Additive Manufacturing webinar slated for Sept. 22  


Join Iowa companies leading the way in additive manufacturing at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, for a free 90-minute webinar, Industry 4.0: Additive Manufacturing.

Hosted by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) and the Manufacturing 4.0 Consortium Partners, the webinar will allow participants to hear directly from experts in the additive manufacturing industry and discuss their experiences, lessons learned and best practices. Topics include: the benefits of incorporating additive manufacturing into your company’s pipeline; the sustainability of additive manufacturing; and the processes of transitioning to additive manufacturing.

Also included, is an Additive Manufacturing Playbook, which includes information to support companies looking at moving into, or expanding into, this emerging industry.

The webinar is ideal for those considering additive manufacturing, expanding work in this area, or are actively using additive manufacturing and curious about potential new innovations, an EICC news release said.

Additive manufacturing has been expanding into many industries over the past several years.  The 3D printing solutions used in additive manufacturing have many advantages over traditional manufacturing, the release said. 

Companies looking to increase agility, reduce costs, and become more resilient to supply chain disruptions, should consider the advantages of additive manufacturing to improve traditional manufacturing processes and directly produce finished parts.

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The Industry 4.0 Webinar is brought to Iowa’s manufacturing community on behalf of the Manufacturing 4.0 Consortium Partners: Association of Business and Industry; Iowa Department of Education; Iowa Economic Development Authority; Iowa State University/Ciras; Iowa Workforce Development; Professional Developers of Iowa; University Northern Iowa/Institute for Decision-Making, and Iowa’s 15 community colleges.

For more information, contact EICC’ Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development Paula Arends at or (563) 336-3357; call toll-free 1-888-336-3907; or email

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