SLS Agenda "last one, No.. really!"

From: Joe DeGuglielmo (
Date: Sun Aug 31 1997 - 20:45:58 EEST

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Regards, Joe DeGuglielmo


                                The Sky's the limit!

Please join us for the Years Most Important Selective Laser Sintering Event!
The 1997 Selective Laser Sintering User's Group Annual Conference will be
October 5th through 8th, 1997 At the Albuquerque Double Tree Hotel and
Convention Center 201 Marquette NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

For reservations call 1-800-222-8733
Be sure to mention the 1997 SLS User's Group when making your reservations. 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

Please note:
        Hotel parking is $5.00 per day
        Airport shuttle service is available by Checker Express at $8 one way,
        or $14 round trip

"As the 1997 Chairman of the SLS User's 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 DTM's SLS technology and do not attend the Users
meeting you are cheating yourself professionally, and your company."

Clint Atwood

                        The Sky's the limit!

This years meeting has the potential to soar as high as the many warm air
balloons that will grace the skies over Albuquerque in October. Many hours
of preparation have been put into this years conference to make it the best
one yet. More user presentations, more technical discussions, and more
benefits to all who attend. The additional excursions to the International
Balloon Fiesta make this years event both educational and entertaining. Set
your sights high and plan on attending the years most important Selective
Laser Sintering Event! You'll be glad you did!

Please contact this years Officers for more information

Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer
Clint Atwood Brian Bauman Joe DeGuglielmo MarcKarnik
Sandia National Plynetics Express Eastman Kodak Whirlpool
Laboratories Corporation Company Corporation
505-844-0816 847-925-9900 716-726-7046 616-923-6085
This Years Agenda

> Sunday October 5, 1997

04:30 -- 07:00 The Balloon Glow *
                        The Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an
                        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.
> (requires sign up) * see note 1

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
> "Zyrkon EDM Electrodes Using SLS."

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
                        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"

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

12:00 -- 01:30 Lunch (Networking)
01:30 -- 02:00 Rich Beaudoin GM, 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 Conference Dinner at Sandia Peak >* see note 2

08:30 -- 10:30 Tram Ride up to Sandia Peak >* see note 2

> 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 Updates:
> -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 DTM Corporation
> "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 Officers

02:00 -- 02:30 Break
02:30 -- 04:00 Clint Atwood Sandia National Laboratories
                        Open Technical Discussion Facilitated by this years SLS
> "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."

                Special Vendor Sessions and Parts Fair

> Tuesday October 7, 1997

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 RapidTools"

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

05:00 -- 06:30 Free Time

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

> Wednesday October 8, 1997

06:00 -- 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.
> (requires sign up) see note 2

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 register.
02:00 Adjourn

2:30 -- 4:30 Optional tour of Sandia's Rapid Prototyping Lab

>* Note 1: Please contact Clint Atwood prior to conference if you will be attending
>* Note 2: Additional costs are anticipated for guests

Selective Laser Sintering User's Group
Registration Form

>Registration Fee:
> $250.00 per person if received by September 1, 1997
> $350.00 per person if received after September 1, 1997
Job or Position:
City, State Zip:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
FAX Number:

Make checks payable to the Selective Laser Sintering User Group

Mail your completed form with enclosed check to:

                        Marc Karnik (Treasurer)
                        Whirlpool Corporation
                        303 Upton Drive
                        St. Joseph MI
                        Mail Drop 0210

                        FAX 616-923-6380
                        Phone 616-923-6085
>(Please note,
>You may be responsible for additional costs. See Agenda notes for details)

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