Additive Manufacturing at TRAM 2016

The September aerospace conference will include additive manufacturing as a trend and tool for the industry.


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Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials (TRAM), a conference dedicated to the aerospace industry, returns to IMTS in Chicago’s McCormick Place this year. TRAM covers topics ranging from automation and adaptive control to super alloys and near-net-shape primary processing. The conference begins in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 14 (following the conclusion of the Additive Manufacturing Conference), and continues through the following day.

A number of the sessions will discuss additive manufacturing as a trend and tool for aerospace manufacturing. These include:

  • Using Additive AND Subtractive Manufacturing to Multiply Productivity, presented by Robert Mudge, RPMI, and Wade Anderson, Okuma, on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
  • Materials and Manufacturing for Commercial Aerospace: Present and Future, presented by Bill Bihlman, Aerolytics LLC, on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.
  • Fiber Placement, Tape Layup, or a Hybrid?, presented by Tim McDonald, CGTech, on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Other conference highlights include keynote presentations from Boeing and Jaguar, and an evening networking reception to be hosted at the House of Blues. The complete agenda is available here.

Registration for TRAM also includes access to the IMTS show floor. Register here and use code TRAM20 for a discounted rate.