Conference Dates

March 8 – 12, 2020


Additive manufacturing is older than most people recognize. The state of the art Metal Additive industry of today was brought about by various technological advances in related fields such as laser technology and CAD/CAM systems. This presentation will offer a broad overview of the history of Metal Additive Manufacturing and provide an introduction into various processes utilizing metal powders. It will also explore uses of the technology and begin the conversation about where and when AM technologies appear to be useful. This dynamic field changes almost daily and new technologies or ideas are constantly evolving, but this presentation should provide a basic understanding.