Betting on manufacturing is a sure thing, say legislators who attended.

On September 14, over 100 manufacturing stakeholders, including an impressive group of Maryland legislators, discussed the future of Maryland manufacturing. The RMI/MEP was a social networking event followed by a community conversation led by Senate President Bill Ferguson and RMI President Dr. Mike Galiazzo.

The message from legislators who spoke was that manufacturing is an important industry, and technology is changing how we make things. The legislators underscored the need for training talent to work in next-generation manufacturing. Legislators who spoke to the group included Senators Ferguson, Guzzone and Ellis, and Delegates Qi, Phillips and Guyton. (Not all attending legislators are pictured)

Senate President Bill Ferguson was given a full-body colored 3D print of himself. Ferguson received a 3D full body scan earlier this year by Michael Raphael, President of Direct Dimensions. Xometry produced the 3D full-body colored print from the scan. Some of the attending legislators (pictured above) were “Handed Their Ueads” by Galiazzo and Raphael. During the last legislative session, RMI, MEP, and Direct Dimensions hosted an event in Annapolis to scan legislators’ heads. Over 60 people got scanned. Students at the University of Maryland Terrapin Works printed the heads.

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