Your Complete Guide to AMUG 2017

By Tricia Klebe on

The 29th Annual Additive Manufacturing User Group Education and Training Conference in Chicago, IL is only days away (March 19-23, 2017). Start planning your AMUG 2017 agenda with presentations, networking events and workshops for a range of industries.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the new technologies in 3D printing, scanning and more, we put together your complete guide to AMUG 2017.

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Pre-Event To Dos

In the days leading up to the event, be sure to familiarize yourself with general information including:

  • Registration and badge pick-up hours:
    • Sunday, March 19: 12pm-5pm
    • Monday, March 20: 7am-8am; 10:30am-12pm
    • Tuesday, March 21: 7am-8am; 10am-10:30am

Note: AMUG badges are to be worn at all times during the conference and are required for entry to all sessions and evening activities

  • AMUG provided daily bus and shuttle locations:
    • Hilton Chicago: 8th Street North and South Lobby Level
    • Palmer House: Wabach Street entrance in the east side of the Palmer House
  • AMUGExpo Hours
    • Sunday, March 19: 5pm-10pm
    • Monday, March 20: 10:30am-12pm; 6pm-10pm
  • Awards Banquet
    • Tuesday, March 21: Buses leave at 5:30pm

AMUG General Session and Keynotes

Expect this year’s AMUG General Session and Keynote to be packed as the event is sold out! It will be held each morning in the International Ballroom and consist of speakers including:

AMUG Todd Grimm.pngTodd Grimm’s “Discovery, Technologies, Opportunities and Directions” will help your organization progress to an additive manufacturing future.

AMUG Stacy Delvecchio.pngCaterpillar’s Stacey Delvecchio’s presentation, “Leveraging Innovative Incubator to ‘Think Big…Start Small…Act Fast'”, will demonstrate how to save time, money and energy with the right solutions.

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Todd Grimm will interview Inventor of Selective Laser Sintering, Carl Deskard, in the Innovator Showcase.

AMUG Peter Liacouras.pngDr. Peter Liacouras will present “3D Printing in Military Medicine: Transforming the Care of Our Servicemakers”.

Information-Packed Breakout Sessions

AMUG 2017 features four days of educational sessions where you can learn new skills and discover ways to improve your 3D printing workflow. Stratasys is one of the featured Diamond Sponsors who will share their expertise during technical training sessions on topics including processes, software, materials, applications, maintenance and more. Start planning your itinerary by saving sessions to an AMUG Planner.

Monday, March 20th
Accelerate Adoption of 3D Printing for Sales Growth & Profitability   1:30pm – 2pm    Phil Reeves, Stratasys


Smarter Prototyping with Stratasys New FDM Platform   2pm – 2:30pm   Kathy Hanson, Stratasys

When Does it Make Sense to Use 3D Printing vs. CNC?   3pm – 3:30pm   Mark Bashon, Stratasys

Unlocking Software Potential with GrabCAD Print   3:30pm – 4pm   Marc DiGregorio, GrabCAD

What’s New with Stratasys Materials   4:30pm – 5:30pm   Ken Burns, Stratasys

Tuesday, March 21st
How New Stratasys Technology Speeds Product Design Success   10:30pm – 11am   Jesse Hahne and Marc McCauley, Center for Advanced Design

Demonstration of FDM for Production Composite Tooling at Dassault Falcon Jet   11:30am – 12pm   Bastien Carel and Gregory Hilbert, Dassault Falcon Jet 

Wednesday, March 22nd
AM at Caterpillar: Balancing In-House vs External Sourcing AND Troubleshooting PolyJet: Machine Maintenance, Materials & Applications   1:30pm – 2pm    Eric Holla, Caterpillar AND Meghan Rock, Stratasys

Laser Sintering & FDM: Complimentary Technologies AND Hands-On: PolyJet Print Head Maintenance   2:30pm – 3pm   Jesse Marin, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing AND Meghan Rock, Stratasys

Simulation-Driven Design and 3D Printing with SIMULIA, Considerations in Designing for FDM Jigs & Fixtures AND Hands-On Finishing Techniques for FDM Jugs & Fixtures   3:30pm – 4:30pm   Subham Sett, Dassault AND Mark Bashor, Stratasys

Study of Inconel 625 Powder Reuse and the Effect on Additive Tensile Properties (Advanced)   4:30pm – 5pm   Andrew Carter, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Thursday, March 23rd
Additive Manufacturing in an Aerospace Sand Foundry   10:30am – 11am   John Barnett, CPP Minneapolis

Hands-On Workshop:  PolyJet Post Processing for Clear Parts   11:30am – 12pm   Charles Evans, Stratasys

Best Practices for File Prep on the Full-Color, Multi-Material Stratasys J750 AND Troubleshooting FDM: Machine Maintenance, Materials and Applications   1:30pm – 2pm   Charles Evans, Stratasys AND Meghan Rock, Stratasys

Hands-On: Under the Hood on FDM 3D Printers AND Section 1: Basic Insight Software for New Operators   2pm -3pm   Meghan Rock, Stratasys AND Mike Black, Stratasys

Section 2: Insight Software, Complex Processing of Parts, Custom Groups and More (Advanced) AND Laser Sintering Post-Processing Workshop   3pm -5pm   Mike Black, Stratasys AND Jesse Marin, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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AMUG Family Dinner

The AMUG Family Dinner is a new tradition for event-goers to close out the 2017 conference together. AMUG members contributed family recipes for the final closing dinner. This will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the Second Floor.

Exhibitors Booth Map

Be sure to print the Exhibitors Booth Map, so you can easily navigate the floor. Stop by Stratasys’ Booth D4 to see the latest 3D printing technologies.

Can’t Make It to AMUG 2017?

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