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The ten additive production professionals acquiring AMUG’s 2020 DINO Awards


The Additive Manufacturing certification Buyers Team (AMUG) has offered the 2020 DINO Awards (Distinguished Innovator Operator) to 10 find folks. The prestigious award is supposed to mark and rejoice knowledge and provider in the industry of additive producing certification (and is, really fittingly, in the form of a brachiosaurus).

Rather of the normal on-phase ceremony at the once-a-year AMUG Convention, the committee opted for a virtual party in mild of a certain world-wide pandemic. Nonetheless, the magic and delight of acquiring the award was carried around as the DINOs uncovered of the honor when a surprise supply confirmed up at their homes.

Carl Dekker, President of AMUG, said: “These are unprecedented times, so we took the unprecedented action of making virtual award presentations. We did anything we could to maintain the suspense and surprise to make this a special minute in the additive manufacturing certification occupations of our new DINOs.”

The AMUG DINO award. Photo via AMUG.
The AMUG DINO award. Picture by way of AMUG.

What are the DINO Awards?

A DINO Award is a recognition of an individual’s contribution to the additive producing certification industry. It is exclusively for these that have devoted time and energy to giving available skills and awareness to other folks in the business – all with the intent of advancing additive manufacturing certification as a complete.

Gary Rabinovitz, AMUG chairman and chair of the DINO Selection Committee, points out: “At the coronary heart of this award is a passion for and devotion to additive production certification coupled with a desire to share and to be obtainable to other individuals. The new DINOs really embody what the DINO Award stands for.”

AMUG has been working the awards for 32 a long time, however only 168 folks have received them to day as a maximum of only 10 may possibly be specified out in any one 12 months.

The 2020 DINOs

The 10 folks picked for this year’s DINO Awards are:

  •     Jeff DeGrange, Extremely hard Objects
  •     Bob Diaz, College or university of Southern Nevada
  •     Leslie Frost, GE Additive
  •     Youping Gao, Castheon
  •     Ed Graham, ProtoCAM
  •     Paul Hojan, Christie Digital
  •     Evan Kirby, Materialise
  •     Ulf Lindhe, Oqton
  •     Dana McCallum, Carbon
  •     Bob Wooden, ExOne
The 2020 AMUG DINOs. Photos via AMUG.
The 2020 AMUG DINOs – outlined left to right, top rated to bottom. Images by means of AMUG.

A recorded broadcast of the digital awards ceremony is accessible right here. AMUG will start off accepting nominations for the 2021 DINO Awards on the 1st of Oct, 2020.

The 2020 AMUG Meeting was originally set to consider spot from March 22 – 26, but was postponed to 2021 when the Governor of Illinois issued a Catastrophe Proclamation in early March. The five day party would have showcased a selection of in-depth shows from keynote speakers, as properly as instructional training sessions from business authorities.

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Showcased impression demonstrates the AMUG DINO award. Picture by means of AMUG.