Businesses that attend will learn how the technology can benefit their operations, Raterman said. The conference will also show how area companies are using the technology. And there will be a discussion on how the technology is evolving.
“The beauty of additive when it comes to production parts is high complexity, low volume,” Raterman said. “That’s when additive manufacturing really shines.”
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Fastlane has some state funding which the organization can use to assist local businesses who will benefit from printing a specific part. The funding can cover a portion of the costs to print the part, for example. Fastlane can also provide advice on materials available for printing, and connect businesses with subject matter experts to provide expertise.
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Clark State is hosting the conference because manufacturing is critical to the region’s economy, said Toni Overholser, director of workforce and business solutions at Clark State.
“We want to be sure we’re training the workforce that’s needed in the region,” she said. “And we want to be a resource for businesses as far as the latest technologies are concerned. We want to be a good partner for the business community.”
If you go:
What: Greater Dayton Additive Manufacturing Leadership Conference
When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 3520 Pentagon Boulevard, Beavercreek