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083: Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for New Inventions

MAKO Design + Invent – July 7, 2021

With Steve Grundahl, Founder of Midwest Prototyping

Steve Grundahl founded Midwest Prototyping back in 2001. Today they are one of the biggest private facilities in the United States for additive manufacturing of new physical products. Steve also just hosted the Kansas version of Make48 at their Wichita shop. Today Steve is going to share some valuable knowledge on how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers can use 3D printing and additive manufacturing to actually produce your first production runs, and the advantages of manufacturing this way.

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