The Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco played host this past week to investors, lawyers and some of the biggest names in the world of 3d Printing. The inaugural Additive Disruption Summit featured new technologies, panel discussions and highlighted the message that 3d printing is ready right now to be a disruptive technology.
Companies such as Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin were present and outlined how they are moving already from simply producing prototypes and models through 3d Printing to creating and printing production quality parts. Bioprinting, multi-material printing (metal, sand, concrete) and 3D printing in space were just some of the cutting edge topics discussed.
The summit offered a vantage point into some of the unique Intellectual Property questions companies must answer ahead as well. Highly respected names from the IP field such as patent lawyer John Hornick were present and his discussion “Away from Control,” warned of impact of at-home 3D printing on the retail business model.
We here at Secured3d were honored to have our Co-Founder John Dogru speak on the closing panel of the summit: 3D IP: Digital Fabrication and Intellectual Property Paradigms alongside Espen Sivertsen, CEO, Type A Machines and Andre Wegner of Authentise, Inc.