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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Meeting will be held in the Roger Spiry Community Room
Lunch ($20) And Welcome: Hal Halliday, H2WMA
H2WMA Update: Hal Halliday
Speakers: Mike Block, Elite Additive; Kari Howe, DEED
Demo: Elite Additive