As 3D Manufacturing Matures, NEPA Economic Potential Grows!

Imperial Machine & Tool Co. is a state-of-the-art machining, fabricating, assembly, and additive manufacturing facility specializing in advanced manufacturing techniques. The Imperial Machine team has a standing offer: Present a challenge and they will find a way to solve it! 

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Imperial Machine has been in business for over 70 years with humble beginnings in the WWII era. As technology changed, so did the business. The latest additions include a 30,000 square foot facility with services ranging from large and small multi-axis CNC machining and turning, powder bed fusion via selective laser melting (also known as DMLS and 3D Metal Printing), and precision sheet metal forming, punching, and bending amongst others.  They also have a wide variety of unique capabilities including but not limited to prototype development from concept through production in all technology areas; major military systems, assemblies, and components including special packaging and delivery needs. 

The game-changer is the explosive and young field of 3D printing amongst the umbrella of “Additive Manufacturing”. 3D printing is changing the public’s ability to print creations rather than ideas.

“The northeast PA region has been hit hard by a loss of manufacturing jobs. Additive manufacturing technology is an opportunity to bring some of those jobs back. 3D printing, especially in metal, allows the industry to serve a new group of customers while re-engaging with existing ones, but the impact goes even deeper. There’s a need for talented designers, engineers, and technicians- ones who truly understand additive manufacturing. As the industry matures, there will be job growth with it,” says Chris Joest, President of Imperial Machine & Tool Co.

3D printing offers an incredibly valuable currency: opportunity. Designers, engineers, technicians, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and researchers all have opportunity in the young field.

This year, the Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference from June 2-3, 2016 at Kalahari Resorts is presented by TecBridge and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. We’re grateful for the sponsorship from 3D manufacturing leaders like Imperial Machine!

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