All Systems Go for the Philippine 3D Printing and Digifab Expo & Conference 2015
Imagine a world where creating a product was as simple as “making” it in your own backyard. Want chocolate? Print it at home. Want those cute pumps? Print it at home. Fashion jewelry? A human organ. A bicycle? A toy action figure? A 3D printer allows us to practically “make” anything.
3D Printing has been rapidly making waves in the maker community and has been touted to usher in a new age in manufacturing. And the Philippines better be well and ready for this next industrial revolution.
Thus, it’s all systems go for the first ever Philippine 3D Printing and Digifab Expo and Conference 2015 on August 7 to 9 at the SMX Taguig at SM Aura.
3D Printers have been present since the 80’s but it has registered rapid growth as it is now being used in medicine (making prosthetics and even replicas of human organs for surgery), aerospace, car manufacturing, architecture, footwear production, fashion jewelry manufacturing, name it.
Yes, it is the next big thing because it is set to change the way we manufacture things, plus it is cost effective and friendly to the environment. Analyst firm, Canalys predicts the global market for 3D printers to reach $16.2billion by 2018. qqqqq Future prospects include that it may cut costs of delivery time , where households may be able to easily “manufacture” their own products with less specialized designs in less time. Also, it allows personalization of products so that one’s preference for customized products may be easily achieved.
Let’s say you want an exact shoe design, with your own style, you can 3d Print it the way you want, and fast, and with less cost. It is interesting to know that the Philippines is in step with the world, albeit the technology is gradually gaining growth in the country.
The expo and conference addresses this need for awareness and application among Filipinos as it will feature 3D printing and digital fabrication technology, equipment and content available in the country today and aims to educate Filipinos on the applications of 3D Printing and the prospects and opportunities that it offers in various sectors such as business and industry, education, surgery and medicine, dentistry, architecture, engineering, manufacture of fashion accessories, footwear, and how it generally provides more opportunities for SME’s and MSME’s. Top local experts and key players in the Philippine 3D Printing Industry will share their experiences and knowledge in the Phil3D Conference with speakers as Justin Gabitan, creator of the first desktop 3D Printer in the Philippines, “ Overview of 3D Printing and the 3D Printing Process; Frederick Chua, President of 3D2Go, “Application of 3D Printing and Scanning for the Mainstream Consumer Market”; Dave Yu, Owner of DFX General Merchandise, 3D Prototyping in the Creative and Entertainment Industry” and “3D Printing Tips for Pros and Makers” ; Atty Arturo del Rosario, President of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines,”Pertinent Intellectual Property Rights in Relation to 3D Printing”; Dr Rafael Bundoc, Professor at the Spine Surgery Department of the UP-PGH, “The Amazing Application of 3D Printing in Surgery,” Erick Chua, Founder of Shapecloud.ph,”What 3D printing Means for the Youth and New Business”; Cedric Ng, CEO of Omnifab Inc. “The Opportunity of Adopting 3D Printing in the Philippines”; Rizford dela Cruz, Tech Supervisor of MDC Group of Companies, “From Design to Reality: CAD in 3D Printing”; and Glyn Napoles, R&D Specialist at American Technologies “3D Process and their Industrial Application.” Expected attendees are architects, industrial designers, SMEs, education sector, government, medical industry, dental industry creative arts, fashion industry, jewelry manufacturers, information technology industry, marketing specialists, hobbyists, direct consumers and students. 3D printing is in the Philippines. And the learning and growth potential is huge. Every Filipino is enjoined to be a part of this new manufacturing age. The event is Organized by NEO CCM ENTERPRISES with C&E Multievents as Event Manager. It is sponsored by Omnifab Inc. Conference sponsors are BP Technologies, DFX Gen Mdse, 3D2Go, American Technologies, Shapecloud, MDC Group. The Expo is FREE ADMISSION. For conference registration, please register online at www.neotrade.co. For inquiries, please call 9380837, 7261705, 09174455888.