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Online Panel: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technologies for RF/Microwave Applications


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1/19/22 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

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Online Panel Series

Title: Online Panel: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technologies for RF/Microwave Applications

Date: January 19, 2022

Time: 8am PT / 11am ET

Sponsored by: Fortify, Rogers Corporation, CAES, Nano Dimension, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF)

This panel of experts will discuss a new generation of products enabled by additive manufacturing or 3D printing that are able to achieve shapes and materials properties that are not available from traditional manufacturing techniques. From PCBs to connectors to antennas to waveguides, many new additive manufacturing processes are creating lighter, smaller and better performing products than traditional processes in shapes that have not been previously possible to realize.

Moderator: Pat Hindle, Editorial Director, Microwave Journal®
Panelist: Phil Lambert, Lead Customer Solutions Engineer, Fortify
Panelist: Trevor Polidore, New Product Development Group Leader, Rogers Corporation
Panelist: Peter Beaulieu, Chief Design Engineer for Space Systems Division, CAES
Panelist: Dr. Jaim Nulman, CTO & eVP, Nano Dimension
Panelist: John Kawola, CEO, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF)

Panel Participant Bios:

Moderator – Microwave Journal®

Pat Hindle, Editorial Director

Pat Hindle is editorial director for Microwave Journal® and has been with the magazine for 12 years. He parlayed his process engineering background into a management role in marketing communications for several leading microwave semiconductor manufacturers including MACOM, Raytheon and Skyworks (Alpha Industries), in addition to working at MIT Nanostructures Laboratory manufacturing X-ray diffraction gratings for space research telescopes like Chandra. He has a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from Northeastern University. In his current role as MWJ editorial director, he is responsible for setting MWJ’s editorial direction and developing marketing opportunities for industry clients. He has been the conference manager for EDI CON China and helped launch Signal Integrity Journal plus co-hosts the Frequency Matters videos and podcasts.


Phil Lambert, Lead Customer Solutions Engineer

A mechanical engineer with nearly 10 years of professional 3D printing experience, Phil is focused on helping his customers to adopt 3D printing as a true manufacturing resource. Phil spent his graduate program in the DREAMS Lab at Virginia Tech working on the development of novel projection stereolithography systems, and has since gained broad experience in both design and manufacturing of 3D printed goods across a variety of industries. He is passionate about his contributions towards realizing the goal of market-ready 3D-printed products.

Rogers Corporation

Trevor Polidore, New Product Development Group Leader

As a New Product Development Group Leader at Rogers Corporation, Trevor Polidore is responsible for leading new enabling technologies to market for Rogers’ Advanced Electronics Solutions business. He is the lead for Rogers’ new Printable Dielectrics product family and works closely with customers to help them succeed with the new technology. Trevor holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and has a background in materials science and 3D printing.


Peter Beaulieu, Chief Design Engineer for Space Systems Division

Peter Beaulieu currently serves as Chief Design Engineer for Space Systems Division, CAES and has been employed by CAES companies for more than 20 years. Peter has previously held multiple positions as Sr. Design Engineer, Engineering Manager and Director of Engineering. His experience includes passive microwave components and sub-systems design for ground, surface, airborne, missile defense and space applications.

Prior to joining CAES, Peter served as Sr. Design Engineer and Engineering Manager at M/A-Com Adams Russell and Radar Products Divisions.

Peter earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Michigan State University and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Nano Dimension

Dr. Jaim Nulman, CTO & eVPA

Dr. Nulman is a proven influencer and innovator with more than 30 years of expertise in working with companies from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. He served as Vice President of Applied Materials, where he spent 15 years in several product division and corporate positions. He drove the successful commercialization of one of Applied Materials' semiconductor manufacturing products with impressive market penetration of $1 billion in less than five years.

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF)

John Kawola, CEO

John 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 currently the Chairman of Labminds, a laboratory automation technology company and a Board Director at Industrial ML, an industrial machine learning company. John received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MBA from Union College.