Conference on 3D Printing to Open in Schaumburg, IL

Cutting-edge technology sessions offered during manufacturing event

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 -- A new, all-day conference on 3D printing will be offered during the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Midwest trade event, which takes place October 15-16, 2014, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. The educational sessions on Wednesday, October 15, cover new materials used in 3D printing, including metals, innovative uses of 3D printing in manufacturing, and a case study of 3D printing used in medical prostheses.


UBM Canon's long-running Midwest manufacturing event brings together four co-located trade shows under one roof, attracting thousands of exhibitors and attendees to the area. Joining the Design & Manufacturing event are ATX Midwest (formerly known as Assembly & Automation Technology Expo), MD&M Chicago (medical design & development), and PLASTEC Midwest.

In addition to the 3D printing educational sessions, another full day of sessions will cover M2M, the Industrial Internet of Things, investigating the transition from wired to wireless, the conversion of legacy systems, and resolving security and inoperability issues. Of special interest is how this disruptive technology of machines communicating with one another is enabling greater flexibility, efficiency, and connectivity of information. There will also be in-depth, two-hour sessions on robotics applications, design innovation and ideation, and lean manufacturing.

Medical device design professionals will find additional educational opportunities at the MD&M Chicago conference, which will focus on specific issues and technical training for the medtech industry. New this year is a full day devoted to the "Connected Digital Health."

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

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