I'm sorry again, but I've had a formatting problem that's been driving
me up a wall.
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
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."
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
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
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
> -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)
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:
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
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
10:00 -- 02:00 Concurrent Technical Discussions Lead by the Experts from
> "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.
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
> $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:
Make checks payable to the Selective Laser Sintering User Group
Mail your completed form with enclosed check to:
Marc Karnik (Treasurer)
303 Upton Drive
St. Joseph MI
Mail Drop 0210
>You may be responsible for additional costs. See Agenda notes for details)
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