Tech 20/20 Announces Plans To Form Council For Additive Manufacturing

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tech 20/20, a regional not-for-profit organization located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., announced its plans to form a council for additive manufacturing. The council will focus on bringing together companies throughout the value chain of additive manufacturing, including equipment manufacturers, materials suppliers, and parts manufacturers to address opportunities in a number of industries, including aerospace, vehicles, defense, and biomedical.


Tech 20/20 has been awarded a $2.4M Jobs and Innovation Accelerator award from multiple Federal agencies, where it partnered with Pellissippi State Community College, the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Council for Additive Manufacturing will compliment these efforts by serving as a platform to advance additive manufacturing technology and support the competitiveness of US industry.

“We have received very positive responses to our initial inquiries with major industries in the southeast,” said Buzz Patrick, Tech 20/20’s Director of Advanced Manufacturing. “The Council plans to hold organizational meetings this December in order to hit the ground running in January.” 

For more information about joining the new Council on Additive Manufacturing, contact Buzz Patrick at 865/220-2020 or

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