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Additive Manufacturing for
What are the Challenges & Risks?
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
1:00 p.m. Central
Paul Bates, Manager of the UL Additive Manufacturing
Competency Center (AMCC), is an industry-recognized Additive
Manufacturing veteran. Bates joined UL in 2014 after serving 20+
years at Reebok where he guided the global athletic footwear
leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the
Director of Advanced Process Engineering. He holds a BS degree
in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green OH, as well as a Master’s Degree in Technology
Management from the University of Phoenix. A 2012 recipient of
the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) “Dinosaur” Award
and an acting AMUG Vice President, Bates is fluent in numerous
AM processes, including SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. In addition to
teaching multiple UL AM Training Program courses, Paul oversees
the day-to-day operation of the UL AMCC facility.
Roger D. Wilson, Assistant Vice-President Industry Leader
Manufacturing, is a 40 year insurance professional who joined
CNA in 2010. Roger directs CNA’s underwriting guidance in
several manufacturing sub-segment industries as well as all
manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic territory of the U. S. Roger has
experience in field, home office, consulting and broker roles,
uniquely qualifying him to see and understand the insurance
industry from various points of view.
Roger is currently a member of Fabricators & Manufacturers
International (FMA), serving on their Certified Education Council.
Roger has spoken at FMA Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Camps on
why insurance is an important part of manufacturing ownership.
Roger has also presented to MBA candidates at Rutgers
University on risk management considerations for manufacturers
investigating adoption of additive manufacturing processes.
Roger obtained his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Wabash
College in 1976, and has made learning a lifelong pursuit, having
received his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Chartered
Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.
Are you contemplating Additive Manufacturing (AM), a.k.a. 3D Printing in
your shop for parts or prototyping? What are the processes applicable
for metals? How steep is the learning curve and how do you train your
workforce to commence production? What are the risks, business
and safety, of moving to AM and how are the similar or different from
traditional subtractive processes?
FMA in association with CNA Insurance and UL will address these and
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