Articles from October 2015



November General Meeting

November General Meeting
11-12-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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For our Nov. general meeting we will be learning about the latest 3D printing services
here in Charlotte. Carlton McFaden will be walking us through the latest and greatest opportunities
they provide in the rapid prototyping world.

Duncan-Parnell

Since 1946, Duncan-Parnell has been the trusted supplier to construction contractors, engineers, surveyors, architects and designers. From Autodesk® software to Trimble® equipment to 3D products and cloud-based construction information management systems, Duncan-Parnell specializes in providing high quality hardware, innovative software, and invaluable services to make projects successful. Today, we’re proud to remain an independent, family-owned business with 14 locations to deliver excellent customer
experiences.

Duncan-Parnell is proud to offer 3D printers, software, scanners and services to
provide a complete solution for your printing, scanning, prototyping and modeling
needs. Personal, professional and production grade 3D printers can generate models
for presentations or for tough working parts. This enables you to perform testing
for form and function right in your office. Our 3D team has extensive experience
in industrial design, product development and manufacturing services to help make
your projects successful.

Carlton’s Bio:

Carlton McFaden is the Director of 3D Printing and Rapid Technologies at Duncan-Parnell,
Inc. As Director, Carlton consults with businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurial
startups to large government agencies, on the financial justification to adopt emerging
technologies and how to successfully integrate them into the organization’s existing
operations.

Carlton was previously a managing partner at the first color 3D-printing business
established in the Mid-Atlantic. He has extensive experience in operations management
and strategic consulting for both the private and public sectors. Carlton holds a MBA in Operations and IT Management from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor
of Arts from the University of Virginia.

Duncan-Parnell We be having a 3D printing and scanning open house on Nov 13th from
10:00 – 2:30 at their Charlotte branch at 900 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204

All are welcomed at this open house.

Contact Info:
900 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Carlton McFaden
Director
3D Printers and Rapid Technologies

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Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
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  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    October General Meeting

    October General Meeting
    10-8-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
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    We have a returning guest speaker this month. Mike Weaver first presented to our group an overview of products he had developed over his career as a serial inventor and entrepreneur. This was my first INotC meeting several years ago. Mike’s second presentation summarized his thoughts about what is important to achieving entrepreneurial success.

    For our October 8th 2015 general meeting Mike will be presenting example Rocket Pitches and Introductory Briefings that he has used to promote interest in his Shelf-Metrics™ developments enabling Retail Shelf Transparency for retailers and consumer product manufacturers.

  • Mike will demonstrate his Shelf-Eyes™ Mobile Surveyor and Auditor (SEMSA™) unit that captures high resolution images of retail gondola shelves, peg displays, cooler displayed products and promotional displays to originate each store’s image database used to deliver actionable information.
  • This will be an excellent opportunity to see how a new commercial solution first captures attention (Rocket Pitch) and the follow up Introductory Briefings that creates decision-maker’s desire to learn more.
  • Mike Weaver is the founder and Managing Member of Intrinsic Marks International, LLC (IMI). Mike launched IMI in 2001 as his technology incubator and has served as its Managing Member since IMI’s beginning.
  • Mike coordinates a talented and balanced development team that focuses on IMI’s mission of creating high perceived value solutions through innovative techniques easily recognized as leading edge by perspective clients, customers, and partners and the USPTO (patent office). IMI’s emphasis goes beyond innovation as an end to itself. IMI focuses on identifying break through best practice business solutions then teams with early adapter clients to pilot test and roll out field proven solutions.
  • Currently Mike and his Shelf-Metrics™ development team are creating an integrated Retail Shelf Transparency solution to enhance Planogram compliance, for Out-of-Stock mitigation, for improving Price Tag Integrity and Promotions Auditing based around the Shelf-Eyes™ Mobile Survey and Auditing (SEMSA™) image capture platform.
  • Mike’s previously launched commercial solutions that merit spinning out into their own business visibility include in 2004 when IMI created then launched UIDexpress. This web site was the first Internet supplier of Department of Defense (DoD) mandated IUID labels and plates, supporting an emerging requirement of all DoD suppliers. UIDexpress has grown at a minimum of 15% annually for 10 years now serving over 200 customers ranging from Lockheed Martin Aerospace, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman to small 2nd tier suppliers to prime contractors.

    Prior to starting IMI in 2001 Mike had over 30 years of innovation, product development, entrepreneurial and business development experience. In 1982 Mike launched Charlotte, NC based Hand Held Products, Inc. (www.handheld.com now part of Honeywell) serving as Chairman, CEO and COO through 1994 growing HHP from 4th bedroom start up to $25M+ annual revenues with 200 employees worldwide. During his career Mike has been awarded 9 US and several international patents.

    Mike is a member of the AIDC 100 and is a member of the Inventor’s Network of the Carolinas.

    Mike graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Wright State University with a MBA concentrating in R&D management. He also holds a Certificate in Data Processing. Mike and Karen have 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.

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    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

    ________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
  • __________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper