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BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., January 27, 2016: The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and UL, the global safety science company, will offer UL’s additive manufacturing (AM) training program to SPE members, it was announced today by SPE, the world’s largest plastics professional society.

Beginning in February 2016, SPE members will receive discounts on UL’s AM training program and related content, and UL will sponsor new SPE members interested in such training by paying their SPE dues.

The relationship will benefit both SPE members and the plastics industry as a whole, according to Russell Broome, managing director of SPE. “Working with UL is an exciting opportunity for SPE, enabling us to provide greater access to AM industry knowledge for more than 18,000 SPE members across 84 countries,” said Mr. Broome. “Our members have made it clear that they seek to keep pace with the rapid AM industry growth and if possible be on the leading edge.”
Simin Zhou, vice president of UL’s Digital Manufacturing Technologies division, cited a great need for AM training across many industries. “UL looks forward to working with SPE to help close the knowledge gap in the plastics industry,” Ms. Zhou said. “The proper understanding of AM technologies and related quality and safety considerations is critical for industry growth.”
SPE and UL will cross-promote the offering throughout the balance of 2016 at conferences and through digital and social media. For detailed information on UL AM training discounts for SPE members and special offers for new members, please visit

SPE is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 70 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit

UL 3D Printing is a trusted and reliable partner to 3D printing equipment and material manufacturers, retailers, and commercial and industrial companies. UL, with its 120-year history in safety science, is collaborating with the emerging 3D printing industry to advance education and training, close the knowledge transfer gap, enhance and simplify compliance, and interact with regulators on future issues. UL has a rich history as an independent organization with deep expertise in standards, compliance, testing, certification, manufacturing processes and engineering. For more information, visit