The "Almost Final" 1997 SLS UG agenda

From: Joseph DeGuglielmo (
Date: Fri Aug 29 1997 - 20:20:40 EEST

The Skies the limit!
Please join us for the Years Most important Selective Laser Sintering
Announcing the 1997 Selective Laser Sintering User's Group Annual

October 5th through 8th, 1997
At the Albuquerque Double Tree Hotel and Convention Center
201 Marquette NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Please call 1-800-222-8733, mention the 1997 SLS User Group and make
your reservations. We have a block of rooms reserved at reduced rates
until September 5, 1997. Since the Conference coincides with the annual

Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta it is extremely important

that flight and hotel reservations be made well in advance to ensure
your spot.

$115 single or double
$125 triple or quad

Please note:
7 Hotel parking is $5.00 per day
7 Airport shuttle service is available by Checker Express at $8 one way,

or $14 round trip

Please contact this years Officers for any question

Chairman Clint Atwood Sandia National Laboratories 505-844-0816
Vice Chairman Brian Bauman Plynetics Express Corporation 847-925-9900
Secretary Joe DeGuglielmo Eastman Kodak Company 716-726-7046
Treasurer Marc Karnik Whirlpool Corporation 616-923-6085
Advisor Kevin McAlea DTM Corporation 512-339-2922

As the 1997 Chairman of the SLS Users Group, I would like to encourage
each user of this technology to make plans to attend this meeting. Based

on feedback from last years' participants we are expanding the scope of
the meeting to include tutorials, parts fair, and an optional tour of
Sandia National Laboratories' Rapid Prototyping Lab. An added
attraction, this year, is the KODAK International Balloon Fiesta that is

held annually in Albuquerque and is the largest gathering of balloonists

in the world. Last year over 700 hot air and gas balloons were entered
in the event.

Please make plans to attend and participate in this very important
technical exchange. "If you are a user of DTMs SLS technology and do
not attend the Users meeting you are cheating yourself professionally,
and your company."

Clint Atwood

This Years Agenda

Sunday October 5, 1997
04:30 -- 07:00 The Balloon Glow * The Kodak Albuquerque International

Balloon Fiesta is a annual event attracting over 1.5 million
spectators in 1996. This year marks it 26th year and will be highlighted

by over 100 uniquely shaped balloons. One of the most popular events is

the Balloon Glow where spectators walk among the estimated 900 Roaring

Giants from all around the world.

07:00 -- 08:00 Return to the Albuquerque Double Tree Hotel. Early
Registration and reception immediately upon return.

Monday October 6, 1997
07:30 -- 08:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:15 -- 08:30 Introductions: Clint Atwood, Sandia National
Laboratories, 1997 SLS User Group Chairman

08:30 -- 09:00 Brent Stucker University of Rhode Island SLS
Electrodes using Zrb2

09:00-- 09:30 Frank Breitinger IWB User Center Augsburg Rapid
Tooling LR for Injection Molding and Pressure Die Casting

09:30-- 10:00 Ron Clemons Harvest Technologies SOMOS Pros and Cons

10:00 -- 10:30 Break

10:30 -- 11:00 Steve Deak Hasbro Toy Group and Phil Connor DTM
Corporation Plastic Molding Inserts using the SLS Process

11:00 -- 11:30 Joe DeGuglielmo Eastman Kodak Company Powder Handling
and Inventory Control at Eastman Kodak Company

11:30 -- 12:00 Marc Karnik Whirlpool Corporation A Discussion on
Nitrogen Generators from a users Perspective

12:00 -- 01:30 Lunch (Networking)

01:30 -- 02:00 Rich Beaudoin General Motors , Powertrain Casting
Operations Rapid Prototyping and the Automotive Foundry

02:00 -- 02:30 Mark Ensz Sandia National Laboratories Shelling
TrueForm Parts for Increased accuracy and Decreased Build Times

02:30 -- 03:00 Brian Bauman Plynetics Express Corporation A
Discussion on the use of SandForm ZR

03:00 -- 03:30 Break

03:30 -- 04 :00 Tim Gornet University of Louisville "Glass filled
Nylon Inserts for Tooling"

04:00 -- 04:30 Andrew Marsden The University of Leeds Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysms project, The Development of Medical Training Aids: A
Medical Case Study

04:30 -- 05:00 Breakout Discussion

06:00 -- 08:30 Board buses for the Conference Dinner at Sandia Peak *

08:30 -- 10:30 Tram Ride up to Sandia Peak *

* Additional costs are anticipated for guests
Tuesday October 7, 1997
07:30 -- 08:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:00 -- 09:30 DTM Reports
Business Overview - John Murchison
Market Focus - Kevin McAlea
Product Development Update
         System - Kevin McAlea
         Functional Models - Margo Myers
            - SOMOS 201 TPE
            - DuraForm Polyamide
            - Futures
         Prototype Manufacturing - Margo Myers
            - Investment Casting (Shelling, TrueForm PMMA)
            - Sand Casting (SandForm Si and Zr full release)
            - Rapid Tool LR
            - Rapid Tool SR (Concepts, early results)
            - Futures

09:30 -- 10:00 Break

10:00 -- 10:30 Jean Smith Review 1996 DTM wish list

10:30 -- 11:00 Generate 1997 DTM wish list

11:00 -- 11:30 Dr. Trevor Ilston Rover Group, University of Warwick
Sand Form

11:30 -- 12:30 Lunch (Networking)

12:30 -- 02:00 Business Meeting:
Treasurer's report ,1998 Site selection, Old and New Business, Election
of 1998 Officers

02:00 -- 02:30 Break

02:30 -- 04:00 Clint Atwood Sandia National Laboratories Open
Technical Discussion Facilitated by this years SLS Chairman

A VERY informal open forum on such topics as Machine Performance,
Hardware, Software and Materials. This forum is intended as a technical
exchange of problems and solutions uncovered by the user community.

04:00 -- 04:15 Kristen Dudash Society of Manufacturing Engineers
"Rapid Prototyping Association: An Introduction and Benefits"

04:15 -- 04:30 Mark Bliek Materialise A Introduction to new
Materialise RP products

04:30 -- 04:45 Andre Dolenc Nest Technologies "Shelling with DeskArtes


04:45 -- 05:00 Michael Tsenter Nest Technologies Polyurethane
Injection with the Proto Mix System"
"Rapid Tooling for Thermal Forming with ESPOR

06:30 -- 08:00 Parts Fair, Vendor Displays and Reception

Wednesday October 8, 1997
06:00 Board Buses
07:00 -- 09:30 Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension * A sight you won't want
to miss as over 800 balloons lift off in the largest mass ascension
in the world.

09:30 -- 10:00 Jean Claude Tasse CTTM Le Mans, France TBD

10:00 -- 02:00 Concurrent Technical Discussions Lead by the Experts
from DTM Corporation
    Sand Casting Ed Shivak
   Investment Casting" Will Pattison
   Functional Models Mary Michalewicz and Chris Hanna
   Metal Tooling Phillip Conner

These sessions will be running concurrently and are designed to be in
small intimate groups to promote the best exchange of information. There

will be four one hour sessions of each to allow everyone to participate
in all sessions. Due to the nature of this format we will have sign up
sheets available at the registration table. Please sign up when you

02:00 Adjourn

2:30 -- 4:30 Optional tour of Sandias Rapid Prototyping Lab

* Additional costs are anticipated for guests



Joe DeGuglielmo Eastman Kodak Company Rapid Prototyping Center 901 Elmgrove Rd. Rochester, NY 14653-5315 (716)-726-7046



Joe DeGuglielmo Eastman Kodak Company Rapid Prototyping Center 901 Elmgrove Rd. Rochester, NY 14653-5315 (716)-726-7046

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