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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

All times listed below are PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Keynote – Making Healthcare Better with Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Naomi Murray, PhD  (Stryker)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Application of 3D Printing Technology for Medical Device Engineering

Speaker: John Foody  (Corvia Medical)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Overcoming the Limitations of Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Dayton Horvath  (NewCap Partners)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Automating Fixture Design with Stratasys & nTopology

Speakers: David Busacker  (Stratasys Blueprint), John Graham  (nTopology)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Adoption of 3D Printing in Medtech

Speaker: Cynthia Star  (Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

How to Reduce Injection Molding Costs

Speaker: Gus Breiland  (Protolabs)

Track: Sponsored Session

From Microscale Medical Prototyping to Short-run Production: A Conversation on Additive Manufacturing Across the Value Stream

Speakers: Eric Henrickson  (B9Creations), Dani Mason  (B9Creations), Kevin Herrera  (Johnson & Johnson)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

3 Business Cases for Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Ken Burns  (Forecast 3D)

Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

How Additive Manufacturing Will Democratize Manufacturing

Speaker: Matt Sand  (3DEO)

Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

How Do You Prototype & Produce the Unmoldable?

Speakers: Gage Cutler  (FinMan Fishing Innovations), Bob Gafvert  (Carbon), John Gallagher  (Gallagher Corp.)

Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Technology to Overcome Engineering Challenges & Design a Ventilator

Speaker: Steven Murphy  (SolidXperts)


Track: Product Showcase

Assessing Medical Devices Manufacturing with 3D X-ray Inspection

Speaker: Herminso Villaraga-Gomez  (ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions)

Track: Tech Theater

High Precision Micro 3D Printing

Speaker: David Tedder  (Boston Micro Fabrication - BMF)

Track: Tech Theater

Making Impossible Parts: Injection Molding & 3D Printing Combined for Complex Shapes

Speaker: Carsten Jarfelt  (Addifab Inc.)

Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability

Considerations for Selecting a 3D Printing Material

Speaker: Matt Lewis  (Formlabs)

Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability

Breiland, Gus

Title: Sr. Technical Sales Engineer

Company: Protolabs

Gus Breiland has been supporting customer success for more than 14 years at Protolabs. With 20-plus total years of industry experience, his design and manufacturing background helps customers find solutions to a variety of issues, such as part geometry, manufacturing requirements, part and assembly performance and quality, cost considerations, and timelines. Breiland has been one of many leaders in the growth and advancement of Protolabs.

His experience includes:

• Parts and assembly designer for plastics, CNC machining, casting, sheet metal, 3D printing, and various tooling processes.
• CAD/CAM user with extensive experience in molding, machining, assembly, and more.
• Solution finder and customer-support resource, including directly communicating with customers to help manage various manufacturing processes, expectations, timelines, and geometry.

Burns, Ken

Title: Vice President, Commercial

Company: Forecast 3D

Ken Burns is the VP- Commercial, who partners with customers from all industries to bring their products from 2D to 3D. After spending nearly a decade working in Additive Manufacturing for multimillion dollar brands and startups, Ken knows what truly drives the successful integration of 3D Printing into the product development lifecycle, and beyond—and it’s not about chasing the latest 3D Printing buzz. It’s about turning use-cases into business-cases and successfully communicating that message.

Ken has first-hand experience with SLA, FDM, PolyJet, MJF, SLS, DMLS and Projet at two different service providers. He worked as a Materials Business Manager for Stratasys which provided him with insights as both a customer and OEM.
Ken holds a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Pepperdine University.

Busacker, David

Title: Senior Engineering Consultant

Company: Stratasys Blueprint

David began his career in additive manufacturing immediately after graduating from the University of Minnesota, where he began teaching an introductory 3D printing class. After collaborating with Stratasys on the class, he joined the company to make a more direct impact on additive adoption outside of academia. At Stratasys, he has served in a variety of technical roles including sales engineering, consulting, and technical partnership development. David lives in the Twin Cities area with his wife and daughter.

Foody, John

Title: Manufacturing Enginner

Company: Corvia Medical

John graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2015 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Manufacturing Engineer for Corvia Medical designing and manufacturing delivery systems for structural heart devices. 4+ years of hands on 3D Printing experience for Medical Device engineering applications. Started, manages, and maintains Corvia Medical's 3D Printing Lab.

Gallagher, John

Title: President

Company: Gallagher Corp.

John Gallagher is part of the third generation at Gallagher Corporation, a manufacturer of custom polyurethane products. Gallagher Corporation is leading the way in polyurethane manufacturing with cast molding, injection molding, and 3D printing. He helps customers to develop and produce custom products that leverage the abrasion resistance and load-bearing capabilities of polyurethane.

Horvath, Dayton

Title: Industry Analyst & Consultant/Principal - NewCap Partners

Company: NewCap Partners

As an industry expert and independent consultant, Dayton provides strategic advice, market analysis, and technology scouting for corporate groups and startup clients alike. He maintains industry expertise in the areas of additive manufacturing, materials informatics, and advanced materials. As part of his industry coverage, Dayton speaks regularly at international conferences, and is a contributing author at 3D Printing Industry. To compliment his consulting services, he works as a Principal for NewCap Partners, a private investment banking firm that has a focus on financing and M&A in the advanced manufacturing and materials industries.

Prior to his work as a consultant and principal, Dayton led the Materials Design and Manufacturing coverage area at Lux Research, a strategic advisory and market research firm. He provided strategic advice and technical expertise on advanced materials, design, and manufacturing technologies to more than 100 Innovation 1000 clients. His role involved managing a compelling research agenda, scouting and interviewing startups, authoring company profiles and reports, as well as making introductions for clients to startups. Dayton began his career working with a venture-backed startup called Citrine Informatics, conducting user interviews to better understand the value proposition behind their machine learning materials data platform.

Dayton earned his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also graduated from the University of Connecticut as a University Scholar and Honors Scholar with his B.S. in Chemistry, and minors in Business and Materials Science & Engineering.

Mason, Dani

Title: Director of Marketing & Communications

Company: B9Creations

Dani Mason has as passion for the new. It’s what led her to study and teach abroad before tackling a translation challenge of a different sort – working in marketing and communications at a science and engineering university and co-owning a political, marketing, and communications consultancy. Now as Marketing & Communications Director at B9Creations, she’s found her perfect fit – applying her passion to an emerging industry in a growing company all in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. As a global provider of professional 3D printing solutions and 2020 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, B9Creations has become the industry leader in production, speed, and value. It now stands as the additive manufacturing market leader in high-precision applications such as medical, aerospace, prototyping and manufacturing, research, model making, and jewelry. B9Creations serves strategic partners, certified dealers, and customers like Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Procter & Gamble, 3M, and more in nearly 70 countries around the globe.

Murphy, Steven

Title: Applications Engineer

Company: SolidXperts

Steven is an Elite Applications Engineer working at SOLIDXPERTS (SolidXperience Group) out of the Nashua, New Hampshire office. As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Elite, he focuses on leveraging both conventional and cloud-based tools alongside 3D printing technology to solve engineering challenges. His goal is to share his passions in engineering and additive manufacturing with, while also learning from, the engineering community.

Star, Cynthia

Title: Director, Technology Transfer

Company: Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing

Tedder, David

Title: Director, Technical Services

Company: Boston Micro Fabrication - BMF

David Tedder is the Director of Technical Services at Boston Micro Fabrication where David is responsible for the success of the customer. A technical-minded problem solver with 20 years of experience in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, David served in product management, product quality and applications roles for several equipment OEMs. David also led the additive manufacturing team at Xometry as the VP of Additive Operations. David is passionate about 3D printing and startups with a track record of successful business advancement.