DDM Systems named as a top 5 finalist for the 2016 Metro Atlanta Export Challenge
We are delighted to share that the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge has announced DDM Systems as a top five finalist. This grant challenge is powered by Chase Bank and designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses begin or expand their exporting programs. Narrowed down from a pool of 14 semifinalists, DDM Systems and the four other contestants will be part of a public voting phase, which began on Aug. 23. Click here to vote for us! At stake is up to $20,000 in grant funds, which would enable DDM Systems to pursue export activities in Europe through exhibiting at a key trade show, scouting trips for an overseas office location, and advertising in local trade journals.
Ambassador Charles Rivkin, US Assistant Secretary of State for Business and Economic Affairs visited DDM Systems with Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Earlier in the day, Ambassador Rivkin gave a presentation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a breakfast meeting organized by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
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April 11, 2016
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American Additive Manufacturing Production Tool Is Selected As One of 5 Nominees For The HANNOVER MESSE 2016 HERMES Award
Hannover, Germany and Chicago – Atlanta, Georgia-based DDM Systems' flagship ceramic production tool, the LAMP™ System CPT6060, has been selected as one of 5 nominees for the 2016 HERMES Award presented at HANNNOVER MESSE 2016, the world’s largest industrial technology event. DDM Systems is the only company from the United States to receive this prestigious international industrial award nomination. The 2016 HERMES Award is given to first-time exhibitors whose products showcase technological innovation, industrial productivity, environmental sustainability, and economic and social impacts in the global industrial automation field. The award will be presented at the HANNOVER MESSE 2016 Opening Ceremony in the presence of President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 24, 2016.
“We are deeply honored to be the only company from the United States selected as one of the five 2016 HERMES nominees,” said Founder & CEO of DDM Systems Dr. Suman Das. “This award honors first time HANNOVER MESSE exhibitors whose products are highly innovative, disrupting the state of manufacturing across a broad range of industries. The LAMP™ System CPT6060 perfectly embodies the HERMES Award’s evaluation criteria, and we are extremely pleased that our solution was selected in the year that for the first time the United States is the HANNOVER MESSE Partner Country.”
Manufacturing complex metal parts through investment casting has become integral to producing high-precision components critical to aerospace, energy, biomedical and automotive industries, to name a few. Historically, investment casting has been a time consuming and labor intensive process that requires at least 12 major steps. The LAMP™ System CPT6060, a direct digital approach to manufacturing, allows for much faster production than traditional investment casting by eliminating up to seven of the 12 steps, multiple tooling processes and up to 90 percent of scrap.
“This year, the number of U.S. applications for the HERMES Award was extremely high with many companies submitting solutions that address the main topics of Industry 4.0 and Energy Systems In The Future,” said President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA Larry Turner. “DDM Systems is a highly-disruptive additive manufacturing company at the forefront of innovation and process optimization and is a perfect example of U.S. technologies that are revolutionizing global manufacturing.”
DDM Systems will join more than 420 U.S. delegates attending HANNOVER MESSE 2016 to showcase American innovation.
DDM Systems was founded in 2012 by Dr. Suman Das and Dr. John Halloran, Co-Principal Investigators for a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded Disruptive Manufacturing Technology (DMT) project that began in 2007. This collaboration culminated in the invention and optimization of Large Area Maskless Photopolymerization (LAMP™) — a breakthrough technology for the tool-less, on-demand and affordable direct digital manufacturing (DDM) of ceramic cores and molds for investment casting of high-precision and high-performance components such as airfoils for turbine engines. Pre-commercialization funding to support DDM Systems' incubation was provided by VentureLab — a Georgia Institute of Technology business incubator, ranked #2 University Business Incubator in the world for 2013. The company launched commercialization activities in 2013 with a seed round from private investors.
About DDM Systems
DDM Systems delivers custom, high-precision technology platforms and proprietary material formulations, in addition to high-end research and development services for the additive manufacturing and restoration of 3D industrial parts and components. DDM starts with intricate high-definition digital models, then creates tailored defect-free 3D designs, layer-by-layer, using patented technology and advanced ceramic materials for investment casting and metal powders for additive manufacturing to produce high-value metal components without tooling. The company also provides targeted testing, prototyping, and process optimization services for select customers keen on raising their benchmarks for innovation, cost, production time, performance, and sustainability. Visit http://www.ddmsys.com/ for more information about DDM Systems.
HANNOVER MESSE – Get new technology first!
The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology runs from April 25 to 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. HANNOVER MESSE 2016 features five parallel trade fairs: Industrial Automation, Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Supply, and Research & Technology. The core topics for 2016 are industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental engineering, innovative subcontracting solutions and lightweight design, and research and development. The United States of America is Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2016.
DDM Systems' flagship ceramic production tool, the LAMP System CPT6060 has been selected by the jury for the 2016 HERMES Award to be a top 5 nominee and the only one from the United States. Recognized as one of the most prestigious international industrial awards worldwide, the HERMES award will be presented to the winner at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Hannover Messe in the presence of President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel in the evening of Sunday April 24.
DDM Systems today announced it is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the Partner Country, a status that provides the more than 390 businesses and organizations in the U.S. delegation an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured throughout the event. President Obama will also participate in this year’s event, themed "Integrated Industry-Discover Solutions."
DDM Systems will exhibit in the Digital Factory Pavilion at the show.
“The U.S. business community and the Department of Commerce have a clear message for the world: the United States is open for business. We will demonstrate and deliver on that message at the 2016 Hannover Messe,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “We are proud to have some of America’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies joining the U.S. delegation at this year’s fair.”
DDM Systems delivers custom, high-precision technology platforms and proprietary material formulations, in addition to high-end research and development services for the additive manufacturing and restoration of 3D industrial parts and components. DDM starts with intricate high-definition digital models, then creates tailored defect-free 3D designs, layer-by-layer, using patented technology and advanced ceramic materials for investment casting and metal powders for additive manufacturing to produce high-value metal components without tooling. The company also provides targeted testing, prototyping, and process optimization services for select customers keen on raising their benchmarks for innovation, cost, production time, performance, and sustainability.
Suman Das, DDM Systems’ founder and CEO said “We are truly excited and honored to be a part of the first-ever USA Partner Country presence at Hannover Messe and look forward to making the most of this tremendous opportunity.”
Hannover Messe typically hosts more than 200,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, including global investors, buyers, distributors, resellers and government officials.
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Dr. Das' labs at Georgia Tech on March 13, 2015. More details on the visit are here:
DDM Systems will be exhibiting at the 2015 Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference (AMUG 2015). DDM Systems' CEO Dr. Suman Das will give a presentation in the Aerospace Session on Monday April 20. The presentation is titled "LAMP and SLE - Disruptive AM Technologies for Turbine Engine Hot-Section Components",