Once again – Authentise and AMUG hosted an incredibly interesting and sought-after roundtable for experts to exchange experiences and problems from the field, and find help from those that had gone through the same or similar problems already. There were no secrets in this room. This is AMUG at it’s best: A true User Group where people are looking to help each other.
This year, we got right into it and handled even more queries from before. We handled questions about
- what data people share with their customers to protect intellectual property (design files, log files, data on process – the answers varied),
- how people get hold of data from devices (laughter in the room on this one as Authentise is obviously a leader in this field – promise, we didn’t plant them 😉 )
- how to go about accurate metrology in a cheaper way (scanning, integrated machines, critical dimensions, in-situ monitoring were some keywords mentioned)
- how to retain people or deal with attrition (some secret tips were shared here – be there next time 😉 )
- how to find an entry into the industry (again, some choice tips, including job boards, orgainzing regional meet-ups, independent study and so forth)
The room had a real mix of people in it, which was great. Though most attendees had, as is usual for AMUG, serious experience, there were also some newcomers too – which kept the session alive. Participate in #3, to be held at AMUG in Chicago, April 2019, to find out more!
We’re super excited to be a part of AMUG 2017, both as exhibitors and contributors. It’s always a great show.
The roundtable is titled “Identifying & Solving Process Inefficiencies in AM”. The idea is to bring together a number of experts in polymer, metal and hybrid production who all have challenges as well as ticks and tricks about how to improve the process. This is a chance to exchange ideas. There is no panel, but we are ensuring active participation at the event by making sure that certain experienced professionals will be there to share ideas.
We’re really excited to be working with Peter Zelinski, the Editor-in-Chief of the Additive Manufacturing magazine, who will moderate the session. He wants to speak to as many professionals in advance as possible. Are you one of them? Get in touch.
Time: Monday March 20, 3:30-4:30.
Room: Continental B (Lobby Level)
Content: This roundtable explores what inefficiencies additive manufacturing operations still exist and how they can be addressed. As additive technology enables more and more production use cases, it is becoming increasingly important improve the process: To reduce the latency of bringing a part to print, integrate the production into existing manufacturing processes, and eliminate manual steps from the process of preparing and making perfect parts, reliably. Nobody seems more excited or prepared to make this transition happen than operators, who have had to struggle with inefficiencies for decades. This roundtable taps that knowledge and helps exchange ideas of how manual processes can be automated and sidestepped. How to add serial numbers automatically, create cost benchmarks, know what is scheduled where, when the next available slot is, track traceability automatically and more