Learn about 3D Printing of Large Parts at Amerimold 2015

At next week’s Amerimold show, Dr. Chad Duty will give complementary showfloor presentations on “Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM).” Dr. Duty, a leading researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss how polymer-based additive manufacturing processes enable the production of large parts—parts as large as a full-sized car body. This technology promises to take time and money out of the tool and mold manufacturing process.


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Amerimold 2015 has announced that Dr. Chad Duty from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will host complimentary showfloor presentations on “Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)” at next week’s Amerimold Exposition and Technical Conference. Amerimold is scheduled for June 17-18 at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

In his 11th year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Chad Duty has shifted gears to focus on improving the mechanical performance of polymer-based additive manufactured components and the development of a large-scale system, called Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM), capable of depositing parts 10 times larger and 100 times faster than current technology.

At Amerimold, Dr. Duty will examine the technologies being developed and applied at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. In particular, the Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine, which was used to produce the 3D-printed Shelby Cobra that debuted at this year’s North American International Auto Show.

“Chad and his team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are very much at the forefront of not just developing but also applying advanced manufacturing technologies, specifically additive manufacturing, to advance tool and mold manufacturing” says Dave Necessary, show manager. “We are very excited to offer all Amerimold attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to learn technologies that are being used to take time and take money out of the tool and mold manufacturing process.”

Oak Ridge National Laboratory will exhibit and present at booth 723. Presentations will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 and again at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18. A representative from ORNL will also be on-hand to answer questions and discuss BAAM technology.

Registration is still open for Amerimold 2015. 

Amerimold is North America’s premier event for mold manufacturing. Presented by Gardner Business Media, in partnership with MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Modern Machine Shop, Amerimold connects global and domestic technology leaders involved in all aspects of mold manufacturing.