The programs listed below are not included with AMUG Conference registration. Participation requires a separate registration and is at an additional cost.

NEW! SME/UL Technician Course

Additive Manufacturing – Technician review program

    • Saturday, March 21 (1 1/2-day review) & Sunday, March 22 (1/2-day exam)
    • Cost: $695/person

This program is ideal for a candidate with a two-year associate degree in additive manufacturing or is currently enrolled in a college program, and/or has one or more years of working experience in a manufacturing-related field. The certification covers key roles and responsibilities for an additive manufacturing technician, the additive manufacturing process chain, design for additive manufacturing, materials and process selection, secondary processes, and key safety considerations.

The prep course is a discussion-oriented and interactive session in which participants receive comprehensive application-based knowledge of the 3D printing industry. Covering key roles and responsibilities for an AM technician, the AM process chain, design for AM, material and process selection, secondary processes, and key safety considerations, you will begin to understand how to apply AM in your organization. The certification exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions.

  • Summarize the AM process chain, materials, technologies and economic drivers
  • Evaluate designs for AM covering general guidelines, file formats, build factors and optimization strategies
  • Evaluate differentiating factors when selecting AM materials and processes
  • Describe the end to end manufacturing chain from build preparation to quality assurance
  • Explain how to leverage AM to support various traditional manufacturing methods
  • Describe the impact of AM on the manufacturing environment and key risk and safety considerations

NEW! ASTM Workshop

Accelerating AM Technology Adoption Through Standardization and Certification

    • Sunday, March 22, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
    • Cost: $200/person ($150 for ASTM members)

As additive manufacturing is getting matured as a mainstream manufacturing method, standards are the key to accelerate further adoption of the technology to the next level. Several gaps exist in additive manufacturing to meet many industry specific needs. Therefore, globally accepted market relevant standards are needed to meet the growing demand in the application of AM technology. Certification is another barrier which will slow down the adoption of AM technologies. For certification, specific standards are needed to cover the entire AM value chain.

While standards continue to develop for AM, it is unable to keep up with the industry needs as AM technologies advance rapidly. Standard development is collaborative and voluntary in nature that make the process slow. Another hurdle in advancement of standards development is the lack of awareness among the AM community on standardization process and how the community can actively get involved in the process.  In order to accelerate AM standardization process, ASTM came up with a unique initiative, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE), which bridges the gap between R&D and standard development by performing focused research.

This workshop is intended to provide a detail understanding on the following topics,

  • Additive Manufacturing standard development process
  • Gaps in additive manufacturing standards
  • Research and development initiatives from ASTM CoE to drive standard development
  • Research and development opportunities skewed to standard development
  • Certification approach for Additive Manufacturing

The workshops will contain eight technical talks followed with a panel discussion. The technical talks will be focused on the above-mentioned topics.

  • 8:30 – Registration
  • 8:45 – Opening remarks
  • 9:00 – Tech Talk 1
  • 9:30 – Tech Talk 2
  • 10:00 – Tech Talk 3
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Tech Talk 4
  • 11:15 – Tech Talk 5
  • 11:45 – Tech Talk 6
  • 12:15 – Lunch/networking
  • 1:00 – Tech Talk 7
  • 1:30 – Tech Talk 8
  • 2:00 – Panel discussion
  • 3:00 – Adjourn

Details, registration and contacts available on the ASTM Workshop page.