AMUG Confirms Keynote Speaker and Innovators Showcase HonoreeApril 12, 2021
Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced that Dr. Jonathan M. Morris, director of the 3D Printing Anatomic Modeling Lab at Mayo Clinic, and Hans J. Langer, Ph.D., founder of EOS GmbH and chairman of EOS Group, will be featured at the 2021 AMUG Conference in Orlando, FL, May 2-6.
Morris will take the stage for a keynote presentation on point-of-care manufacturing, and Langer will share his experiences and insights during the Innovators Showcase. Both will take attendees through their multi-year journeys towards achieving success.
Morris’ expertise is in the use of point-of-care additive manufacturing (AM) for preoperative planning and custom surgical guides. That expertise was developed over a 16-year period in which he championed efforts to make AM a standard of care. In his Thursday, May 6, keynote, “The Rise of Point of Care Manufacturing: 16 years of Additive Manufacturing at Mayo Clinic,” Morris will describe the endeavors, obstacles and achievements when integrating the technology into medical practices.
On Wednesday, May 5, Langer will be the honored guest for a casual, relaxed interview in the Innovators Showcase. As the 2020 AMUG Innovators Award recipient, he will respond to questions designed to allow attendees to learn about the man behind the innovations and will offer guidance based on his experiences.
Langer is chairman of the EOS Group, a family-owned business. In 1989, he founded EOS with the vision to produce 3D objects directly from CAD data, using laser technology. Langer expanded the company into an independent manufacturer of high-end solutions in the AM field. Prior to the founding of EOS, Langer was active in research at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and managing director at General Scanning. He studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich and was awarded a Ph.D. in Laser Technology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
“The journeys of both men are fascinating,” says Carl Dekker, AMUG president. “But more importantly, those in attendance will walk away with valuable insights that assist in advancing AM excellence. Having conquered challenging situations, their stories provide insightful guidance for professional development.”
Read 3D Metal Printing’s extensive preview of the 2021 AMUG Conference.