Introduction to 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing to Assist Traditional Manufacturing

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Start Date

May 11, 2021 12:00 pm

End Date

May 11, 2021 01:00 pm







This introductory workshop is part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program for small manufacturing enterprises in the defense supply chain. 

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing (or Additive Manufacturing) is a powerful tool available to manufacturers. Some companies are adopting the technology to produce end-use parts, but even if your customers are not sending you RFQ’s for additively made parts, most companies can adopt additive to create tools, fixtures, prototypes and other aids to assist traditional manufacturing processes.

Some types of Additive Manufacturing also can be used as a powerful repair and part modification tool, shortening lead times on critical repairs and replacement parts.

Workshop participants will be invited to apply to participate in a pilot demonstration project utilizing this technology.

You must employed at a manufacturing company to attend. This session will be recorded and made available on-demand.


  • Rhode Island manufacturing Executive Management
  • Operations Managers, Production Managers, General Managers


By the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will:
• Understand what AM is, and the materials and equipment used
• Case studies of companies using AM to aid or supplement their traditional manufacturing processes
• Next steps in learning more about using AM in your company


Jeff Crandall, Additive Technologies Manager, CCAT

A Technology Demonstration follows this workshop and is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST (1.5 hours) .


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



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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