The AMUG Technical Competition provides a forum for users of additive manufacturing technologies to display their unique applications as well as their finishing capabilities.
Users may submit their entries in the Advanced Concepts category or the Advanced Finishing category. Each category will be open to all additive manufacturing technologies with a winner and runner-up being selected from each.
The Advanced Concepts category aims to recognize individuals and their companies for exemplary work with additive manufacturing technologies. Entries in this category will “push the envelope” for a particular technology or a combination of technologies. Unique applications, processes, and/or utilization are desired in this category.
The Advanced Finishing category has been created to recognize the efforts of those whom we often overlook when evaluating a model. The designers and engineers may hatch a concept, but it is often the parts finishers, model makers, painters and others that bring a prototype to life.
All entries will be displayed at the conference’s Exhibitor Expo and will be judged by a panel of five DINOs. Winners will be announced during the Awards Banquet.
Eligible entries will have a registered attendee at the annual conference. For details and entry forms, please download the entry package.
For the Advanced Concepts Categories:
- 1st Place: Mike Pierce, Hamilton Beach Brands
- Food Processor Sheet Metal Part
- Runner Up: Jonathon Slightam, Milwaukee School of Engineering
- Fluid Powered, Articulated Joint for Surgical and Rehabilitation Applications
- Runner Up: Steve Kossett, Northern Lights Technology Center
- Alto Recorder in F
For the Advanced Finishing Categories:
- 1st Place: Todd Reese, Realize, Inc.
- Fantasy Figure
- 1st Runner Up: John Cross, Burton Snowboards
- Binding Assembly
- 2nd Runner Up: Jason Dickman, American Precision Prototyping
- F-22 Model
photos by Ed Winters Photography
Get Ready for 2013
The competition is tough, so start working on your entries for the 2013 Conference. Entries are now being accepted.
2013 Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference
April 14 - 18, 2012
Conference Attendees: $695.00