Monthly Archives: September 2014

The World’s First 3D Printed Car!

In 2014, Local Motors along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cincinnati Corporation, US Department of Energy, BAAMCI, used a Large 3D printer known as BAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) printed a functioning car chassis, eliminating approximately 20,000 parts from a typical car’s Bill of Materials. While only a technology demonstrator at this point, Local Motors has the vision to bring this type of technology to market in the near future, creating on-demand vehicles for various markets. American Rotary was there to document this new use for the world’s newest industrial manufacturing technology, 3D printing!

The Winner of The 2014 Women In Manufacturing Giveaway is…

Gina O’Connell of Local Motors!!! Congratulations!!!

As a company who believes strongly in the power of manufacturing and the opportunities it provides, American Rotary is honored to support the 2014 Women In Manufacturing Summit this September 29 – October 1 in Chicago, IL by offering this fully paid 3-day pass!

Women In Manufacturing is a nationally recognized organization that offers an abundance of resources and opportunities to women who have chosen a career path in any aspect of the manufacturing sector. With past summit experiences consisting keynotes from executives of Caterpillar, General Motors, Carhartt, Toyota, and Harley-Davidson to name a few, anticipation for this event grows every year in addition to the many other events.

With a $899 face value, we believe this event will be a priceless experience that will open opportunities to network with others in manufacturing, participate in panel discussions, hear from keynote speakers, improve leadership and communication skills and more!

We understand the many dynamics when it comes to manufacturing and industry, but one thing that remains the same is the unending need for all to learn, educate, and grow as manufacturers and producers. Through this giveaway it is our hope that we can continue to do our part to help those who aspire to grow and develop in their profession!