruition through the layering of certain materials.
The panel features experts from a variety of fields. The panel will discuss how companies can strengthen their in-house additive manufacturing capabilities and identify the biggest inroads to adopting the technology.
While the panel covers the overall growth of additive manufacturing, it will also focus on its place in the Pittsburgh region, which boasts numerous companies, medical research facilities, schools and other institutions that are exploring the technology’s many applications. For example, last year, General Electric opened its $39 million Center for Additive Technology Advancement in Findlay Township.