Modern manufacturing environments are commonly thought of as dark, dangerous factories designed for low-skilled workers. However, the National Manufacturing Day movement addresses this misperception by giving manufacturers and distributors an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing really is – technologically advanced, with ample use of automation, 3-D printing, robots, and screen technology.
On October 3, 2014, Purple Platypus, Southern California’s preferred 3D printer distributor, participated in this movement and opened their doors to designers and engineers, students and educators, media, civic leaders, and the local community for a tour of their vibrant purple facility. Manufacturing Day was the perfect opportunity to educate their attendees on what manufacturing looks like in today’s world and how additive manufacturing (3D Printing) and subtractive manufacturing (Milling) plays an important role in the product design process for manufacturers.
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