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Additive Manufacturing – Supplier Panel

GE ADDITIVE TECH CENTER | Thursday, June 14 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Moderator: Maximilian Munsch, Dr.-Ing., Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ampower 
Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS North America
Gautam Gupta, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Development, Healthcare, 3D Systems
Dale Kellington, General Manager, Precision ADM
Mukesh Kumar, Ph.D., Global Technology Director, Surface Dynamics


    While all attendees will benefit from this session, the check marks indicate the skill level and roles that this session targets.
    Beginner  |   Intermediate  |   Advanced

  √ Manufacturing
√ Product Management
 √ Purchasing
 √ Quality Control
√ Regulatory/Clinical Affairs
√ Research/Development/Design
√ Supply Chain Management



Amidst the rising popularity of AM, OEMs that want to bring the process in-house must have deep knowledge of and a strong business case for the technology in order to truly adopt it. Many OEMs outsource use of the technology until they’re able to demonstrate the expertise needed and can justify the volume to purchase machines. Still, the need remains for partners who can assist throughout the product development life cycle. This panel will discuss some of the more critical challenges that both OEMs and suppliers face in implementing and ensuring ROI with AM, along with topics such as quality, managing supply chain expectations and a forecast of the future of AM in orthopaedics.

Attendee Takeaways

  1. Greatest challenges that OEMs and suppliers face when implementing and ensuring ROI with additive manufacturing
  2. Technology misconceptions that the orthopaedic industry must overcome
  3. Ways to maintain manufacturing quality
  4. Expectations for the supply chain
  5. An examination of the future of additive




Munsch 200x200Maximilian Munsch, Dr.-Ing., is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Ampower, an additive manufacturing consulting company, whose mission is to empower customers to establish complete AM process chains required for an industrial production, especially in regulated environments. Dr. Munsch established a process chain for medical applications using AM during the final thesis of his engineering degree at Hamburg University of Technology. In 2012, after finishing his dissertation on reduction of residual stresses in laser-based powder bed fusion of metals, he became Head of Additive Manufacturing at German endoprosthesis manufacturer Implantcast, where he planned and implemented an AM facility for production of series and custom-made implants. During this time, he acquired extensive, hands-on experience with electron beam-based powder bed fusion of metals as well as an understanding of challenges of running AM processes in regulated environments. In 2016, Dr. Munsch started his first consulting business for industrial AM and co-founded Ampower in 2017. As independent consultant, he has successfully planned, implemented and qualified multiple AM productions for regulated applications in both medical and aerospace.  

Gilmour 200x200Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager for EOS North America, oversees more than 20 medical device OEMs and contract manufacturers using EOS technology. She joined EOS in 2016 after working with the company as a customer during her 15 years as a biomedical research and development engineer. Previously, she was a senior research engineer at Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics, where she and a team of engineers developed an advanced porous structure now used in orthopaedic applications around the world. She has also worked at Medtronic Spine and Biologics and Abbott Vascular, where she was responsible for translating surgical needs into medical device designs. Prior to that, she spent two years as a premarket reviewer for FDA. During her time at the agency, she was a founding member of the organization’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group. Ms. Gilmour is a member of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Working Group and the Society of Women Engineers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  

Gupta 200x200Gautam Gupta, Ph.D. is Vice President of Business Development for the Healthcare division of 3D Systems. Dr. Gupta’s work is focused on utilizing 3D System’s healthcare solutions platform to help medical device companies bring products to market more efficiently and effectively within the orthopaedic and cardiovascular spaces. Dr. Gupta joined 3D Systems in 2015, and is passionate about innovating technology and processes so that partners can introduce powerful new medical devices to the market at an accelerated pace. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India and a Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He then received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Gupta joined the orthopaedic industry with Biomet, working in the biomaterials research group. His research focused on developing surface coating technologies to improve implant performance. In addition, he also invented and commercialized a porous metal technology for bone ingrowth using additive manufacturing, and was instrumental in bringing the first few additively manufactured orthopaedic devices to market in the U.S.

Kellington 200x200Dale Kellington is the General Manager of Precision ADM, a position he has held since February 2015. With 10 years of FDM and four years of DMLS manufacturing experience, combined with championing Precision ADM’s recent ISO 13485 Certification for additive and subtractive manufacturing, Mr. Kellington brings an experienced perspective of additive manufacturing of medical devices. His background is in quality management and reference grade calibrations. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Manitoba (Canada).

Kumar2 200x200Mukesh Kumar, Ph.D., joined as Global Director of Technology at Surface Dynamics/Eurocoating in 2018, having served 17 years with Biomet and three with Zimmer Biomet. He has participated in bringing to market biomaterials such as OsseoTi 3D-printed implants, Regenerex porous constructs, Bonus DBM and porous Calcium Phosphate bone void fillers. Known for his results-oriented and innovative approach, Dr. Kumar has lead NPI and PME engineers to support various business units and R&D scientists to explore new technologies. He is known for making assessments on nascent technology to determine what is needed to from research, regulatory and processing aspects to achieve commercialization. He has authored book chapters on Additive Manufacturing and the path to commercialization in the orthopedic device arena. He is well published in peer reviewed journals, has multiple patents and is a reviewer of Phase I and Phase II proposals for funding by government agencies.