Keynote speakers announced for AMUG 2019

February 5, 2019

Keynote speakers announced for AMUG 2019

Brian McLean (left), Brad Keselowski (centre), and Todd Grimm (right) will be keynote speakers at AMUG 2019 (Courtesy AMUG)


The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for the 2019 AMUG Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from March 31–April 4, 2019. Designed for both novice and experienced Additive Manufacturing users, the AMUG Conference agenda topics range from technology basics to advanced applications and business considerations. This year’s conference will offer nearly 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions.

Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, will return as a keynote speaker, kicking off AMUG 2019 on Monday, April 1, with his presentation ‘Additive Manufacturing: Making Your Own Reality’, providing insights, observations and guidance around his summary of recent developments in AM. Grimm is an AMUG DINO recipient and AMUG’s AM industry advisor.

Brad Keselowski, a NASCAR driver and champion and Owner/Founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), will be keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 2, with a presentation titled Winning the Manufacturing Race. In this presentation, he will share his experiences of applications where technology like AM can help companies ‘win the race’ – and its impact not only within automotive, but across multiple sectors.

On Thursday, April 4, Brian McLean, Director of Rapid Prototype for LAIKA, will speak on how polymer AM has helped to progress stop-motion animation, in his presentation titled ‘The Art and Science behind LAIKA’s Oscar® Award Winning 3D Printing Process’.

“We are extremely excited about our 2019 AMUG Conference keynote speakers,” stated Gary Rabinovitz, AMUG Chairman and Chair of AMUG’s Program Committee. “They will provide a snapshot of the most transformative ideas shaping the AM industry today.”

On Wednesday, April 3, the featured presentation will be the Innovators Showcase, an on-stage interview that aims to elicit valuable insights and personal stories from AM industry leaders. This year’s guest of honour is Professor Gideon Levy of Technology Turn Around (TTA).

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