In this series, Terry Wohlers, head of additive manufacturing (AM) market intelligence, and Noah Mostow, market intelligence & analytics manager talk with experts in the AM and 3D printing industry. This audio series is created by Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International. The episodes touches on the history of the AM industry, creative ways people are applying the technology, and perspectives on where it is headed.
Ep. 8 - Greg Morris, CEO and co-founder of Vertex Manufacturing
Greg Morris, co-founder and CEO of Vertex Manufacturing, and Terry Wohlers talk about the past, present, and future of additive manufacturing (AM) in the most recent episode of the Wohlers Audio Series. Morris is a highly respected figure in the AM industry. His work at Morris Technologies led to the creation of the infamous fuel nozzle for the LEAP engine and many other sophisticated designs at GE Aviation. As industry experts and veterans, Morris and Wohlers provide views and perspectives not found elsewhere. Do not miss this episode and listen to the end to discover a fact about Morris you probably do not know.
Ep. 7 – Nora Touré, founder of Women in 3D Printing
Nora Touré, founder and chairwoman of Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP), and Terry Wohlers have an interesting conversation about the past, present, and future of additive manufacturing (AM). Touré founded Wi3DP seven years ago and it has since grown to an organization with 30,000 members in 36 countries. In this episode, Touré and Wohlers discuss her work and how Wi3DP became one of the largest and fastest growing organizations in the AM industry.
Ep. 6 - Melissa Orme, vice president of Additive Manufacturing at The Boeing Company
Dr. Melissa Orme, vice president of additive manufacturing at Boeing, has a thought-provoking conversation with Terry Wohlers. Orme has an impressive background in 3D printing and she tells her story of how and when she entered the industry. The two discuss their excitement around the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) and design for AM (DfAM) from an aerospace perspective. The acceptance of AM will lead to more opportunities, including increased efficiency and improved sustainability. This episode will leave you wanting to know more about what Boeing is doing behind the scenes.
Ep. 5 - Deon de Beer, Chair of Innovation and Commercialization
Deon de Beer has a thoughtful conversation with Terry Wohlers, president of Wohlers Associates, in this episode. Professor de Beer works at Central University of Technology, Free State in South Africa. He is a co-founder of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) and the annual RAPDASA event conference and exhibition. Deon is credited with putting South Africa on the additive manufacturing "map" worldwide. The work he and his teams have done in the country has led to world-class products and services. About everything he touches turns to gold, according to Terry.
EP. 4 - Tom Kurfess, chief manufacturing officer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tom Kurfess, PhD, has a thoughtful and fun conversation with Terry Wohlers, president of Wohlers Associates, in this episode. The two discuss the 3D printing of functionally graded materials, in-situ monitoring, series production, and a lot more. Kurfess highlights his experience in the White House and reflects on when he heard the President say “3D printing” in his State of the Union address.
Ep. 3 - Bob Willig, CEO of SME, and Terry Wohlers
Bob Willig, CEO and executive director of SME, and Terry Wohlers, president of Wohlers Associates, have an enlightening conversation on product development, additive manufacturing, and the role SME expects to play. Clearly, Willig is excited about AM, the impact it will have, and the “art of the possible,” as he puts it. The two leaders in the industry discuss design possibilities, the importance of educating young people and our workforce, advancements in the industry, and future opportunities. As you will hear in this episode, Willig believes “We are at the cusp of opportunity.”
Learn more about SME at SME.org and attend RAPID + TCT 2021 on September 13-15 in Chicago, Illinois. Wohlers is a keynote speaker at this year’s event and Willig also plans to attend.