North American Helisys Users Group Conference

From: Ross Gates (selecteng@ross)
Date: Sat May 03 1997 - 20:58:53 EEST

Dear LOM users:
Here is the tentative schedule for the North American Helisys Users
Group meeting to be held in Indianapolis, IN from May 20 - 22, 1997, at
the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Union Station. This meeting is open to all
users of Helisys machines, including international customers. If you
have not regiestered, please do so immediately, so we can plan for the
meeting. There are some rooms available at the Holiday Inn at our
reduced conference rate of $105. Please contact them direct for
reservations at 317 631-2221.

Tuesday, May 20, 1997
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana

3-6 pm Seminar by Helisys on the building, decubing and finishing
plastic parts. Hands on workshop.

6-10 pm Registration
        Hospitality Room with open bar
                Table Top Exhibits

        Vendors to be exhibiting at this time:
                Brock Rooney & Associates Solid Concepts
                Sibco Helisys
                Ciba Deskartes

                        Wednesday, May 21, 1997

8-9 am Registration - Continental Breakfast

9-10 am Introductions
10-10:30 am Brock Rooney - Working with IGES file problems.
Translating to STL. By Brock Rooney
10:30 am Break
10:45 - 11:30 am Deskartes - A look at the Deskartes software suite,
Vacuum casting and vacuum form board. By Michael Tsenter.
11:30 -12:30 Solidview - STL viewer, layout and repair software. By
Solid Concepts
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch
2:00-4:30 pm Helisys presentation - various presenters, including a
live demonstration of the new machine enhancements and running
of the new plastic material.
4:30-5:30 pm Break
5:15 - 5:30 Board charter buses in front of Holiday Inn
6:00 - 11:30pm Racing at Stefan Johansson indoor kart track, dinner
buffet, open bar and award presentations. (Note: Bar does not
open until the all drivers are finished racing.) Sponsored by
11:30 pm Board Buses to return to Holiday Inn

Thursday, May 22, 1997

8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 am Discussion and prioritizing of improvements to present
to Helisys
9:00 - 9:45 am University of Dayton - Using ceramic lamination
materials on the LOM.
9:45 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 10:45 am Maintaining and setting up your machine for
optimal performance - Tom Cozzens - Agile Manufacturing Inc.
10:45 - 12:00 Open forum with some of the best LOM operators. How
to set-up, build and finish parts.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00- 2:00 pm Presentation still in planning stage
2:00- 2:30 pm Open forum with Helisys about our list of action items.
2:30- 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - end Users Group Business Meeting
                        Election of Officers
                        Discussion of our recent Incorporation
                        New business

Friday, May 23

Possible breakfast get together before checking out.

For further information, please contact me at

Ross Gates
HUG Treasurer

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