Conference Connects Professionals to Industrial Additive Technologies
This year’s Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS 2018 connects professionals to learn about additive technologies for industrial part production.
The Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC), sponsored by Additive Manufacturing magazine, takes place September 11-12 in the West Building, Level 3, Room W375C. Originally launched at IMTS 2014, the annual conference focuses on practical applications of additive technologies for industrial part production.
The event attracts owners, executives and engineers from contract manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), both those who currently use additive technologies and those thinking of adopting it for their companies. This year’s technical sessions delve into topics such as combining additive and subtractive manufacturing, multi-jet fusion, safety, materials and large-scale 3D printing. Speakers include representatives from Additive Engineering Solutions, Desktop Metal, HP, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, Jesse Garant Metrology Center, Penn State, Protolabs, UL and more.
The two-day conference also includes a networking component on the topic of additive manufacturing. Business networking sessions, receptions and sponsor supplies all provide opportunities to connect.
“This technology’s biggest potential lies in the hands of manufacturers, those that can innovate ways to evolve part production through those technologies,” says Dave Necessary, event director. “That’s why we’ve committed to bringing programming to places like IMTS that allow us to demonstrate how far the technology has integrated into production, and to show how much farther it can go.”
For the first time, the AMC also held a 3D-printing workshop in May at NPE2018 – The Plastics Show, illustrating the versatility of additive manufacturing for a variety of industries.