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Exhibitor Session GE ADDITIVE

Mining Data to Develop an Additive Software Platform

Additive Manufacturing requires structured geometric data in order to produce any component. However, the increasing complexity of machine controls and monitoring combined with ever-expanding design and material behavior data creates a need for a good data-management platform that doesn’t just collect information but creates intelligence.  An ecosystem for information flow from raw material to final part not only should contain a smart data-entry solution, but should form a database that can be easily analyzed for a variety of uses. Join this session as the presenters explore the importance of a closed-loop system to facilitate the processing of data in an additive manufacturing environment and shorten the time to production.

1 December 2021


Igal Kaptsan, General Manager Software, GE Additive
Kapstan brings over 25 years’ experience in the engineering software industry and joins GE Additive as the General Manager, Software from Dassault Systèmes, where he served as Vice President, Product Management for its SOLIDWORKS portfolio.
Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Igal worked in product management roles at PTC. He was also founder and CEO of KollabNet, a dependency management software company, acquired by Bentley Systems, where he went onto serve as a Director of Applied Research for Advanced 3D Products.

Carlos Gonzalez, Special Projects Manager, ASME and Mechanical Engineering magazine
Carlos Gonzalez is a Special Projects Manager with ASME and Mechanical Engineering magazine. He achieved a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Manhattan College and an M.S. in mechanical engineering at Columbia University. Previously, Carlos worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in their Hydraulics and Mechanical Flight Controls department, working on their S76D commercial and the Navy’s CH-53K aircraft programs. Prior to ASME, Carlos was the content director at Machine Design magazine.


  • Digitization, Services, Tool and Die Making
  • Additive Manufacturing