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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:

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)