ProtoCAM will be attending this year’s Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference, held April 8-12, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Ed Graham, ProtoCAM’s Engineering Manager, will present on “Understanding Your SL Patterns for Investment Castings” at the conference on Monday at 3 p.m. in Grand Ballroom C. ProtoCAM has also entered the Technical Competition once again this year, and will present their project on Monday at 6 p.m. at the expo.
The AMUG Conference is a unique gathering of additive manufacturing users of all levels, assembled together to provide and share valuable insights and experiences. The conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.
Spanning five days, the conference has an agenda packed with educational and networking opportunities, including keynote presentations, technical sessions, workshops/hands-on training, the technical competition, vendor break-out sessions, and the AMUG expo. Presentations and other educational sessions will cover materials (metals and plastics), fundamentals, advanced applications (aerospace/defense, architecture, automotive, casting, consumer products, manufacturing, medical, etc.), finishing techniques, software, machine maintenance, scanning, and more.
The AMUG Technical Competition provides a forum for users of additive manufacturing technologies to display their unique applications as well as their finishing capabilities. The “Advanced Concepts” category, which ProtoCAM entered this year using a collaborative project with Langhorne Carpet Company, aims to recognize individuals and their companies for exemplary work with additive manufacturing technologies. The “Advanced Finishing” category (which ProtoCAM entered in 2017) recognizes the efforts of the parts finishers, model makers, painters, and others that bring a prototype to life.
Expert, intermediate, and novice users of all commercial additive manufacturing technologies are welcome at this event. Individuals from all over the world are expected to attend this annual conference.
AMUG is an all-encompassing technology users group dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing technology. To learn more about the conference and register, visit http://www.amug.com/amug-conference/.