Midwest Prototyping Becomes First Company to Implement On-Site Additive Manufacturing Certificate Testing

BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., April 20, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —   Midwest Prototyping, a full-service 3D printing/additive manufacturing provider, has become the first company in the 3D printing industry to provide the SME Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program to its entire staff. In October of 2014, Midwest Prototyping hosted multiple sessions of the review course and exam at its headquarters in Blue Mounds. In addition to its own personnel, several local customers and users of additive technologies were invited to share in the experience.

The new Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program is managed by SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers).  The coursework and exam were developed by a board of advisors established by SME, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and America Makes.

"We've been in this business over 14 years, and it's great to finally see all of this collective knowledge and experience being distilled into a resource for everyone," said Midwest Prototyping Founder and President Steve Grundahl. "We applaud SME for taking the lead on this initiative. As I came to understand the depth of the program, it became clear this was another way to educate our staff and ensure that we are up-to-date on the latest technologies and processes."

Midwest Prototyping offered the program to all employees, regardless of tenure or position, and is currently planning to offer the certificate program and testing at its facility again this June. New staff members, as well as other local customers interested in earning the certificate, will once again be invited to participate. Midwest Prototyping intends to institute the program as a regular part of its commitment to additive manufacturing education.

"In this ever-changing additive manufacturing environment, our clients are always interested in the best technology or process for their application," stated Mike Roosa, Midwest's business and application director. "This training brings the entire company to a new level.  Sharing the knowledge and understanding of all the additive manufacturing options available brings added value to our clients."

About Midwest Prototyping
As one of the largest independent service bureaus, Midwest Prototyping offers multiple additive technologies for both prototyping and production, full finishing capabilities, an extensive urethane casting shop and CNC machining, all in-house at its location just west of Madison, Wisconsin.

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/midwest-prototyping-becomes-first-company-to-implement-on-site-additive-manufacturing-certificate-testing-300068104.html

SOURCE Midwest Prototyping

Contact:
Midwest Prototyping
Mike Roosa, 608-437-1400
Email Contact
Web: http://www.midwestproto.com




Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Editorial
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
Re-Use Your CAD: The ModelCHECK Handbook
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer for IDEX Corporation at West Jordan,, UT
Senior Structural Engineer for Design Everest at San Francisco, CA
GIS Analyst II for Air Worldwide at Boston, MA
Business Partner Manager for Cityworks - Azteca Systems, LLC at Sandy, UT
Upcoming Events
Design & Manufacturing, Feb 7 - 9, 2017 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA at Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA - Feb 7 - 9, 2017
Innorobo 2017 at Docks de Paris Paris France - May 16 - 18, 2017
Display Week 2017 at Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles CA - May 21 - 26, 2017
SolidCAM: Program your CNCs directly inside your existing CAD system.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise