ASM International fosters the understanding and application of metals and engineered materials and their research, design, reliable manufacture, use, and economic and social benefits. This is accomplished via a global information-sharing network of interaction among members in forums and meetings, education programs, and through publications and digital media.
The Minnesota Chapter of ASM International is located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
“Materials and manufacturing processes for prototyping and short run production in plastics and metals - a comparison or additive manufacturing, machining and molding”
Robert Bodor, Proto Labs
This talk will introduce a broad variety of processes, comparing manufacturability and cost implications for prototyping and low volume pro-duction. Processes will include:
- Metals: direct metal laser sintering, machining, metal injection molding.
- Plastics: stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, machining, injection molding
About the Speaker
Robert is currently Chief Technology Officer of Proto Labs, a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and medium volume production. Prior to joining Proto Labs, Robert held several roles at Honeywell, most recently leading SaaS business offer-ings for Honeywell's Life Safety Division. He also spent 4 years with McKinsey & Company, advising Fortune 500 companies in the high technology, industrial, and medical sectors, and has been on the executive team of 2 early-stage companies in the Twin Cities. Robert holds BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.