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    "Additive Manufacturing" - joint with AIChE; Pre-dinner demo and talk on 3D printing

    January 25, 2018
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    1400 N Roosevelt Rd ., Room SCH 126
    Schaumburg,, IL 60173



    Chemistry of 3D Printing! Join the Chicago ACS for our annual joint meeting with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for a multifaceted evening of talks and demos about the materials used for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

    Vince Anewenter

    Director, Rapid Prototyping Consortium
    - Milwaukee School of Engineering -

    "Additive Manufacturing - Now and in the Future"


    Vince Anewenter will present a brief overview of MSOE's Rapid Prototyping Center, how it operates, technology overview, and guiding mission. This will lead into an overview of the current status of the additive manufacturing industry followed by a forward looking discussion on what the future might hold for current and emerging technologies.


    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration and Social hour
    • 5:45 - 6:30  Pre-dinner presentation and demonstration by Brett Register
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:45  Introductory remarks by Tony Toussaint, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:45 - 8:30  Technical presentation by Vince Anewenter 
    • 8:30+           Networking


    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: College of Lake County Southlake Campus
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: Loyola University - Chicago
    • STREAMING LOCATION #3: Purdue University Northwest - Hammond IN
    • STREAMING LOCATION #4: North Central College - Naperville


    Brett Register

    R&D Technical Service Manager, DSM Functional Materials (Somos and Fiber Optical Materials) 

    ABSTRACT: Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing have been in the news more and more over the past few years.  It is often referred to by everyone from design engineers and medical professionals right down to elementary school students.  Even with all the talk, there is still a line between hobbyist using the lower cost 3D printing technologies and true additive platforms in real manufacturing applications.  In this presentation, DSM will demonstrate many of the applications where true additive manufacturing makes a significant impact in industries like aerospace, automotive and medical.

    Meeting Sponsor: Netzsch Thermal Analysis


    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: Roosevelt U. - Schaumburg Buffet, including vegetarian options: Rosemary chicken, garden salad, vegetable lasagna with tomato creama sauce, tricolor roasted potatoes, roasted vegetable medley, dinner roll, dessert, beverage

    REMOTE SITE #1:  College of Lake County - Southlake Campus Panera Box Lunch, choice of:
    - Turkey Sandwich OR
    - Mediterranean Vegetarian Sandwich
    (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)

    REMOTE SITE #2 Loyola U. Cafeteria style at the deNobili food court
    REMOTE SITE #3 Purdue U. Northwest No dinner supplied - please bring your own; all tickets are free

    REMOTE SITE #4 North Central College No dinner supplied - please bring your own; all tickets are free



    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on MONDAY, JANUARY 22
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS. Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email ( if you have any questions

    BIOGRAPHY - Vince Anewenter, Main Speaker

    Vince Anewenter holds a BS in Business Finance from MSOE’s Raider School of Business and is a Journeyman toolmaker.  He is currently the Director of the Rapid Prototyping Consortium at the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he has been actively involved in the additive manufacturing industry since 2004.  As Director, Mr. Anewenter is responsible for providing strategic additive manufacturing guidance and new product development expertise to a non-compete consortium of over 45 companies located throughout the world. Areas of expertise include: additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, injection molding, stamping, castings and product design.

    Vince also serves on the Board of Directors of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) as Treasurer and Director since 2012.  AMUG is the largest users conference for the additive manufacturing industry in the world.   

    BIOGRAPHY - Brett Register, Pre-Dinner Speaker

    Brett Register holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. Brett’s main expertise lies within the 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing industry. He has worked for DSM for 18 years; during that time, he has held various roles within R&D where he developed 3D Printing resins for stereolithography. In his current role, he helps bring new 3D Printing resins to the market, aids customers in application development, and manages a group within R&D that runs a large number of industrial 3D Printers (mostly Stereolithography). When Brett is not at work you can most likely find him on a trout stream in Southwestern Wisconsin.



    Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    Alumni Hall
    1400 N Roosevelt Rd
    Schaumburg,, IL 60173

    PARKING: Free




    College of Lake County, Southlake Campus
    Room V336-340
    1120 S. Milwaukee Ave.
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

    Map and directions: 

    PARKING: Free



    Loyola University
    Life Science Building, Rm 142 (Auditorium)
    1050 W. Sheridan Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60660


    PARKING: Enter the campus at the intersection of Kenmore and Sheridan Road and bear to the left. Parking (P1) is available at the parking deck next to Flanner Hall for about $7.00. Enter the garage at the entrance marked “Faculty, Students, Guests, and Visitors.”



    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323
    Chicago, IL 60607


    PARKING: Free



    North Central College
    Wentz Science Center, Ratio Hall (2nd floor)
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL  60540


    PARKING: Free



    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #4 - Lecture Only

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue