Noontime Knowledge – 3D Printing for Manufacturers
12:00PM - 12:45PM
3D printing or additive manufacturing technology has experienced technological leaps in recent years. New processes and materials are constantly being developed and improved. There have been numerous applications for additive manufacturing and innovative techniques when designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM). The applications range beyond traditional rapid prototyping to functional parts and manufacturing at scale. In this session, we’ll discuss some of the ways additive manufacturing can address current challenges for manufacturers such as:
- Supply chain shortages
- Lead time reduction
- Set up reduction
- Workforce shortage
- Product improvements
- New product development
We’ll review the additive technology that is available from Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative (VT-MC) in the new Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) located on the Randolph Center campus at Vermont Technical College. The Center helps companies to evaluate your design and provide advice on the best materials and process for your application. In addition, we are training students to produce prototypes for your company through our Industry Project Program. Come learn how the AMC can benefit your organization.
Lastly, we’ll review innovative use cases of additive technology in a variety of business cases for products in healthcare, aerospace, food and consumer goods. We hope to inspire you by seeing what is possible and helping you to realize the benefit of this modern technology.
This session will be hosted by Chris Coulter, VMEC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Advisor.