2/5/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

AMUG Announces Speakers for 2019 Conference

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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announces its keynote speakers for the 2019 AMUG Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on March 31-April 4. 

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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announces its keynote speakers for the 2019 AMUG Conference, which will be in Chicago, Illinois, on March 31-April 4. These speakers will address additive manufacturing (AM) from personal experiences. Brad Keselowski, a NASCAR driver and owner/founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), Brian McLean, director of rapid prototype for Laika, and Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, will engage and challenge conference attendees.

Todd Grimm is returning as a keynote speaker and will kick off the conference on Monday, April 1st. He will wrap insights, observations and guidance around his summary of recent developments in AM. Grimm has been asked to once again start the AMUG Conference with an enthusiasm that will kickstart the event and set the tone for a week of user-to-user interactions.

Brad Keselowski will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 2nd, with Winning the Manufacturing Race presentation. As a championship driver, Keselowski understands the importance manufacturing plays across multiple industries. That understanding, coupled with his passion for technological innovations, led him to build KAM. In his keynote, he will share his experiences where technology can help companies win the race and its impact not only within automotive but across multiple sectors.

On Wednesday, April 3rd, an Innovators Showcase will be presented. This showcase is an on-stage, conversational interview that elicits valuable insights and personal stories from AM industry leaders. This year’s guest of honor is Professor Gideon Levy of Technology Turn Around (TTA).

On Thursday, April 4th, Brian McLean will treat attendees to a visual journey showing how 3D printing has helped redefine stop-motion animation. His presentation will explore over a decade of creative and technical developments and groundbreaking animation. McLean has been at the heart of Laika’s work that fuses the age-old art form of stop-motion the with cutting-edge, 21st-century technology of 3D printing.

Designed for both novice and experienced additive manufacturing users, the AMUG Conference topics range from technology basics to advanced applications to business considerations. The conference will have nearly 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions. Conference details and registration are available here

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