UMaine recognized at Maine Manufacturing Summit, media report

The Sun Journal and Mainebiz reported on the Manufacturers Association of Maine’s annual summit held in Auburn. Hundreds of attendees from 132 companies turned out at the Maine Manufacturing Summit to talk challenges and innovation, answer state trivia and watch high school robotics demonstrations, according to the Sun Journal. “Innovator of the Year” was awarded to the Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine. The additive metal manufacturing process fuses small metal particles together to create metal structures and parts that have similar properties to metal parts produced by traditional processes, Mainebiz reported. At this year’s summit, John Belding, director of AMC, announced the launch of the center’s new 3D printer to assist Maine companies with product development, the article states.