Next Meeting Tuesday November 17, 2015

Prototyping:  Improving Your Design and Maximizing Your Budget

Keynote Speaker:  Tony Holtz
Technical Specialist at Proto Labs

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tony-holtz-001-200x200Tony Holtz is a technical specialist at Proto Labs, a digital manufacturing company specializing in quick-turn additive manufacturing, CNC machining and injection molding. Holtz has been with Proto Labs for more than 10 years with roles ranging from CNC mill operator to mold designer to customer service engineer. While his formal education is in industrial machinery operations, he has extensive knowledge and experience in both traditional and advanced manufacturing processes and materials. Throughout his tenure at Proto Labs, Holtz has worked with countless designers, engineers and product developers to improve the manufacturability of their parts.

Keynote will be followed by our round table session where people can network with industry experts on subjects such as:

  1. Free Patent Advice
  2. License v. Manufacture
  3. Industrial Design & Engineering
  4. 3D Printing & other prototyping techniques
  5. Marketing, Sales and Distribution

Members: Free

Visitors: $15 (Prepay online @ or cash/check at meeting)

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Our meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

The 5:30 PM Networking and 6:00 PM Meeting are held at:

Eisenhower Community Center,
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55403.

5:30-6:00 check in and networking
6:00-7:30 keynote speaker
7:30-8:30 networking and roundtable discussions with industry experts.


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