3D Metal Printing Watch Party

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Start Date

August 17, 2021 11:30 am

End Date

August 17, 2021 02:00 pm


315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, 02908, RI, United States


Polaris MEP



Curious about 3D metal printing and how it could help your Rhode Island  manufacturing company secure or keep contracts in the defense supply chain?

Join future-forward RI manufacturers, representatives from state funding programs and local subject matter experts for a “watch party” of a virtual demo of 3D metal printing for defense suppliers.

Rhode Island Commerce, Polaris MEP and 401 Tech Bridge will co-host this event featuring:

  • Lunch!
  • A live virtual demonstration of Desktop Metal System and its standards
  • Local experts answering questions about preparing your manufacturing company for 3D metal printing
  • Connections to Rhode Island funding resources for adopting digital technology / 3D printing

Let’s watch, learn and lunch together!

 Related Event: August 10 Additive Manufacturing Watch Party

 New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration Workshops

The virtual demonstration is part of a NERDIC (New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration) series on technology and automation.

Colin Cooper, Chief Manufacturing Officer for the State of Connecticut, calls the NERDIC workshops a smart first step for companies curious about Additive Manufacturing.

“My experience as a small business owner is that most small business leaders need to see an actual demonstration of a new technology to gain an appreciation as to how that technology could be beneficially deployed in their operations. I have found this series of workshops and demonstrations to be both interesting and informative.”




Polaris MEP is committed to offering the best business improvement programs to Rhode Island Manufacturers.

In order to achieve that goal and to justify continued U.S. Department of Commerce funding for these services, participants are asked to provide impact data and assessment. You’ll be asked for feedback through a short online survey within 1-3 days of this program and possibly again through an impartial third-party survey firm, 6-12 months after the course ends.



The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC) will deliver a series of Industry 4.0 Readiness workshops and demonstrations to showcase how emerging technologies can be used to help optimize manufacturing processes in the New England defense manufacturing supply chain.

Each session explores a different technology, including generative design, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality. The overall aim is to help increase capability and competitiveness for the region’s defense manufacturers. For more information, please visit ccat.us/NERDIC.

This event page was prepared under contract with the State of Vermont, as fiscal agent for the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration, with financial support from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Regional Defense Collaboration and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.

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