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Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): High Impact Potential for Engineers (WEBINAR)-1.5 PDH
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When: 03/20/2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: Webinar Only
United States
Presenter: Christopher Krampitz
Contact: 651-457-2347

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Industrial Adoption of Additive Manufacturing


(3D Printing) Technologies


The Role of Professional Engineers in Promoting

Health, Safety, and Property Protection






Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) is a versatile, cross-industry technology that has the potential to drastically improve engineering, manufacturing, and supply chains. It is one of the major technologies driving the evolution to industry 4.0 or smart factories. The manufacturing technology has found a broad range of applications across many industry segments from construction to tissue engineering. The versatility of the manufacturing technology is both a benefit and a detriment. The technology allows for the intentional design and fabrication of structures with anisotropic properties. It can also lead to large variability in properties if variables are not properly controlled. The technology also allows for distributed manufacturing of single part or small runs near the point of consumption. It can also lead to difficulties in verifying conformance to specifications, standards, and regulations, and to securing intellectual property. The use of the technology requires small manufacturing facilities Some specific additive manufacturing technologies create hazardous locations.

Additive manufacturing is different in many ways from traditional/subtractive manufacturing. The product engineering design, standard conformity assurance, product certifications, testing and inspection, and the manufacturing facilities are managed differently for additive manufacturing. The application of the technology for manufacturing is emergent, and there is a shortage of engineers with the expertise to properly employ the technology.


Regardless of your discipline, our discussion will increase your understanding of the application of the technology in manufacturing and the key questions related to health, safety, the public welfare, and property protection.  


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the various types of additive technologies used in manufacturing
  • Describe the established and emerging uses of the technology
  • Explain major challenges in the adoption of the technology in manufacturing
  • Explain the major implications of the use of the technology for professional engineers



Chris Krampitz, PE, has more than 20 years of experience developing and commercializing new process & material technologies. He currently provides engineering and supply chain management support to accelerate manufacturers' readiness for emergent technologies (e.g., process intensification, biofabrication, biopharmaceuticals, modeling & simulation, robotics, and lightweight materials). He supports manufacturing companies in developing business strategies and models that harness these new manufacturing technologies and in achieving production readiness quickly to meet regulations, standards, & specifications.

Chris earned an MBA in strategic management & asset pricing from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Chris also earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Chris is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina.


Registration Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019

All registrations after 3/18 will be assessed a $50 late fee..
No registrations will be accepted after 3/19.



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Cost: FREE for current MnSPE members and MnSPE Diamond/Platinum Partners group webinar sites. MnSPE Gold Partners receive 50% off individual and group non-member registrations.


*Diamond/Platinum/Gold Industry Partners, contact MnSPE for a code.
*Membership/subscription must be current on the date of the seminar.



Fee-based registration:

  • MnSPE basic and plus subscribers: $37.50
  • Individual non-members (in person or via live webinar): $75
  • Small group webinar site of 3-5 non-members participating: $215
  • Medium group webinar site of 6-10 non-members participating: $425
  • Large group webinar site of 11+ non-members participating: $775


To the best of our knowledge, this seminar meets the requirement for continuing education as outlined by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying, Geoscience and Interior Design.

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