Additive Manufacturing Users Group Opens Registration For 2015 Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced that online registration is now available for its 2015 Education & Training Conference, which will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 19 – 23, 2015. The users group conference, now in its 27th year, is open to owners and operators of all additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies.

Mark Barfoot, AMUG president, said, “I am quite excited to be building an agenda that continues to deliver a wealth of hands-on experiences and extremely practical sessions where users gain real insight into techniques or tips that they can take back to the office and start using right away.”

AMUG brings together engineers, designers, 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. Through technical competitions and the annual Awards Banquet, excellence in applying AM and contributions to the industry will be recognized. The five-day event also includes the two-night AMUGexpo, networking receptions and catered meals.

Barfoot said, “What distinguishes AMUG’s conference from all others are the continuous opportunities provided each day for networking and growing your knowledge base. You can easily justify your trip based on the hands-on sessions, but I guarantee that if you actively participate, you will generate more contacts and learn more from casual conversations than you will in the structured conference activities.”

“For the first time, we will have a business track that will help those that are now involved in the business aspects of overseeing a department. Participants will walk away with a better understanding about financing options, investor inquiries and patent concerns, to name a few of the topics. This will be extremely valuable for career growth, and it will provide key points to bring back to management teams,” Barfoot added.

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include all commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies for companies such as 3D Systems, Stratasys, Concept Laser, ExOne, Renishaw and SLM Solutions. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make.

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