Fours years ago, I remember hitting New York, plastering SolidSmack stickers around town with our Managing Editor Simon Martin, for the very first Inside 3D Printing event in New York. It was small, but larger than expected, with tracks that not only covered the tech, but also the business side of 3D printing.

In it’s fourth year, it’s grown into a huge conference, and is part of an entire week-long event in New York City, 3D Print Week, that has the most pivotal 3D print focused events on startups, VR and business and showcases for art, design and fashion in the industry of 3D printing.

Kicking off 3D Print Week on April 10th, this year’s Inside 3D Printing is going even broader, with dedicated tracks for Business, Manufacturing, Medical, and Metal. They’ve also announced their five keynote speakers, which include:

  • Magnus René, CEO, Arcam Group
  • Jonathan Jaglom, Chief Executive Officer, MakerBot
  • Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.
  • Pete Weijmarshausen, CEO, Shapeways
  • Tyler Benster, General Partner, Asimov Ventures

3D Printing is alive and well, and though the surge in tech brings about more 3D print options every day, we’re not likely to see it slow up. “The Additive Manufacturing market is refusing to follow the hype curve predictions, as it continues to experience two digit CAGR year after year. A combination of new materials, new technologies, and new applications are driving this exponential growth,” said Hod Lipson, Professor, Columbia University and Inside 3D Printing Conference Chair.

Metal is the big, new track this year with a VIP panel keynote titled, “The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise.” Confirmed for the panel are: Geoffrey Doyle, President, FIT West Corp. (Moderator); Ric Fulop, Founder & CEO, Desktop Metal; Winthrop Sheldon, West Region Sales Manager, SLM Solutions; and Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.

With the interesting developments in metal fabrication taking place recently, there’s bound to be a bit of insight from these execs and a few exhibitors who are making it happen.

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9:00am – 11:00am
Workshop 1: You First: Manufacturing, IP and the 3D Printing Disruption
Workshop 2: How to Successfully Adopt 3D Printing Technologies

11:15am – 1:15pm
Workshop 3: 3D Printing State of the Art: Industrial
Workshop 4: Generating Better Lattice Structures

2:15pm – 4:15pm
Workshop 5
Workshop 6: Direct Metal Printing in Applications

2:15pm – 4:15pm
Workshop 7: Toy Design and Beyond: How 3D Printing is Changing Everything
Workshop 8: Adobe: Evolving 3D Design and Printing for Creatives


9:00am – 10:00am
OPENING KEYNOTE: Keynote with Carbon3D

10:00am – 10:45am
MANUFACTURING: Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
MEDICAL: 3D Printing for Research and Social Good: Technology for the Sake of Humanity

11:00am – 11:45am
MORNING KEYNOTE: Metal Additive Manufacturing – It’s here.

11:45am – 12:30pm
MANUFACTURING: Testing the Reliability of the Most Advanced Desktop 3D Printer
MEDICAL: 3D Medical Printing for Natural Disaster and Military Applications

1:30pm – 2:15pm
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Keynote with Makerbot

2:15pm – 3:00pm
MANUFACTURING: IP-Protected 3D-Printed Electronics and More
MEDICAL: 3D Printed Materials in Vivo: Healing by Endogenous Stem Cells

3:30pm – 4:15pm
MANUFACTURING: High-Volume 3D Printing
MEDICAL: Using 3DP in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

4:15pm – 5:00pm
MANUFACTURING: Application of 3D FDM Printing Material
MEDICAL: Formation to Funding: Conversing with Metamason on Launching a Successful 3D Printed Healthcare Start-Up

5:00pm – 5:45pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE: The Next Frontier in 3D Printing

5:45pm – 6:45pm


9:00am – 9:45am
METAL: Product Development for Metal Additive Manufacturing: An Applied Overview
BUSINESS: Growing Retailer Revenue through Personalized Products

9:45am – 10:30am
MORNING KEYNOTE: The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise

11:00am – 11:45am
METAL: Opportunities in 3D Printing of Metals 2015-2025
BUSINESS: A Copyright Protection Technology for 3D Printing Models

11:45am – 12:45pm
FRONTIER TECH SHOWDOWN: This year’s Inside 3D Printing Startup Competition and RoboGameChanger will be housed together for the first time in the Frontier Tech Showdown.

1:45pm – 2:30pm
METAL: Metal Session
BUSINESS: The Cloud Infrastructure of the 3D Printing Industry

2:30pm – 3:00pm
KEYNOTE: Keynote with Shapeways

3:00pm – 3:30pm
KEYNOTE: The Death of Manufacturing

3:45pm – 4:30pm
METAL: Metal Session
BUSINESS: 3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of IP

4:30pm – 5:15pm
METAL: 3D Printing for Aerospace Applications
BUSINESS: New Ideas in 3D Printing


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.