SME honors rapid prototyping practitioners/researchers.
Press Release Summary:
May 14, 2009 - At RAPID 2009 Conference and Exposition, SME awarded Andrew M. Christensen, of Medical Modeling Inc., with RTAM Industry Achievement Award. Christensen was recognized for introducing EBM technology into making customized orthopedic implants. Frank Liou and and Mary Kinsella, Ph.D., received Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award for technical paper on applications of hybrid metal manufacturing system. This award recognizes innovative applications of rapid prototyping processes and techniques.
Original Press Release
SME Honors Rapid Prototyping Practitioners and Researchers at RAPID 2009
Press release date: May 12, 2009
The RTAM Industry Achievement Award was developed to recognize an individual, team or company for outstanding accomplishments that have had significant impact within the additive manufacturing industry or any industry through the application of additive manufacturing technologies. As the name suggests, the award recognizes achievements that have been implemented or deployed in a commercial/industrial environment rather than research investigative work. The Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award recognizes innovative applications of rapid prototyping processes and techniques and honors the author for his/her contribution of ideas and information to the rapid technology and additive manufacturing industry. It is named in memory of Richard F. Aubin, a founding member of the Rapid Prototyping Association of SME Advisory Board and member of the editorial review board for the Rapid Prototyping Journal. Aubin was a pioneer in the international intelligent manufacturing systems (IMS) effort with his work in the rapid product development feasibility study. To learn more about SME's RTAM Community, visit www.sme.org/rtam. About SME
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