The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is gearing up for its 2019 Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, March 31 – April 4, 2019. Now in its 31st year, the AMUG Conference is a unique event, open to owners and operators of industrial additive manufacturing technologies from around the world, to share AM expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments.
Building on the success of last year’s conference, the AMUG 2019 programme will deliver even more hands-on experiences with technical sessions, workshops and a Training Lab, new for 2019, in addition to a stellar keynote and Innovation Showcase line-up. Carl Dekker, AMUG Vice President and President of US service bureau, Met-L-Flo, shares his thoughts on this year’s event …
“This is the first year for the Training Lab, which is our approach to return to the early days of the users group when AM machines were brought in for hands-on work, covering maintenance, tuning, repair and optimisation. In the Training Labs, the equipment and software will be the ultimate visual aid as experts lead attendees, step-by-step and in a hands-on fashion, through topics that extend from maintenance to applications and from hardware to software.”
“The panel discussions have been a big hit in past years because they allow attendees to engage in open discussion. Since they were popular and since AMUG is for information exchange between users, it was obvious that we needed more of them. The conversation that arise from these is amazing and very beneficial to those dealing with challenges or attempting to push the technology beyond the usual.”
“While our program is dominated by presentations, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and Training Labs, the two-night AMUGexpo plays a big role in what makes the AMUG Conference a success. We have 121 companies that will have AM products on display. But unlike a typical tradeshow, we ask them to dive deep into technical discussion. At the AMUGexpo you see what is new and walk away with a real understanding of what it can (and can’t) do as well as why.”
“The interactions at the AMUGexpo, during meals or in the halls between sessions, are they key element of the AMUG program, but you won’t see them in the published agenda. AMUG 2019 will be an excellent place to meet industry experts that share your challenges and discuss their experiences. These are the introductions that form the relationships that extend well past the conference; professional contacts to solve your problems and answer your questions in the years to come.”
AMUG 2019 will take place at Hilton Chicago on March 31 – April 4. Register to attend.