May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11

How 3DP Can Create More Business and Create More Jobs

Business & Economic Considerations I, II, Power Up

Novice May 11, 2017 10:45 am - 10:55 am

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Steven R. Murray, Consultant and Manufacture Representative, Hoosier Pattern Inc

In this presentation, we will explain typical growing pains experienced by adding Additive Manufacturing into the manufacturing process and prepare you for the realities you will likely face. Learn how to build successful teams by combining the resources of existing staff and new members with greater experience in AM. Prepare for potential conflicts between traditional skilled team members vs new additions by teaching/reinforcing the respect of all opinions. Prepare your customers for the changes in your business model, mission and scope. Staying true to your core business while adding/adopting new technology is a critical step in propelling your business into the future.