Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Advancements Spotlighted at Chicago Event

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RadTech, the non profit for the advancement of UV technologies is sponsoring a unique Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing conference.

Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing technology creates complex three dimensional structures from digital data by successively curing a liquid resin by exposure to ultraviolet light. The technology is widely used for model verification, functional testing, and the direct manufacture of parts due to its accuracy, speed and process versatility. It serves many industries including service bureaus, consumer products, automotive, medical/dental, electronics, motorsports, aerospace, architectural, as well as academic and government/military applications.

A unique conference dedicated to advancements in ultraviolet (UV) processing materials and technology is scheduled for May 12-14 in Chicago. The conference will review the history of photopolymers in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, describe the physical properties of liquid and cured UV formulations; introduce emerging innovations and materials; and discuss current applications and the exciting potential for future uses. UV curable formulations are uniquely suited for use in additive manufacturing/3D Printing due to their near instantaneous cure, range of properties, and dimensional accuracy.

The event will also spotlight Design Enabled by UV + EB Technology, with a session on Empowering Design & Product Development with Additive Manufacturing; and a special presentation by the President of Made Boards, developers of clean, customizable windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boards, to discuss his groundbreaking work in the application of Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing. RadTech, the non-profit trade association dedicated to ultraviolet and electron beam (EB) technologies is sponsoring the cutting edge event, featuring conference programming, short courses and exhibits: RadTech 2014, Chicago/Rosemont, May 12-14, The overall UV/EB conference features over 100 speakers including from companies such as Boeing, Nestle, Conforming Matrix, JMC Steel Group, Motorola, American Trim, Helios, Idex, and many more. For more information, please visit

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