Diana Kalisz to Receive AMUG Innovators Award for Contributions to Additive Manufacturing
AMUG bestows this award on those who have cultivated innovative ideas that have advanced the additive manufacturing industry.
November 30, 2022
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) named Diana Kalisz, vice president, Materials for 3D Systems, as the recipient of its Innovators Award. AMUG bestows this award on those who have cultivated innovative ideas that have advanced the additive manufacturing industry, according to AMUG.
The Innovators Award will be presented at the 2023 AMUG Conference. Previous recipients include industry luminaries Chuck Hull, Scott Crump, Carl Deckard, Fried Vancraen, Gideon Levy, Hans Langer and Andy Christensen.
“Diana’s contributions to innovation in additive manufacturing center around bringing innovative ideas to life. In that vein, she has played a pivotal role in delivering new machines, materials, and software. And she not only nurtured innovations, but she also enabled those around her to innovate,” says Mark Abshire, AMUG president, “She is someone that is often overlooked because she does her job so well and doesn’t seek out recognition.
“Diana is the reason why I joined the additive manufacturing industry,” says Abshire. “Nearly 30 years ago, I worked with Diana as a customer of 3D Systems. Her passion for and dedication to the technology was infectious.”
He also noted that Diana was instrumental in the foundational days of the user group as the liaison between the users and 3D Systems. In that role, she listened to user wishes and turned them into R&D projects.
Kalisz has worked in additive manufacturing for over 30 years. Her additive manufacturing career has been with one company, 3D Systems. After her career in aerospace, she joined 3D Systems as a project manager for the large-format SLA 500, the second stereolithography machine offered by the company.
Diana has managed, in various capacities, the engineering and development programs for the company’s hardware, software and materials solutions. Before her current position, she served as vice president, Engineering. Under her leadership, 3D Systems has commercialized products to facilitate maturation within the industry.
Presently, Diana is 3D Systems’ Vice President, Materials, focusing on developing production applications for the company’s Figure 4 platform.
Diana is a member of P.E.O., a women’s philanthropic educational organization that supports higher education for women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship.
On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Diana will take the stage for a conversational interview during the AMUG Conference. In this Innovators Showcase, she will respond to questions asked by the host and conference attendees. The Innovators Showcase is unique because it is structured to be an intimate conversation between two acquaintances witnessed by AMUG Conference attendees, AMUG reports.
Designed for novice and experienced additive manufacturing users, the AMUG Conference agenda topics range from technology basics to advanced applications to business considerations. The conference will have nearly 150 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions. A preliminary agenda will be available mid-December here. The AMUG Conference will be held March 19–23, 2023, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago. Conference details and registration are available here.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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