3D Printing & Scanning SIG - LLNL: Cutting Edge Research in Additive Manufacturing



  • ** Joint meeting with the 3D Printing for Education Meetup **

    Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


    • Patrick Dempsey, LLNL, Manager, Strategic Engagements
    • Moderator: Chris Spadaccini, Additive Manufacturing Program Leader
    • Josh Kuntz, LLNL, Additive Manufacturing, Research Staff Scientist
    • Bob Ferencz, LLNL, Leader Methods Development Group  ** ADDED **
      ("Toward part-scale modeling of select laser melting AM"
    • Janos Veres, Area Mgr., PARC, a Xerox Company ** ADDED **
    • Rich Stump, FATHOM, Principal

    Location:  High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC)
    Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC)
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
                       7000 East Avenue
                       Livermore, CA 94550
                       Directions  (below)

    Cost:  $20; Free to SVForum members, LLNL, i-GATE, CNMI and FATHOM employees, and all educators/teachers (contact Cheryl Downing, cheryldowning (at) growshapes (dot) com for discount code)

    Registration: See "Register" button above.
    Notes: For security reasons, please supply your company or school name or, if appropriate, unemployed. Attendees will have to show photo ID.  If attendees are non-citizens, passports are preferred; and please contact Cheryl Downing, cheryldowning (at) growshapes (dot) com prior to the event.


    Join us for a very unique opportunity to gain insight into what Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), one of our leading national laboratories, is doing with the latest in 3D printing technology.

    Patrick Dempsey will will give an introduction to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

    Next will be a panel discussion on the future of additive manufacturing moderated by Chris Spadaccini, LLNL Additive Manufacturing Program Leader. Lawrence Livermore is revolutionizing the design to product cycle with additive manufacturing, moving national security innovation forward. Unique to their approach to 3D printing is the integration of manufacturing expertise, materials science R&D and high performance computing capabilities.

    In April 2014, LLNL entered into a technology partnership with FATHOM, a company specializing in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Leveraging their combined strengths, FATHOM and LLNL will collaborate on new material development, processing, testing and characterization, as well as application of specific advancements such as hardware and software. FATHOM has applied its manufacturing capabilities to technologies in energy, medical, electronics, consumer goods and the environment, to name a few. (https://www.llnl.gov/news/newsreleases/2014/Apr/NR-14-04-06.html#.U2X951fRaVo)

    Note: Use our Meetup site, if you're interested in arranging carpooling.

    Presenter Bios

    Patrick Dempsey
    Mgr. of Strategic Engagement & State Programs,

    Patrick has over 25 years of experience delivering Laboratory capabilities to the nation and industry. As part of the LLNL Director's senior staff, he is leading efforts to position the Laboratory to best serve national efforts to stimulate the economy through advancements in science and technology. Efforts include supporting the countries utility and manufacturing industries by bringing new technologies out of the Lab and into partnerships with industry. Recently Patrick led LLNL’s efforts to create one of the largest public private partnerships in the nation focused on the smart grid. Patrick is also working with California manufacturing interests to establish a network for manufacturing innovation that would leverage technologies being developed at the national laboratories to help improve American competitiveness in industry.

    Chris Spadaccini (Moderator)
    Additive Manufacturing Program Leader,

    Bio TBA

    Josh Kuntz
    Additive Manufacturing, Research Scientist, LLNL

    Bio TBA

    Bob Ferencz
    Leader Methods Development Group, LLNL

    Bob Ferencz studied structural engineering at Case Western Reserve University and received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. His focus has been on large-scale computational simulation for large-deformation, nonlinear solid and structural response. For the past twelve years he has managed the Methods Development Group at LLNL. He leads a team that provides a suite of engineering solid mechanics simulation tools used within many Laboratory programs and at select DoD sites. Bob and his colleague Neil Hodge began AM modeling work in October 2012 as part of a Laboratory-funded strategic initiative on metal powder additive manufacturing.

    Dr. Janos Veres
    Area Mgr., PARC, a Xerox Company

    Janos Veres joined PARC to manage its Printed Electronics team. His current interests are in combining disruptive material, process, and device technologies -- for printed, flexible circuits; sensor and memory arrays; batteries and display devices -- all with a focus on early commercialization opportunities. Janos has experience in components such as novel printed circuits, organic transistors, and printable semiconductors; applications such as OLEDs, displays, and RFID; as well as printing/coating technologies including electrophotography, flexography, and offset printing.

    Rich Stump
    Principal at FATHOM and Co-Founder at CaliBowl

    Rich co-founded FATHOM, the San Francisco Bay Area's largest 3D printing production center and 2013 Inc. 500 Honoree specializing in 3D printers, rapid prototyping, and design. Through his extensive product development experience and numerous brand launches, Rich brings with him a vast amount of knowledge on how to strategically approach the market with new ideas while utilizing today's advanced technologies in additive manufacturing.

    Directions to the HPCIC on the LLNL-LVOC

    The High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) facilities are located on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) off of Greenville Road. Parking is available in front of the main HPCIC building (T6475) and also near the HPC-Annex building (T6527).

    Please DO NOT USE the Uncle Credit Union parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation!

    From I-580 West (Oakland/San Francisco/Pleasanton/Dublin)
    1. From I-580 West (Pleasanton/Dublin), take Exit 55 for Vasco Rd. toward Brentwood.
    2. Keep RIGHT at the fork & follow signs for Vasco Rd. South – merge onto Vasco Rd.
    3. Head South on Vasco Rd. – 1.1 miles
    4. Turn LEFT (East) at Patterson Pass Rd. – 1.2 miles
    5. Turn RIGHT (South) at Greenville Rd. – 0.7 miles
    6. Pass the stop light at Lupin Way/East Gate Drive & turn RIGHT (West) onto Credit Union Dr.

    From I-580 East (Tracy/Stockton/Sacramento)
    1. Heading West on I-580, take Exit 57 toward N. Greenville Rd.
    2. Merge onto Altamont Pass Rd. – 0.1 miles
    3. Turn RIGHT (South) onto N. Greenville Rd. (East) – 2.4 miles
    4. Pass the stop light at Lupin Way/East Gate Drive & turn RIGHT (West) onto Credit Union Dr.

    From I-680 South (San Jose/Milpitas/Fremont)
    1. Heading North on I-680, take exit 21B for California 84 E toward Livermore.
    2. Merge onto CA-84 E/Vallecitos Rd. – 4.8 miles
    3. Turn RIGHT onto Vallecitos Rd. – 1.1 miles
    4. Continue onto Holmes St. – 1.0 miles
    5. Turn RIGHT on Concannon Blvd. – 2.1 miles
    6. Turn RIGHT on S. Livermore Ave. – 0.5 miles
    7. Continue onto Tesla Rd. – 2.5 miles
    8. Turn LEFT (North) on Greenville Rd. – 1.4 miles
    9. Shortly BEFORE the stop light at Lupin Way, turn LEFT (West) onto Credit Union Dr.

    Once you have turned onto Credit Union Drive, the HPC-Annex (T6527) is located to the right of the parking lot, adjacent to Greenville Rd. The main HPC Innovation Center building (T6475) is located to the left (South) of Uncle Credit Union. Signs are posted.

    Facility Host
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL; http://www.llnl.gov)

    Located in Livermore, CA, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to: enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

    Refreshment Sponsors

    i-GATE (http://igateihub.org/)

    i-GATE is a regional incubator in the Tri-Valley, specializing in growing technology startups. i-GATE's network includes two national labs with over 7000 scientists, investors, advisors and leading Universities and Corporate partners. From unique industry networking events, education programs, to infrastructure, i-GATE has everything tech startups need to get organized, connect, and grow.

    CNMI (California Network for Manufacturing Innovation) (http://www.cnmi.bz/)

    CNMI is a non-profit established for the purpose of promoting manufacturing competitiveness in California through a collaboration of industry, national laboratories, technical assistance, government agencies, academia, workforce and economic development organizations.

    About SVForum
    SVForum, a non-profit association, fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership within the Silicon Valley ecosystem of individuals and businesses participating in emerging technologies. (http://www.svforum.org)

    About the SIG
    The 3D Printing and Scanning Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a forum for technologists and companies, as well as members of the investor community and other interested parties, to discuss the critical aspects of the technology that require improvement, future direction of the technology and to network with one another.  The majority of innovation and investment in 3D printing-related technologies to date has not been centered in Silicon Valley, and this SIG aims to contribute to changing this for what is considered by many as the next trillion dollar market. (https://svforum.org/3Dprinting)

    6:30PM – 7:00PM      Registration & Networking
    7:00PM – 7:10PM      Announcements & Introductions
    7:10PM – 7:20PM      Sponsors: LLNL, i-Gate & CNMI
    7:20PM – 7:30PM      LLNL Additive Manufacturing Overview
    7:30PM – 8:30PM      Panel discussion: Future of Additive Manufacturing
    8:30PM – 9:00PM      Networking