Now that we are only one month away from the 25th anniversary conference of AMUG, I can honestly say that we have an exciting agenda, jam-packed Exhibitor Expo and more education and hands-on-training than one person can safely handle. The bottom line is that you do not want to attend this show alone; there is more than enough information to keep two or three of your colleagues busy.
This year’s executive board has gone above and beyond what was expected of them, and you will all be the recipients of their exceptional work. Speaking of exceptional work, you won’t want to miss the special awards that will be handed out at the Monday morning President’s Address and the 5 DINO (Distinguished Innovator Operator) awards that will be handed out at Tuesday evening’s Awards Banquet.
I want to thank everyone for the support over the past two years as my presidency of AMUG comes to an end. These two years leading this group has meant the world to me, and I could not have done it without the awesome supporting cast that I have had the opportunity of working alongside.
See you all in Jacksonville, Fla., April 14-18, 2013.
All the best,
Our Mission: Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies.
There is still time to enter your amazing AM work in the Technical Competitions. There are two categories: Advanced Concepts and Advanced Finishing.
For details, visit www.am-ug.com/technical-competition.htm. To download the entry kit, visit www.am-ug.com/pdf/technical-competition-package-2014.pdf.
Mike Pierce, Hamilton Beach Brands
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4D Printing Presented at TED2013
If a designer programs a 3D printed object to morph over time, can we call it “4D printing”? Skylar Tibbits, an architect, designer and computer scientist focusing on self-assembly technologies, thinks so. He recently presented the idea at TED2013. Read more at It’s a 3D World.
The Sorovetz Report
What to do with your free time while in Jacksonville? The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is located on a four-mile stretch of the St. John’s River, and it is perfect for walking, running or just sitting and taking in the great view. If lounging and relaxing is on your agenda, then don’t forget about the Hyatt’s outdoor, rooftop pool, which will be heated to 85 degrees and has a spectacular river view.
Want to get away and enjoy some of Jacksonville’s nightlife? Well, the Jacksonville Landing (www.jacksonvillelanding.com) is only one block away from the Hyatt, and it offers full-service restaurants, a large food court, several bars and free weekend concerts.
Time for some sightseeing — well St. Augustine is the place you want to go. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States and is about 45 minutes from the hotel. St. Augustine offers full-service restaurants, bars, shopping and historical tours. More information on St. Augustine can be found at staugustine.com/visitors-guide.
See you in sunny Jacksonville, Florida,
Thomas A. Sorovetz