This is the Sindoh Blog. It’s time for <Sindoh News> on sharing the latest news on Sindoh. Today, we’ll share the review on participating in the AMUG (Additive Manufacturing Users Group) Conference and Expo already held in Chicago in April.
A 3D tradeshow exhibition visited by users
The AMUG Conference and Expo 2022, an exhibition for users of 3D printing, was held for 5 days during April 3~7 in Chicago. Visitors of the AMUG Conference and Expo continued to increase about 20~50% every year, and about 1,400 people visited this year’s exhibition. The goal of AMUG 2022 was “finding what astonishing feats can be done with 3D printers.” To achieve the goal, networking with all members such as manufacturers and users was emphasized to be most important.
Sindoh participated in AMUG 2022 as a diamond sponsor to spend the time to exchange ideas with officials from the 3D printer industry and the media worldwide including North America. With about 1,400 3D printing users gathered in one place, Sindoh promoted the 3D premium printer brand, ‘fabWeaver’, and introduced the brand new product ‘fabWeaver Type A530 (Type A530)’ to be among the ranks of competing global brands.
3D Premium Brand ‘fabWeaver’
focus on the Type A530. In addition, the open structure of booth layout was used to enable the spectators to enter the booth conveniently, and VR experience devices and costumes from the Netflix hit series ‘Squid Games’ was used to attract the attention of visitors.
Along with engineers from the U.S., people from South America such as Mexico, from European countries including Germany and the UK, as well as from Canada visited the booth with great interest in the Type A530. To the users visiting the booth, Sindoh introduced that the “Type A530 by Sindoh is a product with global competitiveness in terms of printing quality, and will be an economic and rational choice for users.” In the fabWeaver booth, users were able to see the samples that were printed with the ‘Sindoh S100’ product using the SLS (selective laser sintering) method, and were able to witness the outstanding quality of various Sindoh products. Especially, the users were very surprised at the fact that Sindoh is a company with a 60-year history and technological experience, and that it is developing and distributing the Type A530 product using the FFF (fused filament fabrication) method in the 3D printer field, besides 3D printers using SLA and SLS methods.
3D Biz presentation
Various lectures related to 3D printing were presented during the exhibition period. The lectures were largely composed of the lectures by the sponsors, and AMUG programs prepared by the host, and in the lecture, various topics were introduced on utilizing 3D such as the FDA regulations in additive manufacturing, material test method and design for 3D printing, etc. On the second day, the opening ceremony was held to officially mark the start of the exhibition, with about 40 technological and informative presentations taking place. During this ceremony, Sindoh’s Type A530 was introduced to the visitors through the keynote speech by AMUG's AM Industry Advisor Todd Grimm, and this played a big role in attracting the visitors to Sindoh booth.
During the AMUG 2022, Sindoh participated in total of 4 seminars to introduce the functions, features and advantages of the Type A530, and also emphasized on the unique competitiveness of Sindoh products compared to other products. In the seminar held on the topic of “Efficient Workflow for SM 3D Business,” Global Business Division Manager Kidam Moon gave a presentation on “Commercial and Work Value,” and 3D Business Division Managers Han-jin Kim and Youngsun Jeon gave a presentation on the 3D printing process. After the presentation, there was a Q&A session to answer any questions by the audience from the lecture. In a presentation by Senior Manager Kihong Kim on the topic of “3D Printing Mass Production in Asia,” real-world cases of applying 3D printing were presented along with opportunity to see the prototype of sneakers from another company that was manufactured through 3D printing. This attracted great attention from many people, and led to individual meetings after the presentation.
Meeting with global 3D companies
Leading global 3D printing companies such as Stratasys, Formlabs, Materialise, 3D System, Carbon and Raise 3D also visited Sindoh’s booth, and many users who use 3D printers for long time also visited the booth to test out the Type A530. They compared the prices and also had the opportunity to experience the product directly. Visitors to the booth were surprised at the beautiful appearance and finishing quality of the product, and were also surprised at the reasonable price even with the heating chamber mounted. Functional aspects of the product such as performance, technology and design were compared onsite by the users to check out how competitive the product is, with some even ordering the product directly at the site. In addition, a large reseller company, and 3D printer trade magazines such as ‘3D Printing Industry.com’ and ‘3D Print.com’ visited the booth with requests for interviews.
Sindoh was able to verify globally competitive the Type A530 is owing to this exhibition, and promote Sindoh’s premium 3D brand of fabWeaver to other 3D printing companies and users effectively. Sindoh plans to follow up on the business to enable the meetings from this exhibition to produce actual sales orders. Today, we introduced the review on the Sindoh premium 3D printer brand, fabWeaver participating at the AMUG, and it was a worthwhile occasion to put a spotlight on Sindoh’s strong growth and development in progress.