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The Sky's the limit!
Please join us for the Years Most Important
Selective Laser Sintering Event!
1997 Selective Laser Sintering User's Group
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 advance.
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
professionally, and your company."
The Sky's the limit!
This years meeting has the potential to soar as high as the many warm
balloons that will grace the skies over Albuquerque in October. Many
of preparation have been put into this years conference to make it the
one yet. More user presentations, more technical discussions, and more
benefits to all who attend. The additional excursions to the
Balloon Fiesta make this years event both educational and entertaining.
your sights high and plan on attending the years most important
Laser Sintering Event! You'll be glad you did!
Please contact this years Officers for any question
This Years Agenda
Sunday October 5, 1997
04:30 -- 07:00 Board Buses
The Balloon Glow (optional, will
require sign up) * see note 1
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
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
1997 SLS User Group
08:30 -- 09:00 Brent Stucker University of Rhode
"Zyrkon EDM Electrodes Using SLS."
09:00-- 09:30 Frank Breitinger IWB User Center
"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 Company"
11:30 -- 12:00 Marc Karnic Whirlpool Corporation
"A Discussion on Nitrogen Generators from a
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
"Shelling TrueForm Parts for Increased accuracy
and Decreased Build Times"
02:30 -- 03:00 Brian Bauman Plynetics Express
"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 * 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 Update
System - Kevin McAlea
Functional Models - Margo Myers
- SOMOS 201 TPE
- DuraForm Polyamide
Prototype Manufacturing - Margo Myers
- Investment Casting (Shelling,
- Sand Casting (SandForm Si and
Zr full release)
- Rapid Tool LR
- Rapid Tool SR (Concepts, early
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
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
Open Technical Discussion Facilitated by this
years SLS Chairman
"A VERY informal open forum on such topics as
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
"Rapid Prototyping Association: An Introduction
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
"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 Board Buses
07:00 -- 09:30 Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension * (optional will
require sign up)
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,
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
"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
registration table. Please sign up when you
2:30 -- 4:30 Optional tour of Sandia's Rapid Prototyping Lab
* Note 1: Please contact Clint Atwood prior to conference if you will
* 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
Please find my enclosed check for the 1997 SLS User's Group
I intend to bring a guest or guests. How many?
(Please note, You may be responsible for additional costs. See Agenda
notes for details)
Regards, Joe DeGuglielmo
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