The Key to 3DP Mass Customization Is Materials and Hardware

Advances in 3D printing hardware and new materials have made it possible to create individualized products using mass production techniques.

Design News Staff

June 2, 2022

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The promise of mass customization goes back three or four decades. The essential goal is to use mass-production methods to make individual, customized products. This Holy Grail goal has become a reality with 3D Printing production methods. The tools that unlock these possibilities come from newly developed materials and advances in 3D Printing hardware.

Design News will present a free webinar,  The Materials & Hardware Making 3DP Mass Customization Possible on June 15 at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will run 60 minutes and it will be available on-demand once the webinar is completed. The webinar is sponsored by Formlabs.

The Webinar Will Explore:

  • The 3DP shift from prototyping to production

  • The promise is mass customization -- 3DP is the answer

  • New materials pave the way

  • Advanced hardware makes mass customization a reality

Meet Our Speakers:



Alex McCarthy, materials scientist at Formlabs

Alex McCarthy will handle the topic of materials and their role in mass customization. McCarthy is an experienced materials scientist at Formlabs with a demonstrated history of developing 3D printing photopolymer formulations. McCarthy has a Bachelor's degree focused in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Material Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Related:Solving Supply Chain Issues with 3D Printing


Derek Vilim, hardware product manager at Formlabs

Handling the topic of advanced 3D printing hard will is Derek Vilim. He is a hardware product manager at Formlabs. Vilim has a Masters of Science in Product Design Engineering from the University of Glasgow.

To register, click here.


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