3D printing: Revolution or hype?

KCMN April Meeting

3-D Printing is not new, but the recent growth and attention in the last few years is creating buzz in many sectors, not just manufacturing.  Industry analysts estimate the market size at around $3 billion, and growing on the heels of lower costs and improved functionality.  Whether growth is in the realm of the hobbyist, retailer, manufacturer or all of the above is a question many are weighing in, on both sides of the revolution or hype discussion.

Join us at our April meeting to hear Greg Austermann from CATI to share his view of the industry:

־         Current State and Definitions – 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
־         Advantages & Disadvantages
־         Maximizing the Benefit
־         Future Developments

Greg will bring a MOJO (FDM) 3D Printer to demo as well.

Scott Browning, Prototype Studio Manager at Hallmark will discuss Hallmark’s utilization of 3-D Printing, benefits for them, and lessons learned as they have expanded their use of the technology.

Tuesday, April 14, 2014  
7:30-9:00 AM
Commerce Bank 1000 Walnut Street, 17th Floor Kansas City, MO  64106

Please note the location change – our usual venue was not available – thank you to Commerce Bank who has agreed to host us for this meeting!

Cost is $15 for KCMN and KCIC members and $25 for manufacturing company guests, $50 for service provider guests. Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up no later than April 10 BY CLICKING HERE, or contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958, or donna@kcmn.org


Scott Browning leads Hallmark’s Prototype Studio. His teams are responsible for product exploration, development, feasibility testing and short-run commercialization of Hallmarks 2-D and 3-D product.  He also operates two innovation labs for Hallmark employees.  The first is the LEaP (Learning, Exploring and Prototyping) lab, which is a space for employees to innovate using the latest hardware, software and technology in rapid prototyping processes.  The second is the Digital Training and Prototyping lab where Hallmarkers learn app development and digital prototyping on a variety of devices and platforms.

Greg Austermann is the Regional Sales Manager for CATI specializing in 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.  With over 5 years of experience focusing on FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and Polyjet Technologies, Greg brings a wide range of Additive Manufacturing knowledge including Materials, Applications, and Systems.

Computer Aided Technology (CATI) creates a competitive advantage for manufacturing clients by leveraging an industry-experienced team and leading technology solutions.  From 3D solid modeling/analysis to enterprise-wide data management, and 3D Printing, CATI has the tools, the experience, the knowledge, and the dedication to bring your business vision to reality. CATI is the nation’s original resource for SolidWorks with the Midwest’s leading support & services team. We serve customers in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Iowa and Minnesota.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) and Missouri Enterprise are our NIST MEP Network-affiliate sponsors.

Due to limited space, no shows will be billed. Cancellations will be accepted no later than 3 business days prior to an event. Cancellations of reservations paid by credit card will be assessed a $10 processing fee by the registration service, or contact us for event credit for a future event.