SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, the East Coast’s largest advanced design and manufacturing event, today announced its newest programming focus for 2019 placing the spotlight on revolutionary 3D printing (3DP) technology through a new Smart Manufacturing & 3DP Hub and 3D Printing Zone. Taking place June 11-13, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with leading companies in the 3D Printing Zone to explore every aspect of the 3DP process, including rapid prototyping and injection molding. Additionally, the Smart Manufacturing & 3DP Hub will host free sessions covering IoT/IIoT, the "Factory of the Future" and emerging materials & machines.

The event, which will gather more than 550 companies and 8,000 professionals, runs alongside Automation Technology Expo (ATX) EastEastPackMedical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) EastPLASTEC East and Quality Expo. To apply for a media pass, please visit: newyork.am.ubm.com/2019/registrations/Media.

“3D printing is revolutionizing our world, no other industry has been so monumentally impacted by it like manufacturing,” said Suzanne Deffree, Brand Director, Intelligent Systems and Design, UBM. “The addition of the Smart Manufacturing & 3DP Hub on the show floor this year will offer attendees a deep dive into the world of 3D printing, covering robots, IoT, sensors, mass customization and more. We hope the new attractions will help attendees realize the potential for 3D-printed applications in their own businesses so they can continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

3D printing is one of today’s most promising technologies as manufacturers are relying on the technology to differentiate their businesses on the dimensions of quality, speed and customization. Its utilization is advancing a number of industries, many of which are represented at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing. This year’s agenda is reflective of this new era as attendees will have the opportunity to attend many 3D printing focused sessions.

Featured 3D printing sessions taking place at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing include:

Tuesday, June 11
Panel: The Economics of Part Consolidation (2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Booth 102)
One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing is the ability to significantly reduce the number of parts needed to manufacture a product. Using 3D printing along with part consolidation techniques, manufacturers can realize benefits ranging from reducing the number of suppliers they use to freeing up warehouse space and opening up capacity on machines. This panel will discuss the many upsides of part consolidation, weigh the benefits and costs, and explore strategies to employ it in your own operation.

Wednesday, June 12
Panel: 3D Printing Goes Heavy Metal (2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Booth 102)
The market for 3D printing metals is predicted to experience an impressive compound annual growth rate of 31.8% over the next five years, according to Grand View Research. This session will examine which metals hold the most promise and consider case studies from industries that are leading the adoption of metal printing.

Thursday, June 13
Session: Behind Manufacturing's Mass Customization Trend (1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Booth 102)
In medtech, the market for patient-specific products and implants has tremendous potential as industry analysts predict 3D printing will have a significant impact on the $100 billion per year eyewear industry alone. This session will explore the impact of mass customization enabled by additive manufacturing, taking a look at what's driving the customization trend and providing insights on the tools manufacturers need to take advantage of it.

More information on Atlantic Design & Manufacturing sessions can be found here.

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About Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences:
UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverages our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.

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