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September 12, 2019

Embracing The Capabilities Of 3-D Printing

Mike Block, founder and CEO of Elite Additive, will offer his perspective on additive manufacturing (better known as 3-D printing) and the opportunity for companies to embrace the production capabilities of this technology. Elite Additive’s vision is to revolutionize part manufacturing by assisting and pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing into mainstream production. Oftentimes, manufacturers assume that additive manufacturing is only used for jigs and fixtures, prototypes and low-volume production. Elite Additive is changing that assumption by combining additive manufacturing with tailored professional automation systems that enhance throughput, quality, accuracy and lean manufacturing.

New Workforce Development Training Grant Program

Kari Howe from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will introduce the Automation Training Incentive Pilot Program, a new workforce development training initiative. This program aims to provide grants to small businesses for the purpose of training existing workers on new automation technology.

Live 3-D Printer Demo

Elite Additive will be conducting a live 3-D printer demo following the meeting. They will also have high-tech 3-D samples on display.


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Beltrami Electric Cooperative
4111 Technology Dr. NW
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
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Meeting Agenda

11:00 am
Meeting Registration
Meeting will be held in the Roger Spiry Community Room

11:30 am
Lunch ($20) And Welcome: 
Hal Halliday, H2WMA 

12:00 pm
H2WMA Update: Hal Halliday

12:10 pm
Speakers: Mike Block, Elite Additive; Kari Howe, DEED

1:15 pm

1:30 pm
Demo: Elite Additive