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AMUG March 2022

By March 17, 2022

March 2022

President’s report

IT’S HERE! AMUG 2022 is only days away.

After two long years, we are getting closer to the ‘old normal.’ Chicago and Illinois have almost entirely lifted their mask and vaccine requirements. Note that the mandates still apply to public transportation, medical facilities, and a few others. So, while we are not required to wear masks at the conference, you are welcome to do so, and we support your decision should you wish to. With an appreciation for the impact of mandates lifting, we extended the discounted registration period for a week, and we are happy that many people took advantage of this.

We have been busy cooking up some fantastic things for you that start as early as Saturday, April 2. The many hours of conference content, activities, and engagement opportunities will make it a bit of a challenge to plan your days. One tool to help with this is the AMUG mobile app. Please watch your inbox for details, download it, and set aside some time to become familiar with the program before you’re on site. The app will help with note-taking, scheduling, reminders, voting, and connecting with others. Please review the entire agenda so that you may get the most out of our event!

You will notice there is a lot of reference to “YOU.” This is because your contributions and engagement have allowed us to find so many different solutions we can whip up. All of our technologies, materials, and case studies mean almost nothing without you to make a ‘special sauce’; you are the key ingredient. I am looking forward to seeing what we can get cooking!

More details on what you can expect to see at AMUG 2022 are discussed in this newsletter. Please review what the AMUG team has compiled. We are all here to help, so please reach out to any team member so that we can make your event incredibly awesome!

I’ll see you soon!

Carl Dekker

Carl Dekker

REMINDER: AMUG business meeting

The AMUG business meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 11:00 am (local time) at the Hilton Chicago in the International Ballroom on the 2nd floor.

Voting for the open 2022 AMUG Board of Director positions will be available on the mobile app from Sunday, April 3, at 12:00 am until Monday, April 4, at 11:59 pm. The newly elected AMUG Board of Directors will be announced during the AMUG Business Meeting. For more information, check out

Checklist for 2022 AMUG conference attendees

The time has come to get your checklist prepared and get ready for the 2022 AMUG Conference. If you haven’t already registered for the conference, do it now and don’t miss out!

  • Act now to make your hotel reservation. We have blocked rooms at both the Hilton Chicago (very limited availability now) and the Palmer House Hilton.
  • Access the online planner at AMUG Online Planner.
  • Download and install the AMUG Mobile app.
    • Use email address and registration ID listed in your registration confirmation email.
  • Taking the train from O’Hare or Midway airports to downtown Chicago is the easiest and cheapest way to travel. Go to transportation for more travel information.
  • Review the conference agenda and plan your week (200+ sessions to choose from; it won’t be easy).
  • Register for the two Conference Training and Certification programs offered by ASTM and SME/ToolingU.
  • Coming to Chicago early? Don’t miss the DMG MORI tour. Advanced registration is required.
  • Don’t forget to enter the Technical Competition—entries accepted through March 27.

And lastly, pack your bags—conference-casual attire is the way to go. As always, it is going to be a great event! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!

Roll up your sleeves for Thursday’s workshops

Plan to stick around through Thursday afternoon so that you can join us for the Workshops on Thursday!

These workshops are included in your registration fee, and they don’t require pre-registration. If there are concurrent workshops that you want to experience, no problem; feel free to jump in and out of each to squeeze in as much hands-on learning as you need.

There will also be takeaways, like a DMLS spinner (after removing the supports).

Workshops on Thursday include:

  • Silicone molding and urethane casting workshop—Part 2 (Part 1 is held on Wednesday).
  • Beyond adhesives—methods of assembling 3D printed plastics
  • Materials test lab
  • Post processing
  • Design with the end in mind—metal AM support removal
  • Scanning for reverse engineering and design
  • Casting flexible urethanes in rigid, printed molds
  • Foundry in a box

Don’t miss the hands-on workshops on Thursday.

2022 Technical Competition

Have you entered the AMUG Technical Competition yet? If not, there is still time! Submit your project in either Advanced Concepts or Advanced Finishing to highlight your unique applications and techniques. Also, new this year, you will have the chance to be honored with the first Members’ Choice Award. While Advanced Finishing and Advanced Concepts awards are determined by a panel of judges, the Members’ Choice will be determined by attendee votes!

AMUG 2022 attendees will view the Technical Competition entries during the AMUGexpo on Monday evening. You don’t want to miss these impressive entries or your chance to vote (via the mobile app) on your favorite.

The deadline to enter the competition is March 27. More information and the submission form can be found here. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Bonnie Meyer, Technical Competition Committee chair, at

Maddie Frank and her 2019 winning entry, a 3D-printed cello.

Conference and agenda highlights

The AMUG Conference agenda has been set, and the immeasurable hours put in by our volunteer board and committee members are about to come to fruition.

Sunday officially kicks off the event with our New Member Welcome and the first night of the AMUGexpo. On the main stage (Monday – Thursday), the agenda features two keynotes from the automotive industry, a fireside chat with this year’s Innovator’s Award recipient, an International Report, and highlights from our AMUG Scholarship and Technical Competition winners.

The AMUG conference tracks will feature user-led panel discussions, presentations, and an increased focus on hands-on workshops. After these sessions wrap up each afternoon, you will be able to continue to learn through conversations and social interactions during our evening dinner and networking events.

It is the goal of AMUG to foster an environment rich with learning and development, and we strive to bring fresh ideas and concepts to deliver on that goal. This year, we are pleased to introduce The Manufacturing Loop, an immersive exhibit of manufacturing videos to help bridge the knowledge gap in applying AM to the manufacturing floor. The Manufacturing Loop is made possible through a collaboration between AMUG and SME, and it will be located on the 2nd floor of the Chicago Hilton, across from the Normandie Lounge. The Manufacturing loop will also be available after the conference on and the AMUG mobile app.

We are also offering three pre-conference activities. On Sunday, April 3, DMG MORI Chicago will be opening its doors to AMUG members for an exclusive tour of their Hoffman Estates facility. Advance registration is required. There will also be two pre-conference workshops and certificate courses. ASTM is conducting ‘Establishing an Additive Manufacturing Facility for Critical Part Production.’ This is a two-day course held on Saturday, April 2, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, April 4, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Additionally, SME is hosting its Certified Additive Manufacturing—Fundamentals (CAM-F) review course and exam, which will take place on Sunday, April 3, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Additional information for both courses, including links for registration, can be found here.

Scholarship winners announced

From many qualified candidates, AMUG has selected its scholarship recipients. Frank Marquette, professor of practice at Troy University, has been awarded the Randy Stevens Scholarship for educators in AM. Akila Udage, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in architectural science with research focusing on AM for lighting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship for students in AM.

Frank and Akila will take the stage to present their work on Monday, April 4, 2022, and will be part of the AM conversations throughout the week

Frank Marquette had a dynamic career in manufacturing before entering higher education. He has been teaching design and the implementation of automation for fabrication and manufacturing. In 2020 he launched a minor and associate of science degree in 3D printing for art and industry. These courses begin with design fundamentals and offer extensive applied learning experiences in the 3D printing lab. The program’s emphasis is large format printing and sustainable materials.

The 3D printing program attracts a wide variety of students, from dance to computer science majors. Frank said, “It has been wonderful having students with different interests learning from each other’s unique perspectives and strengths. Put an electronic engineering student on a project with a graphic design major and watch what happens.”

Akila Udage was exposed to AM while pursuing his master’s degree at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). According to Akila, “In an attempt to explore my newfound passion for AM, I chose 3D printed optics as my thesis topic.” As a graduate research assistant, Akila’s work focused on integrating AM into LED lighting systems. Through his research, he has analyzed the advantages and challenges of developing structural, thermal, electrical, and optical components for LED systems using AM.

Akila’s efforts on 3D-printed optics are focused on the printing of novel lenses for illumination applications, and he has been involved in the characterization of 3D-printed reflective and transmissive optical components. Akila has also been developing 3D printed antennas and evaluating the effect of 3D printing properties on electrical traces. Akila has recently been involved in projects to build custom architectural lighting through 3D printing to take lighting to a more creative level.

2022 scholarship recipients:
Akila Udage (top) and Fran Marquette.

AMUG Conference first-timers

Hello First-time Attendees,

We are anxious to welcome you to AMUG 2022 and excited to meet you.

We’ve sent out an email to all first-time attendees with a welcome letter and information on the new member meeting, which takes place Sunday afternoon. If you didn’t see the email, please note that we will be meeting in the Normandie Lounge on the second floor at 3:00 pm. Also, keep an eye out for an email with information on our mobile app, which has the conference agenda and much more.

We have two introductory documents to prime you for a conference experience like no other: AMUG 101 and AMUG 202. You can read both here.

I look forward to seeing and meeting you in our event kickoff meeting. Travel safely.

Derek Ellis
New Member Committee Chair

Derek Ellis
New Member Committee Chair

Hospitality: a few details

If you still need to make hotel reservations, note that Hilton Chicago availability is now very limited, but we have the Hilton Palmer House as a backup.  For those that will be staying at the Hilton Palmer House, we will have a free shuttle operating between the hotels from Sunday, April 3, through Thursday, April 7.  Please look for transportation signage at the Hilton Palmer House for the specific times of operation.

On Wednesday night (April 6) the theme for our AMUG dinner is the “Roaring 20’s.” Please feel free to dress up in 1920’s-era styles.

At the Hilton Chicago, the indoor pool will be heated to 85 °F and the hot tub to 102 °F.  Both will be open from 6:00 am to 4:00 am (closed for 2 hours to add chemicals and clean), so bring your bathing suit and relax after a long, hard day at the conference.

If you have ANY issues while on site (illness, injury, hotel issues, etc.), please Tom Sorovetz, Director of Events & Hospitality, as soon as possible so that he can assist you.

Thank you, AMUG supporters

Dear Sponsors and Exhibitors,

It’s been an interesting time for me since becoming AMUG VP three years ago. The postponement in 2020 and my inability to attend in 2021 were big disappointments. Yet, 2021 was rewarding in that the AMUG Conference was a huge success despite the obstacles. The turnout of members and sponsors made all the effort worthwhile.

AMUG 2022 planning started with trepidation due to the many unknowns. But it has turned out to be the best year ever. We are at 99.3% capacity with just one unclaimed spot, a Diamond Sponsorship. I would personally like to thank every one of you on behalf of the AMUG Board for your continued support, making the AMUG Conference the world’s best AM event for users (#ForUserByUsers).

I can’t wait to thank you all in person during the AMUGexpo.

I wish you all safe travels from whichever part of the globe you will come. It has been a great pleasure to assist you as we all come together to make the event a success.

Best wishes,

Andrew Allshorn
Vice President

Andrew Allshorn
Vice President


New webinar series—Industrial 3D Printing: The Most Common Questions

Is metal AM ready for prime time? Innovators in aerospace and medical were early adopters, but with recent advancements in technology, 3D printing is poised to change how companies design and produce metal parts in many industries.

AM offers several benefits over traditional manufacturing technologies. Because it relies on a digital workflow, it empowers engineers with new design freedom, helping them create lighter, stronger, and more functional parts than before. Metal 3D printing allows companies to extend those benefits to a broader range of parts, drastically improving the overall quality and performance of their products. Our webinar series Industrial 3D Printing: The Most Common Questions includes a discussion of all your metal AM questions on Monday, March 28, with Metal 3D Printing: 10 Most Common Questions. 

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • What are the various methods for 3D printing metals?
  • How does metal 3D printing help with lightweighting?
  • When does it make sense to use metal 3D printing instead of other manufacturing methods?

Register today.

Monday, March 28—Metal 3D Printing: 10 Most Common Questions webinar.


Desktop Metal commences shipments of Production System P-50 with inaugural customer Stanley Black & Decker

Desktop Metal has shipped its first Production System™ P-50 printer to Stanley Black & Decker, marking the commercialization of the company’s flagship AM technology for mass production of end-use metal parts. As one of the most highly anticipated advanced manufacturing systems ever introduced, the P-50 is the product of nearly $100 million in investment and a four-year development program overseen by Desktop Metal engineers and materials scientists.

The P-50 is designed to mass produce high-performance metal parts with the repeatability and cost required to compete with conventional manufacturing. Stanley Black & Decker, the first P-50 customer, is a purpose-driven industrial organization that operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, including such iconic brands as DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER, and CRAFTSMAN. For more information on the P-1, the P-50, and Production System technology, click here.

Production System P-50 printer.


Tour DMG MORI Chicago

We cordially invite you to visit our Additive Manufacturing Excellence Center in Hoffman Estates before attending the AMUG Conference in Chicago. Sign up today to reserve your spot for the Exclusive Technology Tour on Sunday, April 3, to learn more about our journey with AM and our latest technology.

The tour will provide an in-depth look at our AM process chain, including the design and programming phase to building and finishing components. We will also feature our LASERTEC powder nozzle Directed Energy Deposition (DED) and powder bed Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology paired with the  latest 5-axis CNC technology and automation.

Our qualified partners contribute essential solutions for the design and quality assurance in an end-to-end process chain.

We look forward to welcoming you at our DMG MORI USA headquarters. Advanced registration is required, so visit the tour page to reserve your spot.

Join the Sunday DMG MORI tour.

Formlabs creates the custom cars of the future

Stop by the Formlabs booth (D13) at AMUG 2022 to learn how Formlabs printers are helping every industry innovate, including those historically reliant on heavy machining techniques, like the auto industry.

Typical auto manufacturing workflows involve injection molding and tooling, where the cost is spread out over hundreds of thousands of parts. But Vital Auto needed a cost-effective solution for manufacturing only a few parts at once. It relies on Form 3L (SLA) and Fuse 1 (SLS) printers to prototype and create end-use parts for concept cars developed for companies like Volvo, Nissan, McLaren, and more. Stop by the booth to see the parts and learn more about how Formlabs customers are pushing the boundaries of what’s not only possible but profitable.

A concept car developed by Vital Auto with Form 3L and Fuse 1 printed parts.

Covestro Additive

Materials at the heart of your printing

The Covestro materials team is looking forward to meeting the AMUG community again!

With AM moving into industrial production, materials become more important as their properties define part performance. Covestro material experts will be available at Diamond booth D1, and they will share their experience and know-how in the sponsored sessions:

  • Functional materials: How to evaluate your material options—Eric Romano will present and discuss with invited panel members the results of testing commercially available materials. See also February AMUG newsletter.
  • Polymer Laser Sintering: How Ecosystems Enable Scale-Up—Andrew Graves will discuss several use cases featuring customized products.
  • Training Lab: Stereolithography—How to Improve Process and Yield: John Schaefer of the Somos® team will share his application knowledge on how to improve processing and yield, covering topics such as vat maintenance, viscosity, part accuracy, post processing, and more.

Check the AMUG program or visit our website for more information.

Dyndrite to showcase App Development Kit (ADK) at AMUG 2022

Binder jetting and photopolymer printers are getting more sophisticated, yet today’s legacy software is incapable of handling the datasets and processing needs of today’s machines. To overcome this, Dyndrite has developed the Dyndrite Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) and App Development Kit (ADK) to give machine builders and materials and process developers the power, freedom, and control they need to create next-generation solutions.

Visit us at booth #D3 to learn more about what powerful digital manufacturing software can mean for your enterprise. Reserve a meeting if you’re interested in a one-on-one appointment during the event.

Join our speaking and training sessions at AMUG 2022, where we specifically address the challenges jetting and photopolymer users face and how Dyndrite enables them to address these challenges, creating better parts and higher build quality.

Nexa3D to showcase ultra-fast 3D printing technology at AMUG 2022

Diamond Sponsor Nexa3D will share the realities of ultrafast 3D printing for production. With speaking sessions and 3D printers running in booth D12, the Nexa3D team is ready to talk productivity!

Join Nexa3D at AMUG 2022:

Monday, April 4, at 1:30 pm: Training session in Designing for LSPc technology with Head of Operations Brent Zollinger. This deep dive will draw from real-life case studies and cover best practices for this advanced mSLA process.

Tuesday, April 5, at 3:00 pm: CTO Izhar Medalsy will discuss ‘The Evolution of Resin 3D Printing to Ultrafast Capabilities.’ From the development of SLA to advanced mSLA to next-generation LSPc, dive into process differentiation when it comes to speed, resolution, and scalability.

Wednesday, April 6, at 3:00 pm: ‘The Realities of Truly Rapid 3D Printing with mSLA at the Desktop’ will be in focus in a training session from Jake Kapusta, manager of customer success and support for desktop.

Thursday, April 7, at 10:30 am: COO Kevin McAlea will examine ‘Material Developments in Resin 3D Printing.’ The session will cover material validation, open systems, and how 3D printing resins compare to traditional manufacturing polymers.

To set up a meeting with Nexa3D at the conference, please contact

The Nexa3D ultrafast 3D printing portfolio.

See you at the 2022 AMUG Conference!

We’re excited to share our newest technologies and advancements during the 2022 conference in Stratasys’ booth (D17), including:

  • H350 (SAFTM technology)
  • Neo®450 (stereolithography)
  • Origin® One (P3TM technology)
  • 3D printed battleship game
  • and more

Plus, join us for these educational and technical sessions:

Building the Connected Additive Manufacturing Factory Floor
April 4, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, International Ballroom

Polymer PBF Requirements for Mainstream Production
April 5, 10:30am – 11:00am, Lake Michigan

How to Optimize Design Structures with the Digital Anatomy™ Printer
April 5, 11:00am – 11:30am, Lake Michigan

Overcoming Large Geometry Challenges in DLP 3D Printing
April 6, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Marquette

Panel Session: AM Equipment Benchmarking Considerations
April 6, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Boulevard C

Digital X-Ray: In-Process Data Collection & Analysis
April 7, 10:30am – 11:30am, Williford B

Seven Printer Hacks You Wish You Knew
April 7, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Williford A

Battleship game with 3D-printed ships and torpedoes from various Stratasys technologies, recently seen at the Military Additive Manufacturing Summit.

fabWeaver launches a state-of-the-art 3D printer, type A530

The showcase for fabWeaver is just around the corner. Check out the “Factory-worthy & Office-friendly” fabWeaver type A530 at the booth D6 during AMUG 2022. Visit us for a first look at the ‘Smartly-designed’ prototyping workstation and test out its high performance in person.

And now it’s available to arrange a meeting schedule from April 3 to 7 with fabWeaver team through the link!

We are looking forward to sharing your interest including product information, partnership, resellership and so on, and giving our first look of the product for you at AMUG2022. fabWeaver is always committed and open to offering the best 3D products and smart solutions available to you, so don’t hesitate to come by our booth, D6.

Also, there are key opportunities to meet competent speakers from fabWeaver and its partner Materialise as listed below.

Efficient Workflow Proposal for a Medium & Small-sized 3D-Print Shop
April 4, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Williford C (3rd Floor)

Maximizing Use of PA12
Presenter: Bart Van Der Schueren (CTO, Materialise)
April 5, 10:30am – 11:30am, Marquette (3rd Floor)

3D Printing for Mass Production in Asia
April 7, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Continental C (Lobby Level)

Anyone can prototype from virtually anywhere with fabWeaver type A530.

See you at AMUG 2022 in less than 3 weeks!

With AMUG 2022 just around the corner, Meltio is busy preparing for the event! We will be showcasing our entire product range of affordable, reliable, and easy-to-use metal 3D printing solutions in booth D4.

Discover the Meltio product portfolio with all three of our products on display. Unlock the unlimited potential of our turn-key metal 3D printer, the Meltio M450. Interested in learning about the Meltio Engine CNC or Robot Integration? Have all your questions answered by our expert engineers. And learn more about the brand new Meltio material portfolio with plenty of applications as seen on our social channels.

Do you want to grab a coffee with our team? Make sure to come by our booth or schedule a meeting directly with one of our team members. Also, during the event our CTO, Brian Matthews, will give various speeches and hold training sessions for the Meltio product portfolio. Find more information about those here.

Discover the full Meltio product portfolio in booth D4 (Salon A).


Join us in Chicago at AMUG 2022

Exciting news! The HP 3D Printing team will be at the AMUG Conference this year!

We will be in booth D2, Salon A, featuring our latest applications and sample parts from healthcare, industrial, and many more industries. Plus, don’t miss our interactive demos of our new virtual reality support system. Join our HP 3D Printing leaders—Guayente Sanmartin and Wayne Davey—as they host a session, during which they will share how HP is enabling customer success in scaling production. This session will be on April 6 at 4:30 pm.

We will also deliver two training lab sessions where you get to experience and learn about:

Achieving Class-A Surface Quality with Plastic Powder Bed Fusion
Presenter: Wes Kramer, Application Engineer
Time: April 5 @ 1:30pm

E2E cost optimization for production at scale. Featuring HP’s Automatic Unpacking Station
Presenters: Gino Balistreri, Automation Product Manager
Time: April 7 @3:00pm

We can’t wait to see you again at our booth!

Join HP at AMUG 2022 during its training labs.


A relentless focus on customer service

As the executive leader of the new GE Additive Customer Service Organization, Steve Slusher is leading our global field service, fulfillment, product support, customer programs, and after-market product management teams. Before joining GE Additive, Steve worked 15 years at GE Aviation in various technical roles in design, test, and certification. His core focus now is to prioritize all our actions to improve our customer’s experience and maintain confidence in GE.

Steve will be attending the AMUG Conference this year. Learn more about his team’s mission at the GE Additive booth #D8, and click here to view our presentation schedule.

GE Additive field service technician.

Quickparts on-demand manufacturing launches new website

Global AM provider Quickparts is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, The new site marks the first step of its digital transformation, providing a single hub for customers and partners to satisfy all their manufacturing needs. features a redesigned user experience that makes project management easier, enabling fast access to educational resources, and interactively displaying the wide range of Quickparts’ technologies and material offerings.

The next phase of the site, which will be released soon, will be a complete overhaul of the e-commerce portal. Continuing the company’s commitment to making the manufacturing process faster and easier, the new system will streamline quoting and project management while delivering the most efficient way to go from 3D CAD design concepts to finished products delivered anywhere in the world. new website.

Computer Aided Technology (CATI)

The wait is over

We’re so excited to see you again! We have a lot of great things in store for you this AMUG Conference including:

  • New AM technology solutions
  • Celebrating 30 years in product development
  • Live demos of Stratasys PolyJet technology and Creaform 3D Scanners in our booth (D18)
  • Presentations from our tech team in the Diamond tracks as well as the 3D scanning tracks

We also want to provide you the training you need to keep your company running efficiently and effectively. We invite you to provide your input (and enter to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards) on a short survey about technical training. Submit feedback.

Make sure to stop by booth D18 to discover ways you can accelerate your product development by having the experts at Computer Aided Technology on your side. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Take our training survey.

Tekna invests and innovates for the growth of its future

Tekna, the world-leading provider of AM powders, continues growing in Europe and North America.

Tekna is consolidating its European AM powder production at a new facility in France designed to hold up to 1,500 tons of powder manufacturing capacity and produce nickel, aluminum, and titanium powders. The facility will be the centerpiece of a supply chain that is 100% European based, ranging from feedstock procurement to advanced powders manufacturing, from delivery to point-of-use, with fully traceable, closed-loop material recycling.

With this consolidation, Tekna has strengthened its supply chain resilience while reducing its carbon footprint and enabling the industry to operate in a circular economy in line with its environmental goals.

In addition, Tekna continues to further ramp up the production volume of AM powders at its headquarters in Sherbrooke, Canada. And Tekna is setting up an industrial pilot production facility for its printed electronics sector. This facility will contain state-of-the-art equipment to produce nickel powders to manufacture high-end, multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC). The demand for high-end MLCC has accelerated due to the increasing number of electronic devices installed in electric cars, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, IoT, and 5G telecommunications. Tekna is well positioned in this growing market.

New facility in Pont-de-Veyle, France (top) and facilities in Sherbrooke, Canada.

Discover Hexagon’s vision and solutions at AMUG 2022

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will present its vision for industrialized additive manufacturing at AMUG 2022. In booth D16, attendees will find a full product portfolio to develop, improve, and verify digital models as well as optimize the 3D printing process. These Hexagon technologies connect workflows from design and engineering to manufacturing operations to part quality—introducing a streamlined approach to industrial-scale AM production for precision industries like aerospace, automotive, and bio-medical.

On Thursday, April 7, Hexagon will host a leadership forum titled ‘How to Effectively Industrialize Additive Manufacturing’ that features a panel of five industry experts discussing the technology gaps, challenges, and the required solutions. On Tuesday, April 5, the company will present a workshop focused on metal AM and a new innovative workflow to achieve successful dimensional control. Two Hexagon experts will join the AMUG speaker lineup to cover data management and artificial intelligence, as well as simulation-based process compensation with scan data.

Discover Hexagon’s vision for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing (I AM) at AMUG 2022.

ExOne and Desktop Metal: What’s new for AMUG 2022

ExOne and Desktop Metal are now a part of the same family. With the addition of ExOne, ETEC, and more, Desktop Metal has transformed into the world’s leading provider of Additive Manufacturing 2.0 solutions. At AMUG 2022, ExOne and Desktop Metal will be side-by-side to discuss a wide range of new AM technologies. New to ExOne this year will be the latest in the S-Max Series that will help make sand 3D printing more accessible to all foundries for advanced metal castings. New to Desktop Metal, the highly anticipated P-50 designed for mass production of end-use metal parts. The X-Series line of printers also adds a variety of specialty materials, including technical ceramics, to the Desktop Metal portfolio.

#TeamDM is making additive accessible to everyone with a variety of machines, materials, and killer applications. Stop by to see us at booth #D19.

Learn more about ExOne’s Sand 3D Printers.

Learn more about Desktop Metal X-Series.

Learn more about X-Series and all the new products from Desktop Metal and ExOne at AMUG 2022, booth D19.


3D Metal Printing

Look for 3D Metal Printing at AMUG 2022 and Join Us for Conference and Tours in June

3D Metal Printing is proud to be an AMUG Gold Sponsor, and we’ll be combing the exhibit floor and conference sessions next month. Look for us, too, at RAPID + TCT in Detroit this May. With the two most important North American AM events on tap this spring, we’re also excited to share the 3DMP Spring issue, which you’ll see at both. And, check out our info-packed Winter 2022 digital-only issue.

June 7-8, we offer our 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour in Hartford, CT. Attend valuable presentations and tour the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center at the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

See you soon!

While you’re at AMUG 2022 and RAPID + TCT, be sure to pick up a copy of 3D Metal Printing’s Spring 2022 issue—loaded with metal-AM news and technology developments.

Metal AM

Pick up your print copy of Metal AM magazine at AMUG 2022

Metal AM’s Jon Craxford and Nick Williams are looking forward to attending the first major AM event of 2022, the AMUG Conference. Come say hello to us and be the first to grab free print copies of our Spring 2022 issue, featuring deep dives on Pangea’s AM aerospike engine, Seurat’s Area Printing, and much more.

Not going to be at AMUG 2022? Read it online.

Spring 2022 issue of Metal AM has arrived.

3D Printing

3D Printing Industry will see you in Chicago

If you’re reading this, then it’s likely you’re just as excited as we are to be returning to the AMUG Conference next month.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with the keynote speakers that are features of the packed agenda. You can read our interviews with Divergent 3D Founder & CEO, Kevin Czinger, and Ellen Lee, Technical Leader of AM Research at Ford.

Editor-in-chief Michael Petch will be in Chicago for the week—so get in touch if you’d like to meet up.

Celebrations from 30 years of AMUG in 2018. (Photo credit: Michael Petch)

The Additive

Hypercar has more than 350 3D-printed parts

“Fast and fabulous” is a good description of the new Czinger 21C automobile. The stunning tandem-seat hypercar reportedly goes from 0 to 62 mph in 1.9 seconds, runs the quarter mile in 8.1 seconds, and tops out at 281 mph.

Key to the 21C’s design and performance capabilities is the builder’s commitment to digital manufacturing, including AM. The car incorporates more than 350 3D-printed components.

Czinger Vehicles co-founder Kevin Czinger, who is a scheduled keynoter at next month’s AMUG Conference, opened the company in order to produce vehicles that “express the cutting ⁠edge of the human mind.” Click here to read the report on our website.

Other interesting reads on our website include a report on a roundtable hosted by Materialise on data and AM (click here to read); the impact of enterprise modeling and simulation on manufacturing; and the results of a MakerBot survey about 3D printers.

Lukas Czinger (left) and his father, Kevin Czinger, stand by the $2 million 21C they are developing. (Photo: Czinger Vehicles)

ADDITIV Aerospace 2.0 is back

After the success of ADDITIV Aerospace last year, we are back with the latest edition of the virtual conference on AM and aerospace, ADDITIV Aerospace 2.0. Come and join us on April 26, 2022, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EDT (UTC-4:00) with panel discussions, workshops, and networking sessions spread throughout the day.

While there, you will be able to attend panel discussions covering topics ranging from AM certification in aviation, key applications of AM in space such as with satellites and 3D printed rockets, sustainability in the sector, the most essential AM materials for aerospace, and how AM is helping to advance interplanetary colonization. We will be welcoming speakers from NASA, Rolls Royce, ASTM International, and many more! Also, do not miss our workshops, which will teach attendees about various topics combining AM and aerospace with leading organizations from both sectors.

Register for free here.

Don’t miss out on ADDITIV Aerospace 2.0. You can register for free here.


Inside the latest issue of TCT North America

Inside the latest issue of TCT North America, AMUG President Carl Dekker tells TCT why AM users should attend AMUG 2022. Discussing the learning and networking opportunities open to attendees throughout AMUG’s extensive conference program and neighboring expo, Dekker said, “We’re all professionals doing AM. We all have a lot of the same issues.”

Also in this issue, we take a look at recent developments in healthcare, including interviews with Osseus and Customy, and explore emerging opportunities for 3D printing in right-to-repair initiatives and packaging.

Plus, we ask what’s driving recent AM adoption, preview RAPID + TCT, and look at how DyeMansion’s post-processing tech is enabling personalized orthotic products.

Get all of this and much more by subscribing for free here.

The latest issue of TCT North America includes an interview of AMUG President Carl Dekker.

Interview with Kevin Czinger, AMUG keynote speaker

Ahead of the 2022 AMUG Conference, speaks to the event’s Tuesday keynote speaker, Kevin Czinger, about how his company essentially kicked off the “laser wars” in AM by partnering with SLM Solutions to develop a 12-laser powder bed fusion metal 3D printer. Czinger also discusses nature as an inspiration—not just for designing 3D printed parts, but for a circular economy—before foreshadowing a possible announcement with a major auto manufacturer.

Read the interview here.

Czinger 21C, track-ready hypercar and proof of concept for AM in mainstream automobile manufacturing.

Digital Engineering 24/

Innovations in aerospace

In the March issue of Digital Engineering, we focus on innovations in the aerospace sector, including the use of 3D printing to create on-demand parts in space and how eVTOL aircraft manufacturers are leveraging additive for lightweighting and prototyping.

Read the stories here.

Aerospace focus in March issue of Digital Engineering.

Make Parts

What’s next for additive software?

Additive hardware continues to improve in productivity, accuracy, and ease of use. The focus is on software to improve additive functions and capabilities while taking additive to the next level. Hardik Kabaria, the director of Software Engineer focused on R&D at Carbon, offers insights.

Read those insights here.

Innovating software for lattice creation is one example of what’s next for additive.