October 08, 2013
Euless , Texas
Texas Star Conference Center
1400 Texas Star Parkway
$65 before October 1, 2013/ $125 at the door
SPE Mold Making & Mold Design Division
Space is limited
A one day seminar on 3D printing. 3D printing is a hot topic right now, and one of high interest to our local industry. Not only does 3D printing verify design, help develop concepts and aids in manufacturing, recent advances have opened up new uses for the printed parts including fixtures, jigs, tooling, quick replacement parts in machines and more.
- Registration materials
- Admission to tabletop exhibits
- Hot breakfast buffet
- Lunch buffet
- Introductory SPE membership rates
- Technical speakers
- Q & A sessions with experts
- And more!
8:00 - Tabletop set-up
8:30 - Registration opens - breakfast buffet opens
9:00 - Introduction and welcome
9:15 - 3D printing and Technology Overview - the Alphabet of Technology from FDM to LENS and more
10:15 - Break
10:30 - FDM and MJM machines and materials
11:15 - CAD and STL file issue
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - SLA and SLS machines and materials
2:00 - Low cost RP/3D printers
2:30 - When to use a service bureau
2:45 - Break
3:00 - Prototype tooling from 3D printing
4:00 - Door prizes and raffle
Tabletop exhibits are on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $125 and includes on seat for the seminar.
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