11/30/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Industrial Professionals and Experts Gather at the Additive Manufacturing Conference

More than 500 attendees were present in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the 2015 AMC.


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The 2015 Additive Manufacturing Conference drew more than 500 attendees from 40 states and 14 countries to the Knoxville Convention Center in Tennessee this past October. The event was cohosted by Additive Manufacturing magazine and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which offered a tour of its Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. Above, Peter Zelinski, AM editor-in-chief, and Travis Egan, publisher, welcome attendees on the first day.

The conference, was focused entirely on industrial applications of additive technology. Processes covered ranged from 3D printing with plastic filament to electron beam melting of metals, all in the interest of producing functional parts. Considerations such as finishing, inspection, safety standards and supply chain challenges were also topics of discussion.

Notable 2015 presentations included an update on additive manufacturing at GE Aviation; a panel discussion of key factors necessary for increasing industrial AM adoption; and an eye-opening simulation of selective laser melting at the powder level as part of a presentation from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Attendees also had access to equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service bureaus in the exhibit hall open throughout the conference.

Check out the slideshow at gbm.media/amc2015 for more from this event, and consider joining us at the 2016 conference, September 13-14, co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Preregister now at additiveconference.com