Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Asia Pacific Businesses Will be Focus of Upcoming Stratasys Annual 3D Printing Forum

HONG KONG -- Stratasys Asia Pacific will be holding its annual Stratasys 3D Printing Forum in three locations across Asia Pacific: Shanghai, China (August 25), Tokyo, Japan (August 27) and Seoul, Korea (August 28).

Entitled "3D Printing: Transforming the Manufacturing Landscape -- Enable Organizations. Empower Individuals," the single-day event brings together industry experts, thought leaders and customers to discuss the latest additive manufacturing trends, industry-specific solutions and application best practices.

"The first Stratasys Asia Pacific 3D Printing Forum last year was a great success as we demonstrated how 3D printing solutions empower businesses. This year we deep dive into advanced applications such as direct digital manufacturing, and industry-specific solutions that re-define the manufacturing landscape," said Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan. "3D printing has been widely adopted in industries such as automotive, consumer goods and education. We hope that more organizations and individuals can learn from the sharing of local and overseas customers, gaining insights on the applications that meet the needs of their specific segments."

Presenters will include:
•Hod Lipson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University who will give the keynote presentation on exciting business opportunities enabled with 3D printing
•Executives from leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Hyundai Mobis, LG Electronics and Takara Tomy who will share best practices on 3D printing for prototyping, direct manufacturing, and tooling including injection molds
•Richard Garrity, Stratasys Vertical Solutions Vice President will discuss the impact of 3D printing on Automotive, Consumer Goods and Education.
•Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys AP
•Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot

"3D printing is revolutionizing business opportunities as the technology is integrated into the entire product lifecycle, from design and testing through direct manufacturing and delivery of end products. The evolution of new materials and applications not only allows more flexibility and cost reduction, but also fabrication of highly customized and optimized products that were not even possible before."

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