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3D Printing Developments During 2013

** RSVPs will close at 3pm today, but there will still be room to attend **

** For free admission, you MUST register on the SVForum website using code 3DPrinting100 (NOT on the Meetup site) **

Date:  Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time:   6:30pm - 9:00pm

- $20, or free if you register at the SVForum website using code:
-  Free to SVForum members

Register: SVForum association (not Meetup) website


Key strategists analyzing breakthroughs in the 3D printing industry come together to share their insights and opinions as to the current state of the industry. How far has 3D printing come to realizing its potential to fuel a new industrial revolution by decentralizing manufacturing both for the corporate and consumer markets? With 3D design software, 3D scanners, and 3D printers, can we all become manufacturers? A well-seasoned group of panelists share their insights as to how the market is evolving.


- Patrick Dempsey, Mgr. of Strategic Engagement & State Programs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

- Bilal Ghalib, Master Catalyst, Autodesk

- Brock Hinzmann, Technology Navigator

- Mike Scrutton, Senior Product Development Manager, Adobe

- Moderator: Timothy Lipton, CoFounder and CFO, ReAllocate, Inc.

Facility Host: Autodesk

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role technology plays in great design and engineering. The Autodesk Gallery at One Market is open to the public every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a guided tour at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday. (

Refreshment Sponsor: Pacific Crest Securities

Pacific Crest is the premier investment bank for technology, and a leading advisor to technology companies and institutional investors. (

Panelist Bios

Patrick Dempsey, Mgr. of Strategic Engagement & State Programs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

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. (

Bilal Ghalib, Master Catalyst, Autodesk

Bilal works to spread hope by sharing the inspiring thought that together we have the ability to participate in creating a beautiful future. By facilitating the development of Hackerspaces in the Middle East Bilal connects open source, rapid prototyping technologies and most importantly passionate people who will together make tomorrow better. You can follow him at @bilalghalib and (

Brock Hinzmann, Technology Navigator

Brock has 35 years of experience in futures research and foresight at SRI International and SRI consulting companies in a wide range of technology and business areas, including advanced materials, energy, manufacturing technologies, nanotechnology, sensors, and robotics. He conducts horizon scanning, scenarios, business opportunity discovery, and technology roadmapping projects for business and government. He has consulted on 3D printing since the late 1980s, co-founded the SME Rapid Prototyping Association, and in 1996, he wrote “The Personal Factory” to describe the potential future of 3D printing. In recent years, he has led projects to help government agencies understand the impacts of a print-based economy. Brock Hinzmann is currently a consultant to Business Futures Network (a UK-based foresight consulting company), is an executive committee member and past Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of ASM International (the advanced materials society), an advisor to the SVF 3D SIG, an advisor to Remicant (a new Web site on things 3D), and Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Node of the Millennium Project (a global network of futures researchers).

Mike Scrutton, Senior Product Development Manager, Adobe

As Senior Product Development Manager for Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit, Mike Scrutton leads a team focussed on developments in the 3D Printing space. Mike draws on his 20+ years in 2D printing, and extensive understanding of creative and production workflows. He routinely works with OEMS, vendors and end users both within Adobe and externally. Mike has been with Adobe since 1997 and has been responsible for many technologies in the field of PDF, color, and printing, including functionality in Acrobat. A native of the UK, Mike currently lives with his family in the Bay Area. (

Timothy Lipton, CoFounder and CFO, ReAllocate, Inc. (Moderator)

Tim is a seasoned and accomplished finance executive, with over 20 years of experience working with both private and public companies, domestic and abroad. He has worked with a number of technology and green-tech start-ups, as well as on Wall Street as an equity research analyst and investment banker, where he covered consumer electronics, the PC channel and the interactive entertainment software sector. In addition to his general management and operating experience, he provides the following services to early-stage technology and green-tech companies: business model determination / refinement, business plan refinement, financial modeling, strategic positioning, capital raising activities, and advisor / board member / key employee identification. (


6:30PM – 7:00PM  Registration & Networking
7:00PM – 7:10PM  Announcements & Introductions
7:10PM – 7:20PM  A word from our sponsors
7:20PM – 8:00PM  Panel discussion
8:00PM – 8:30PM  Q&A
8:30PM – 9:00PM  Networking

About SVForum 3D Printing and Scanning SIG

The 3D Printing and Scanning Special Interest Group (SIG) of the nonprofit SVForum provides an opportunity 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, the 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. (

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  • Cheryl D.

    We had about 70 people attend, both listening to the panel and checking out the beautiful Autodesk Gallery. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Autodesk for helping everything run so smoothly. Thanks also to those of you who posted photos.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Abhi K.

      Thanks for organizing at such a great location ! I took some of the pics that I posted to the meet up... The gallery was well worth the trek up from South Bay :)

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Cheryl D.

      We truly appreciate hearing how much people enjoyed the event. Thanks again for taking the photos!

      December 19, 2013

  • Matt f.

    great location at autodesk, was awesome to see so many things I have been reading about in the printing world. Thank you SVForum for putting that together!

    1 · December 13, 2013

    • Cheryl D.

      Thanks very much for the positive feedback!

      December 19, 2013

  • Cheryl D.

    Just a reminder to everyone that joining the SVForum 3D Printing Meetup group does NOT make you an SVForum member. If you want to attend the 12/11 meeting for free (vs. $20), you must register at the SVForum website ( using the discount code 3DPRINTING100. Registering on the Meetup site alone unfortunately will not guarantee free admission.

    December 6, 2013

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