Last week, we attended theÂ annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida.
The group was just limited to stereolithography (SLA) whenÂ it was first founded in the 1990’s.Â Throughout the years, new additive manufacturing technologies and companies have been added to the group.
With over 70 vendors and 800 attendees, this was the users group largest conference ever held.Â The event encouragesÂ information exchange between all attendees, regardless of how long you have been part of the group.Â Both big and small companies were in attendance exhibiting the latest innovations in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Some notables who were at the conference were Chuck Hull, the inventor of stereolithography (SLA) and the .stl format.Â He participated in a very informative Q&A interview session.
Also in attendance was Jason Lopes from Legacy Effects.Â If you have seen any of the recent big budget super hero movies, like Iron Man,Â then you have more than likely seenÂ their work.Â The company 3D prints a lot of parts used for the super hero costumes.
These people were just the tip of the ice bergÂ for who attended.Â But this event isn’t just about meeting the “who’s who” in the additive manufacturing industry, but rather, it is about collaborating in a fun and welcoming environment in order to progress the industry.
We look forward to attending next years conference, and hope to see you there!