RAPID 2012

Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presentations are open to all registered attendees.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Paul Doe, Chief Designer, Prodrive Rally Programs


Rapid Results: Prodrive's Development of the MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car

Prodrive is one of the world's leading motorsport businesses and is responsible for the design and engineering of the MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car. Learn how they are using Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling technology to bring MINI back to the top of the World Rally Championship, via functional prototyping, rapid tooling and end-use parts.

Paul has 15 years of experience in race vehicle design, the last 5 of those with Prodrive, working at the forefront of the World Rally Championship with Mitsubishi, Subaru and MINI. He also worked with Aston Martin Racing in the development of the 2009 Le Mans Series winning DBR1-2 LMP1 car.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates


Additive Manufacturing: State of the Industry

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are taking the world by storm, while gaining the attention of the largest and most respected corporations and publications. New machines, applications, and markets are developing like never before. Wohlers will discuss some of these developments and report industry growth figures, estimates, and forecasts. He will also present some of the most important trends, both current and long term. He will close with his views on what the future holds for this exciting and fast-changing industry.

Industry consultant, analyst, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers is president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 25 years ago. Through this company, he has provided consulting assistance to more than 170 organizations in 23 countries. In 2007, Wohlers was voted the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing by more than 1,000 industry professionals worldwide. He has authored nearly 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 90 keynote presentations on five continents.