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Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference
The Future of Manufacturing

May 11-13, 2016

the Saugaro Scottsdale
Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.

What is Digital Manufacturing? Digital Manufacturing is a collective term that encompasses numerous technologies utilized to produce products from digital files. Examples of terms which we define as being various forms of digital manufacturing include 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing, Personal Manufacturing and Layered Manufacturing among others – all of which manufacture end products from a digital file using computer controlled devices in a primarily additive process – rather than subtractive processes typically utilized in traditional manufacturing (milling, machining, etc.).

Technologies currently being utilized for digital manufacturing include stereolithography, ink jet printing/deposition, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, aerosol jet deposition, solid ground curing, laser engineered net shaping and ultrasonic consolidation among numerous others.

But Digital Manufacturing has many important aspects other than the “output technology,” such as design software, high powered computer capabilities, data and materials handling systems and much more. Why is Digital Manufacturing Important to You? Digital Manufacturing is being utilized in numerous industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical (dentistry, prosthetics, tissue, etc.), composites, construction, consumer goods, energy, jewelry, machine tool, military/defense and many others. Manufacturers cite advantages and benefits such as the following for their implementation of Digital Manufacturing technologies:

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  • Precision Individualized Products
  • Minimal Inventory Costs (Space, Overhead & Product Costs)
  • Materials Conservation (No or Minimal Machining/Finishing Waste)
  • Increased Design Flexibility
  • On-Demand Production
  • Time Savings (Design, Prototyping & Production)
  • Production of Products Not Conventionally Manufacturable (Complex Shapes, Internal Voids, Layered Structures, etc.)
  • Centralized Design & Remote or Distributed Manufacturing
  • & More!

    IMI’s Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference will explore current digital manufacturing technologies, ancillary manufacturing infrastructure requirements, application opportunities, challenges, needed improvements to enhance implementation, economics and other factors essential to the growth and expansion of Digital Manufacturing.

    IMI conference programs bring together delegates from diverse cross sections of the topic industries and are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Conference participation will enable attendees to meet with the digital manufacturing industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

  • Benefits of Conference Attendance

    • Learn the current state of the art for current and evolving Digital Manufacturing technologies and gain firsthand knowledge from current users, recognized experts and industry pioneers

    • Obtain an understanding of infrastructure shifts impacting the manufacturing industry and how they can foster Digital Manufacturing’s expansion

    • Receive an appreciation for the challenges and issues critical to Digital Manufacturing’s continued market penetration and expansion

    • Establish personal relationships with key players in Digital Manufacturing industry

    • Gain an understanding of the significant current and projected markets plus the Digital Manufacturing technology developments being made and still required to expand the applications base and market penetration

    • Display your products, technologies, services, etc. with a complimentary display space and give a 5-minute presentation in the popular Suppliers’ Forum session

    • Hear industry expert’s projections for Digital Manufacturing opportunities in newly developing and expanding applications
    Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference
    The Future of Manufacturing
    May 11-13, 2016
    the Saguaro Scottsdale
    Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

    Tentative Program Coverage and Schedule

      Wednesday, May 11, 2016

      11:00 a.m.Conference Registration

      1:30 p.m.Opening Session

    Welcome & Introductions
    Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine

    Digital Manufacturing’s Role in Evolving Manufacturing Environment
    • What is Digital Manufacturing & Why Are We Interested?

    • Defining Tomorrow’s “Manufacturing” Industry

    • Digital Manufacturing Initiatives: Manufacturing Societies, Government Agencies, Academic, Private, etc.

    • Digital Manufacturing Industry & Market Structure: Now and Future

    • What Does Digital Manufacturing Offer the Manufacturing Industry?

    • Can Anyone Predict The Future?

    • Potential Impact on Jobs & Economy

    • Market Opportunities, Challenges & Potential - Are Applications Limited or Limitless!!

    • Can Digital Manufacturing Foster Manufacturing Industry Growth, Rebirth & Reshoring?
    SUPPLIERS' FORUM: : 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services, New Product Introductions, etc. In combination with having a display, this provides an opportunity to present your technology, products or services to all conference participants. Contact Al Keene at IMI al@imiconf.comfor information on having a display and signing up for the Suppliers’ Forum.

      6:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Display Area

      Thursday, May 12, 2016

      8:30 a.m. Session 2

    Digital Manufacturing Infrastructure Requirements & Needs
    • Key Parametric & Infrastructure Trends

    • Digital Manufacturing Design Requirements & Options

    • High Powered Computing Requirements

    • Resource Allocation and Sharing

    • Intellectual Property Issues

    • Will Retail 3D Printing Service Bureaus be the Future (Staples, Home Depot & More)?

    • Technology, Market & Infrastructure Challenges & Opportunities

    • Who Will Develop Infrastructure to Capitalize on Digital Manufacturing Opportunities

     12:00 Noon Networking Luncheon

      1:30 p.m. Session 3

    Medical, Dental & Biomedical Applications
    • Will BioPrinting be the Disruptive Technology in Regenerative Medicine?

    • Success Stories in Dental, Prosthetics, Hearing Aids, Microdispensing, etc.

    • Is the Real Future in Printing Living Cells: Tissue, Bladders, Urethras, Blood Vessels, Heart Valves, Cartilage & More!

    • Materials & Deposition Challenges

    • How Can Technologies be Improved & Advanced?

    • Case Studies

      6:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Display Area

      Friday, May 13, 2016

      8:30 a.m.Session 4

    Major Manufacturing Applications
    • Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, etc.

    • Consumer Products: Personalized Products, Jewelry, Furniture, Home Décor, Art, Replacement Parts, etc.

    • Quality, Speed, Size, Cost & Other Requirements

    • Product & Materials Availability, User Friendliness, Economics, etc.

    • Technology Developments for Applications Expansion

    • Materials Development Key to Success

    • Integration of Digital Manufacturing into Traditional Industry

    • Case Studies

     12:00 Noon Adjournment

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    Speaking Opportunities at IMI Conferences

    If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email to or fax to +1-207-235-2226) for review.

    Product Demonstrations & Free Displays

    Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks. There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

    Alvin Keene, IMI
    You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers' Forum presentation slot by registering online and check off the box indicating your participation OR complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 OR send an email to

    the Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel Reservations

    IMI's Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference is being held at the Saguaro (suh-warh-oh) Scottsdale, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant.

    To receive the special meeting rate of $145 for single or double occupancy, you can make reservations online at or by calling +1-877-808-2440 or +1-480-308-1100 (Option 1 for Reservations) and use Group Code 1605INFORM. You may also contact Reservations Supervisor Emily Webster at +1-480-444-0548 (Direct Line) or Early booking is advised as the reduced rate is guaranteed only until April 25, 2016 and will be on a space available basis after April 25, 2016.

    Saguaro Scottsdale

    IMI’s $145 ($165.18 with tax and fees) rate includes the Saguaro’s resort fee and guest access to complimentary wireless internet access in guest room & meeting space, complimentary parking (self & valet), complimentary use of hotel bicycles, complimentary access to fitness center as well as complimentary shuttle to Entertainment District, Art District, Shopping District & Fashion Square Mall.

    Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

    Saguaro Scottsdale Scottsdale is serviced by Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) which is approximately 9 miles from the the Saguaro Scottsdale. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is one of the busiest airports in the U.S. and is served by over 15 domestic and international airlines with convenient and economical nonstop service to over 80 domestic and 20 international destinations.

    Super Shuttle is available at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and is located outside the baggage claim areas. Super Shuttle's current price from Sky Harbor Airport to Old Town Scottsdale area is $16 per person each way. Taxi fare should be approximately $25. Door to door limousine service is also available outside baggage claims.

    Additional information on Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and available services can be found at

    the Saguaro Scottsdale & Scottsdale, Arizona Location

    Acquired in early 2011 by The Sydell Group, the Saguaro Scottsdale has been fully renovated into a contextual resort, celebrating its convenient location in the center of Scottsdale adjacent to Old Town Scottsdale's central shopping & arts district and Civic Center Mall. Architects Peter Stamber and Paul Aferiat (known for their bold use of color) recreated the Saguaro around a palette of 12 vibrant tones found in native desert wildflowers in addition to better connecting the hotel to the public plaza next door.

    The brilliant colors now adorn each balcony and patio and anchor the guestrooms, while also enlivening the indoor and outdoor public spaces. The color set follows the light spectrum, which in turn creates different perspectives of the hotel according to the time of day.

    Saguaro Scottsdale

    The Sydell Group wanted the hotel to reflect the friendly hospitality for which Scottsdale is famous and accordingly tapped Joie de Vivre Hospitality of San Francisco, known for their super friendly and all welcoming hotels to oversee the property's operations. Sydell and Joie de Vivre oversaw all aspects of The Saguaro's physical renovation, including a transformed lobby, rooms (now featuring hand-crafted furniture imported from Mexico) and two heated pool areas. New lighting and carpeting for the indoor and outdoor corridors were installed, as were extensive landscaping and garden elements.

    the Saguaro Scottsdale is the official spring training hotel for the San Francisco Giants and is located less than ½ mile from Scottsdale Stadium.

    the Saguaro Scottsdale has received the following awards since completing its recent renovations:

  • Condé Nast "Hot List" 2012 - Editors' picks of world's best new hotels, restaurants and spas (featured on May 2012 Cover)
  • 2012 Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" Award
  • Condé Nast "Reader's Choice" 2012 - Best in the World List

    Iron Chef Jose Garces, a James Beard Award winner and one of the country's best young chefs, is responsible for all food and beverage services. Garces manages three distinct dining outlets in addition to event catering. Distrito (modern Mexican cuisine focused on diverse street food of Mexico City); Old Town Whiskey (a bar evocative of frontier drink parlors with over 100 tequilas) and Garces Trading Company Coffee To-Go (featuring custom roasted GTC coffees & house baked goods). Awards earned since opening include:
  • Arizona Taco Festival 2011 - Distrito was "Grand Champion"
  • AZ Central's "Best of" 2012 - Old Town Whiskey "Best New Bar"
  • Best New Restaurants of 2012 - Top New Greater Phoenix Restaurants
  • Phoenix New Times "Phoenix Best of Awards" - 7 Honors
  • Scottsdale, Arizona

    the Saguaro Scottsdale plus the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas and the State of Arizona provide excellent opportunities to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience.

    the Saguaro Scottsdale address is:

    the Saguaro Scottsdale
    4000 North Drinkwater Road
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85251USA
    Phone: +1- 877-808-2440
    Fax: +1- 480-385-4810
    Web Site:

    Information Management Institute

    Information Management Institute, Inc. is a leading worldwide sponsor of conferences designed to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies representatives to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 400 programs and each year over 2,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from over 600 companies worldwide attend IMI programs.

    IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with the digital printing industry's leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

    For further details, contact Information Management Institute:

    Information Management Institute, Inc.
    1106 Valley Crossing
    Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
    Phone: +1-207-235-2225
    Fax: +1-207-235-2226
    Web Site:

    Information Management Institute


    Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference
    The Future of Manufacturing
    May 11-13, 2016
    the Saguaro Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, Arizona USA

    $1095 per registrant
    $995 for each additional registrant from same company when registered as a group

    The registration fee includes attendance at all sessions, all scheduled conference functions and the conference reference materials.

    Dress for IMI’s Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference will be casual.

    Cancellations will receive a 100% refund if made 96 hours prior to the start of the program. Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations made less than 96 hours prior to the start of the conference will not receive a refund, but will receive an electronic copy of the conference materials.

    To register for the Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference, submit the registration form with payment to Susan Vandrey, Conference Administrator, Information Management Institute, Inc., 1106 Valley Crossing, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 USA. You may reserve space by calling +1-207-235-2225, sending a fax to +1-207-235-2226 or by sending an email message to

    To register for the Digital Manufacturing 2016 Conference

    • submit the registration form now and follow with your payment by mail. Or
    • print the Mail-in Registration Form and mail or fax it to Susan Vandrey, Conference Administrator, Information Management Institute, Inc., 1106 Valley Crossing, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 USA – Fax: +1-207-235-2226.

    • Or
    • You may reserve space by calling +1-207-235-2225

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