2/8/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

AMUG Unveils Keynote Speakers for 2019 Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced the keynote speakers for its 2019 conference. The conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois, and will have nearly 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions.


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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for the 2019 AMUG Conference, which will be in Chicago, Illinois, from March 31 to April 4, 2019. The keynote speakers are: Brad Keselowski, a NASCAR driver and owner/founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM); Brian McLean, director of rapid prototype for Laika; and Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm & Associates.

"We are extremely excited about our 2019 AMUG Conference keynote speakers. They will provide a snapshot of the most transformative ideas shaping the AM industry today," says Gary Rabinovitz, AMUG chairman and chair of AMUG’s program committee.

Todd Grimm is returning as a keynote speaker and will kick off the conference on Monday, April 1, with “Additive Manufacturing: Making Your Own Reality.Grimm, an AMUG DINO recipient and AMUG’s AM industry advisor, will summarize the recent developments in AM.

Brad Keselowski will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 2, with a presentation titled “Winning the Manufacturing Race.” In his keynote, he will share his experiences of how technology, like AM, can help companies win the race and its impact not only within automotive, but across multiple sectors.

On Wednesday, April 3, the featured presentation will be the Innovators Showcase, an on-stage, conversational interview that elicits valuable insights and personal stories from AM industry leaders. This year’s guest of honor is Professor Gideon Levy of Technology Turn Around (TTA).

On Thursday, April 4, Brian McLean will show how 3D printing has helped redefine stop-motion animation. His presentation, “The Art and Science behind Laika’s Oscar Award Winning 3D Printing Process,” will explore more than over a decade of creative and technical developments and groundbreaking animation. McLean has been at the heart of Laika’s work that fuses the age-old art form of stop-motion the with cutting-edge technology of 3D printing.

Designed for both 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 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions.