AMUG thanks our 2018 Sponsors.

Diamond Sponsors - 12 Companies

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models. For more information, visit www.3Dsystems.com.

BASF enables innovation in the 3D printing market to help expedite customers transition into production by providing a vast technology toolbox of high performance materials, formulations and sustainable solutions For more information, visit www.basf.us.

Carbon is working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science to deliver on the promise of 3D printing. This breakthrough is possible with Carbon’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP).

Carbon’s M1 printer, a commercial CLIP-based additive manufacturing machine, is a powerful tool for low-volume manufacturing and iterative design within functional prototyping.

CLIP technology offers what nothing else in the additive space can: the unique combination of high resolution, smooth surface finish, and excellent mechanical properties in as wide a range of materials needed to manufacture real, industrial-quality parts in real time on a 3D printer.

Whether you produce one part or one million, Carbon is dedicated to enabling creators to design products that will drive businesses of the future and through the forefront of additive manufacturing technology. For more information, visit www.carbon3d.com.

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is committed to bringing metal additive manufacturing to engineering and design teams the world over.  The company’s growing team of hardware and software engineers, materials scientists, and designers is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, quality and convenience to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for innovation.  For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

EOS is the world’s leading technology and quality leader for high-end additive manufacturing. Founded in 1989, we are pioneers and leaders of direct metal laser sintering (DMLS™) as well as polymer 3D printing technologies. For industrial 3D printing we offer a modular portfolio consisting of systems, software, materials, and AM consulting services. We are the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provide long-term solutions for industry, and our customers are taking advantage technologies that herald a paradigm shift: lightweight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization, and accelerated product development. For more information, please visit www.eos.info.

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing systems and 3D printed products and related services for direct and indirect material printing. The ExOne® process utilizes Binder Jetting technology with industrial materials. This process gives traditional manufacturers the opportunity to reduce costs, lower the risk of trial and error, and create opportunities for design innovation.

ExOne customers vary from multiple segments, including pumps, automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment and energy as well as art and decorative. For more information, visit www.exone.com.

Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible digital fabrication tools for designers, engineers, and artists. Founded by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms, Formlabs launched in 2012 with a record-breaking $3M Kickstarter campaign. Its first product, the Form 1, shipped in 2013, and was followed up by the Form 1+ in summer 2014. In September 2015 Formlabs launched the Form 2, the most advanced desktop 3D printer ever created. For more information, visit www.formlabs.com.

GE is leading the way in additive manufacturing, driving additive manufacturing into the future across all businesses.  Through substantial investment in the technology, we are committed to continue to develop equipment, materials, and processes that will bring the technology out of the shadow of prototyping and shine light on the potential for production parts. Through GE Additive, we are now offering a full line of metal additive manufacturing machines, materials and engineering solutions to customers.in many industries including aerospace, medical, automotive and luxury goods.  We are also transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.

Some of our groundbreaking work includes the development and future production of the world’s first Advanced Turboprop (ATP) engine with 3D printed component, consolidating  845 parts into 11 components; GE Oil & Gas NovaLT16 gas turbines burners are being now fully manufactured using 3D printing: industrializing dual head laser direct metal laser melting technology to increase performance on our GE Power gas turbines by additively manufacturing the combustion flex tip; the LEAP jet engine fuel nozzle – a high-volume production part in flight in 2016 – will change forever the way industries approach design and manufacturing; and the T25 sensor is the first DMLM jet engine part in service today.

Realizing the world of additive manufacturing is both broad and deep and offers endless opportunities, GE is embracing different types of technologies – whether it’s plastic or metal or some other material, powder-bed or powder-fed – to take optimal advantage of the freedoms additive manufacturing offers. For more information, visit www.ge.com/stories/advanced-manufacturing and www.geadditive.com.

HP INC., created in 2015 and based in Silicon Valley, combines the heart and energy of a start-up with the scale and power of a Fortune 100 multinational corporation. Backed by nearly 50,000 employees and drawing from a 76-year legacy of engineered innovation, the company is focused on creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing technology is set to reinvent design and manufacturing, by unlocking the full potential of 3D printing. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/3Dprinting.

Renishaw is a world leading engineering technologies company, with roots in precision metrology and motion control. It supplies products that at are used for applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. Via a culture of innovation, Renishaw has expanded into a range of sectors, including Raman spectroscopy, dentistry, medical devices and additive manufacturing.

Renishaw’s metal powder bed fusion is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together to form complex, functional three dimensional parts. Systems provide class leading inert atmosphere preparation and low gas consumption. The build process is digitally driven from 3D CAD data.

Applying cross-sector engineering excellence, Renishaw designs, tests and manufactures its metal additive manufacturing systems in the UK. Further expansion is planned for our Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and overseas sites to include even more comprehensive demonstration facilities for customer training and collaborative working, in line with the increasing demands of the AM industry. With over 70 offices in 32 countries and more than 3700 dedicated employees, Renishaw is committed to developing long-term partnerships with customers and provides ongoing ‘local’ global support. For more information, visit www.renishaw.com.

SLM Solutions is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing systems that optimize fast and cost-efficient part production. With multi-laser options, bi-directional recoating, an open system architecture for materials and parameters and the safest operation with closed-loop powder handling, Selective Laser Melting systems achieve build speeds up to 70% faster for complex and completely dense metal parts.

These powerful and innovative machines, available in three sizes with single, dual and quad laser capabilities, support an optimal approach for faster, more flexible metal part production and prototype development across the aerospace, automotive, academia, energy and medical industries. Headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, SLM Solutions Group is a publicly traded company (TecDax) with its North American offices located in Metro-Detroit.  For more information, visit www.www.slm-solutions.us.

Somos®, a world leader in high-performance 3D Printing material innovation, is a DSM brand that has developed a full line of products that replicate production materials. Somos® offers materials for multiple applications including functional models, fit/assembly, general purpose, investment casting, snap fit, injection molding/direct tooling and wind tunnel testing. For more information, visit www.dsm.com/somos.

Stratasys is shaping our world. Our trusted 3D printing solutions widen the path of innovation, empowering leading manufacturers and groundbreaking designers, makers, thinkers and doers. By moving quickly from idea to solid object, our customers untangle complexity and uncover solutions with the speed and urgency our world demands.

Whether the next challenge calls for one part, one 3D printer, an entire lab, or a global shared service network, Stratasys has the complete solution. As a proud innovation partner, we offer the best technology mix, deep industry expertise and flexible options to fit our customers’ needs – whatever shape they may take.

For more information, visit www.stratasys.com.

Voxel8 solves our customers’ most complex problems by providing multi-material, digital manufacturing solutions. We offer a full suite of services that can be tailored to the specific requirements of your product needs:

  • Co-deposition of conductive metal and engineering-grade polymer matrix for 3D electronics
  • Mixed-gradient deposition of flexible/rigid morphologies, e.g., athletic shoes or medical devices
  • Conformal deposition of customized materials, e.g., direct-writing polyurethane patterns on textiles or antennas on molded parts

For more information, visit www.voxel8.com.

Titanium Sponsors - 1 Company

NCP Leasing is the leading independent provider of financing for rapid prototyping equipment and a significant source of financing for other high technology assets. Founded in 1987, NCP provides a wide range of lease and rental structures to satisfy the needs of industrial and commercial companies. We have participated in over 200 RP transactions since 1994. We currently own RP systems at more than twenty Fortune 500 companies and a significant number of service bureaus. This experience gives us an edge when it comes to making accurate assessments of residual values and it enables NCP to offer lessees excellent value, flexibility and strategic guidance. NCP has considerable financial strength. We remain principals in all transactions. Our lessees benefit from dealing with their actual lessor rather than an agent or lease repackager. This can be a great advantage to lessees when circumstances indicate that significant benefits might arise if a lease is restructured during its term. For more information, visit www.ncpleasing.com.

Platinum Sponsors - 13 Companies

3D Platform is a leading manufacturer of industrial-strength, large-format 3D printers. 3DP’s second-generation flagship 3D printer, the 3DP Workbench, is an additive manufacturing workbench that offers a large build area of 1 x 1 x 0.5 meters.  Based in Roscoe, Illinois, 3D Platform is committed to utilizing their expertise in mechatronics and linear motion to design and construct the best-in-class large format 3D printers while maintaining affordable flexibility with open market software and control solutions. For more information, visit www.3dplatform.com.

AddUp, formed by Michelin and Fives,  offers an extraordinary level of knowledge, experience, machine capabilities and support to companies with a future in metal AM. As the leading innovator in the tire industry, Michelin has produced millions of parts for tire molds using metal AM since 2005. Fives designs and supplies machine tools, process equipment and production lines for some of the world’s largest industrial companies.

At AddUp, our purpose is to make our customers more efficient.  Our FormUp-350™ is built for industrial metal AM applications that demand productivity, precision and repeatability in a mass-production environment.  Complimenting this is a custom-tailored process that encompasses initial needs evaluation, engineering services, automated production lines, proof of concept and training.  AddUp’s direct metal multi-laser melting technology is reliable, modular, scalable, open and automation ready.  AddUp serves all the industrial metal AM market segments with operations established in Europe and North America and including expansion to Asia in early 2018. For more information, visit www.addupsolutions.com.

The Arcam Group provides cost-efficient additive manufacturing solutions for the production of metal components. Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM®) technology offers freedom in design combined with excellent material properties and high productivity. For information, visit www.arcamgroup.com.

BeAM Machines Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BeAM Machines SAS, the leading European specialists in providing DED (Directed Energy Deposition) solutions. Available solutions range from full 5-axis machines tools with controlled atmospheres to robotic manufacturing cells. BeAM’s DED solutions are used to repair expensive gas turbine engine components that are not repairable with traditional technologies. Further application opportunities for DED solutions are feature addition to existing components and creation of near net shape parts. For information, visit www.beam-machines.fr/wlg/en.

BigRep is a Berlin-based technology start-up that develops and manufactures the world’s largest, standardized 3D printer. Founded in 2014, it has become a market and technology leader in the field of large-scale, serial 3D printing in just 24 months and has set itself the goal of changing the design, prototyping and industrial production of 3D printers from the ground up. With a volume of more than 1m³, the BigRep ONE is currently the largest FFF printer (Fused Filament Fabrication) available on the world market and thus closes the gap between 3D printers used in private enterprise or in industrial applications.

In addition to the 3rd generation of the BigRep ONE, the new 3D printers, BigRep Studio and BigRep Tech, are now supplementing the company’s product portfolio. The ever-growing team of engineers, machine builders and other staff at BigRep numbers over 60 employees from twelve nations that not only contribute a significant part to the emergence of the “machine builder of the future”, but also work with passion to achieve the next industrial revolution.  For more information, visit: www.bigrep.com

Computer Aided Technology (CATI), since 1992, has made it our mission to deliver and support the best product development solutions available. Our portfolio includes solutions from Stratasys, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes, and Creaform. We exist so our clients can focus on what they do best – design and manufacture their products. From small design firms to Fortune 500 companies, we support thousands of market-leading companies in every niche of product development, design, and manufacturing. Anyone can sell you software or hardware; our goal is to earn the right to be your trusted advisor. For information, visit www.cati.com.

Concept Laser GmbH is one of the world’s leading providers of machine and plant technology for the 3D printing of metal components. Founded by Frank Herzog in 2000, the patented LaserCUSING® process – powder-bed-based laser melting of metals – opens up new freedom to configuring components and also permits the tool-free, economic fabrication of highly complex parts in fairly small batch sizes.

Concept Laser serves various industries, ranging from medical, dental, aerospace, toolmaking and mold construction, automotive and jewelry. Concept Laser machines are compatible with a diverse set of powder materials, such as stainless steel and hot-work steels, aluminum and titanium alloys, as well as precious metals for jewelry and dental applications.

Concept Laser Inc. is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and is a US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Concept Laser GmbH. For more information, visit our website at www.conceptlaserinc.com

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. The company’s technologies are used to rapidly build precise, functional objects with fine finishes for prototypes, tooling, short-run and full-production needs. Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 models of 3D printers based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. EnvisionTEC’s premium 3D printers serve a wide variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed. EnvisionTEC’s intellectual property includes more than 100 pending and granted patents and 70 proprietary materials.. For information, visit www.envisiontec.com.

Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry.  Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Materialise Software provides companies with a platform of software tools that manage and control the 3D printing process more efficiently, allowing them to meet the highest standards of the most demanding industries. Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite includes industry-leading data preparation and design optimization tools, programs to integrate 3D printing into production environments, and software and control systems used by machine manufacturers to better bridge the gap between applications and 3D printers. For more information, visit www.software.materialise.com.

Optomec is evolving the world of additive manufacturing by taking 3D printing in new directions. Our production-grade 3D printers support the broadest set of functional materials, from structural metals to conductive electronics and biologic matter. Our flexible systems are used for building prototypes to volume manufacturing to repairing high-value metal components to remanufacturing obsolete parts. With Optomec, functional electronics can be readily integrated onto 3D structures in ways not previously possible or even imagined. The breadths of our technology along with the range of feature sizes we support allow us to help drive innovation and add value. For more information, visit www.optomec.com.

PostProcess Technologies is the only provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for additive manufacturing.  PostProcess Technologies removes the bottleneck in the third step of additive manufacturing – post-printing, through a combination of patent-pending integrated technologies including software, hardware and consumables.  For more information, visit www.postprocess.com.

Rize Inc. is unlocking industrial 3D printing for new markets and driving the next wave of innovation and advancement in manufacturing with our patented APD (Augmented Polymer Deposition) technology that provides the world’s only means to efficiently 3D print low volumes of injection molded-quality parts on demand.

Our deeply experienced team of former Z Corporation, Objet and Revit materials, hardware and software experts, with over 20 patents, is fulfilling an unmet need for an affordable, hassle-free and office-safe industrial 3D printing platform that can be used successfully across a wide variety of commercial applications, including production parts, tooling, fixtures and jigs and short-runs of customized end-use parts.

We are dedicated to putting an entirely safe, affordable and industrial-quality 3D printer, capable of producing injection molded-quality parts, in every engineer’s office. For more information, visit www.rize3d.com.

TRUMPF Inc. is part of the TRUMPF Group, which has 56 subsidiaries and branch offices and more than 9,500 employees generates sales in excess of $ 3.12 billion. The TRUMPF Group is a world leader in sheet metal fabrication machinery and industrial lasers. TRUMPF Inc. is the North American subsidiary of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG. based near Stuttgart, Germany. With approximately 626 employees, TRUMPF Inc. is the largest subsidiary within the TRUMPF Group and is one of the largest manufacturers of fabricating machinery in the United States.

TRUMPF Inc. is dedicated to serving the U.S., Canadian and Mexican market needs in the areas of fabricating machinery, OEM lasers, laser marking and electronics. For more information, please visit www.us.trumpf.com

Ultimaker’s vision from the very beginning has been to make 3D printing accessible to all. It is why all their desktop printers are extremely quiet, fast, accurate, reliable and effortless to use. Such a commitment has been embraced by professionals and novices alike. This has also helped Ultimaker to become one of the most successful and reliable open source 3D printing companies in the world. For more information, visit ultimaker.com

Union Tech, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Shanghai Union Technology Corporation and is responsible for the marketing of the UnionTech™ brand of stereolithography equipment in North America. The UnionTech brand leverages corporate values  based on serving the industrial 3D printing customer with continuous innovation and embracing an ever-changing market while pursuing excellence in equipment and application development.

Union Tech, Inc presents the market with  versatile, fresh designs that provide cost-effective lifetime ownership, high-quality part manufacture and the freedom to utilize the best materials available in the market. UnionTech™ sales are effected through our US distributor, RP Sales America, Inc, with expert, factory trained service through RP Support America, Inc. For more information, visit www.en.union-tek.com.

Vader Systems was founded in Buffalo, NY, by a father/son team driven to create a lower-cost, true production solution for metal 3D printing. Their dream was realized with the Mk1 Experimental, featuring patent-pending Magnetojet technology. The Mk1 inputs stock metal wire and jets high-speed molten metal droplets using a combination of resistive heating and electromagnetic propulsion. This ground-breaking and scalable technology is capable of achieving fully dense parts and is well suited for a variety of industries. Vader is currently printing with aluminum alloys 4043, 6061, and 7075. Future developments will include additional metals as well as multi-nozzle printers. For more information, visit www.vadersystems.com.

XJet is an additive manufacturing company pioneering NanoParticle JettingTM technology with the first 3D solution to directly jet metal and ceramic ink. This nano-particle inkjet system, which includes a different material for supports, enables high-strength, real metal or ceramic parts to be produced. This offers considerable improvements in quality, accuracy and surface smoothness compared to current metal AM processes.

The company is made up of industry experts and includes veterans of the pre-Objet brand, Hanan Gothait, founder and CEO, and Dror Danai, CBO. It launched its first metal AM system in Q2 2016. For more information, visit www.xjet3d.com.

Gold Sponsors - 26 Companies

3D Metal Printing Magazine  connects engineers, manufacturing executives and plant-floor leaders with suppliers of 3D metal-printing equipment, for prototyping and production applications in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries. With a regular circulation of 15,000 plus an additional 2000 to 5000 copies being distributed at a variety of industry-specific tradeshows and conferences, 3D Metal Printing promises to be at the center of this exciting industry, keeping readers in tune with new-technology write-ups, application articles and tutorial “how-to” features. For more information, visit www.3dmpmag.com

Additive Manufacturing is the magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing technology. We are exploring the ways manufacturers are using this technology to make tooling, molds, functional prototypes and end-use production parts.

Our coverage is aimed at manufacturing leaders. Some are succeeding with AM today. Others expect AM to be among the ways they make parts in the future. For decision-makers in both groups, we report on the promise of additive, its current applications, advances in technology, the challenges of employing AM effectively, and the relationship of additive manufacturing to other manufacturing operations. For more information, visit http://www.additivemanufacturing.media/.

Additive Metal Alloys is a full service metal powder supplier focused primarily on the additive manufacturing industry. With over 20 years of experience, Additive Metal Alloys offers the most comprehensive solution for sustainable production in the emerging metal additive manufacturing industry. By keying on the synergies of superior engineering, leading technology, flexible production, and tailor-made solutions, our comprehensive range of powder alloys serve a variety of industries worldwide. Offering support and excellent customer service Additive Metal Alloys is your complete supplier of metal additive manufacturing powder solutions. For more information, visit www.additivemetalalloy.com.

ADMATEC Europe BV is fully focused on the manufacture of products through the Additive Manufacturing process. The main objective is to provide functional customer-specific components for single pieces, small and/or large production runs. ADMATEC supplies and develops the printing process for ceramic materials. At present there are two recipes: alumina and zirconia.

Development activities focus on broadening the materials palette, both within the ceramics and beyond. In addition, the development is directed to the production of larger dimensions without sacrificing resolution.  For information, visit www.admatec.nl.

Arconic Inc. creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. For more information: www.arconic.com.

Argyle Materials, Inc’s refill materials are compatible with the following Stratasys® 3D Printers: uPrint® and uPrint SE® series, Fortus 900mc®/450/400/380/360/250/200mc®, Dimension 1200es®/Elite®/768®, and Legacy printers.   For information, visit www.argylematerials.com.

Aristo Cast, Inc., 2014 Metalcaster of the Year, delivers investment castings to you with unsurpassable quality is what Aristo-Cast can offer you. Utilizing our latest AM equipment we produce castings from math data, in as short as 2 working days, without tooling. We pride ourselves with on-time deliveries and castings produced with the highest degree of dimensional and metallurgical integrity. Our customer’s needs and requirements are of the utmost importance and we stand behind our statement of “Quality thru Teamwork”.   We are the only investment casting mfg. company in the US that offers Magnesium in prototype and production volumes. For information, visit www.aristo-cast.com.

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com.

CIDEAS is a full-service, additive manufacturing and 3D printing center offering custom rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions. Utilizing over 25 in-house machines, CIDEAS capabilities include: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), PolyJet, urethane casting, and part finishing.

In the last two years, CIDEAS has expanded its SLA and SLS services with the addition of seven “new” large-frame additive manufacturing machines. For more information, visit www.buildparts.com.

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI), which was founded in 1898, offers product lines that include CO2 and fiber lasers, automation, press brakes, shears, powdered metal presses, BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing), and SAAM (Small Area Additive Manufacturing). For more information, visit www.e-ci.com/additive-manufacturing.

DEVELOP3D is a print and digital resource which tracks the essential technologies used throughout the entire product development process.

With a globally respected editorial team with unparalleled industry experience, DEVELOP3D analyses and disseminates emerging technologies whilst engaging engineers and designers and assisting them in their increasingly complex software and hardware selection process. For information, visit www.develop3d.com.

Dinsmore Associates offers 3D printing services and design expertise to get your prototype developed and rapid manufacturing services to get your product in the hands of customers. We’re the people to call when you’ve created a new product and must get it to the marketplace before your competitors do. Or when you’re in the early stages of design and need to try several variations on a prototype, and do it quickly. Or even when you don’t have an engineering or design department, and want our experienced team to serve as your own.

Getting there fast matters. And at Dinsmore & Associates we excel at that. But getting there fast with the best possible product is crucial, and that’s what truly sets us apart. We are NOT an automated 3D printer, mindlessly churning out whatever you send us with a point and a click. We are dozens of engineering and design experts, professionally examining each project from every angle, offering feedback to you and ideas for improvement before a single thing is printed. For information, visit www.dinsmoreinc.com.

DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) is a leading innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably-sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers. DPM supports a globally linked network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, packaging, construction, consumer goods, electrical/electronics and other industries. For additional information, visit plastics.dupont.com.

ENGINEERING.com brings the most important stories about 3D Printing, design software and many other engineering topics to a worldwide audience of engineers. Our stories are informative, inspiring and entertaining.

We deliver those stories across social media, video, Internet destinations and mobile devices. ENGINEERING.com leverages this reach to deliver advertising campaigns for some of the world’s leading B2B brands, and for many more companies who aspire to build their customer base in engineering. For information, visit www.engineering.com.

GKN Powder Metallurgy is the global industry leader for metal additive manufacturing, offering a complete value chain from powder, design, digitization to the final market application. The company comprises GKN Sinter Metals and GKN Hoeganaes.

GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components as well as components for industrial and consumer applications. GKN Hoeganaes is one of the world’s largest producers of metal powder and a leader in advanced powder metallurgy development.

GKN Powder Metallurgy is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and close to 7,000 employees. For more information, visit http://www.gkngroup.com/sintermetals/ or http://www.gkngroup.com/hoeganaes/.

GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services Inc. has been providing Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) services since 2009. As one of the first metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) service providers in the country, GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services Inc. has the expertise to take clients from early prototyping all the way to finished, small- and medium-run manufacturing. With 25 employees and 10 machines dedicated to DMLM, GPI produces prototypes and end-use parts with complex geometries not possible with traditional machining in a variety of metals, including aluminum, three stainless steels, maraging steel, titanium, Inconel and cobalt chrome. Dedicated to maintaining cutting edge technology, GPI helps clients rethink and revolutionize the way their parts are designed and manufactured.

To further ensure the highest quality parts, GPI is pleased to be ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and AS9100:2009 Rev-C certified, as well as ITAR registered. For more information, visit www.gpiprototype.com.

Granta Design helps additive manufacturing deliver on the promise to transform manufacturing, which demands assurance of part performance, consistency, and quality. This requires deep understanding of process parameters and their impact on the material. Use our GRANTA MI:Additive Manufacturing software to manage, visualize, and analyze information about powders, builds, machine parameters, parts, and tests. Understand relationships between process parameters and part performance. Capture the full history of your AM testing and analysis, providing traceability, and supporting future qualification and certification. Consolidate, control, and share AM data across your organization. With integrated access to the Senvol Database™, you can also research AM options. For more information, visit www.grantadesign.com.

H.C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders GmbH offers a wide variety of atomized metal powders for a broad scope of innovative technologies, e.g. Additive Manufacturing, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Metal Injection Molding, Laser Cladding and Plasma Spraying.

Additionally, we specialize in thermal spray powders & complementary coating technology materials and also boast an expansive non-oxide ceramic powder portfolio for advanced ceramics and high-end applications.

With the most extensive material portfolios in the industry – our products meet the highest standards of challenging applications in Industrial Gas Turbines, Oil&Gas, Clean Energy Technologies,  Aviation, Medical, Electronic, Automotive, Industrial Engineering and Petrochemical Industries. For more information, visit www.hcstarck.com

In’Tech Industries’ 3D Printing division provides Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing; SLA, Polyjet, FDM, DMLS and SLS. The diversity in technology allows us the ability to provide our customers designed parts that range from soft material to rigid plastics to hard metals.  In’Tech’s other services include Cast Urethane, custom painting, CNC machining. Our team strives to work with our customers from inception to delivery to provide their ideal product with quick and responsive turnaround times. In whole, In’Tech Industries Inc. houses three other divisions, Tooling, Engineering, and Injection Molding. For more information, visit www.intech-ind.com.

Loctite branded 3D resins for additive manufacturing have been introduced by Henkel. Loctite 3D resins are designed to offer engineers and designers freedom of material choice for prototyping.  They feature excellent print resolution, fast cure time and compatibility with most DLP and SLA printer platforms on the market.

In addition to these exciting new 3D printing resins, Loctite continues to offer the broadest portfolio of adhesives and sealants for manufacturing.  Many of these products are ideally suited for the unique post-print challenges that additive manufacturing materials pose. Combining these unique materials capabilities helps address the needs of designers and engineers during and after printing.  Loctite is proud to be able to support the additive manufacturing community to accelerate the adoption of this disruptive technology! For more information, visit www.loctite.com

LPW Technology has been on the forefront of metal powders development for AM applications since 2007. We offer a complete range of powders, (Al, Co, Fe, Ni, Ti base alloys and Refractory Metals), for use in laser and EB powder bed systems, as well as directed energy systems. We also provide analytical services, software, and equipment to help you manage your metal powders’ complete life cycle. Our plasma spheroidization and sizing capabilities allow users to recycle their powders, thereby reducing AM production costs. Our R&D focus is to better quantify powder characteristics which allows you more consistent and reliable product builds. For more information, visit www.lpwtechnology.com.

Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine focuses on commercial and technical developments in the metal AM industry. As well as featuring the latest business and applications news, technical developments in the industry are also highlighted. Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine is targeted at:

  • Metal AM part manufacturers
  • End-users and product designers
  • Equipment and technology suppliers
  • Materials suppliers
  • Researchers

Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine is published on a quarterly basis and is available from our website as a FREE digital download or via a print subscription. Print copies are distributed free-of-charge at key international events worldwide. For more information, visit www.metal-am.com.

Midwest Prototyping is a world-class additive manufacturing facility, specializing in rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing. Since 2001, we’ve provided clients with quality products and unrivaled customer support. Offering six distinct 3D printing technologies, including SLA, SLS, CLIP and Objet, as well as extensive urethane-casting and finishing departments, Midwest Prototyping serves a wide variety of globally-recognized companies. Listed among Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies for the last five consecutive years, our dedicated team provides innovative solutions and quality products with unmatched speed and support. To learn more how Midwest Prototyping can bring your next project to life, visit www.midwestproto.com.

Praxair is able – like no other supplier – to meet your needs for powder and gas supply in your additive manufacturing processes. At Praxair, additive manufacturing powders are not a commodity, they are a specialty. In fact, our industry leading powder manufacturing facility combines superior technology, capacity and quality. We are a global resource for fine and spherical, gas-atomized aerospace-grade, Cobalt, Iron, Nickel, and Titanium powders. In addition to standard alloys, we continue to customize new materials optimized for powder bed processes and other AM technologies for our customers. Offering one of the world’s most advanced powder manufacturing facilities, we are a leader in vacuum induction melt argon gas atomization (VIM-AGA) technology.

As the largest industrial gas company in North America, Praxair provides a steady supply of high-purity atmospheric gases – from separation to point of use – for atmospheric control. At Praxair, with decades of experience and proven expertise, we provide customer focused gas supply systems because we know that the right gas can help you do more than run an application. It can promise more uptime, lower long-term costs and improve productivity – so you can do more with less. For more information, visit www.praxairsurfacetechnologies.com/am.

Prodways is a leading developer of innovative technologies, 3D printing equipment, and premium materials.  With the strong technological expertise of its parent company, Group Gorge, Prodways is a rising force in the industry, offering a range of 3D printers including the ProMaker L Series – based on our proprietary MOVINGLight® technology – and our plastic laser sintering ProMaker P Series.  Prodways offers an impressive range of materials, suitable for manufacturing in a vast number of diverse applications in aerospace, dental, medical and more. For more information, visit www.prodways.com.

RAPID + TCT is North America’s preeminent event for discovery, innovation, and networking in additive manufacturing. The RAPID + TCT conference brings together over 150 industry-leading experts to speak on the latest processes, applications, materials, and research in 3D technologies. Attendees hear from the most influential leaders on how these game-changing technologies can cut costs, streamline production, increase efficiencies, and solve many other industry challenges.

The two industry leaders in 3D technology events, SME and Rapid News Publications Ltd., are combining their nearly 30 years of insights and experience to produce the annual RAPID + TCT event starting in 2017. The event will be the premier destination for those who provide technology and for those who need to understand, explore and adopt 3D printing, additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection technologies. . For more information, visit www.rapid3devent.com.

Rapid Prototyping Services, founded in 2004, provides quick turn 3D printed mechanical prototypes using ABS, ABS-ESD7, polycarbonate, PC/ABS, nylonN-12, ULTEM 9085, and polyphenylsulfone.  Since 2004 we’ve offered advanced product development services including 3D cad modeling, prototyping, production, appearance models, tooling and fixtures . RPS is a woman owned, small business, with an ITAR Certification. For more information, visit www.rapidps.com.

RePliForm was founded in 2000 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Electroformed tooling process’ were the company’s initial focus; however, with the help of our customers seeking more robust plastic models, research and development was conducted to formulate our RePliKote process in late 2001.  This RePliKote process allows for more sensitive 3D-printed plastic materials to be suitable for electroforming.  RePliForm has worked to stay at the forefront of the 3D-printing industry and is continually developing methods of making new 3D-printing materials more compatible with the plating process. Along with successful plating, RePliForm seeks to improve the quality and function of our customers’ models.  We are very proud of our customer partnerships which have led to exciting new insights into what is possible with these technologies.  For more information, visit www.repliforminc.com.

Ricoh transform the way people work, communicate and exchange information through technology. We call it information mobility, and it gets you and your workforce the information you want — wherever and whenever you need it.

With our expertise in capturing, managing and transforming information, we deliver a broad portfolio of services and technologies that help you innovate and grow. From redefining a workplace to providing solutions that help you be more productive and efficient, we make information work for you.

And together, we can imagine change. For more information, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

RP Support America specializes in support and service for stereolithography (SL) 3D-printing equipment and software. Founded on traditional Midwestern values of hard work, integrity, and strong relationships, we honor an agreement made with a handshake as much as a written contract. This is what we do. Our skilled technicians keep equipment running at top efficiency, saving money and minimizing downtime. We also provide services including repair, machine de-install/install and transportation, refurbishment, parts, training, upgrades, and appraisal/evaluation. For more information, visit www.rp.support.

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), launched its groundbreaking Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process in 2009 with the objective to save manufacturers time and money on the production of large, high-value metal parts and prototypes. Today, we remain dedicated to perfecting the art and science of printing large metal parts (up to an industry-leading 19 feet in length), but we are also committed to offering the widest range of metal additive manufacturing solutions in the market. From high profile R&D projects to innovative systems and services, Sciaky will continue to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing technology into the foreseeable future. For more information, visit www.sciaky.com/additive_manufacturing.html.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has nearly three decades of engineering and additive manufacturing experience in multiple technologies, including PolyJet, Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, Laser Sintering, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Urethane Casting, CNC Machining, Tooling, Injection Molding, Finishing and Assembly. We leverage that knowledge to become an extension of your team, enhancing your processes, helping you take a new approach to design, and revolutionizing the way you think about manufacturing.

With ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified locations across the U.S. and one of the largest 3D printing capacities in the industry, we can ensure your high-quality parts are where you need them, when you need them. Whether it’s rapid prototyping, an intricately detailed model or thousands of production parts, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing can meet your most demanding deadlines.

Challenge the status quo and think beyond the limits of conventional manufacturing processes with solutions from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. For more information, visit stratasysdirect.com.

The SL PRO has specialized in the production of complicated small parts, which are characterized by high precision, fit and function. Offering a wide range of stereolithography materials, a variety of production (series) materials can be simulated. Over twenty years of experience, a diverse selection of materials and plant technology allow “The SL Pro” to respond to its customers different needs and desires. And it reacts quickly to requests with production of your parts within 24 hours wherever possible. SL Pro also offers a proprietary, patented process for coloring parts and a tool for setting and checking the fit. For more information, visit www.the-sl-pro.com.

The TCT Group, part of Rapid News Publications Ltd, has a mission to accelerate the adoption of 3D technologies for design, development and manufacture across all industry sectors. The TCT Group has been a leading authority in the 3D technologies industry for over 20 years and, with global reach, continues to deliver comprehensive market leading events and media solutions.

The TCT Group portfolio connects partners and their delegates with high-value media, speakers, exhibitors and attendees. We deliver unrivalled access to thought leadership, super-user applications and cutting-edge research and up-to-date information and intelligence on 3D technologies (3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection, as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining) and product development technologies across enterprise and industrial sectors.

Through our events, print, digital and social media platforms The TCT Group ensures the global dissemination and access to business-critical insights, showcasing trailblazing technologies and how they are being utilized. We are recognized as a global market-leading organisation and explicitly understand the markets we operate across and accordingly deliver first-class results for clients on an ongoing basis.

The TCT Group is home to the market leading TCT Magazines (Europe, North America and German Language editions), TCT Show (UK), TCT Asia (Shanghai, China), TCT Asia – Event Insight (Asia), TCT @ CES (Las Vegas, USA), RAPID + TCT (multiple locations, USA) and formnext powered by TCT (Frankfurt, Germany). For more information, visit www.thetctgroup.com.

UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.

As a leader in safety science, UL is committed to helping advance the Additive Manufacturing industry. Through comprehensive training workshops, business advisory services, materials testing and safety certification services, we help customers understand and benefit from this industrial revolution. For more information visit www.ul.com/am.

Xaar develops develop world-leading piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet technologies. We also are a world-class manufacturer of industrial digital inkjet printheads. Our printheads are trusted in industrial markets around the globe as the most effective way to lay down precise volumes of inks and fluids with absolute pin-point accuracy time after time.

With each printhead dispensing millions of droplets per second, Xaar technologies deliver a range of benefits; these include unrivalled reliability, outstanding performance and process efficiencies. Our unique TF Technology® brings a competitive edge in 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing by enabling the reliable printing of highly loaded and viscous fluids across a wide temperature range.

With an uncompromising commitment to innovation, Xaar is driving piezoelectric drop-on-demand digital technology for inkjet enabled 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing processes opening up novel opportunities and creating more value for our customers. For more information, visit www.xaar.com.

Silver Sponsors - 3 Companies

AMT represents U.S.-based builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. For more information, visit www.amtonline.org.

ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We bring clarity and insight to our customer’s most complex design challenges through the broadest portfolio of fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools. Our technology enables organizations in all industries to imagine high-quality, innovative product designs that are sustainable and have an accelerated time to market.

Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs almost 3000 professionals, more than 700 of them with PhDs in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, embedded software, system simulation and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales and development locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

Bolt’s Engraving is your main source for high-end awards as well as do-it-yourself promotional items with our new division, PictureItOnThis.com, where you create your own personalized gifts and awards at a low cost. For more information, visit www.boltsengraving.com.

Clemco Industries Corp. is the world’s largest manufacturer of air-powered blast equipment used to clean, deburr, shot peen, remove coatings, finish, or otherwise improve the surface being blasted. Clemco’s four brands deliver quality abrasive blasting products and product support tailored to meet the needs of our diverse customers.

The ZERO brand specializes in hand cabinets and engineered semi-automated and fully-automated blast cabinets used by manufacturers, foundries, machine shops, automotive shops, and plant maintenance shops for cleaning, peening, deburring, deflashing, etching, and finishing. For more information visit www.clemcoindustries.com.

Layered Manufacturing and Consulting  offers consulting, and project management, services in the additive manufacturing space for varying markets including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. We share knowledge and experience with a host of additive processes including SLA, SLS, FDM, Objet, DMLS, EBM, and EBAM. Layered Manufacturing is committed to growing the additive industry by aiding in securing prototype parts, as well as investigating new technologies/materials to define whether they are a viable fit for the customer’s product needs.  To learn more about Layered Manufacturing and Consulting, please visit www.layeredmanufacturingandconsulting.com

VacuCoat Technologies, Inc. specializes in the art and science of vacuum metallizing for the rapid prototype industry. Our capabilities include the deposition of aluminum and numerous other metals, providing a wide variety of appearances. We have developed an expertise in the coating of SLA, SLS, epoxies, fiberglass, urethanes, and most rapid prototyping materials. In addition, VacuCoat metallizes a broad range of traditional substrates including: most plastics, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and zinc components. For more information, visit www.vacucoat.com.

Wenzel America is the North American Subsidiary of Wenzel Group, a major player in the metrology world.  An innovative and flexible solver of customers’ measurement problems, Wenzel builds on a solid foundation of family, German precision engineering, flexibility and strong partnerships. We are large enough to support metrology customers all around the world, and at the same time, we focus on those customers as individuals, requiring unique solutions.

The growth of additive manufacturing has been a driver in the development of Wenzel’s line of Volumetrik Industrial CT scanners for inspection and reverse engineering of parts with complex and hidden geometry. Our CT Scanning machines are known for having a small footprint, being easy to use and offering value for money.

In addition to sales of machines;  Wenzel America offers contract CT scanning services. For more information, visit www.wenzelamerica.com.

Bronze Sponsors - 1 Company

CadmiumCD has spent the last fifteen years building technology for meeting planners, trade show organizers, and conference managers. Their fully integrated system includes abstract submissions & reviews, exhibitor & speaker management, branded websites & interactive floor plans, native conference apps, audio recordings, content distribution, e-posters, surveys & evaluations, logistics management, speaker ready room presentation management, and digital signage software. For more information, visit www.cadmiumcd.com.

Jason Lopes is a strong advocate of 3D printing. He has been using many 3D printing technologies for a number of years to assist in producing stunning special effects while at Stan Winston Studio & Legacy Effects. For more information, visit www.jasonmlopes.com

MAGMA Foundry Technologies, Inc. is a world-wide leading developer and supplier of software for casting process simulation. The name MAGMA stands for robust and innovative casting solutions as well as a strong partnership with the metal casting industry. By combining casting process knowledge with simulation competence, MAGMA partners with our customers to use our expertise to their advantage in the profitable optimization of castings and casting processes. With a commitment to casting excellence, we actively work with our customers to integrate the progressive technology of simulation into their operations. MAGMA’s product and service portfolio includes the powerful, modular simulation software MAGMASOFT®, with the newest release MAGMA5, as well as engineering services for casting design and optimization.

Today, MAGMASOFT® is used throughout the metal casting industry, especially for the optimization of cast components in automotive and heavy industry applications. For more information, visit www.magmasoft.com

SAP, as the market leader in enterprise application software, is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. Our innovations enable approximately 300,000 customers worldwide to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP Innovations empower manufacturers to manage information and processes simultaneously across the extended supply chain – and become a real-time, digital business. Leveraging the Internet of Things, Cloud, and Big Data and new, connected technologies we help manufacturers improve the way they design, plan, respond, make, ship, and operate their products and assets.  With SAP Distributed Manufacturing, a solution dedicated to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing, SAP is helping manufacturers transform industrial 3D printing into a seamless distributed manufacturing process, achieve production and logistical cost savings and reduce complex supply chain issues.  For more information, visit www.sap.com/3dprinting

Strangpresse LLC, founded in 2014, was formed to design, develop, and commercialize fully controllable, lightweight-to-throughput, pellet-fed, thermoplastic extruder heads for use in Additive Manufacturing (AM).

Strangpresse partners with major robotics systems integrators, and gantry systems OEM’s  to serve customers in the prototyping, tooling, molds, and dies in the automotive, aerospace, aviation, and various industrial markets. In collaboration with major software developers and major Universities, we are working to develop extruders that meet their modeling, research, and prototyping initiatives as part of their research related to the emerging manufacturing digital thread.

Strangpresse management and engineering team have over 70 years of combined experience in the thermoplastics extrusion industry. Strangpresse extruders are being integrated in the MDF at Oak Ridge National Laboratories to assist them with further development in AM. For more information, visit www.strangpresse.com.