Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 and Emerging Technologies Academy being held September 7-9, 2016

IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 and Emerging Technologies Academy is being held September 7-9, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. Complete details can be downloaded at

Ink jet is a disruptive technology that is rapidly expanding into new manufacturing applications and providing transformative benefits. With many ink jet industry leaders convening in the Chicago area, this is a unique opportunity for manufacturing companies in the region to evaluate how ink jet technology can improve manufacturing operations and increase profitability. In addition to the showcase program, the following short courses are being offered on Friday, September 9th.

  • 3D Printing Opportunities & Challenges
  • High Speed Ink Jet System Design & Process Development
  • Industrial Inkjet: Practical Considerations

Hotel reservations can be made using the following information:

Springfield, Ohio Chapter 76 Hosts tour of TDL Tool Inc.

Springfield SME Chapter 76 will be hosting a tour of TDL Tool on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Please note the following details:

Address: 1296 South Patton St., Xenia, Ohio 45385

When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dinner:  Nick’s Restaurant after tour

Cost: No cost for tour

Reservations can be made by calling Larry Borders at 937-521-5342 or by email at Reservations must be received no later than Monday, September 19th.

Focus on Training to Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Jeff Weber, SVP of People and Places at Bridge by Instructure Wed, 2016­07­06 22:47

Often the U.S. manufacturing sector is often praised for having built a thriving American middle class and solidifying the nation as an industrial force. But, in recent years the industry has been seriously challenged to maintain its competitive standing, which was put into sharp effect when Detroit — a manufacturing focused region endured the debilitating effects of its residents abandoned the city by the millions, and ultimately file for bankruptcy.  (See the rest of the American Machinist story)

3M Exit provides opportunity for local skilled labor

3M, located in Milford, Ohio, is relocating to Mexico at the end of 2016. The situation is certainly not ideal to boost American manufacturing; however, it may be advantageous to local companies that are seeking to fill highly-skilled jobs. Nearly 130 well-trained and experienced 3M employees are looking to transition to new positions over the next several months. To inquire about filling a need in your workforce, please contact 3M Human Resources Manager, Don Barnes at 513-272-5056 or

Advanced Manufacturing Magazine Spotlight

The May edition of Advanced Manufacturing reviewed the 2016 Wholers Report on worldwide 3D printing developments. Some of the notable sections are listed below:

  • HP soon to launch a 3D product based on it’s Multi Jet Fusion technology
  • Canon will launch their 3D printer entry in 2017
  • Young machinists can soon get in the 3D game with Mattel’s release of the $299 ThingMaker

Read about it in Advanced Manufacturing, pages 45-59.


Upcoming DRMA Events

Take note of some upcoming events being hosted by DRMA:

  • MFG Mixes in June!
    • June 23 with the Mason-Deerfield Chamber of Commerce – This is a great opportunity for DRMA members to meet manufacturers who are members of the Mason-Deerfield Chamber; hosted by Performance Lexus in Deerfield Township.  $10 per person. Register here.
  • The next round of Meet Ups is here!   They are FREE and for members only. Build your peer network at…
    • MFG Day Meet Up, Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Select Industries. Register here
    • Additive Manufacturing Meet Up, Tuesday, June 7, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Bastech.  Register here
    • Young Professionals Meet Up, Tuesday, June 14, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., 5th Street Brew Pub.  Register here
    • Operations Meet Up, Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Middletown Tube Works. Register here
    • NEW! Government Relations Meet Up, Tuesday, June 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Corner Kitchen. Register here
    • NEW! Safety Meet Up, Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Dayton Convention Center, Room 207.  Register here
    • Workforce Meet up, Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Location Register here

Test Your 3D Printing IQ!

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Take this quiz to find out if you have the information you need to join the 3D printing revolution.