On March 17, 2017 we hosted our annual March Madness Open House. Last year we had well over 100 people in attendance across multiple industries. This year we narrowed down or focus to Aerospace and Automotive companies and still saw close to 50 people in attendance. Stratasys helped us out and brought an Injection Mold Expert from Israel for the day.
We started off by watching some basketball, what else is one to do during March Madness, and filling our plates with some outstanding BBQ. Nate Harris, Directer of 3D Printing for 3DVision Technologies hosted the event and made introductions. Mark Dabe, Senior Director of Sales for Stratasys, introduced himself and other members of his team that were at the event.
Siobhan Kelly and Jeff Kinzer, both Account Managers with 3DVision Technologies started our presentations with “Prototyping – The Killer 3D Printing App(lication)” They shared several customer stories in Automotive and Aerospace where 3D Printed Prototypes were used.
Jacob Rueter, Application Engineer from Stratasys presented on “Manufacturing Aids – Best ROI (Return on Investment) in the 3D Printing Business”. He focused on multiple applications for tooling.
Gil Robinson, Head of Molding use cases, from Stratasys (Israel) Shared Technical Application info and customer stories on injection molding. His presentation was called “Injection Molding – Oh Yes, 3D Printing Can!”
Jeremy Marvin from 3Dvision Technologies (That’s Me!) presented on “Getting Metal Parts Without a Metal 3D Printer” The focus here was on plating Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet printed parts to increase the strength of the parts. Here is a link to a 10-4 Tech Talk I presented last year.
The day was concluded with more basketball of course, open access to all of our printers and parts lab, and the annual giveaway of a MakerBot Mini.
All in all it was a great day! I always like meeting customers new and old alike.