Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Keynote Speakers for 2016 AMUG Conference

Paul Litchfield, Jason Lopes and Todd Grimm will inform, inspire and excite attendees with their discussions of additive manufacturing applications, trends and technologies at the 2016 AMUG Conference.

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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced its featured keynote speakers for the 2016 AMUG Education & Training Conference, which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 3 – 7, 2016. Paul Litchfield, Jason Lopes and Todd Grimm will inform, inspire and excite attendees with their discussions of additive manufacturing applications, trends and technologies.

Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm & Associates and AMUG's AM industry advisor, will open the conference on Monday, April 4th. His presentation, titled “The Age of Innovation,” will disclose current and future trends, as well as recent product introductions. Grimm says that he will discuss these developments while offering guidance that will help attendees create strategic and tactical action plans.  This will be his sixth appearance as an AMUG keynote speaker.

Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects, returns for his fourth AMUG keynote appearance. Lopes, who is also speaking on April 4th, has been a world-wide sensation with his visual journeys of the special effects the studio has worked on that have used additive manufacturing.

Paul Litchfield opens the final day of the conference with “The Legacy of Reebok Innovation in Partnership with Additive Manufacturing,” giving attendees insight into Reebok Advanced Concepts’ operations. Litchfield, now president of Ware Solutions, LLC, was vice president of this Reebok group, which developed innovations like The PUMP, DMX Moving Air and CHECKLIGHT.

The AMUG Conference will also feature the Innovators Showcase, which is an on-stage conversation with Scott Crump, Stratasys co-founder and chief innovation officer, and a panel discussion with leaders of 10 of the top additive manufacturing companies. The balance of the conference will offer over 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions. A preliminary agenda is available for download here.

The users group conference, now in its 28th year, is open to owners and operators of all additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies. The advanced, all-inclusive conference registration fee is $795.00. For details and a link to registration, visit am-ug.com.

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