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About the topic
What kind of game-changing advancements could be developed if we could make printing with metals as simple as printing with plastics has become – or, better yet, an in-office paper printer? Being able to more easily 3D print metals would move the industry ahead for engineers, and turn production and manufacturing on its head. It starts with a revolutionary concept where engineers can print their metal prototypes directly from their computers. Printing parts would cost less. Housing spare parts would change to satellite locations to produce spare parts as needed. On the other end of the spectrum, new innovations in metal 3D printing for mass production allow for the creation of parts up to 100 times faster than the speed of today’s laser-based metal 3D printing systems. The impact of this new technology will impact the global supply chain by saving time and costs that will trickle down to consumers. As we look ahead, metal 3D printing for prototyping and mass production will drive innovation and fuel the next step in additive manufacturing.
Meet your presenter
Jonah Myerberg is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. As CTO, he is responsible for leading the vision and direction of Desktop Metal’s 3D printing solutions. His duties include translating the technology behind the company’s metal 3D printing systems into reliable parts for customers and identifying opportunities to expand manufacturing capabilities through additive manufacturing. Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Myerberg held senior positions with various organizations focused on battery development and performance. At A123Systems, Myerberg established a new business unit focused on the development of high performance batteries. His team designed a new high-performance cell for Formula One, as well as number of automotive partners. Myerberg also held engineering and product development roles at Bose and Black & Decker. A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, he earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and his masters in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from Johns Hopkins University.