Understanding the production economics – the harsh realities of 3D
In this presentation Dr. Phil Reeves will explore the realities of building a business case for the adoption of 3D printing as a production solution. Phil, who is Vice President of Consulting at global 3D Printing leader Stratasys, will explain the complex relationship between machine and material cost, build speed, waste and process utilization along with the human factors of data preparation and post processing. Phil will share experiences building business cases for 3D printing adoption built up over the last 15-years during which time he has worked with companies as diverse as Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Diageo, Phillips, FedEx, IBM, Jaguar and GE.
Dr Phil Reeves is the Vice President of Consulting within Stratasys and leads Stratasys Expert Services Group. Phil has worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing for over 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM/3DP related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Phil founded leading AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015.