Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Keynote Speaker

Agenda for twenty-fifth conference to stress education and training.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced that its keynote address will spotlight a major barrier to success: corporate cultures that are polarized with a development or production orientation. Randy Iliff, Vice President of InSight Services at Bjorksten | bit 7, will lead conference attendees through the “ironic art” of negotiating with stakeholders for permission to help them to align and balance cultures, objectives and expectations.

Gary Rabinovitz, AMUG president, said, “Education and training for additive manufacturing practitioners must span technologies, processes and business practices. Randy Iliff will tackle the latter, and the balance of our four-day conference agenda will address the hands-on and technical concerns that help our members do more with additive manufacturing.”

With over 80 presentations, training sessions and hands-on workshops, the AMUG Conference covers topics such as machine maintenance, material selection, secondary processes and system justification. “I am especially excited to offer ten hours of Magics software training, at no cost to our attendees, and four hands-on workshops that provide step-by-step instruction on processes such as rubber molding and hydroprinting,” said Rabinovitz.

The users group conference, now in its 25th year, is open to owners and operators of all additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies. The conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 14 – 18, 2013. The all-inclusive conference registration fee is $595.00 until March 15th. For details and a link to registration, visit

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include all commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies for companies such as Stratasys, SLM Solutions, Mcor Technologies and Renishaw. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Online at