Innovators Showcase, April 3—Onstage interview with Professor Gideon Levy of Technology Turn Around provides attendees with an opportunity to get to know one of the industry’s leading innovators.

Sharing and Networking

March 31 and April 1 will include the AMUGexpo, where more than 120 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss their products and services, all relating directly to the interests of AM users. Show organizers stress that the AMUGexpo differs from most trade shows in that the exchange of technical information and solutions takes center stage so that attendees don’t have to spend time “deciphering polished marketing messages.” Sunday expo hours, from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., include a welcome reception. Monday hours, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. include a technical competition, providing a forum for users of AM technologies to display applications and finishing capabilities, with winners announced during the Driving Innovation session on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Another must-see: the AMUG Training Lab, which will house AM systems and tools, offering an engaging and hands-on training environment where attendees can get to know the systems as they learn how to take control of the technologies and processes.

Keynote: The Art and Science Behind Laika’s Oscar-Award-Winning 3D Printing Process, April 4—Brian McLean director of rapid prototype at Laika Entertainment, takes attendees on a visual journey showing how 3D printing has helped redefine stop-motion animation.

Roundtables/Panel Discussions on such topics as Post-Process Additive Manufacturing, Machine Service/Maintenance, Managing Castings and 3D Metal, and Workforce Development, to name a few.

Software Sessions include Enabling Production Scale with Additive Workflow Software, and Automate Design Workflows for Production Tools.

Education & Training Sessions offer topics such as Identifying and Solving Process Inefficiencies (roundtable), Workforce Development, and Understanding Fire and Explosion Hazards Associated With Additive Manufacturing Processes.

Aerospace/Transportation covers such topics as Operational Additive Manufacturing at Point of Need—Warfighter Applications, Large Format Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, and Additive Manufacturing for the Automotive Industry: Challenges and Milestones.

Medical offers Post Processing of Printed Metal Medical Components, Let’s Get Digital in Surgery, and Creating a Digital Prosthesis in the Jungle of Guatemala.

Materials will look at the Top Material Companies Driving Innovation in 3D Printing, Designing a Powder Degradation Study, and Advancements in Metal Fused Filament Fabrication: from Desktop to Industry. 3DMP

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing, Prototype
View Glossary of 3D Metal Printing Terms


See also: Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)

Technologies: Applications, Management


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