Add This to your Additive Quest

There's an upcoming opportunity to learn more about additive manufacturing.

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Among the four keynote speakers at the Additive Manufacturing Conference will be Jay Rodgers whose company, Local Motors, produced the first 3D printed car.  

If ever there was an industry buzz, and I’ve seen many, it’s fair to say few have matched additive manufacturing. It’s become technology that many shops feel compelled to know more about.

This might be your chance. Beginning on October 20, an opportunity to learn more about this emerged technology is being held for 2 days at the exhibition hall in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Additive Manufacturing Conference, presented by our sister publication, Modern Machine Shop, in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will feature four unique keynote addresses focused on the application of AM technologies for making functional components and end-use production parts.

Oak Ridge’s Dr. Lonnie Love will open the conference discussing how his team is “Breaking Barriers in Additive Manufacturing.” Attendees will also be offered a tour of the nearby Oak Ridge’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.

Following Dr. Love’s opening address will be Dr. Jason Jones, an international AM award winner from Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies. His address, “Hybrid CNC Machines: A New Platform for AM,” will explore the possibilities of making, repairing and improving parts through hybrid process.

Closing out day one of the conference will be Greg Morris, GE Aviation additive lead, who will report on GE’s advancements in AM for the aviation field.

Day 2 opens with Local Motors CEO Jay Rodgers. His company has received national and international attention for producing the first 3D printed car, which was highlighted and driven at IMTS 2014.

These keynotes are being brought together to report on the state of current AM technology and its applications within the manufacturing arena. For those curious about AM, it will be time well spent. Click here for more information on the agenda and registration details.