iCAT 2018 Invited lectures

Ismo Mäkelä
DeskArtes Oy, Helsinki, Finland
Data preparation for Additive Manufacturing
In his talk, Ismo will describe the use of DeskArtes software tools for data preparation for Additive Manufacturing. DeskArtes has been a pioneer for AM software development since 1993 and becoming the de-facto-standard software provider for 3D Color printing in mid-2000. Since then DeskArtes has expanded its software portfolio to include support generation tools for metal.

stereolithography and DLP based AM systems. Currently, DeskArtes is also participating in EU H2020 "I AM RRI" project investigating Responsible Research and Innovation methods for AM.

Ismo graduated in 1989 from Helsinki University, majoring in computer sciences. After graduation he worked as a researcher at the Computer Science Laboratory of HUT (currently Aalto University), specializing in geometric modelling and computational geometry especially targeted for Additive Manufacturing. He joined DeskArtes 1996 to continue the development of special AM tools, becoming the product manager for the tools in 1998 and since 2001 he has been the managing director of the company. He is also a board member for the Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association, FIRPA.