Special Talk Shop Tuesday appeals to local manufacturers


Special Talk Shop Tuesday appeals to local manufacturers

CO.LAB’s bi-monthly Talk Shop Tuesday speaker events typically host an entrepreneurial startup crowd, but the Sept. 20 event is expected to also attract dozens of local manufacturers, linking two groups that don’t often mix and mingle. The reason? 3D printing.

Startups and major manufacturers alike use 3D printing technology all over the world to explore supply chain innovations and reduce product development production time. Chattanooga is quickly developing into a 3D printing hub, covered earlier in Chattanooga TREND.

This special Talk Shop Tuesday features speakers Bill Peter, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Jeff Cornett, Manager of Industry and Economic Development Partnerships.

The Chattanooga Chamber partners with CO.LAB to invite local manufacturers to the startup community event so that both business communities can learn more about the significant 3D printing impact on manufacturing.

“Bill Peter and Jeff Cornett will highlight ways ORNL and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility can work with industry in order to provide resources to the Chattanooga area manufacturers,” says Tia Capps, CO.LAB spokesperson. “Bill will discuss how 3D printing is spurring new trends in manufacturing and transforming global industries as a whole.”

WHEN:           Sept. 20, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:         Edney Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1100 Market Street in Chattanooga.

WHAT:           Talk Shop Tuesday, including audience Q&A.

COST:            Free

LUNCH:         Included for pre-registered guests.

Click here to REGISTER 

Other Topics

As someone who moved around frequently in recent years, I've always chased a sense of community. This led me to relocate to Chattanooga in August of 2021. I wanted to integrate my life into the Scenic City, and the Chamber…

The effects of the global pandemic have placed a tight hold on an already strained workforce. In 2021, approximately 47.4 million workers left their positions in search of better opportunities. The same year closed with 4.6 million more job openings…

Nearly 15,000 people are released from Tennessee penitentiaries each year. Project Return is dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated successfully transition back into communities and work. Founded in Nashville in 1979, Project Return expanded to Chattanooga in 2021. The nonprofit program provides the resources and services,…

Sign up for weekly updates.