MFG Meeting to continue additive manufacturing discussion
The annual MFG Meeting is going to be held on March 4-7, 2015, in Orlando.
The Association for Manufacturing Technology has been on he leading edge of the additive manufacturing discussion. At its annual MFG Meeting on March 4-7, 2015, in Orlando, a panel of experts will continue the discussion about the near-term opportunities for additive manufacturing—focusing on emerging technologies and new business models.
The speakers include:
Dr. Lonnie Love, Group Leader Automation, Robotics, and Manufacturing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Dr. Love is the project lead for the Big Area Additive Manufacturing program at ORNL that is focusing on large-scale, high-speed polymer and metal additive manufacturing.
Michael Siemer, founder, Mydea Technologies: A champion for rapid prototyping and tooling technologies while working in design and production at Walt Disney World Co., Siemer went on to found Mydea Technologies in 2004 to provide a 3-D, Kinkos-like product development service with an emphasis on rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, and manufacturing.
Rob Mudge, CEO of RPM: Mudge has co-founded three companies, including RPM & Associates, Inc., which is now recognized internationally as a leader in solving wear problems for heavy industry.
To register for the 2015 MFG Meeting, sponsored by AMT, the National Tooling and Machining Association (NMTA), and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), go to www.themfgmeeting.com.
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