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New 3D Printing Lab Debuts in Howard County

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COLUMBIA, Md.– 3D Maryland, an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, officially opened the state’s newest prototyping lab dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and rapid technology Thursday.

According to the Howard County Economic Development Authority, the Innovation + Prototyping Lab features industry-level workstations, a variety of industry standard professional software packages, and four 3D printers for prototyping. This new lab provides the facilities for 3D Maryland to offer seminars, workshops, classes and customized training, while also making the lab resources available to both individuals and groups.

“We are now on the leading edge of what many are calling the next industrial revolution,” said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. “3D Maryland, and this new facility, allow us to take another leap forward to drive innovation, enhance manufacturing, and keep and add jobs right here by using these cutting edge technologies.” 

The company said 3D Maryland is already facilitating cross industry collaboration and business growth, much of it coming out of the professional user group. Among the companies and agencies participating: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Northrup Grumman, Next Line Manufacturing, Stanley Black and Decker, and Bowles Fluidics. 

Elected officials, business leaders, representatives from federal agencies, as well as local colleges and universities were on hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia, Maryland. 

“We believe this initiative provides a tremendous opportunity for us to help businesses and industries commercialize new products,” said Lawrence F. Twele, Chief Executive Officer of the Howard County Economic Development Authority.” The initiative is already generating innovative new ideas, and reducing the cost and time needed to produce new prototypes in fields from medicine to manufacturing.”   

“3D Maryland has received widespread support from the private sector, government, and educational communities and we’ll be looking to build on those relationships in the coming weeks and months,” said 3D Maryland Executive Director Jan Baum.  “Thanks to the support we have received from Howard County, 3D Maryland is also getting national attention. We want to take advantage of that momentum and create new opportunities here by helping business, industry and entrepreneurs learn how to leverage these new technologies to increase their competitive advantage and grow their businesses.”

3D Maryland is described by HCEDA as a statewide leadership initiative that is raising awareness of the competitive advantages of 3D printing and digital manufacturing, as well as facilitating engagement and implementation.

The program was launched in conjunction with the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, Towson University, and other partners across industries. 

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