Building on a successful inaugural event last year, ASME is holding two conferences this year devoted to the
fast-growing field of additive manufacturing.
The first event, the Additive Manufacturing +
3-D Printing-India Conference & Expo, will
be conducted on Apr. 20 and 21 at the Hyatt
Regency in Pune, India.
A second event, scheduled for August, will
be held in Boston.
AM3D India will feature industry leaders and additive manufacturing experts from
around the world discussing best practices,
trends, and state-of-the-art 3-D printing technology. The event will encompass two days
of technical tracks exploring developments
in a range of AM-related fields, including 3-D
printing materials; medical and health care;
aerospace; automotive; consumer goods and
retail; and research and development.
The keynote session will feature Prabhot
Singh of GE Global Research, who will speak
on “Industrialization Challenges in Additive
Manufacturing.” Singh, the manager of the GE
Global Research Additive Manufacturing Lab in
Niskayuna, N. Y., has an extensive background in
additive manufacturing process development.
Also, the ASME Innovation Showcase, a
Entrepreneurs can get more information
competition for hardware-led social innova-
tion, will host its inaugural India showcase
at the AM3D event in Pune. Ten innovators
will pitch their products and demonstrate
their solutions for a chance to win a share of
$500,000 in prizes. In addition to seed capital
grants, innovators are competing to receive a
design and engineering review from industry
and technical experts.
and apply at http://go.asme.org/ishow. Ap-
plications close Mar. 15, 2015.
The second additive manufacturing conference, the North American AM3D Conference
and Expo, will be offered from Aug. 2 to 5 in
Boston. The event will be held in conjunction
with ASME’s International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers &
Information in Engineering Conference.
The poster committee for the AM3D conference in Boston is currently accepting poster
abstracts. To submit an abstract, visit https://
presentations. For additional details on the
poster program, contact Israr Kabir, program
manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on AM3D India, visit
To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the conference, contact
Raj Manchanda, director, ASME Emerging
Technologies, at email@example.com. ME
ASME FutureME Video Contest, an
annual competition in which en-
gineers share career experiences
through video clips, is accepting
entries on the theme, “What I
wish I’d known about engineering
when I entered the work force.”
Contestants must create a
2-to-3-minute video and submit
it before April 1. Video submissions will be accepted from an
eligible individual or from the
designated individual representative of a team.
Eligible individuals are those
who have completed an engineer-
ing degree and are 18 years or
The entries will be judged in
two steps. First, a pre-screening
process conducted in early April
will whittle down the submissions to ten. These ten semifinalists will be posted on the
ASME FutureME Video Contest
Community between April 20 and
May 15 for public screening and
Scores from the judging panel
as well as the number of “
recommends” and the comments from
the public will determine three
The winning videos will be
announced June 1.
The ASME FutureME Video
Contest Community includes
content relevant to career
development topics and the
video contest. There is also a
means for engineers to interact
with each other about their
submissions and get ideas on
what lessons they can share with
For more information, go to
the ASME FutureME Video Contest
page at https://www.asme.org/
Bre Prettis of Makerbot,
with printer winner
Catherine McCoy at the
2014 AM3D event.
Photo: Teodor Lazar
AM3D INDIA FIRST OF TWO