PDM: 3D Printing with Kash Gokli on June 22nd

3D Printing – The Future is Here

A car dashboard printed in one piece. Image courtesy of 3DSystems

3D printing is no longer a novelty, limited in function and a luxury afforded by few. It has become a strong tool used by designers, engineers, researchers and manufacturers, from initial design to final product production. If you can’t imagine how this could be, read on.

According to the Harvard Business Review:

“3D printing is poised to redefine global manufacturing and distribution. It could upend supply chains, business models, customer relationships, and even entrepreneurship itself.” —The Questions Executives Should Be Asking about 3D Printing, April 19, 2016.

On June 22, 2016, APICS San Gabriel Valley is pleased to host professor of manufacturing & engineering management Kash Gokli who will speak on the topic of 3D Printing. 

Kash’s presentation will address these key areas:

  • What is the right technology for prototypes
  • Tool and part cost case studies
  • Key attributes to consider in choosing a 3D printing system
  • Short and long term cost savings
  • Products you can produce now using this technology
  • Part speed production factors
  • Recycled products usage
  • The overall impact of 3D printing on manufacturing in the future

Using 3D printing to design, engineer and test parts is now a firm reality – it offers many benefits across the entire creative process, from initial concept design to final manufacturing, and all the steps in between.

And printing can be done not only in plastic but in various ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well (such as an entire car dashboard – in one piece – seen above). Understanding this unique technology can mean significant benefits in marketplace competition, both strategically and tactically.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2016!

3dprint1Aircraft air ducting created by 3D printer. Image courtesy of 3DSystems

Multiple parts nested horizontally and vertically. Image courtesy of 3DSystems

About Kash Gokli


Kash Gokli is a professor of manufacturing & engineering management, and the Director of Engineering Clinic in the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering.

Previously he has held positions of General Manager, VP of Manufacturing, and VP of Product Development in multinational corporations. By transforming company culture and processes, he has turned the organizations into profitable, best-in-class businesses, significantly improving bottom line performance.

Kash has an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Professional Development Meeting Details

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
5:00 PM Registration
5:15 – 6:30 PM – Business networking and dinner
6:45 – 8:30 PM – 3D Printing Presentation (must start on time)
8:30 – 8:45 PM – Close of meeting/wrap-up

Location: Domenico’s Italian Restaurant (upstairs)
236 W. Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA 91006
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The fee for this PDM includes dinner (pizza, salad and beverage). You may also purchase other menu items or alcoholic beverages. You do not need to be an APICS member to attend.

APICS members:  $25.00
APICS Non-Members: $30.00
Current APICS Students (public or onsite classes): $10.00

Register Now


Contact Chuck Jones
Director of Professional Development and Past President
APICS San Gabriel Valley Chapter
President and CEO, Corporate Training Institute LLC
Cell: 310-666-9493

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