Session 3 Panel: What Can 3D Printing Offer the Lighting Fixture Industry Today?
Date & Time
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Dennis Bradley Darragh Fitzpatrick Nadarajah Narendran Jesse Roitenberg Troy Marusich
Experts are predicting that 3D printing will transform the design and manufacturing of parts within the next two decades. In the future, 3D printing will allow us to print novel objects that cannot be manufactured today. Lighting manufacturers are seeking better and more cost-effective ways to produce custom light fixtures and parts in order to be more competitive in the marketplace. In this 90-minute panel presentation, moderator Nadarajah Narendran will lead a discussion with panelists working in the 3D printing field on the performance, speed, and cost issues related to using additive manufacturing for the production of lighting components. The presentation will include an introduction to the promise of 3D printing for lighting fixture manufacturing, followed by a comparison of lighting fixture parts manufactured using polymer and metal 3D printing and traditional manufacturing methods for performance and cost.