2017 Stillwater Area Manufacturing Council: 2nd Quarter
Name:2017 Stillwater Area Manufacturing Council: 2nd Quarter
Date:June 28, 2017
Time:11:15 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Stillwater Manufacturer's Council
Join other regional manufacturers and industrial partners in a forum designed to support the growth and development of the manufacturing industry in Stillwater and surrounding communities.
The 3D printing industry/additive manufacturing is exploding and has begun to revolutionize traditional manufacturing processes. From medical supplies to airplane parts, companies are tapping into the potential of fully-integrated 3D components and solutions. Come hear from the expert in the field and learn how they are capitalizing on the technology of 3D systems.
Dr. Kristian Olivero, Technology Director, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, will present information on how the OL-ALC has accomplished the reproduction of various older model plane parts by reverse engineering the classic part, allowing them to both improve and re-manufacture the hard-to-get parts that make up the B-52 Stratofortress, as well as other components. Air Force engineers have also been using 3D printing methods to increase the rapid production of parts as well, and are now able to go through way more iterations of various prototypes, due to additive manufacturing's improvements on time-efficiency.