Metal Additive Manufacturing - Foundation for Finding Value
During this three-hour workshop we lay the foundation for business operations and design engineers to understand the value and complexities that adopting metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) can bring to their organizations. Together we’ll examine realities of metal additive and explore the major ways to drive value through engineering design and business operations. In addition to discussing types of metal AM, supply chain and post-production concerns, and the unit economics of metal AM, we’ll also look at emerging technologies, trends, and the strategic implications for the manufacturing industry.
Matt Burris is an entrepreneurial engineer known for operating at the intersection of business and engineering and for finding practical solutions, new product innovations, and business models that create substantial value. His passion lies in understanding a market deeply, combining fuzzy front-end insight with product technologies and business models to create meaningful solutions with serious revenue potential. He has generated more than $17 million in funding opportunities for commercial, defense, and special operations projects by connecting technology applications to strategic business needs.
As the founder of MatterFab, Matt led a technical team that designed and built a laserdiode based, affordable metal additive manufacturing system, raising nearly $10 million from General Electric, Autodesk, private equity, and other investors.