Expert Forum on 3-D printing: changing the world one print at a time

30 Sep 2015

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It is widely seen as a technology that will change the course of global manufacturing and the supply chain. Today, a number of industries already apply 3-D printing for various purposes, from rapid prototyping to end product manufacturing.

The 3-D printing market is expected to grow to USD 10.8 billion by 2021. As a leading reinsurance provider, Swiss Re seeks to understand this exciting and, as labelled, disruptive technology.

At the Expert Forum on 3-D printing, participants from the re/insurance sector, academia, regulatory bodies and the general public will be invited to discuss the risks and opportunities as well as the implications for the global insurance industry. The event will feature keynote speeches, an interactive panel discussion and breakout sessions led by industry experts, key stakeholders and leading thinkers from diverse backgrounds.

Agenda and PDFs

08:30

Welcome coffee and networking

09:00

Welcome and introduction
Martin Müller, Head Group Strategy & Development, Swiss Re

09:10

Additive manufacturing: Printing objects that can change the world
Mark Trageser, Founder and President, Kramco3D.com

09:50

4D printing: Producing objects that transform over time
Skylar Tibbits, Research Scientist, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:30

Coffee break

Display of 3-D printed objects
my3Dworld GmbH, Shoes by Bryan, Kramco3D

11:00

Breakout sessions on additive manufacturing

  • Bioprinting
    Markus Rimann, Project Manager, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

  • Medical applications of 3-D Printing
    Ralf Schumacher, Head, Medical Additive Manufacturing, FHNW University of Applied Sciences

  • Value creation with additive manufacturing in engineering: Identifying and designing customer parts
    Mirko Meboldt, Chair of Product Dev.&Eng. Design, ETH Zurich

  • Additive Manufacturing: The legal and regulatory challenges
    Ingrid Hobbs, Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP

  • Emerging business models powered by 3D printing
    Bryan Oknyansky, Founder, Bryan Oknyansky Consulting

12:00

Lunch

13:15

Breakout sessions on additive manufacturing (repeat of earlier breakout sessions)

  • Bioprinting
    Markus Rimann, Project Manager, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

  • Medical applications of 3-D Printing
    Ralf Schumacher, Head, Medical Additive Manufacturing, FHNW University of Applied Sciences   

  • Value creation with additive manufacturing in engineering: Identifying and designing customer parts
    Mirko Meboldt, Chair of Product Dev.&Eng. Design, ETH Zurich

  • Additive Manufacturing: The legal and regulatory challenges
    Ingrid Hobbs, Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP

  • Emerging business models powered by 3-D printing
    Bryan Oknyansky, Founder, Bryan Oknyansky Consulting

14:15

Break

14:25

Determining liability: an insurer's perspective
Eric Schuh, Head Casualty Centre, Swiss Re

15:05

Coffee Break

15:30

Interactive panel discussion on 3-D printing: risks and opportunities
Moderator:
Jayne Plunkett, Head Casualty Underwriting Reinsurance, Swiss Re

Panellists:

  • Ingrid Hobbs, Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP
  • Skylar Tibbits, Research Scientist, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mark Trageser, Founder and President, Kramco3D.com
  • Ralf Schumacher, Head, Medical Additive Manufacturing, FHNW University of Applied Sciences

16:15

Wrap up & closing
Martin Müller, Head Group Strategy & Development, Swiss Re

16:30

End


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Photos by Valeriano Di Domenico

Summary

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It is widely seen as a technology that will change the course of global manufacturing and the supply chain. Today, a number of industries already apply 3-D printing for various purposes, from rapid prototyping to end product manufacturing.

To read the entire summary, click here.

See also the Risk Dialogue Magazine on 3D printing, providing articles from Mark Trageser, Skylar Tibbits, Mirko Meboldt and others.

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