Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing technology have come a long way. Once used primarily for prototyping applications, both plastics, and metals additive manufacturing equipment is being used extensively with high finish quality for low to medium volume product manufacturing. This session will include case studies that share how companies are applying these new generation tools to improve the delivery of durable goods quicker and at better margins. Learn how these additive manufacturing technologies can present both opportunities for your company’s growth and sustainability. The event includes exhibits featuring regional additive manufacturing service firms, and live additive manufacturing casting demonstration as well as a tour of Lawrence Technological University’s Additive Manufacturing Lab. The session will feature representatives from the America Makes, the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing/3D printing technology and workforce development. Information on LTU’s new ScaleUp for Success Program designed to help small manufacturers and hardware innovators grow their business will also be highlighted.