Met-L-Flo, Inc. President, Carl Dekker serves as the chair for the ASTM International committee on Additive Manufacturing technologies and believes that the new structure will be extremely beneficial to the industry on a global scale. Carl was quoted in a recent 3D Printing Industry article saying, “This structure will help experts worldwide interact in a more streamlined and meaningful way, leading to the integration and application of new technologies at an accelerated rate”. The framework of the standards development structure will encompass three levels. General standards are focused on concepts and industry guidelines or safety so that there can be a uniform code throughout the AM industry. Category standards will focus on material specific requirements or processes that are being used. Specialized standards will be used to regulate industries like aerospace or medical which have stringent requirements for specific materials, processes or applications.
Met-L-Flo, Inc. Partners with the Made in Illinois program
Met-L-Flo, Inc. has recently joined the Made in Illinois program which was created by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) along with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Manufacturing Extension partnership. The program was started to help promote manufacturing companies in the state of Illinois and highlight the diverse products they produce. Our team is honored to be a part of this program that not only supports American made products but strives to improve the exposure of small to medium sized manufacturing companies in Illinois. To check out the Met-L-Flo, Inc. page on the IMEC website click the link below. We encourage all companies located in Illinois to join this great program!
Our President, Carl Dekker represented Met-L-Flo, Inc. at the 2016 FABTECH expo in Las Vegas, Nevada as a moderator for a discussion panel on the development trends in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. The panel was formed to educate the industry on the growth of additive manufacturing through real world case studies. The importance of manufacturing companies adding additive manufacturing to their processes in our developing industry was discussed to broaden companies’ capabilities. Key components of adding AM to a company were covered because it is relatively new and some organizations do not know what all is necessary for starting and running an effective business while exposing your brand in the industry. Carl touched on how the expansion of technology and new standards for more efficient manufacturing are pushing the industry in the right direction.