YBI to Co-Host Program on Additive Manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator will co-host a meeting June 21 to identify Ohio manufacturers that can take advantage of additive manufacturing for low-volume tooling .

The meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at America Makes, 236 W. Boardman St.

During the program, presenters hope to provide a better understanding of the current capabilities and to ensure that Ohio manufacturers and tool and die makers can get all the competitive advantages that the technology offers, according to a YBI advisory.

A tour of America Makes will be offered following the program.

YBI, Youngstown State University, America Makes and Magnet (Manufacturing Advocacy Growth Network) recently were awarded a $500,000 state grant to assist manufacturers who lack the expertise and capital to evaluate and adopt competitive advantages that advanced tooling techniques deliver.

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has been shown to have immediate applications in tooling, jigs and fixtures. The technology offers advantages when production volumes are low, turnaround time is critical, and design iterations are likely or desirable.

For additional information or to schedule a visit for manufacturers, contact YBI’s additive manufacturing industry liaison, Stephanie Gaffney, at sgaffney@ybi.org or at 330 746 5003.

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