PADT's 2019 Colorado Additive Manufacturing Day


PADT is excited to announce the 2019 Colorado Additive Manufacturing Day, a celebration of the innovative nature of 3D printing and the role it plays in the state.

Join us for a day of networking and discussion on all things additive, including where the industry is headed, how other technologies can impact the effectiveness of additive, an exploration of a few unique application cases, and much more. This is a free event, food and drink will be provided.




Date: Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT

Location: Blind Faith Brewing - 2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120




Topic Speaker Time
Registration & Networking
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Norman Stucker, Hardware Account Executive - PADT, Inc. 
2:00 - 2:15 PM
The Case for Space:
 How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibilities
 Robert Zubrin PhD, President of Pioneer Astronautics and Author of The Case for Space
2:15 - 2:45 PM
Experience with Desktop Metal - Usage, Testing, & Lessons Learned 
David Waller, Principal Engineer - Ball Aerospace 
2:45 - 3:15 PM
When Manual Measurement Reaches Its Limit 
Using 3D Scanning to Effectively measure & analyze metal parts made with Additive Manufacturing
Pamela Waterman, 3D Printing Applications Engineer - PADT, Inc. 
3:15 - 3:45 PM
Simulation Tools for Manufacturing Products Additively
Christopher Robinson, Senior Manager for Additive Software Development - ANSYS
3:45 - 4:15 PM
4:15 - 4:30 PM
Stratasys Stereolithography - V650 Flex
 Robert McLoughlin, Regional Manager, Stratasys
4:30 - 5:00 PM
Polyjet – Voxel Printing
Nick Jacobson, Designer, Davis Architects/Inworks
5:00 - 5:30 PM
FDM – 3D Printed parts on The Orion Space Craft
Brian Kaplun, Sr. Manager for Advanced Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin
5:30 - 6:00 PM
6:00 - 6:15 PM
University Panel
Presented & Moderated by Wohlers Associates
Martin Dunn PhD,  Dean of Engineering, CU Denver
Robert Park PhD, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute, MSU Denver
Jenifer Blacklock PHD, Mechanical Engineering Professor - Colorado School of Mines
David Prawel PhD, Director, Idea -2-Product 3D Printing Lab, Colorado State University 
Matt Gordon, PhD,  Chair, Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver 
6:15 - 6:55 PM
Norman Stucker, Hardware Account Executive - PADT, Inc. 
6:55 - 7:00 PM


Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Robert Zubrin


Dr. Zubrin is the president of Pioneer Astronautics. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester (1974), a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering (1984), a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (1986), and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering (1992), all from the University of Washington.

A former member of NASA’s Mars Exploration Long Term Strategy Working Group, Dr. Zubrin has over 100 technical and non-technical publications in various areas of astronautical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, and is the editor for Mars Exploration of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. He is the holder of one US Patent, and has two more pending for advanced space transportation concepts.


Based on the title of his book, Dr. Zubrin will be presenting on:

"The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibilities"

A new space race has begun. But the rivals in this case are not superpowers but competing entrepreneurs. These daring pioneers are creating a revolution in spaceflight that promises to transform the near future. Astronautical engineer Robert Zubrin spells out the potential of these new developments in an engrossing narrative that is visionary yet grounded by a deep understanding of the practical challenges. Zubrin shows how projects that sound like science fiction can actually become reality.


Additional Presenters:


David Waller - Principal Engineer, Ball Aerospace


Dave Waller is a mechanical engineer with 19 years’ experience in the aerospace field. He is involved in all aspects of satellite design, opto-mechanical systems, RF systems, EO sensors and performs mechanical design, analysis, and systems engineering for both civil and defense applications.

Recent activities have focused on programs utilizing additive manufacturing. He has a B.S.E in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University and M.S.E in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.


Pamela Waterman - 3D Printing Applications Engineer, PADT, Inc.


Pam Waterman is a 3D Printing Application Engineer for PADT Inc. in Tempe, AZ. She has seen the additive manufacturing industry grow from a few systems generating prototype models into multiple technologies building functional parts, tooling, surgical models/implants and production runs.

Her first career was in satellite-communication antenna and amplifier engineering for Raytheon and MITRE, assisting with installations on the B-1 bomber and VC-137 aircraft. She is the author of several hundred articles in such magazines as Digital Engineering, Machine Design and MICROManufacturing and holds degrees from U.Mass-Amherst and U.Michigan-Ann Arbor.


Christopher Robinson - Senior Manager for Additive Software Development, ANSYS


As the senior manager of development for the ANSYS Additive products, Chris has the unique opportunity to provide guidance to the researchers and engineers who are developing the most amazing Additive Manufacturing Simulation tools on the market with a focus on specializing products for Researchers/M&P Engineers, or Analysts, or Designers/Operators/Engineers whichever is most applicable to the end user.

In addition to leading the multiple teams that are working on this development effort, ANSYS is also building up even a better future for the AM industry with their plans for even more cross-functional interactions and even more integrated workflows to really address the needs of the industry from a user perspective.


Robert McLoughlin - Territory Sales Lead, Stratasys


Robert McLoughlin is the Stratasys Sales Leader for the Western US; responsible for leading a sales channel to expose customers to the benefits of Additive Manufacturing to improve their manufacturing and R&D processes. With a Navy ROTC Scholarship, graduated from University of San Diego with a BS in Political Science. Served 8 years as a Naval Officer in the Surface Navy.

He has spent the last 20+ years selling Engineering and PLM Software to large enterprises and small firms developing new products. As a direct seller, Channel Manager or VP of Sales in a nation-wide Channel Partner, he covered a wide variety of Siemens PLM, SolidWorks and Structural Analysis and Research software offerings. 


Nicholas Jacobson - Design Researcher, Inworks Innovation Lab - CU Denver


Nicholas Jacobson is trained as both an architect and computational designer. Jacobson has a particular interest in a technically synthetic and logically rigorous approach to form and fabrication. As a practiced architect and designer, he designs buildings for the aerospace industry by day, and works on the cutting edge of biomedical modeling and 3D printing by night.

He has lectured at Harvard University, Stanford University, University of North Carolina, and the University of Denver and for companies such as AutoDesk, Zaha Hadid Architects, Thornton Tomesetti, Stratasys, and Trimble. He received a Bachelors in Architecture (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Wisconsin SARUP and an M.Des (Design Technology) from Harvard GSD and is currently enrolled at the Harvard Business School. 


Brian Kaplun - Sr. Manager for Advanced Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin


Brian Kaplun is the Additive Manufacturing Manager for Lockheed Martin Space.  He holds a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and is currently working towards his PhD at CU Denver. 

Mr. Kaplun has a diverse set of responsibilities at Lockheed Martin including the growth and development of both flight and non-flight additive technologies.  His work includes technical work involving patent development, design of additive structures, solid modeling, satellite and aircraft structure design.


University Panel:


Moderator: Wohlers Associates


Panel Members:


Martin Dunn PhD - Dean of Engineering, CU Denver


Robert Park PhD - Director of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute, MSU Denver


Jenifer Blacklock PHD - Mechanical Engineering Professor, Colorado School of Mines


David Prawel PhD - Director, Idea -2-Product 3D Printing Lab, Colorado State University


Matt Gordon PhD -  Chair, Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver


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