Servcorp Business Shorts at Hilton Plaza West Office Tower on Thursday, February 13th.
Servcorp Business Shorts is a monthly event in which we invite a guest speaker and professionals who are willing to share their experience with like-minded business professionals. This seminar also gives you the opportunity to see a Servcorp floor. If you know people who are interested in this event as well as serviced office/virtual office, please extend our invitation to them!
3D Printing and the Future of Business
3D printing has been making headlines in recent years, as it transitions from an obscure technological innovation to a mass-market industry. This technology, originating in the 1980's has the potential to change the world, businesses and our lives. With 3D printers becoming more accessible and affordable, the quality of prints have become better too.
It is now possible to sell 3D printed products as final products.
In his presentation, Finnish industrial designer Juho Viitasalo, will cover several aspects about the state of 3D printing technology and its future outlook. He will also talk about how various industries and businesses can benefit from 3D printing technology. Besides typical manufacturing oriented companies, virtually any business can benefit from 3D printing.
The 3D printer will also make it into people's homes, paving the way for a completely new model for the sale, manufacturing and innovation products.
Juho Viitasalo (Chief Industrial Designer, Propex Inc.)
Juho Viitasalo is a Finnish industrial designer and product development professional in Japan. Besides industrial design, he works with branding, design consulting and 3D printing. Juho's designs cover a wide range of products such as electronics, package design, household items, furniture and aerospace.
Juho first came to contact with 3D printing in the 90's. Not only does he use the technology for prototypes during the design process, but also for the manufacturing of final products.
For the past few years Juho has worked closely with Tunewear and their smart phone accessories. In the past Juho has been involved with device design at NASA and in the development of a new business-class Product at Finnair.
Juho works as the chief industrial designer at Propex Inc. in Osaka. He is one of the few foreign members of the Japan Industrial Designers' Association and a member of its External Relations Committee.
Thursday, February 13th
18:15 Reception open
18:30 Presentation starts
Level 19 Hilton Plaza West Office Tower
2-2-2 Umeda Kita-ku
3 min walk from directly connected Exit 4B of Nishi-Umeda Station on Yotsubashi Line.
5 min walk from Sakurabashi Exit of Osaka Station on JR Line.
7 min by Subway Midosuji Line from Shin-Osaka Station to Umeda Station.
No Participation fee.
The presentations will be delivered in Japanese.
Prior registration required to attend this event. Persons without prior registration will not be allowed entrance.
If we reach our capacity before the registration deadline, we may not accept any more participants.
Please bring your business card to the event.
Please be advised that photos and videos may be taken during this event for marketing/promotional purposes.
Depending on the number of attendees, the presentation may have to be viewed standing up.
Please note that competitors cannot attend this event.