Upcoming 3D Printing Events: Webinar and Roundup Scheduled for June 9, 2024

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It’s another busy week of 3D printing events, with a few webinars thrown in the mix as well! Advanced Manufacturing for Defense by IDGA, in collaboration with ASTM International, is taking place at the same time as FABTECH Canada, and America Makes has a few offerings this week. There will be a few Demo Days, Stratasys continues both its advanced training and U.S. tour, and TechBlick will have a focus on additive electronics in Boston. Read on for the details of these and many more!

3D Printing News Unpeeled

Our Executive Editor Joris Peels, who’s also the Vice President of Consulting at Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR), offers a news livestream one to two times a week called 3D Printing News Unpeeled at 9:30 am EST. For each episode, Peels gets on LinkedIn Live and tells us, in 20 minutes or less, what he considers to be the top news stories from the 3D printing industry that week, and why they’re important. Some of the stories in his roundup are ones we’ve covered at 3DPrint.com, and some are not, but they are all equally interesting and impactful!

June 11 – 12: Advanced Manufacturing for Defense

The third iteration of IDGA’s Advanced Manufacturing for Defense Summit, in collaboration with ASTM International, is slated to take place in Pasadena, California on June 11-12. Participants will gain insights into strategic perspectives and industry trends through discussions with prominent figures from entities such as the US Navy and Lockheed Martin. Attendees will also hear from actual users of Advanced Manufacturing who will discuss their direct experiences, achievements, and challenges. This summit, organized with ASTM International, will emphasize critical issues related to qualifications and standards in advanced manufacturing.

“This event, in association with ASTM International, is poised to be a convergence point for defense prime contractors, governmental leaders, industry experts, technical vendors, and emerging startups, facilitating collaborative dialogue set against the context of recent monetary infusions, government initiatives, and major corporate undertakings in the defense and aerospace sectors. This melding of perspectives adds a timely and pertinent layer to the conversations.”

Tickets for the summit are available for purchase here.

June 11 – 12: Investment Casting Institute’s AM4IC Symposium

On the forthcoming Tuesday and Wednesday, dated June 11th and 12th, the Investment Casting Institute is arranging the Advanced Manufacturing for Investment Casting (AM4IC) Symposium taking place at Youngstown State University from 7 am to 4 pm EST. Among the highlighted topics at this symposium are the implementation of Advanced Manufacturing (AM) in creating intricate design geometries, propelling the sector forward, and aligning with client demands.

“This two-day symposium, accessible to all in the industry irrespective of association membership, will feature actionable insights shared through presentations from foundries and industry vendors. These discussions will focus on success narratives, navigating obstacles, and the impact of AM in enhancing supply chain robustness. The event is particularly geared towards investment casting suppliers, foundries, purchasers, users, design engineers, and supply chain coordinators.”

To sign up for the AM4IC Symposium, you can do so here.

June 11 – 13: DRIVE AM Intro to Industrial AM

Speaking of Youngstown, a free virtual training provided through DRIVE AM will be available from 9 am to 4 pm on June 11, 12, and 13. “Introduction to Industrial Additive Manufacturing – Virtual” is an initiative jointly hosted by America Makes, the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), Tailored Alloys, the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), and its W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. This training is offered at no cost and participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion. The curriculum includes topics such as material extrusion and laser powder bed fusion, supplemented by live virtual tours of industrial 3D printers.

The vision of DRIVE AM is focused on empowering a competent Additive Manufacturing (AM, also referred to as 3R printing) educated workforce across military, domestic manufacturing sectors, and defense supply chains. It also aims to strengthen a K-PhD STEM education path and foster business creation ecosystems.

You can sign up for the training here.

June 11 – 13: FABTECH Canada

FABTECH Canada is back, taking place in Toronto from June 11-13. It’s an event that happens biennially, making it one you won’t want to miss. The event offers an abundance of one-on-one time with a broad array of technologies, equipment, experts, and industries, potentially presenting you with innovative ideas and solutions that you were previously unaware of. It will feature a wide range of technologies related to metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, including tooling, stamping, robotics, welding machines, and not least, additive manufacturing/3D printing.

“FABTECH Canada provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs.”

You can register for the event here.

June 11-13: Stratasys Continues Advanced Training

Stratasys continues its advanced training courses this week at its North American subsidiary headquarters in Minnesota. From June 11-13, “FDM Advanced Insight and File Preparation” will be offered to customers of its FDM High-End 3D printing systems.

“The course is designed to equip customers with the knowledge needed to maximize the value of their printer.”

For more details and registration, email training.us@stratasys.com.

June 11 – 13: CSAT & LSAAT 2024 Meetings

Also from the 11th through the 13th, Action Team 2024 takes place both virtually and in-person at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Initially, there will be two days dedicated to the Cold Spray Action Team (CSAT) 2024 conference, highlighting advancements in cold spray technology across diverse areas including manufacturing on-site, specialized applications, and beyond. This segment will follow by a day dedicated to the Large Scale Additive Action Team (LSAAT) 2024 conference, which focuses on additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for creating large-scale metal components, including methods such as wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) and powder bed fusion (PBF).

“With two days of CSAT 2024 followed by one day of LSAAT 2024, this event continues to expand with more applications, exhibitors, and new commercial success stories than ever before.”

Tickets for these hybrid events are available for purchase here.

June 11 – 13: Experience the Stratasys Tour

The Experience Stratasys Tour is making its rounds in California this week, providing an opportunity for attendees to explore the company’s technology firsthand. Each tour stop features a local 3D printing team ready to address your queries and guide you through the array of printers and their uses. On June 11th, the tour will be at Laughing Monk Brewing and Gastropub in Sunnyvale, hosted by Purple Platypus. Following this, on June 12th, it will be at BMR NAPA AutoCare in Roseville, with GoEngineer hosting. The next stop on June 13th is at TopGolf in San Jose, again hosted by GoEngineer.

“Join us at one of our tour stops across the United States to experience the newest Stratasys 3D printers, materials, software, and additive solutions. Featured equipment includes the H350™, F370CR, J55™, Origin® One, Neo®800, and the newly introduced F3300™.”

Stay updated with the Experience Stratasys tour schedule here to find out when the tour will be near you!

June 11 – 13: OMTEC 2024

In Chicago from June 11-13, the Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) will be held by ORTHOWORLD. Over 1,400 orthopedic-focused professionals, including suppliers, consultants, societies, OEMs, surgeons, regulatory bodies, and universities, attended last year’s OMTEC, suggesting a large turnout this year as well. Five education arenas will offer insights into the latest technological advancements via industry thought leaders, and nearly 200 orthopedic-focused suppliers and service providers will be showcasing at OMTEC 2024, featuring companies like Oak Tree Additive, AddUp, 3D Systems, and more.

“The OMTEC experience is second to none. OMTEC’s unrivaled success is rooted in our mission to exceed your expectations, and it is the world’s only conference exclusively serving the global orthopedic manufacturing industry.”

You can register for the event here.

June 11 & 13: Solid Print3D SFX Demo Days

The AMT Post Processing event hosted by Solid Print3D in March attracted so much interest that the company has planned additional sessions to showcase AMT’s latest PostPro SFX. Responding to the enthusiastic feedback, Solid Print3D will conduct SFX Hands-on Demo Days on Tuesday and Thursday, June 11th and 13th, at their showroom. Gavin Minton, AMT’s VP of Operations and Customer Success, will be present to address any inquiries.

“Attendees will also have the chance to receive a free bespoke sample part, professionally vapour-smoothed for the session, which will facilitate real-time discussion and assessment of specific application needs.

“Please let us know if you need us to prepare this for you when you reserve your time.”

You can reserve your demonstration here. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so hurry to secure your spot!

June 12 – 13: The Future of Electronics RESHAPED USA

A long-awaited TechBlick U.S. event will take place in Boston on June 12-13: The Future of Electronics RESHAPED USA. TechBlick describes this as the most pivotal industry and research gathering in the nation, with a focus on various types of electronics including flexible, hybrid, structural, wearable, sustainable, and additive. The event will include a two-track agenda consisting of both industrial contributions and applied research, aiming to spotlight the newest technological and application innovations. Additionally, an engaging tabletop exhibition will showcase the complete value chain and ecosystem.

“This cutting-edge event will attract the global community from innovators and material suppliers to equipment makers, manufacturers, and end-users – who will all come together to redefine the future of electronics.”

Registration for the event is available here.

June 12 – 13: Plastics Live & Co-Located Events

In Coventry on June 12th and 13th, the Plastics Live exhibition and conference will once again serve the UK and Irish plastics industry. This event will showcase an extensive array of technologies and services spanning thermoforming, recycling, injection molding, extrusion, automation solutions, additives, and more. Furthermore, it features three synergistic events: Sustainable Plastics Live, Additive Manufacturing in Plastics (AMPLAS), and the newly introduced Industry 4.0 in Plastics. Plastics Live will also facilitate a pertinent roundtable on additive manufacturing during the conference’s opening day.

“The primary agenda of this session is to determine when to transition from traditional plastic manufacturing methods to additive manufacturing (AM), the right circumstances to subcontract AM services, or the advantages of acquiring in-house capabilities. The discussion will be led by renowned AM authorities including Andrew Allshorn at 3D-Squared, Nick Allen from 3DPRINTUK, Neil Sewell of Solid Print3D, Rich Proctor from AME-Group, and Jo Young at Additive-X,” detailed the event’s organizer, Scott Colman. “We’re thrilled that these distinguished experts will share their valuable perspectives with our audience.”

Registration for these four significant events in the plastics sector is available here.

June 12: TRX Webinar with America Makes & Skuld

The upcoming America Makes TRX webinar is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 12th, from 2-3 pm EST. Sarah Jordan, CEO of Skuld, LLC, will present “Roadmap to Achieving Low Cost Additive Manufacturing for Metal.” The presentation will cover a novel hybrid method being developed and commercialized by her company. The technique, AMEC, combines polymer 3D printing with lost foam investment casting. Jordan will present a case study demonstrating how AMEC was utilized to fabricate a component out of 1030 steel, weighing 85 lbs., priced at $4/lb., and produced net shape in less than a day. The discussion will explore the future direction of AMEC.

“Roadmaps guide us towards our destination depending on our final goals. At Skuld, our aim is to refine metal manufacturing processes to peak efficiency. Within the additive manufacturing landscape, we are particularly dedicated to tackling the principal challenges — cost and qualification.”

To sign up for the webinar, click here.

June 12: Würth Additive Group Demo Days 2024

This week, Wür Association’s Additive Group (WAG) continues Demo Days 2024, a series of exclusive events spanning key locations within North America. Attendees at these sessions will experience live demonstrations of products, engage in Q&A sessions with application professionals, receive a complimentary Demo Days t-shirt and enjoy a casual networking environment with fellow members of the local 3D printing scene. The tour will make a stop on the 12th at Loophole Brewing in Springfield, Massachusetts between 4-7 pm EST.

“Join us at one of our nationwide 3D tour stops to discover the cutting-edge in printing technology from Würth Additive Group’s preferred lineup, including the likes of Raise3D printers – the DF2, RMF500, Pro3 Plus and groundbreaking new resin materials from Loctite with PRO417.”

You can sign up for these events here.

June 13: Miller 3D Revolutionizing F&B Production with Markforged

At 10 am EST on Thursday, June 13th, Miller 3D will host a webinar titled “Revolutionize Your F&B Production Line with Markforged 3D Printers.” The session will delve into the practical uses of Markforged 3D printing technology within the food and beverage sector, demonstrating how it can significantly lower both operational expenses and production durations. Participants will gain insights on the functionality of Markforged printers, discover ways to integrate 3D printing into their manufacturing workflows to enhance cost efficiencies, and engage directly with specialists to address their inquiries.

“Whether you’re an engineer, operations manager, or industry innovator, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge to leverage 3D printing for improved efficiency and cost savings on your F&B production line.”

You can register for the webinar here.

June 13: 3D Printing in CNC Shops with Phillips & Markforged

Finally, Phillips will discuss “Maximizing Efficiency and Innovation in CNC Shops Through 3D Printing,” particularly focusing on Markforged, in an upcoming Modern Machine Shop (MMS) webinar scheduled for 11 am EST on the 13th. The presentation will cover how 3D printing can transform CNC operations by not only securing financial benefits but also enhancing design versatility and operational productivity. Participants will gain financial insights, discover actual market applications, delve into the design possibilities offered by AM, consider the future trajectories of manufacturing, and more.

“Whether you’re just beginning to understand the capabilities of additive manufacturing or seeking to enhance its implementation, this session will offer valuable insights and actionable guidance to maximize the use of AM technology.”

To join the webinar, kindly register here.

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