Stratasys Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer Scott Crump was invited to deliver the opening keynote address at this this week’s Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo which opens Wednesday (July 10) in Chicago. The conference explores current and future business applications of additive manufacturing and features tutorials and seminar sessions covering topics such as policy issues, art and architecture.
Scott Crump has served as the Chairman of the Board since Stratasys Inc’s inception in 1988. He also held the position of Stratasys Inc’s CEO and president from 1988 to 2012. Since the company’s merger with Objet Ltd. and formation of the new entity – “Stratasys Ltd.” – Scott continues as full-time Chairman as well as Chief Innovation Officer. Scott, along with his wife Lisa, invented Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology.
Stratasys is a Gold Sponsor at this week’s Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in Chicago and will be exhibiting at Booth #302 on Wednesday and Thursday. If you are at the conference, please be sure to stop by to say “Hi”, see both PolyJet and FDM 3D printing technologies in action with amazing 3D printed models of various industries and applications. And of course ask any questions that you might have.
Regardless of whether you are actually at the conference or not, you can follow along in real-time as we live Tweet (@Stratasys) the keynote address, where Scott will be speaking about some of his early pioneering history, as well as his future vision for Stratasys.
Here’s another recent accolade Scott can add to his many achievements: he has been awarded the Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Industry Achievement Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Established in 2008, the Industry Achievement Award annually recognizes one individual, team or company for outstanding accomplishments that have had significant impact within the additive manufacturing industry or in any industry through the application of additive manufacturing technologies. A panel of judges composed of manufacturing engineers, CEOs, industry consultants, original equipment manufacturers and other rapid manufacturing professionals evaluate nominees from the RTAM industry, including rapid manufacturing, tooling, medical, 3D imaging and materials. The award winner is selected based on the scope and scale of their work benefitting the industry today as well as its promise to positively and significantly impact the future.
Scott was presented with the award on June 12, 2013, at SME’s RAPID 2013 annual industry conference. For more than 20 years, the RAPID Conference, organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has been the industry-leading forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments, trends and techniques in the field of additive manufacturing, including rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D imaging.