The 29th Annual Additive Manufacturing User Group Education and Training Conference in Chicago, IL is only days away (March 19-23, 2017). Start planning your AMUG 2017 agenda with presentations, networking events and workshops for a range of industries.
To make sure you don't miss any of the new technologies in 3D printing, scanning and more, we put together your complete guide to AMUG 2017.
Pre-Event To Dos
In the days leading up to the event, be sure to familiarize yourself with general information including:
- Registration and badge pick-up hours:
- Sunday, March 19: 12pm-5pm
- Monday, March 20: 7am-8am; 10:30am-12pm
- Tuesday, March 21: 7am-8am; 10am-10:30am
- AMUG provided daily bus and shuttle locations:
- Hilton Chicago: 8th Street North and South Lobby Level
- Palmer House: Wabach Street entrance in the east side of the Palmer House
- AMUGExpo Hours
- Sunday, March 19: 5pm-10pm
- Monday, March 20: 10:30am-12pm; 6pm-10pm
- Awards Banquet
- Tuesday, March 21: Buses leave at 5:30pm
AMUG General Session and Keynotes
Expect this year's AMUG General Session and Keynote to be packed as the event is sold out! It will be held each morning in the International Ballroom and consist of speakers including:
Todd Grimm's "Discovery, Technologies, Opportunities and Directions" will help your organization progress to an additive manufacturing future.
Caterpillar's Stacey Delvecchio's presentation, "Leveraging Innovative Incubator to 'Think Big...Start Small...Act Fast'", will demonstrate how to save time, money and energy with the right solutions.
Todd Grimm will interview Inventor of Selective Laser Sintering, Carl Deskard, in the Innovator Showcase.
Dr. Peter Liacouras will present "3D Printing in Military Medicine: Transforming the Care of Our Servicemakers".
Information-Packed Breakout Sessions
AMUG 2017 features four days of educational sessions where you can learn new skills and discover ways to improve your 3D printing workflow. Stratasys is one of the featured Diamond Sponsors who will share their expertise during technical training sessions on topics including processes, software, materials, applications, maintenance and more. Start planning your itinerary by saving sessions to an AMUG Planner.
|Monday, March 20th|
|Accelerate Adoption of 3D Printing for Sales Growth & Profitability||1:30pm – 2pm|| Phil Reeves, Stratasys
|Smarter Prototyping with Stratasys New FDM Platform||2pm - 2:30pm||Kathy Hanson, Stratasys|
|When Does it Make Sense to Use 3D Printing vs. CNC?||3pm - 3:30pm||Mark Bashon, Stratasys|
|Unlocking Software Potential with GrabCAD Print||3:30pm - 4pm||Marc DiGregorio, GrabCAD|
|What's New with Stratasys Materials||4:30pm - 5:30pm||Ken Burns, Stratasys|
|Tuesday, March 21st|
|How New Stratasys Technology Speeds Product Design Success||10:30pm – 11am||Jesse Hahne and Marc McCauley, Center for Advanced Design|
|Demonstration of FDM for Production Composite Tooling at Dassault Falcon Jet||11:30am - 12pm||Bastien Carel and Gregory Hilbert, Dassault Falcon Jet|
|Wednesday, March 22nd|
|AM at Caterpillar: Balancing In-House vs External Sourcing AND Troubleshooting PolyJet: Machine Maintenance, Materials & Applications||1:30pm – 2pm||Eric Holla, Caterpillar AND Meghan Rock, Stratasys|
|Laser Sintering & FDM: Complimentary Technologies AND Hands-On: PolyJet Print Head Maintenance||2:30pm - 3pm||Jesse Marin, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing AND Meghan Rock, Stratasys|
|Simulation-Driven Design and 3D Printing with SIMULIA, Considerations in Designing for FDM Jigs & Fixtures AND Hands-On Finishing Techniques for FDM Jugs & Fixtures||3:30pm - 4:30pm||Subham Sett, Dassault AND Mark Bashor, Stratasys|
|Study of Inconel 625 Powder Reuse and the Effect on Additive Tensile Properties (Advanced)||4:30pm - 5pm||Andrew Carter, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing|
|Thursday, March 23rd|
|Additive Manufacturing in an Aerospace Sand Foundry||10:30am – 11am||John Barnett, CPP Minneapolis|
|Hands-On Workshop: PolyJet Post Processing for Clear Parts||11:30am - 12pm||Charles Evans, Stratasys|
|Best Practices for File Prep on the Full-Color, Multi-Material Stratasys J750 AND Troubleshooting FDM: Machine Maintenance, Materials and Applications||1:30pm - 2pm||Charles Evans, Stratasys AND Meghan Rock, Stratasys|
|Hands-On: Under the Hood on FDM 3D Printers AND Section 1: Basic Insight Software for New Operators||2pm -3pm||Meghan Rock, Stratasys AND Mike Black, Stratasys|
|Section 2: Insight Software, Complex Processing of Parts, Custom Groups and More (Advanced) AND Laser Sintering Post-Processing Workshop||3pm -5pm||Mike Black, Stratasys AND Jesse Marin, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing|
AMUG Family Dinner
The AMUG Family Dinner is a new tradition for event-goers to close out the 2017 conference together. AMUG members contributed family recipes for the final closing dinner. This will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the Second Floor.
Exhibitors Booth Map
Be sure to print the Exhibitors Booth Map, so you can easily navigate the floor. Stop by Stratasys' Booth D4 to see the latest 3D printing technologies.
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