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3D Printing. Philippines. Now.

The Philippine 3D Printing and Digifab Expo and Conference 2015

Expo: August 7, 8, 9, 2015  (Free Admission)

Conference: August 7 & 8, 2015  (Fees below)

Venue: SMX Convention Center Taguig City

Conference Fees : For TWO DAYS (Aug 7 & 8)  includes seminar kit. All
                               costs are VAT inclusive.

Expected Attendees :

architects, industrial designers, entrepreneurs, makers, key players from the  education sector, medical industry, creative arts, fashion industry, jewelry manufacturers, information technology industry, government, marketing specialists, hobbyists, direct consumers, students

What you will learn:

Discover 3D Printing  and its applications and how it will be instrumental in the dawning of a new age in manufacturing.

3D Printing also known as additive manufacturing, is now making waves in various sectors, making significant changes in the manufacturing supply chain.

And the Philippines is not far behind.

Find out from the movers and shakers of the industry how it is used in the building sector, industry, entertainment and creatives, medical sector, and why it is important that Philippine business, education and industry  must grab opportunities in 3D printing. Now.

Featured speakers:

JUSTIN GABITAN, Creator, Puzzlebox 3D Printers
An Introduction to  3D Printing and the 3D Printing Process (Aug 7, 11AM TO 11:50AM)

Puzzlebox printers are the very first Philippine-made desktop 3D printers and its creator Justin Gabitan will give an introduction on what 3D Printing is and its process.

He will discuss the advantages, applications, implications and the future of 3D Printing.

Justin Gabitan  graduated 2010 at Ateneo de Manila John Gokongwei School of Management. He started to get into 3D printing since the movement started in 2008 – and has been building his own 3D printers for years.

·       He is the founder of first Filipino-made 3D printer system Puzzlebox 3D.  An authorized service engineeer and exclusive distributor of Ultimaker Brand 3D printers, he is also one of the first members of Reprap philippines, a local group of 3d printer enthusiasts

FREDERICK CHUA, President, My 3D Concepts Corporation
Application of  3D Printing and Scanning for the Mainstream Consumer Market (Aug 7, 1:10 to 2PM)

The 3D printing industry will change how people do things in the world. Like the internet, when the 3D Printing industry goes mainstream, it will be truly a destructive industry in changing the world. The applications are endless for 3D Printing and Scanning. Fred will present some that are practical applications in the mainstream consumer industry.

Overview to Additive Manufacturing Process

Frederick will give a brief history of the 3D printing industry and a description of the different types of additive manufacturing processes currently available in the market.

Fred Chua, an Electronics and Communication Engineering Graduate at the University of the Philippines, is the President of My3D Concepts Corp “3D2gO” which is the 1st End-to-End 3D Scanning, Prototyping and Printing Service provider focused on the mainstream consumer market. 

He is the Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Solutions Outsourcing, Inc.,600-seat Call Center & BPO company that was established in 2005. He’s also the current President of Philcall, the association of locally owned SME Call Centers in the Philippines.

His goal is to democratize the 3D printing industry by offering easy and cost effective services to everyone that needs customized manufacturing, scanning and prototyping. 

DAVID YU ,Owner, DFX General Merchandise 
Mothership, Inc
3D Prototyping in the Creative and Entertainment Industry (Aug 7,2:30 to 3:30 PM)
3D Printing Tips and Tricks for Pros and Makers (Aug 8,2:30 to 3:30 PM)

Dave Yu has  been in the computer graphics industry for over 20 years. He has a traditional arts background in painting and sculpting. 3D printing has allowed him to explore a wider range of designs with unmatched precision, speed at low cost .

His talks will be focusing on FDM additive manufacturing targeting desktop 3d printers for home, schools and industries. His main topics will be real life case studies on how 3d printing is used in the Creative and Entertainment industry. 

He will share his  work on Tiktik The Aswang Chronicles (Gma Films) and other designs from his projects.
and will discuss a comparison of traditional large scale model making ( life size dolls ) vs 3d printed design of the same item. How 3D printing saved time, money and produced better quality results.

He will also take up Tips and tricks for better 3d designs, Printing and finishing. 
A section focused on various materials and usages for designs:  ABS, PLA, HIPS, PETG, Flexible, Wood, Conductive and more. 

ATTY. ARTURO DEL ROSARIO, JR , President, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines
Pertinent Intellectual Property Rights in Relation to 3D Printing (Aug 7 ,3:50 to 4:40 PM)

Atty Del Rosario is  Managing Partner of Del Rosario & Del Rosario Law Office.  Heavily involved since 1975 in general maritime litigation arising from marine casualties, collisions, cargo claims, dock damage, oil pollution, charter party disputes, crew claims and arrests.  Also involved in intellectual property practice covering trademark and patent applications and disputes (Facebook and Instagram are representative clients).   

Education: San Beda College (Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, cum laude, 1970);  University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Laws, 1974);  1976 Richards Hogg International Seminar, London;  University of Southampton (Maritime Law Course 1987). 

Professional:  President (2015-2017) of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP);  President (2008) of the  Philippine Bar Association (PBA);  Certified Appeals Court Mediator since 2006; President (1996-97) and Chairman (1997-98) of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW).    

DR. RAFAEL BUNDOC , Professor, Section of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital

The Amazing Applications of 3D Printing in Surgery (Aug 8, 11AM to 11:50AM)

Surgeons generally rely on routine radiographs, CTScans and MRIs to provide them two (2D)or three-dimensional (3D) images of disorders that they have to treat.

 Very often they use these images in creating a pre-operative template on how they will plan to operate on their patients. It has been their experience as well that sometimes they are confronted with much more complex intra-operative findings other than what they have conceptualized from images at hand. 

 This lecture will show how ordinary desktop 3D printing can give surgeons a detailed three-dimensional model for a more accurate pre-operative surgical templating.

GLYN NAPOLES, Research and Development Specialist, American Technologies
3D Printing Process and their Industrial Application  (Aug 8, 3:50 to 4:40PM)

CEDRIC NG, CEO, Omnifab, Inc
The Opportunity of Adopting 3D Printing in the Philippines (Aug 8, 5:10 to 6PM)

Cedric Ng  wants to start a conversation on how we, as a country should align ourselves strategically with the rise of the 3D printing industry.

He will discuss  the opportunity of adopting 3D printing in the Philippines and why we should invest in this technology today. 3D printing is a truly disruptive technology that will have a major impact on our everyday lives in the very near future. It changes the way we think about design and manufacturing in a fundamental way, giving users the ability to literally bring their ideas to life. This technology is a true driver of innovation and creativity.

According to experts, 3D printing is set to grow from a $3 billion industry in 2013 to a projected $20 billion industry by 2021. The massive growth in the adoption of the 3D printing technology will drive a new demand for people that can operate the 3D printing machines.

Studies are already showing the rising trend in the demand for “workers with 3D printing skills” and will soon become an “in-demand job skill”. Because of the rapid growth of 3D printing, most companies are having difficulty in finding candidates with the right skills. Indicating a high demand and low supply of “high-skilled workers with 3D printing skills”

"We have a great opportunity in front of us and we have the capability to fill this demand. Filipinos have a number of competitive advantages on developing 3D printing skills over many countries. 3D printing is not only about technology and engineering, it is also about design and creativity. Our people are naturally creative, has very good English communication skills and are technologically inclined, being able to pick up technological skills quite fast. This gives us the perfect combination for developing and supplying “high-skilled workers with 3D printing skills” to further sustain the Philippines’ growth and development.

The capacity of new technology to create and destroy jobs at the same time is a major catalyst of modern economic and social change. And the most important question is will technological change create more jobs for us or destroy us?

                We’ve all heard many times how important education is. It is the backbone of any great nation and it is the key to the growth and success of a country. But more importantly is WHAT we teach our people. I urge us to consider focusing on 3D printing technology and invest in our future.

Everything starts with EDUCATION. We should start to expose, educate and train our people about the 3D printing technology as early as possible to set ourselves up for the opportunities of tomorrow and to make sure that we are on the right side of technological change.

We should give our people the skills that will not only prepare them for the future work environment but skills that would give them a competitive advantage over others and offer them a chance at a better life while raising the standards of the Philippines"--Cedric Ng

ERICK CHUA, Founder,
What 3D Printing Means for the Youth and New Businesses  (August 7,  5:10 to 6PM)

We can recall how many of us as children thought up big ideas for what we wanted to do in the future; To become inventors, creating new machines that would help us solve world problems; or to become engineers, taking things apart to learn how they worked. Back then, it was never easy to sell a “creation” made from play-doh or lego blocks, but imagine how things are today, and what that could mean for the creative minds of the youth. Now, with what we’ve seen from the technology of our age, would it be so unbelievable if a high school student came up with his own unique aesthetic design for a rocket ship? Even in elementary, the youth sector is getting involved in 3D modelling and 3D printing, which says so much about the potential for innovation in the coming years.

Erick will  be introducing a few of the basic applications that have been created for easy 3D modelling/printing, and these would serve as a pin drop in the hundreds of others out there making it more and more accessible for both children and entrepreneurs to take advantage of this movement. The industry is growing, and the rules of logistics changing with them. 

"New businesses can have prototypes delivered to them within a week or less, as compared to month/s worth of lead time from years back. At least, this is what we can see for many countries around the world, and I believe it’s more than a possibility for the Start-ups being built in the Philippines.Allow me to tell all of you how, and why my team and I believe this is the case,." -- Erick Chua

RIZFORD DELA CRUZ, Technical Supervisor, MDC Group of Companies
From Design to Reality: CAD for 3D Printing (Aug 8,  6:15 to 7:00PM)

3D Printing  and its Impact to Small and Medium Entrepreneurs

Willem-Jan came in contact with 3D Printing four years ago and started two start-ups. One of these start-ups won the Minor Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Science in the Netherlands. In 2014 Willem-Jan started SYP. Now he is responsible for leading the company’s product development and technology strategy.

His company, SYP, since its establishment in 2014,  has developed into a worldwide SaaS and 
knowledge partner in the 3D Print industry with a niche in the retail industry

The Company believes in a world where every 3D Printer can print high quality fi­les secure and simple.

The leading technology is a secure streaming of high quality files to every 3D Printer
worldwide with one click from the browser

MICHAEL P. MUNOZ, Business Development Officer for 3D Printers, CIM TECHNOLOGIES, INC
"3D Printing Case Studies: Applications in AEC, Manufacturing, Medical and Education.”

Mr. Michael P. Munoz is a graduate from Saint Louis University, Dela Salle Manila University, and Stock Market School of the Philippines. He has been involved in 3D printing business of CIM Technologies Incorporated since 2013 as the Product Manager. In span of 2 years, he advocated the creation of awareness to the market about the additive manufacturing by ways of series marketing campaigns such as conducting seminars, exhibits, and trainings within Manila and Cebu. Mr. Muñoz has vast exposure in 3D Printing with firsthand experience in direct applications of the technology across all industries. From time to time, he is also attending various trainings and boot camps within and outside the Philippines spearheaded by the two leading 3D Printer Manufacturers in the world.

To register:

To register, please call 9380837 or 0916 7312040

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Note: Participation fee is not refundable. Should participant not be able to attend the sessions (day 1 or 2), a replacement may attend upon notice to the organizer in writing. Email to
NEO CCM Enterprises reserves the right to postpone the event due to  unforeseen circumstances and  reserves the right to change the schedule,  the event date, time, and venue, and featured speakers. 


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