What 3D printing means to software devs. HP and Intel headline TAO panel.

On Oct. 13, the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) tackles no less than the "next Industrial Revolution" at its networking event and Tech Talk.

Evolution of 3D

The Tech Talk, devoted to the Evolution and Future of 3D Printing, will feature speakers from HP and Intel. Both companies have a long history of driving innovation in products and solutions, across the hardware and software industries, and are poised to lead the new wave that 3D brings to the future for developers.

The panelists are:

  • Mike Regan, Lab and Section Manager, HP 3D Printing Business
  • Bob Taylor, senior software architect for HP 3D
  • Shashi Jain, Intel's manager for Internet of Things innovation

The presentation will be moderated by Chris Liddel, Senior Engineering Manager at Apex Clearing Corp.

Time and place

The talk is part of a larger networking event on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Vacasa (926 NW 13th Ave., Suite #300; Portland, Oregon).

Prime for the event by watching these YouTube videos about all kinds of 3D printing.

Software essential to 3D

For Mike Regan and Bob Taylor at HP, the challenge is to take HP's knowledge of 2D printing – including software that can run a giant digital web press at 1000 feet a minute – and apply it to 3D printing. HP understands all about squirting liquid ink containing dyes and pigments, but 3D printing will require many different kinds of materials, including polymers, ceramics and metals. Encoding tiny deposits of material into a 3D layer-cake, slice by horizontal slice, will require development of new software techniques.

For Shashi Jain and his team at Intel, the challenge is to be a leading player as 3D printers join the Internet of Things.

An open approach

HP is bringing an open strategy to the development of its 3D "Jet Fusion" technology.

According to HP's official 3D website, "The real opportunity is not about 3D printing or additive manufacturing. The major underlying mega-trend is digitization. A digital transformation is going to work through the production and manufacturing of tangible objects. Given HP’s material science capabilities, one mindset might be that we should do this all ourselves, but we are embracing ‘open’ as a strategy holistically throughout. We need to collaborate. Whether it is the materials, or the software, fundamentally it is a philosophy that we will be embracing. We are making it so our systems will allow materials from third parties to work on our system as a platform." 

At the TAO event, Regan, Jain, and Taylor will answer these questions:

  • What does 3D Printing mean for the future of manufacturing, from each company’s perspective? 

  • What does it look like in two years, five years, 10 years? How will open collaboration in material science be managed and certified?

  • How does 3D printing help drive the Future of Innovation, and what does it mean for developers? How will developers be able to participate in open source platforms?

Sign up to attend

Register to attend The Evolution & Future of 3D Printing on Thursday, Oct. 13 between 4 and 7 p.m. at the CENTRL office (1355 NW Everett St. in Portland).

Learn more about HP Jet Fusion on the HP Developers Portal (hp.io)

To help developers understand HP Jet Fusion, the HP Developers Portal has compiled an index with links to the official Jet Fusion blog, to whitepapers, and to 3D printing videos. (Don't miss the car-hanging video.)


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