Meet Some of the Speakers at the 3D Printing Conference and Expo – Strategies for the 3D Ecosystem

Meet Some of the Speakers at the 3D Printing Conference and Expo – Strategies for the 3D Ecosystem


AND WED. MARCH 15 10:00AM – 3:45PM



Tyler Benster

As a High Tech Evangelist, Tyler lives and breathes all things technology. He works with startups and the Fortune 100 alike to launch new initiatives in 3D printing. He is a contributing writer and researcher to Wohlers Report, the annual “bible” of additive manufacturing and has emceed more than ten Inside 3D printing and RoboUniverse conferences across eight countries. He also serves as a General Partner at Asimov Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on 3D printing and robotics. Tyler joined the Rising Media team in 2013 as Event Consultant for Inside 3D Printing. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and currently resides in Seattle.

Asimov Ventures

Asimov Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City and Seattle. We invest in our areas of expertise: 3D Printing and Robotics. We seek to partner with visionary entrepreneurs in relentless pursuit of opportunity.


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John Barnes

John Barnes is the Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy at Arconic Titanium & Engineered Products . He helps shape the R&D budget and activities across manufacturing operations and influences future business. Previously, he was Director of the High Performance Metal Industries Program for CSIRO, the national science agency for Australia. There oversaw the R&D and Commercialization activities and investments in the program’s two principal areas: Metal Production & Interface Design and Additive Manufacturing. His aerospace background includes lengthy positions at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) Engines where he supported gas turbine Advanced Technology and was Program Manager of Marine Engines programs and as Senior Manager for Manufacturing Exploration and Development at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. At Lockheed Martin, he was responsible for developments in advanced polymers, composites, carbon nano tubes, novel titanium production and processing, additive manufacturing of both polymer and metallic systems and low observable manufacturing methods. Primarily, John has a background in materials performance and processing relationships, but has led groups to develop low emission combustors, advanced polymers and low observable technology. John has 3 US patents, 6 International patents pending, has more than 80 invited presentations is published internationally. In 2014 he was awarded Purdue University’s Outstanding Materials Engineer of the Year and was given an Adjunct professorship at RMIT. In 2015, he became an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. John holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University.

Arconic – Innovation, engineered.

Where more than a century of innovation takes on engineering’s toughest challenges

Where advanced materials and technologies help transform entire industries

Where the future takes shape.


Katharina Berres

Katharina Berres is Head of Marketing & Communications of the ACEO® team. It’s kind of a start-up inside Wacker Chemie AG and known for its pioneering technology in 3D printing with silicones. A proven expert in marketing and communication, her career spans more than twelve years in the automotive and chemical industry. Katharina’s passion for technology and new opportunities inspires her audience far beyond the 3D printing community.

ACEO® – 3D Printing with Silicones

ACEO® is revolutionizing the world of additive manufacturing by introducing the world’s first real elastomer which can be 3D printed. Therefore proven silicone experts developed not only the material, but also software and hardware opening up new opportunities for various industries such as health care, automotive, electronics or even life style goods only to name a few.


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