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UL Offers Foundations of AM Workshop at Amerimold

February 15, 2017

Are you interested in learning how additive manufacturing could assist with toolmaking and injection molding? As part of Amerimold 2017, we are offering a pre-conference workshop that will provide you with a strong foundation on how (or IF) you can use AM in your facility.


Foundations of AM for Toolmaking and Injection Molding

Date / Time

Tuesday, June 13th 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Paul Bates, Manager, UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center

Instructional Topics

  • An additive manufacturing (AM) industry and technology overview
  • The four phases of the 3D printing process
  • Activity based learning on how the technology is being utilized in tool making and injection molding.

Amerimold 2017 is scheduled for June 14 – 15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.


Register Today

Learn more about Amerimold. Register for the conference and workshop today.


 About Paul Bates

Paul Bates, Manager of the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (AMCC), is an industry-recognized Additive Manufacturing veteran. Bates joined UL in 2014 after serving 20+ years at Reebok where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. He holds a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, as well as a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) “Dinosaur” Award and an acting AMUG Vice President, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. In addition to teaching multiple UL AM Training Program courses, Paul oversees the day-to-day operation of the UL AMCC facility.