America Makes - The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute Event

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Event Details

Facility Tour / Presentation

October 7, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm

236 W Boardman St
Youngstown, OH 44503

This National Manufacturing Day, America Makes in collaboration with Hudson Fasteners and the Youngstown Manufacturing Community is opening it’s doors and hosting an “Opening Doors, Opening Minds” Pecha Kucha**, inviting local manufacturers, leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers and students to tell the story of manufacturing in their own words. Story ideas can include sharing the experiences of your career, cool technologies (like 3D Printing!) that you use in making something, products that make an impact, etc.

One of the main goals of Manufacturing Day has always been to get young people motivated to learn more about modern manufacturing. As we open our doors to student groups, local media, and legislators, they are educating the public about the evolution of manufacturing technology. We are inspiring the next generation of skilled workers, and sharing the story of the great work happening in Youngstown, Ohio and beyond.

Manufacturing has played a critical role in the Mahoning Valley. There are almost 1,200 manufacturers in this region. Manufacturing accounts for 14 percent of all jobs in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, OH and Mercer and Lawrence Counties, PA. Manufacturing represents $2.66 Billion in total earnings for the region. Manufacturing jobs are good for the new workforce and the welfare of their families; they provide healthcare and benefits for our citizens.

The City of Youngstown is the home of:

- America Makes, the future of additive and 3D manufacturing
- A world class STEM program at Youngstown State University
- The Youngstown Business Incubator, the 2015 #1 University Affiliated Incubator in the World

We invite you to help us highlight the great City of Youngstown on October 7th by joining us for the planned events on Manufacturing Day!


9:00 – 10:00 am at Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI)
MFG Day Proclamation presented by Mayor John McNally | Networking & Refreshments

10:15-11:30 am at America Makes
MAGNET Presents Additive Manufacturing Insights at America Makes

12:00-2:00 pm at M Gallery
Keynote Speaker| Life Size Presidential Bobble head’s Regional Chamber of Commerce | Exhibitor: Manufacturers, Local 3D Printing Companies| YSU STEM College

2:30 - 5:00 pm at America Makes
Tour & Pecha Kucha Youngstown | Wrap-up with Congressman Ryan, Mayor John McNally, Local manufacturers, Students and Academia

Please register for only the events you plan to participate in. Space is limited so register early.


Pecha Kucha was started in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It is a fun, engaging TedX style presentation format that has now spread to over 800 cities around the world.

Pecha Kucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.


America Makes - 236 W. Boardman Street, Youngstown, OH 44503

Youngstown Business Incubator - 241 W. Federal Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44503

M Gallery - 112 W. Commerce Street, Youngstown, OH

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Cheri Metzinger

About America Makes - The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.