Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
In the last of our 3-part series, our panelists will address strategies and tactics for maintaining management support throughout the process of delivering to the promises made when getting buy-in. The central theme is that additive manufacturing implementation is a long-term project that requires a continuous steam of resources that can be jeopardized as delays and setbacks occur.
Building from the experiences of those that have succeeded, and those that have failed, the panelists will share tips, insights and tactics that preserve management support for the initiatives while you are working to deliver the promised benefits and outcomes.
Chairman of the Board
Ian has extensive experience as an innovative technology pioneer in setting up and running multiple AM and CNC departments and the successful company, 3T AM Ltd. His strategic insights in the AM industry have helped many OEMs maximise their benefits from AM introduction over the years.
Ian has always been passionate about the potential for AM and related technical innovations, and greatly enjoys helping people through their AM journey. He set up a large and highly capable R&D team at 3T as a pivotal aspect of driving excellence within the company, and in becoming one of the best-regarded AM production companies globally.
Ian has a strong academic background both technically and in business. He has worked in Manufacturing all his career, principally in Aerospace and Automotive, including Rolls-Royce Aero, Rover Group/ BMW Group, MG Rover and as CEO of 3T AM (2005 – 2019). He is currently Chairman of the Board for WAAM3D, an Associate Director of 3D Consultancy, an Advisor to Rivelin Robotics, and an AM Industry Consultant.
Executive Vice President
T.A. Grimm & Associates
Todd currently sits on the TCT Expert Advisory Board and is an advisor for the RAPID + TCT conference. He has also served as chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) RTAM community and on the board of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) as its AM industry advisor.