Penn State hosts national forum on additive manufacturing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The National Forum on SME Adoption of Additive Manufacturing attracted hundreds of business leaders and entrepreneurs Oct. 23 to The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Hosted by the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) at Penn State and America Makes, the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing and 3-D printing technology, the event focused on implementation opportunities for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The 3D-CIMP is generally regarded among the top 3 leading centers in the country, with a goal of being the top research and development center in the U.S. for engineered additive manufacturing components within the next three to five years.

Innovation Park and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County were forum sponsors.

Guests included University President Eric Barron; Neil Sharkey, vice president for research; and U.S. Rep. Glenn T. Thompson, Fifth District

Last Updated October 29, 2014