The Additive Manufacturing Users Group's origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding industry users group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a users group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D Systems' equipment. Today, AMUG educates and supports users of all additive manufacturing technologies. The primary charter of the group remains the same, but its members are much more diversified, global and focused in advancing additive manufacturing technology for rapid manufacturing and prototyping.
With AMUG's expanded range, operators/owners of any commercial technology — stereolithography, selective laser sintering, 3D printing, DMD, DMLS, FDM, LS, SL, SLM, PolyJet, and more * — can benefit from the information exchange and professional network that AMUG offers.
AMUG educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies.
Carrying Out the Mission
The cornerstone of AMUG's offerings is the annual conference. Members meet to give and receive information, tips and tricks on additive manufacturing processes and applications. Spanning five days, there is ample time to get informed and build a network that includes seasoned professionals and novice users (learn more). Other actions include:
- Encourage information exchange among all equipment owners and operators.
- Propose solutions that involve basic modification to hardware or software.
- Provide a forum for technology exchange.
AMUG provides an open, inviting atmosphere that encourages communication and conversation between its members and from its members to vendors and industry as a whole.
Don't Go It Alone
Please consider AMUG membership. Join us and join a worldwide body of users that will help you do more with your additive manufacturing tools.
Meet the board of directors.
Officers' introductions: >>Go
AMUG membership is included, FREE of charge, with your conference registration fee.
Please view the conference information for details.
Many of these DINOs will be attending the annual conference, so you have a chance to learn from those that have seen it all.
See who you might meet: DINO listing.