Source: PR Newswire

The slider-RoboticHandsCollageAdditive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) held its 2015 Winter Meeting February 3-4, at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, TN. The event was jointly hosted by ORNL and University of Tennessee – Knoxville. More than 70 consortium members attended.

The 2-day event featured a special workshop, “Understanding Modeling and Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Processes,” organized by Dr. Deepankar Pal, Chief Scientist at 3DSIM, as well as technical presentations by ORNL, the Department of Defense, NIST, EWI, UTEP, and B6 Sigma.

“Oak Ridge was our best-attended meeting ever,” said Shawn Kelly, Director of the AMC. “We had more than 70 participants from industry, government, and research institutions, and the information shared was outstanding.” Meeting co-organizer Suresh Babu of UT-Knoxville agreed. “The level of the presentations was very high,” he said. “AMC’s quarterly meetings offer unprecedented opportunities for conversation and collaboration, and this program was no exception.” Dr. Bill Peter from ORNL added, “We were pleased to host such a large group interested in advancing the science of additive manufacturing and deployment of the technologies at our Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.”

The AMC, established in 2010 by technology innovator EWI, is a national consortium of industry, government, academic and non-profit research organizations with the mission of accelerating and advancing the manufacturing readiness of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Members include Lockheed Martin, Sigma Labs, Inc., GE, Praxair, Inc., Rolls Royce, Inc., Lawrence Livermore Labs, University of Louisville, and NASA. The consortium is operated by EWI, based in Columbus, Ohio.

The AMC will hold its Spring Meeting April 29-30 at North Carolina State University, in conjunction with the ASPE 2015 Spring Topical Meeting: Achieving Precision Tolerances in Additive Manufacturing.

For more information about the AMC, click here, or contact Linda Homes or Shawn Kelly at 614.688.5000.