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Theme: Disruptive Technologies

A survey of advancements in additive manufacturing (3D printing)

See disruptive technologies in action at 3D Systems


Practitioner Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 19 Location Code
2:00pm-3:00pm Sheraton Dallas Hotel WS/36


Hear how additive manufacturing (3D printing) is enabling manufacturing workstreams at 3D Systems.


Join us and discover the new methods being created and utilized to supplement or replace existing production workflows. Topics will include:

- Rapid prototyping (aids for traditional manufacturing)
- Investment castingmass customization (jewelry and medical)
- Emerging technology (bio regenerative)


More than 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, it brings innovation, performance and reliability to every interaction, empowering its customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to its unique offering of hardware, software, materials and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of its application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in health care and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace and defense, automotive, and durable goods. www.3dsystems.com


David Leigh is the executive vice president and chief technology officer for additive manufacturing at 3D Systems. He joined the company in June 2021. Leigh is responsible for leading the AIG, hardware, software and materials development groups. His leadership of these groups is key for new application development, system concept design and detailed engineering of new, industrial scale additive solutions. 

Leigh has more than 30 years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry. Prior to his role with 3D Systems, he served as the chief technology officer (global) and chief operations officer (North America) for EOS. He also founded Harvest Technologies, which was a pioneer in end-use parts applications in aerospace and established one of the first AS9100 certified additive manufacturing facilities. Harvest was acquired by Stratasys in 2014, and David transitioned to the innovation and technical teams, serving as the senior vice president of Emerging Technologies. Leigh holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, a master's in engineering and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.