OSPE-FCC October 2017 Luncheon

OSPE-FCC October Luncheon Program

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Place: La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time: Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00.

Registration: CLICK HERE

Title:  ”3D Printing and How it Impacts Engineers”

Synopsis: Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is rapidly becoming one of the most ubiquitous technologies around the globe.  Ironically, it is simultaneously one of the least understood manufacturing processes and how it interacts and impacts other manufactured systems is even more confused.  Additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing have become the catch all phases for a wide breadth of processes, materials and systems.  Hold any two variables constant and the remaining variable still creates a matrix of options that is too ominous to create and optimize design guidelines.  That said, it is not doom and gloom, rather it is an evolutional opportunity at a global scale.  Some of the most recognized benefits of AM come as an unintended consequence of its simplicity.  Schools are exposing students as young as kindergarten to AM.  These students continue their academic careers thinking in 3D space.  This is the first time in history that elementary school children learn, study and think in three dimensions.  When their generation hits the marketplace, we are poised to experience a landslide of amazing technological advancements.         

Associate Director & Engineering Manager, The Ohio State University
College of Engineering Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence

BIOGRAPHY:  Nate Ames is the Associate Director and Engineering Manager for OSU’s Center for Design and Manufacturing (CDME).  His role in CDME leverages his professional experiences as an entrepreneur, manager, and production engineer.  Nate holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Welding Engineering.  He spent the first five years of his professional career at Swagelok Company as a manufacturing engineering and later as a product development and research engineer.  Following Swagelok, Nate spent 11 years at EWI where he held the roles of Engineering Manager for the Material Science group, Business Development Manager for the energy and chemical market segments and was the Director for a public-private center focused on advance fabrication technologies for the nuclear industry.  He then moved into an entrepreneurial period where he launched a few companies in different markets ranging from energy infrastructure, health products processing equipment and electronics.  Nate sold the majority of his ventures prior to joining OSU.  He joined the university specifically to help create CDME, largely based on the gaps he identified while doing product development and commercialization throughout his career


A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.