11/10/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Additive Manufacturing Users Group 2017 Conference Registration Opens

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The next edition of the conference takes place March 2017.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has opened online registration for its 2017 Education & Training Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Hilton Chicago, from March 19-23, 2017. The users group conference, now in its 29th year, is open to owners and operators of commercial additive manufacturing technologies.

AMUG brings together engineers, designers, supervisors, plant managers and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges and application developments in additive manufacturing. The AMUG Conference will include technical sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help users get more from, and do more with, their systems. A Technical Competition and Awards Banquet, recognizes excellence in applying additive manufacturing and contributions to the industry. The five-day event also includes the two-night AMUGexpo, networking receptions and catered meals.

The conference agenda is expected to contain over 200 presentations and hands-on workshops. One highlight will be the third annual Innovators Showcase. The showcase is an on-stage interview, which has the feel of a fireside chat, where attendees get to know an innovator in the industry and discover insights from that individual’s experiences. For 2017, the special guest will be Carl Deckard, inventor of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and co-founder of DTM Corporation, which was acquired by 3D Systems Corp.