Each year, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) provides absorbing keynote speakers, workshops and conference sessions that
aim to stimulate, inspire and educate the additive making community on the latest applications and technology.
Stratasys kicked off events with the unveiling of the Stratasys J750, the world’s initially multi-material, full-color 3D printing device, to a standing-room-just audience. The J750 delivers one-stop 3D printed realism, making product-matching prototypes via a combination of six materials with full-color gradients and textures.
The debut of the J750 included a presentation by Stratasys customer LaGuardia Studio. Servicing New York University’s (NYU) ability, students and alumni, the 3D technology center acquired the Stratasys J750 to enhance their portfolio of digital media services.
“3D printing at NYU has helped revolutionize and redesign a few of the programs the school offers. It is allowed students to turn it into additional accurate, detailed models in a faster time period over traditional methods,” said Andrew Buckland, technician lead for LaGuardia Studio.
Buckland brought along a 3D printed red fox skull, a favourite one of attendees, that bears a striking resemblance to a real-life animal skull.
“The J750 allowed us to turn it into full color rigid models that
are pretty durable. The technology allows for us to maintain this attractive texture color map,” introduced Buckland.
Watch a few new 3D printing application highlights of AMUG 2016:
Other highlights of the conference included a fireside chat between Stratasys co-founder and inventor of FDM, Scott Crump, and industry tremendous Todd Grimm. The Innovator Showcase gave audiences a glimpse into the earlier years of the 3D printing pioneer’s business development and how he maintains a creative mindset despite the challenges and risks he encounters along the way.
AMUG honored the recipients of this year’s Distinguished INnovator Operator (DINO) Awards, that recognizes tremendousise and service inside the additive making industry. Bonnie Meyer, director of applications engineering for Stratasys North America, was one of 10 recipients to obtain this prestigious honor. Meyer joins the ranks of the influential group of industry veterans who include Scott Crump (Stratasys), Andrew Graves (Stratasys Direct Manufacturing), and Terry Hoppe (former director of applications engineer at Stratasys).
A special thanks to the other Stratasys customers who took part
in this year’s Stratasys Diamond-sponsored track:
- Jimmie Nold, United Launch Alliance
- Shane Jordan, Specialty Appliances Orthodontic Laboratory
- Eric Halla, Caterpillar, Inc.
- Armen Toorian, Glendale Community College
- Nabeel Chowdhury, Washington University School of Medicine