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AM was first developed as a rapid-prototyping technology for making one-of-a-kind physical mockups. Augmented with machine learning and generative design software, AM now enters a new phase, as a means to churn out large volumes of end-use parts.

For those who want to scale up their AM processes, what are the growing pains? In this episode of DE Roundtable, the experts discuss:

  • how to ensure output consistency with AM for mass production;
  • how AM and traditional manufacturing complement each other;
  • how to design for AM to ensure project success.

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John Kawola Headshot

John Kawola is the CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) an additive manufacturing technology company with a focus on high resolution, accuracy and precision. From 2016 to 2019, John served as President-Americas for Ultimaker, the leading open source desktop 3D printing company. From 2012 to 2016, John was the CEO of Harvest Automation. Harvest developed and deployed an autonomous mobile robotic platform that assists workers with difficult, repetitive material handling. John was VP of Sales and then CEO of Z Corporation from 1997 until 2012. Z Corporation led the way in introducing fast, easy to use and full color 3D printing into a wide range of industries.

John is also a board Director at Chasm Advanced Materials, a leader in carbon nano-tube technology. John received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MBA from Union College.


Greg Paulsen leads the Applications Engineering Team at Xometry, working directly with customers on unique projects and sharing the capabilities of Xometry’s digital manufacturing platform.

He’s an expert in all things manufacturing, from 3D printing to CNC machining, to injection molding and beyond. His passion lies in helping Xometry customers design for manufacturing and get the most out of their projects.

Matt Petros, PhD is the Co-founder and CEO of 3DEO, the award-winning design, engineering and manufacturing firm that specializes in complex metal components made with its proprietary metal 3D printing technology, Intelligent Layering(R), powered by 3DEO’s patented, integrated technology stack and in-house expertise in DfAM.