Presentation will Highlight How Companies Use Additive Manufacturing to Add Value to Products Produced with Conventional Methods

Albuquerque, New Mexico. 19 August, 2014: Optomec, a global supplier of 3D Printing systems for production applications, announced today that Dr. Richard Grylls, LENS General Manager for Optomec, will give a presentation at the ASME “Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum” (ADMIF) in Buffalo, NY. The presentation, is entitled, “Using Additive Manufacturing to Add Value to Products Produced with Conventional Manufacturing Methods”; the conference will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center from August 17-20.

Dr. Grylls presentation will explain how Additive Manufacturing can be used to add value by adding material onto existing structures, whereas 3D Printing is usually assumed to mean building complete structures in 3D. This subtle but important difference broadens the scope of Additive Manufacturing solutions to include the ability to print structural metals, conductive metals, and a wide array of other functional materials onto structures produced by conventional manufacturing methods, such as machined metal components or injection molded plastic parts. The presentation will also provide details on Additive Manufacturing technologies capable adding materials to preformed structures and application examples with reported benefits. For more information on Optomec Additive Manufacturing solutions, please click here.

The Advanced Design & Manufacturing Impact Forum is a unique new event wherein ASME is bringing together leaders in industry to present challenges and innovation, highlight solutions, and engage in conversations. The program includes a series of rich and in-depth sessions, workshops, special tracks, the connected vehicle demonstrator program, and an inaugural Innovative Design Simulation Challenge, Within the ADMIF are over 50 speakers including CEOs, CTOs and other senior leaders from the manufacturing industry.

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 150 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.

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