Source: Digital Journal | August 7, 2015

AM-Conference-2015The Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) 2015, presented by Modern Machine Shop, has announced the addition of two exclusive facility tours to this year’s event program.

The two-day Additive Manufacturing Conference taking place October 20-21, 2015 in Knoxville, TN, will offer established manufacturing professionals ways to connect with leading suppliers, end-users and researchers of industrial applications of additive manufacturing technologies. The full agenda is available at: For registration details click here.

Adding a unique, hands-on experience to the conference, registrants will tour the soon-to-be completed Local Motors Microfactory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). The MDF is home to the Big Area Additive Manufacturing facility where Local Motors and ORNL have collaborated to produce the world’s first production 3-D printed vehicle. The Local Motors Microfactory concept leverages the speed and flexibility of 3-D printing to design, build and sell new vehicles based on local needs.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Group Leader, Dr. Lonnie Love and Local Motors Co-Founder, Jay Rogers will highlight the AMC technical program examining design, material, machinery and applications technology used in metal additive manufacturing.

“Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Local Motors aren’t just leaders in applying and developing additive manufacturing – they are true supporters of the technology. Their support is evidenced by their willingness to deliver keynote presentations, offer technical guidance and open their doors as host of the Additive Manufacturing Conference facility tours. Their participation delivers value and depth that is truly unique to Knoxville and not available anywhere else,” explained Event Director, Allison Miller.

The Additive Manufacturing Conference will also include formal and informal professional networking events. Host to all event breakfasts, breaks and lunches, the AMC exhibit room will include leading additive manufacturing equipment and service suppliers. In addition, the conference will open Monday, October 19th with a reception at the Knoxville Convention Center. Exhibitors, speakers and attendees will connect Tuesday, October 21st at the Grand Reception also at the convent center. The AMC will conclude with a closing reception at Knoxville’s Market Square.

Registration is open for Additive Manufacturing Conference 2015. Full event details are available at

About Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing is devoted to the 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing technologies that build complex components layer by layer. Our focus is on the use of these additive technologies to manufacture functional parts, including end-use components and industrial tooling. In its printed version, AM is distributed with two leading manufacturing magazines, Modern Machine Shop and MoldMaking Technology. AM is also available in a free digital edition sent via email.