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AMUG 2015 Displays Latest 3D Printing Innovations

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by The Technology House

Last week, we attended the annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida.

The group was just limited to stereolithography (SLA) when it was first founded in the 1990’s.  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.  The event encourages information exchange between all attendees, regardless of how long you have been part of the group.  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.  He participated in a very informative Q&A interview session.

Also in attendance was Jason Lopes from Legacy Effects.  If you have seen any of the recent big budget super hero movies, like Iron Man, then you have more than likely seen their work.  The company 3D prints a lot of parts used for the super hero costumes.

These people were just the tip of the ice berg for who attended.  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!

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Why We Attend AMUG

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by The Technology House

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is a users group that focuses on the advancement of additive manufacturing .  The group first started with a focus on stereolithography, but now includes (but not exclusive to) Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Desktop 3D Printing, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM), and Polyjet.  Its members are now more diversified due to the advancement of additive manufacturing materials and processes.

This year’s AMUG Conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida from April 19 – 23, 2015.  The conference grows every year, and attendees range from novices to expert users, and all attendees have plenty of opportunities to be fully engaged.

The common theme to the conference is to expand one’s knowledge through personal engagements and networking. The organization is comprised of some of the most revered and respected individuals in the additive manufacturing industry.

Stay tuned, because we will write again soon on what we learn from this year’s conference.

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