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Visit the UL team at IMTS

August 27, 2018

The UL team is looking forward to seeing you at IMTS 2018, September 10 – 15, 2018, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. IMTS is the premier manufacturing technology show in the Northern Hemisphere and is held every even year in Chicago, attracting buyers and sellers from 117 countries.

Among this year’s exhibits and attractions, UL’s AM team will be attending the Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC). The AMC, co-located at IMTS, is your destination for the latest in AM innovation. Paul Bates, UL Additive Manufacturing Lead Development Engineer, contributes to this year’s agenda as he discusses AM facility standards.

Presentation details:

  • Title: Advancements in AM Facility Safety Standards
  • Date: Tuesday, September 11
  • Time: 10:15am – 10:45am Central time
  • Where: Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS


The introduction of AM technologies has the potential to transform modern industrial production, but it also brings new considerations for manufacturers and their employees. These considerations include potential safety risks and various hazards associated with the Material, Equipment and Facility where parts are manufactured using powder-based AM techniques. Further, AM capabilities can be particularly complex when introduced in existing production facilities with established safety management practices.

This presentation will discuss the AM industry’s first standard for AM Facility Safety Management; UL 3400. Covering topics such as hazard classification, design requirements, applicable standards, process safety information, SOPs, emergency planning and response, and process hazard analysis, UL 3400 addresses the potential hazards and risk mitigation measures required for safe functioning of the facility. This presentation will also cover how to navigate the requirements of your local municipality, as well as, the alignment to ASTM, NFPA, OSHA, International Building Codes (IBC) and other relevant standards.

To learn more about the AMC at IMTS, please visit

Also co-located at IMTS, the Global Automation & Manufacturing  Summits (GAMS) will feature UL’s cybersecurity expertise. Director of UL’s Connected Technologies, Ken Modeste, is presenting on the topic “Cybersecurity: How far do we need to go?”.

Learn more about this featured presentation and GAMS.

We look forward to speaking with you at IMTS 2018!