Additive Manufacturing Magazine Expanding in 2018
New writing staff and expanded industry events anticipate a transition from four print issues per year to six, starting in 2018.
Founded in 2012 as the first magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing technology, Additive Manufacturing is making a series of moves designed to provide expanded coverage in 2018. By increasing print frequency, creating new technical events and bringing on new staff, the publication will now be better situated to reflect and respond to the growth in the use and interest of additive manufacturing.
These shifts are driven by the growing support for additive manufacturing thanks to the recognition of industrial part production as the greatest ultimate potential market for additive technologies.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) magazine, which started as a supplement to Modern Machine Shop, is transitioning from quarterly publication to publishing six issues a year starting in 2018. The expansion underscores ongoing commitment to increasing coverage as the technology is adopted by more manufacturers. The publication will also be BPA-audited for the first time starting next year.
In 2018, AM will once again partner with AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology to hold the Additive Manufacturing Conference during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois. The first Additive Manufacturing Conference launched in 2014 alongside IMTS. It has grown every year since, and its focus on industrial additive part production and toolmaking applications put it right at home alongside North America’s largest manufacturing event.
Building on that success, AM is also adding a new 3D printing workshop at NPE 2018, the Plastics Show. The workshop is planned to be an immersive, half-day event focused on practical applications of additive technologies related to plastics processing, covering both plastic parts production through additive manufacturing and the use of additive technology to make mold tooling.
AM’s success has always begun with its people, and after a thorough and careful recruitment search, it recently hired Brent Donaldson as an additional senior editor. AM has also added Barbara Schulz as a European correspondent. With these new team members, the brand will be able to meet the demands placed upon it by the growing market.
“Since we first began this publication as a small supplement to an established industrial magazine, our goal has been to grow along with the technology,” says Pete Zelinski, editor-in-chief of AM. “Our decision to expand heavily in 2018 is driven by that decision. With more companies than ever before incorporating additive technology into their production lines, we need to be able to meet the demand for information and education.”
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