Polymers + 3D Printing 2017 November 2-3, 2017 Houston, Texas http://www.poly3d.org/CONTENT: Polymers and Plastics are synonymous in many applications and everyday things. Yet they are two distinct terms when applied to the wide varied of properties that is associated with manufactured and engineered materials. This conference and workshop will focus on bridging the knowledge gap and appreciation for the properties of polymer materials when applied to additive manufacturing methods and 3D printing. This will involve delivering content to both novice and expert. Polymer chemists and plastics engineers will find the requirements for performance limits most 3D printing objects as prototypes rather than replacement parts. Another is in finding new applications in tooling, parts replacement, molds, and high build volume applications that are becoming the realm of digital manufacturing. RELEVANCE: This conference is open to both the novice and the highly experienced researcher. It will be highly valued by technical and marketing managers in the new knowledge on materials and methods it provides. For the researcher, it will connect real-world applications with basic technology platforms. The participant will learn the new developments in coatings technologies and the use of new high-performance polymers, smart additives and formulations methods including nanomaterials. On the other hand, it is also a training venue for learning the fundamentals of polymers, 3D printing technology, characterization techniques, thermo-mechanical evaluation, etc. in a relatively short time. NETWORKING: The conference will be highly valued for the networking opportunities between experts and decision makers in R&D and marketing both in industry and academia. It will provide opportunities to meet with different companies and solution providers in materials, formulations, analytical methods, and project services. This conference and workshop will cover: Polymers, Plastics, Thermosets, and Elastomers. What is the difference? Structure-Property Relationship of Polymers for 3D Printing Traditional Manufacturing vs. Additive Manufacturing Thermo-mechanical characterization and properties of Polymer Materials Methods of 3D-Printing: FDM, SLA, SLS, VSP, etc. Tools, Parts, Molds, and Manufacturing High Volume Build and Production Requirements Principles of Lightweighting and Design from Automotive to Aerospace High-Performance Polymers, Nanomaterials, and Nanocomposites Characterization and Stress Testing Design-Materials Properties Principles Biomedical Applications of 3D Printing Coatings and Finishes for 3D Printing Network Distribution and the Digital Economy Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education and Training 4D Printing and Beyond The format of the workshop includes introduction and fundamentals for the polymers, 3D printing, and fabrication industries, ACTIVITIES: This will be a two-day Conference-Training meeting and premiere networking event that will draw participants from many in the industry: chemical companies, academia, coatings experts, formulators, applicators.Certificate of Completion given, Question and Answer Sessions.Networking Opportunities - 3D Printing companies, Polymer Companies, Chemical R & D divisions, Fabrication Industries, design companies, chemical suppliers, and other service companiesEXHIBITION New Instrumentation and Products from selected exhibitors (15 slots only).- Workshop Registration is limited to 100 participants (meals and evening reception included) - Noon time Exhibitor/Networking OPEN to the public with Registration (Lunch included)- Group Discount rate available for 5 or more attendees - Discount for AcademicsPlease contact organizer, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details. Please See Detailed Syllabus! See EVENT WEBSITE for more details! Master Instructor: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula Director of PETRO Case Case Western Reserve University Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering E-mail: email@example.com Past Participants from: Advincula Research Group Website PETRO Case HOTEL and Venue: Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Webster / Clear Lake 302 W. Bay Area Blvd. Webster, TX 77598 RECREATION AND TOURIST SITES: NASA, Kemah BoardWalk, Clear Lake, Galveston Island, Moody Gardens, Houston Downtown. ATTIRE: Casual EXHIBIT AND SPONSORSHIP: Please contact Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org Refund Policy Information is Confidential By Registering, you agree to the terms of the conference. Registrant gives MACROPROWORKS permission to use their emails for information purposes only, to receive updates on MACROPROWORKS news and events as well as give the exhibitors access to attendee information. Any information obtained from attendees will NOT be sold to any outside agency.