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3 BIG Things Happening at #AMUG2017 Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (#AMUG2017) conference is just around the corner. For those of you already registered: here are three big events you should check out during the conference:

1. AMUG Technical Competition

Users of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have a chance to showcase their unique applications and finishing capabilities during the technical competition. The competition takes place on Monday, March 20, 2017, between 6:00 and 10:00 pm.

Categories include:

Advanced Concepts

The Advanced Concepts category recognizes individuals and their companies who “push the envelope” for a particular technology or a combination of technologies.

Advanced Finishing

3D printed parts are often brought to life through the work of parts finishers, model makers, and painters. This category recognizes their work and their unique finishing techniques.

Winners will be announced during the Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 21 between 6:30 and 10:00 pm.

2. HUGE Chess Tournament

Attendees have a chance to learn about large-format printing in a BIG way by participating in a speed chess tournament on a HUGE board sponsored by 3D Platform. Be ready to move gigantic pieces that reveal the various resolutions of large-format printing. The tournament takes place on Wednesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 23rd, so come show off your chess skills and be the last one standing for a chance to win the grand prize.

Attendees will have a chance to sign up before the conference or at the registration table. Stay tuned for more information.

3D printed chess piece

Service Manager, Gregg Lindsay, holds a king chess piece printed by 3D Platform’s large format, 3D printer.

3. Offsite Tour at Impossible Objects

A free tour will be offered by Impossible Objects on Sunday, March 19. Impossible Objects offers its proprietary composite-based additive manufacturing method (CBAM), which uses fabrics of carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, and more. CBAM is designed specifically for composites. AMUG attendees will have a chance to see Impossible Objects CBAM process up close during the tour.

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