The Technology House/Sea Air Space Machining & Molding 
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Track: Disruptive Technologies

Additive manufacturing a disruptive technology

How additive manufacturing is changing production in the medical and aerospace communities

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Practitioner Presentation

Highlights

Each year the machines become faster and the materials more robust. Learn about the growth of additive manufacturing during the pandemic and beyond in the medical and aerospace industries.

Overview

Dive into a presentation on the growth of additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical and aerospace industries. The pandemic showed the value of AM as many medical device companies had to develop or modify their products in weeks, not years. Product iterations could be made and tested daily. As a result, many companies are now using it in new product development, production and legacy products. It all starts with design for additive manufacturing—the new machines, the new materials with UL listings and biocompatibility ratings, and the validation processes for the machines and materials. Inventory becomes a safety stock and an electronic file. Then parts can be run by anyone with the process and the material. Tooling is not required. Each year the machines become faster and the materials more robust.

Company

From 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes to CNC machining and aerospace injection molding, The Technology House's wide range of digital manufacturing solutions allow aerospace manufacturers to solve design challenges and create certified production parts. The company provides parts manufacturing for the aerospace and defense industry requiring precise, responsive product development and production. The company delivers short-run, low-volume or large-volume production with assembly to ensure projects meet all industry standards and requirements.

The Technology House has different technologies to support the material and volume needs of customers, like Carbon DLS additive manufacturing, 5-axis CNC machining of metals and plastics and tooling for aerospace injection molding. Manufacturing ITAR components means the company needs to manage and make all parts it produces in-house in its U.S. facilities outside Cleveland, Ohio. The company focuses on doing more than simply supplying parts—it becomes an essential part of its customers' teams. www.tth.com

Presenters

Lauren G. Good is the vice president of finance and an owner at Sea Air Space Machining & Molding (SAS) and vice president of finance at The Technology House (TTH), premier manufacturers of custom plastic and metal prototypes and production parts. She is responsible for the financial management of the companies and supporting strategic growth initiatives within the divisions of the companies, including additive manufacturing, cast urethane, injection molding and machining. In addition to her financial responsibilities, Good leads the companies’ efforts in implementing new manufacturing technologies into the operations of the business. 

Before joining SAS & TTH in 2015, Good was a vice president in the Valuation & Financial Opinions Group of Stout Risius Ross, where she provided valuation and litigation advisory services for numerous purposes including estate and gift taxation, solvency opinions, impairment testing and management planning. The industries she served include, but are not limited to: aerospace, automotive suppliers, building and construction materials, chemicals, computer software, food products, health care, heavy manufacturing, industrial services, medical devices, and transportation. Good holds degree in finance from Miami University. 

Tracy Brent is the president and an owner at Sea Air Space Machining and Molding (SAS) and the chief operating officer at SAS and The Technology House (TTH). Brent has more than 20 years of experience providing operational efficiencies throughout the organization, educating and engaging employees and increasing shareholder value. She leads the team to support the companies’ goals of customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, and high quality by maintaining a proper schedule of material, staffing, equipment, and new technology to ensure the team always have the right options to meet and grow the companies as premier manufacturing companies. Brent works with engineering, finance, human resource, purchasing, quality, and sales to maintain a budget on cost of goods and labor by creating and implementing new and existing processes and procedures to help support our sales goals and customer satisfaction.