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July 20, 2022 | AdvancedTek TekCenter 2.0 Open House


Join us for our 3D Printing TekCenter 2.0 Open House on July 20th.

We’ve been working hard the last several months, expanding our St. Paul 3D printing TekCenter and filling it with more cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies and post-processing solutions.  We’re excited about our growth and invite you to celebrate with us and see it for yourself at an open house event on July 20!

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: AdvancedTek, 255 E Roselawn Ave, Suite 45, St. Paul, MN 55117

[RSVP TO ATTEND OPEN HOUSE]    Scroll down to see our presentation line up and to save your seat!

At this event, you’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Tour the TekCenter and see our 3D printing technologies and a variety of printed parts first hand, including FDM, PolyJet, SAF, P3 (Origin), Stereolithography and DMLS
  • Learn about automated post-processing solutions that make the process of removing supports and surface finishing 3D printed parts easier, more consistent and more efficient
  • Chat with our 3D printing experts and representatives from Stratasys, EOS Metal, PostProcess Technologies, and DyeMansion
  • Attend one or more presentations scheduled throughout the day (see our line up below and register to save your seat!)
  • Win prizes!

We’ll also have Lil Dippers food truck serving delicious breakfast burritos and waffles from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and El Burrito Mercado food truck serving authentic Mexican cuisine from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

RSVP now to let us know you’re coming and to save the date!


Open House Presentation Schedule

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM: Product Development: Stratasys Technologies from Prototyping to Production
Seth Margolis, Applications Engineer, Stratasys

For many years, Stratasys has provided prototyping and tooling solutions through technologies like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet. Now, Stratasys technologies can meaningfully help improve quality, reduce time, and improve cost further along the product development cycle. Technologies like stereolithography (SL) on Neo can create large (up to 31.5in3), smooth-walled prototypes and tools in days. Programmable Photopolymerization (P3) on Origin One and Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) on H350 can produce 1,000-10,000s of parts annually, allowing you to reduce unnecessary tooling costs, keep production in-house, and go to market faster with a better product. Seth will present on these new additive technologies and how they each can serve a unique purpose in your product development cycle.


11:00 AM – 11:45 PM: DyeMansion Print to Product Workflow
Lester Hitch, Application Consultant, DyeMansion

Lester Hitch will share insights into DyeMansion’s Print to Product Workflow by way of the industries most advanced post-processing technologies. This will cover key attributes of each system and highlight the industrial segments that have found success with DyeMansion.


12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: From Challenge to Challenger: How to Develop a Low-Risk Entry Strategy for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Fabian Alefeld, Senior Manager – Academy & Consulting, EOS North America / Podcast Host of Additive Snack

Fabian will present on:

  • Additive Manufacturing History and technology principle
  • Implications of Metal Additive Manufacturing on your business and parts
  • Benefits and limitations of Metal AM, highlighted by case studies
  • Building your implementation roadmap


1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: 3D Printing at the Point of Care
Scott Drikakis, Healthcare Segment Leader, Americas, Stratasys

Point of Care manufacturing in healthcare is offering clinical and economic benefits to patients, physicians and payors (insurance companies). Scott will be speaking about how hospitals and the medical device industry are collaborating to offer 3D printing for surgical planning and preparation to improve surgical outcomes.


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: The Next Step of Additive Manufacturing Productivity: Automating Post-Processing
Ryan Hoag, Midwest Business Development Manager, PostProcess Technologies

If you’re still doing the bulk of support or resin removal by hand or with dated equipment, you’re likely dealing with unnecessarily long wait times, and warped or inconsistently finished parts. Attend this presentation to learn about simplifying 3D printing with the industry’s fastest software-driven automated support removal.

*Note: If you register for any of the presentations you will automatically be registered to attend the open house event.


We are also excited to have members of Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Formula SAE team on-site with their Formula-style race car the students designed, manufactured and raced! AdvancedTek is honored to have supported the group by providing several 3D printed Nylon 12CF end-use parts for their car.

Posted by Heather Adams