Additive Manufacturing Users Group Holds Technical Competition
CHATSWORTH, CALIF. – April 6, 2011 – Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), an organization for owners and operators of additive manufacturing equipment, today announced winners of the 2011 Technical Competition. This competition recognized businesses and universities for outstanding applications of Stereolithography (SLA® / SL) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS® / LS) technologies.
“The AMUG Technical Competition is an excellent opportunity for manufacturers, service bureaus and colleges to feature their technical expertise by showcasing advanced uses of additive manufacturing technologies,” said AMUG chairman Gary Rabinovitz.”
Entries in the Advanced Concepts category included:
- Conformal Lattice Structures for Unmanned Air Vehicles via LS – Luis Folgar, Paramount Industries
- Infrared Detection Systems – Judy Gill, Raytheon
- Running Shoes with Custom Performance – Candice Majewski, Loughborough University
Entries in the Advanced Finishing category included:
- Going Green from Scrap Parts to Sculpture – Bret Bordner, Laser Reproductions
- Mass Customization for iPad Covers – Greg Elfering, 3D ProtoParts
- Prototype Logo for VW Vehicle – Adam Snow, Applied Rapid Technologies
- Tools for Replica of London Bridge – Jamie Milas, Materialise
All entries were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of additive manufacturing experts and former Dinosaur Hall of Fame members.
“It is a pleasure to recognize users of additive manufacturing equipment who demonstrate some of the most advanced and innovative uses of stereolithography and laser sintering technologies in this industry,” Rabinovitz added.
About Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG):
Formerly known as 3DSUG, AMUG was established to encourage and coordinate technical information exchange between owners and operators of additive manufacturing equipment, including but not limited to, 3D Systems, EOS Electro Optical Systems, Objet Geometries, Stratasys and Z Corporation. AMUG meets annually to provide a forum for presentation of papers relating to the dissemination of processes and new technologies related to the operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the secondary or final application of parts or/and tools made from these systems. The event is sponsored by ALM, Boeing, buyCASTINGS, CadmiumCD, Clemco, DPSS Lasers, DSM Somos, EOS, Evonik, Fineline Prototyping, Huntsman Advanced Materials, Integra, Objet, Laser Reproductions, Materialise, NCP Leasing, Northrop Grumman, Paramount Industries, RAPID, RePliForm, SLM, Solid Concepts, Time Compression, VacuCoat and Valspar. Connect with AMUG members on the organization’s Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube networks.