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Danko Arlington Hosts 3DMD Expert Group


On May 1st 2014, Danko Arlington was honored to host the Spring meeting of the 3D Maryland Expert Users Group.

Prior to a plant tour, all were treated to an outdoor cook-out featuring cold beer and Baltimore’s famous Binkert’s German sausages and sauerkraut.  The German fare was a gastronomic tribute to the many skilled patternmakers whom Danko Arlington brought over from Bavaria in the 1950’s and 1960’s to build foundry tooling.   Those craftsmen are of-course are long gone.  Their successors today are two large 3-D printers made by Stratasys.  In fact, the two robotic printers are faster and accurate than all the company’s past tradesmen combined!

The event was a great opportunity for area professional users of 3DP to learn more about our local ecosystem and the creative uses of additive technology in metal casting.

Under the leadership of Jan Baum, Director, 3D Maryland is an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.  The program is designed to help build and maintain connections among producers, while fostering innovation in the 3D printing and rapid prototyping industries.