Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Conference Location

By September 6, 2016news

City of Chicago to host March 2017 conference.

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 6, 2016 — The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced that its 29th annual users group conference will be located in Chicago, Illinois, from March 19 – 23, 2017. The five-day event will be held at the Hilton Chicago, a Chicago landmark built in 1927.

The AMUG Conference draws both novice and expert users seeking insights, assistance and guidance on 3D printing technologies, applications and processes. The conference also attracts support, in the form of sponsorships, from leading companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

After an extensive search, AMUG selected the Hilton Chicago for its capacity and location. The property has the largest meeting and event space of any Chicago hotel, and it offers 1,544 guest rooms. As a primary destination, Chicago is home to two international airports, O’Hare and Midway, offering direct flights from around the globe.

Steve Deak, AMUG president, said, “The AMUG Conference has experienced exceptional growth over recent years. We selected the Hilton Chicago because it can accommodate the increase in attendance that we forecast for the 2017 event.” Deak noted that the hotel is large enough to consolidate guest accommodations and event activities under one roof, which facilitates continuous, morning-to-evening interactions that enhance the social networking aspect for which the conference is known.

Deak also noted that the hotel is as spectacular as it is large. According to Hilton Chicago, “The hotel opened its doors in 1927 and has served as one of the city’s most revered addresses ever since. Located on South Michigan Avenue and overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the hotel has been meticulously redesigned and restored in a way that preserves the magnificence of its early 20th-century style while incorporating all of the 21st-century conveniences our guests expect.”

The AMUG Conference will include keynote presentations, technical sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help users get more from their additive manufacturing technologies. Through technical competitions and the annual Awards Banquet, excellence in applying additive manufacturing and contributions to the industry will be recognized. The five-day event also includes the two-night AMUGexpo, networking receptions and catered meals.

The users group conference, now in its 29th year, is open to owners and operators of all industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies. The advanced, all-inclusive conference registration fee is $795.00. For details, visit www.am-ug.com.

Hilton Chicago (left), which overlooks Grant Park and Lake Michigan, will be home to the 2017 AMUG Conference.

About Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG):

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with any commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies from companies such as Stratasys, 3D Systems, Somos, Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, EOS, ExOne, Renishaw, HP, Prodways and EnvisionTEC. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Online at www.am-ug.com.