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August General Meeting

August General Meeting



8-10-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The August meeting is here. Our presenters will be Will Peters and Brian James.

Will Peters will be giving a presentation on using the “Business Model Generator” which is a tool used prior to creating a business plan. This is an invaluable tool that really can help you determine how to build your business and thus make your invention profitable.

Whether you are an established business or thinking of starting a business, this is a powerful tool for growth in this modern age.

Short video intro of Business Model Canvas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoAOzMTLP5s

NorthlakeDigital.com

Brian will be covering the use of Inventors notebooks and methods for generating and collecting your creative ideas and solutions.

Brian will also be covering new INOTC tools and resources.

Will Peters Bio:

CEO/Founder of NorthLake Digital. A digital marketing company that helps 6 figure companies become 7 figure companies.

Will has spent over 10 years helping ecommerce + tech startup brands grow to multi-million dollar companies. He’s built several successful mobile apps and ecommerce brands that continue to grow today. Building scalable marketing systems for rapid sales growth that allow freedom of time and space is at the core of his passion & purpose.

With service being part of that core, he serves as board member of Inventor’s Network of the Carolinas, member of North Carolina Technology Association, and Certified SCORE Counselor with Small Business Administration.

Will Peters:
www.Northlakedigital.com

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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

July General Meeting

July General Meeting



7-13-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The July general meeting has arrived. Brian James, which is the current INOTC president
since 2012 will be delivering a pilot workshop for this coming meeting, and discussing
how to improve on the product development process as well as discussions about new
technology.

  • Basic Workshop Overview:
    • Ideas
      Market Research
      Patent Research
      Intellectual Property
      Finance
      Business Planning
      Licensing
      Manufacturing

  • Other Details:
    • Discussing and reviewing INOTC resources
      How to improve on existing workshop
      Partnerships toward new technology and opportunities for INOTC members and guest
      Patents 101
      Financing 101
      Exponential technology

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    Last Meeting (June)

    3D Design and Printing

    Patrick Oltmanm was the June speaker. He shared details about his experience in
    the mold-less plastic manufacturing company Click-Fold and how 3D design and printing
    integrate into their industry.
    Click Fold Overview

      This “mold-less” technology uses CNC machining and CNC line-bending to make plastic
      parts without the need for molds or fixtures
      3D Printing
      The business model targets buyers of prototypes and small volumes who need custom
      designs on a budget
      The technology also targets buyers who anticipate frequent design changes
      Added digital printing capabilities in 2010 to further eliminate the need for silk
      screens
      Recipient of a NC workforce development grant in 2011
      Surpassed 1 million in annual sales in 2011
      Sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House
      Sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program

    Contact:
    Patrick Oltmanns
    1-866-649-8665 x 701
    patrick@clickfold.com
    864-414-3724
    http://clickfoldplastics.com/
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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

    June General Meeting

    June General Meeting



    6-8-2017

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    Patrick Oltmanm will be speaking at the June meeting about his experience in the
    mold-less plastic manufacturing company Click-Fold and how 3D design and printing
    integrate into their industry.

    Feel free to visit Patrick’s company ClickFold on the web.

    Bio: Patrick Oltmanm

      Grew up in Kenya while his father worked for the U.N.
      Served in the German Army as a helicopter mechanic
      Studied mechanical engineering in Germany
      Took on a technical sales and project management role for a plastics machinery
      manufacturer (Barmag AG)
      Moved to Charlotte in 1995 to become the sales manager for their U.S. subsidiary
      (American Barmag)
      Completed Wake Forest’s Charlotte MBA program in 1999
      Started ClickFold Plastics in 2000 after negotiating a license agreement with a
      German company to use their technology

    Click Fold Overview

      This “mold-less” technology uses CNC machining and CNC line-bending to make plastic
      parts without the need for molds or fixtures
      3D Printing
      The business model targets buyers of prototypes and small volumes who need custom
      designs on a budget
      The technology also targets buyers who anticipate frequent design changes
      Added digital printing capabilities in 2010 to further eliminate the need for silk
      screens
      Recipient of a NC workforce development grant in 2011
      Surpassed 1 million in annual sales in 2011
      Sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House
      Sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program

    Contact Info:
    1-866-649-8665 x 701
    patrick@clickfold.com
    Bo Helmrich
    https://www.clickfoldplastics.com/

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    Last Meeting (May)

    Digitize Designs

    Bo Helmrich is an evangelist of 3d scanning technology, all things 3d, and good
    craft beer. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Clemson University, and
    is currently one of the co-founders of Digitize Designs. Bo has helped implement
    3d scanning solutions for many companies across the US ranging from large manufacturers,
    to the military, museums, doctors, universities, and even video production studios.
    Contact:
    Bo Helmrich
    Greenville, SC
    Bo.helmrich@digitizedesigns.com
    864-414-3724
    http://digitizedesigns.com/
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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

    May General Meeting

    May General Meeting



    5-11-2017

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    The May INOTC meeting is just around the corner. We would like to invite you to
    come to learn about 3D scanning with a demonstration given by Bo from Digitize
    Designs. The demonstration will include prepping 3D scans and then 3D printing what
    has been scanned.

    3D scanning has become a very important tool in many industries and especially
    in prototyping. So you will not want to miss this meeting.

    Bio: Bo Helmrich
    Bo Helmrich is an evangelist of 3d scanning technology, all things 3d, and good
    craft beer. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Clemson University, and
    is currently one of the co-founders of Digitize Designs. Bo has helped implement
    3d scanning solutions for many companies across the US ranging from large manufacturers,
    to the military, museums, doctors, universities, and even video production studios.

    Contact Info:
    Digitize Designs
    Greenville, SC
    Bo Helmrich
    Bo.helmrich@digitizedesigns.com
    864-414-3724
    digitizedesigns.com

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    Last Meeting (April)

    Four corners Engineering

    Four Corners Engineering is a US company that sources off-shore Injection Molds
    and Injection Molded parts for Molders and OEM’s in the United States and Europe.
    Four Corners Engineering is one of the oldest and successful off-shore sourcing
    companies in the US.
    Contact:
    Walt McMullen
    walt@fourcornersengineering.com
    Managing Associate
    Office- 828 572 5393
    Cell- 386 405 5233
    Contact:
    John Ford
    National Sales Manager
    Four Corners Engineering
    john@fourcornersengineering.com
    704.589.2153
    Fourcornersengineering.com

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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

    April General Meeting

    April General Meeting



    4-13-2017

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    The INOTC meeting is on the 13th of April well will be hearing from Four Corners Engineering. Walter and John will be going into depth about the ins and out of off-shore manufacturing in Asia.

    Here is a page from their site about the 10 commandments of off-shore manufacturing.
    https://www.fourcornersengineering.com/off–shore-guide

    Four Corners Engineering is a US company that sources off-shore Injection Molds and Injection Molded parts for Molders and OEM’s in the United States and Europe. Four Corners Engineering is one of the oldest and successful off-shore sourcing companies in the US.

    Walter McMullen Bio:
    Education:

    • New York State Apprenticeship Program: Journeyman Tool and Die maker
    • Rochester Institute of Technology: ASME
    • State University of New York: BSME
    • State University of New York: MBA
    • Harvard University: The New Work System Management program. Sponsored by Xerox Corp.

    Work History:

    • Xerox Corporation, Rochester New York 25 years
    • Tool Engineer
    • Manager (Engineer) Short Run Shop
    • General Foreman Tool Room
    • Tooling Consultant Cost Engineering Group
    • Engineering Liaison Xerox South America, Europe, Canada and Asia
    • Left Xerox Corporation in 2000 to start Four Corners Engineering.

    Contact Info:
    Walt McMullen
    walt@fourcornersengineering.com
    Managing Associate
    Office – 828 572 5393
    Cell – 386 405 5233

    Bio: John Ford
    John Ford is the National Sales Manager at Four Corners Engineering. He was brought on board to help dive Four Corners into a larger, transparent and growth minded operation. His background of growing business relationships has helped to find new and creative avenues for customer acquisitions. With over 15 years in Plastics and almost 20 years in Management, Sales, Product Development, Marketing and Purchasing; he has a broad background to drive business forward.

    Contact:
    John Ford
    National Sales Manager
    Four Corners Engineering
    john@fourcornersengineering.com
    704.589.2153

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    Last Meeting (March)

    Matthew King:

    Contact Info:
    Matthew T. King, MBA | Chief Compliance Officer & Investment Specialist
    820 Tyvola Rd | Suite 201| Charlotte, NC 28217
    M. (704) 231-8152 | O. (704) 644-7700 | F. (980) 225-0127
    mking@palmettopremieradvisors.com
    www.palmettopremieradvisors.com

    ________________________________________

    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

    March General Meeting

    March General Meeting



    3-9-2017

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    The INOTC meeting is on the 9th of March. Our INOTC board member Matthew King will be speaking to the group about raising capital in today’s market.

    Matthew Kings Bio:
    Matthew grew up in Charlotte, NC. He attained his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL where he studied finance, accounting and philosophy. After graduation he began his career in financial services in Miami, FL and later Charlotte, NC, working under some of the best investment specialists and financial planners in the country. During this time, he flew to Chicago, IL every weekend for three years in order to attain his MBA from the legendary University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While there, Matthew centered his focus on finance, economics and entrepreneurship. He began building relationships with entrepreneurs, investment bankers, and venture capital/private equity professionals.

    While working at his old firm, he noticed that many of his clients were trying to start their own businesses, but they had no idea how to get started. He began helping his clients find their path and make their dreams a reality. Once a small vision of helping a few clients, Titan Consulting has grown into a full operation that empowers entrepreneurs and small-to-midsize business owners by providing financial services such as raising capital, consulting and CFO outsourcing.

    Matthew is also a partner and Chief Investment Strategist at Palmetto Premier Advisors, a holistic wealth management firm in Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC. Under Matthew’s direction, Palmetto has become a one-of-a-kind firm, featuring teams consisting of attorneys, CPAs, investment and insurance professionals, and financial planners. According to Matthew, “the synergies between the two firms allows a business owner to seek specialization where needed but also get access to a wide array of services and professionals with diverse backgrounds and specialties.”

    Matthew still lives in Charlotte, NC with his Great Dane, Leroy. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys donating his time to working with charities and families of veterans and individuals with special needs.

    Contact Info:

    Matthew T. King, MBA | Chief Compliance Officer & Investment Specialist
    820 Tyvola Rd | Suite 201| Charlotte, NC 28217
    M. (704) 231-8152 | O. (704) 644-7700 | F. (980) 225-0127
    mking@palmettopremieradvisors.com
    www.palmettopremieradvisors.com

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    Last Meeting (February)

    John H. Blanchfield Bio:

    John spoke with the INOTC. He was recently retired after 38 years with Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia based Class I Rail Transportation Company, encompassing 22,000 miles of main line track in 22 states in the Eastern United States.

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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

    February General Meeting

    February General Meeting



    2-9-2017

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    The INOTC meeting in on the 9th of February. Our speaker John Blanchfeild Retired Chief Engineer Norfolk Southern Corporation. He will be enlightening the group about invention and engineering from
    the Train industry and what it takes to move things into the market.

    John H. Blanchfield Bio:
    Recently retired after 38 years with Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia based
    Class I Rail Transportation Company, encompassing 22,000 miles of main line track
    in 22 states in the Eastern United States.

    Responsibilities: The Chief Engineer of Maintenance Equipment (CEME) is responsible
    for the purchase, design, and reliability of a fleet of highly mechanized rail track
    rehabilitation machinery consisting of 3000 major pieces of equipment with a replacement
    value of $670 million. The position requires extensive travel throughout the United
    States and overseas.

    Annual Budget: $105 million consisting of $73 million expense and $32 million capital
    Inventory- $15.3 million with 2.8 turns per year.

    Facility Infrastructure: Major centralized production facility with 130 highly
    skilled technical design and fabrication personnel located in Charlotte, N.C. with
    a centralized material distribution center supplying 9 satellite facilities and
    36 major mobile track rehabilitation teams in 22 Eastern United States.

    Personnel: 480 highly skilled technicians and staff consisting of engineers, designers,
    and multidisciplined craftspeople including 320 mobile technicians equipped with
    33,000 GVW CDL required vehicle’s Entire group finished with a safety ratio of
    0.76 for 200,000 man hours one of the best 2007 safety ratios in the North American
    Railway Industry

    Affiliations /Awards: Member American Railway Engineering Maintenance Association
    (AREMA) 21 years serving 9 years on Committee 27 Roadway Equipment as Secretary,
    Vice Chairman and Chairman Awarded 3 United States Patents pertaining to Railway
    Equipment Lead negotiator representing all North American Railroads in the formulation
    and publishing of Federal Railway Administration Regulation 214.5 Roadway Maintenance
    Machinery Safety Awarded Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in the Republic
    of South Vietnam 1967-68, U.S Army

    Education: AAS degree in Business Management, King’s College Executive Management
    Program Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Certified Locomotive Engineer

    Community: Elected Board of Directors Four Seasons Homeowners association Coached
    youth soccer 10 years obtaining Class “D” license from NASF

    Family: Married 42 years with two children and one grandchild

    Hobbies: Golf, reading, boating and cooking

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    Last Meeting (January)

    Scott Tarcy:

    Scott has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from
    ECU. He has worked for manufacturers in consumer products (Tetra) and appliance
    products (BSH Home Appliances). He has 4+ patents pending from my time at BSH.
    Having many years of experience in various CAD platforms.

    His company is CADdesignhelp.com. Some of the services he provide are:

      1. Product Design in 2D and 3D, for companies or individuals
      2. Product Manual Images, like assembly view or exploded views
      3. Photorealistic renderings
      4. File format conversions
      5. Reverse Engineering
      6. Technical drawings
      7. Patent drawings

    Contact:
    President @ CADDesignhelp.com
    412855911
    http://caddesignhelp.com/

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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

    January General Meeting

    January General Meeting



    1-12-2017

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    2017 is here and it is time for another exciting year at the INOTC.

    Reminder- Dues for 2017 will be due at Jan. meeting. Check, Cash or Paypal are
    accepted. (Paypal is accepted on INOTC.org home page)

    The INOTC Vice president Scott Tarcy will be presenting at the January INOTC meeting.
    Scott is a Mechanical Engineer, Prototyping and Internet Radio/ Podcast Host. caddesignhelp.com

    Scott Tarcys Internet Podcast.

    Scott Tarcy:
    His company specializes in product design and prototyping. Helping inventors from
    the concept phase to final prototype. Also able to do low volume manufacturing through
    3D printing. While also having connections to injection molders to get your product
    mass produced.

    The January presentation will consist of showing the design process from concept
    to prototype using real world examples. He will have the 3D printer up and running
    to show how it works.

    Scott has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from
    ECU. He has worked for manufacturers in consumer products (Tetra) and appliance
    products (BSH Home Appliances). He has 4+ patents pending from my time at BSH.
    Having many years of experience in various CAD platforms.

    Some of the services he provide are:
    1. Product Design in 2D and 3D, for companies or individuals
    2. Product Manual Images, like assembly view or exploded views
    3. Photorealistic renderings
    4. File format conversions
    5. Reverse Engineering
    6. Technical drawings
    7. Patent drawings
    Contact:
    Scott Tarcy
    President@CADDesignhelp.com
    412855911

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    Election Update:
    For 2017 the board will consist of:
    Brian James- President
    Scott Tarcy- Vice President
    Terry Moser- Treasurer
    Will Peters- IT and Marketing
    Brian McDonald- Engineering
    Matt King- Financial Advice
    Any votes can be emailed or expressed at January meeting

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    Last Meeting (November)

    Jim Heckman:

    Jim Heckman is the Territory Manager – Additive Manufacturing for TriMech Solutions.
    Based in Charlotte, NC, Jim covers South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

    Contact:
    Jim Heckman
    Territory Manager, Additive Manufacturing

    201 McCullough Drive, Suite 300 | Charlotte, NC | 28262
    Office: 704.626.7205
    Technical Support: 888.874.6324 | support@trimech.com
    trimech.com

    ________________________________________

    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

    Cancelled December Meeting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cancelled General Meeting!!
    12-8-2015 Cancelled
    520 Elliot Street Charlotte NC, 28202

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    Attention: Our December meeting is being cancelled due to the low attendance during
    the holiday season.

    • We will return to our normally scheduled meeting in January.
    • Reminder- Dues for 2017 will be due at Jan. meeting.
    • Election Update:
    • For 2017 the board will consist of:
    • Brian James- President
    • Scott Tarcy- Vice President
    • Terry Moser- Treasurer
    • Will Peters- IT and Marketing
    • Brian McDonald- Engineering

    Any concerns or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    Happy Holidays from the INotC!!!!!

    President- Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

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    We look forward to seeing you.
    INotC Website
    President- Brian James

    November General Meeting

    November General Meeting



    11-10-2016

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    520 Elliot Street

    Charlotte, NC  28202

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    The future is hard to imagine, but just because it is, doesnt mean that we have an excuse not to embrace it. While 3D printing is still a very young technology, it has become a big factor in so many fields.

    The November general meeting is happening on Nov. 10th. Mr. Heckman will be presenting to the INOTC about his experience in the 3D printing world.

    Understanding how 3D printing effects your ability to build your prototypes is vital in the competitive business world this day in age and even more so in the future.

    Jim Heckman is the Territory Manager – Additive Manufacturing for TriMech Solutions. Based in Charlotte, NC, Jim covers South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

    Before joining TriMech he was in the printing industry for over 20 years. His roles included graphic design, account management, account implementation and sales of printed graphics. Jim served various roles between 2004-2014 for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers including chairman of the Safety Pictorial Review & Advisory Task Force which focused on creating an open source database of common safety pictorials. He also served as vice chairman of their annual Product Safety and Liability seminar. He is a 1993 graduate of Clarion University in Clarion, PA with a BS in Communications.

    Additive Manufacturing Materials, Characteristics and Usages The presentation will focus on commonly used materials in the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and PolyJet additive manufacturing technologies. Jim will show material properties and best applications for materials such as ABS, ASA, Nylon12, PC, Ultem, Rigur, Tango and Vero. Attendees will learn how to differentiate between PolyJet and FDM materials and how to differentiate between basic and advanced Materials. A brief comparison of the two printing technologies will be shown as well.

    Jim Heckman | Territory Manager | Additive Manufacturing
    201 McCullough Drive, Suite 300 | Charlotte, NC | 28262
    Office: 704.626.7205
    Technical Support:888.874.6324 | support@trimech.com
    trimech.com

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    Last Month’s (October) Meeting

    Greg Brown

    Greg Brown is President/Owner of Cardinal Finance, and Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund spoke to the INOTC last month.

    His primary activity via Cardinal Finance is providing part-time CFO services to small to mid sized businesses. Via Charlotte Angel Fund he is involved in making early stage investments in Carolinas-based technology companies.

    cltangelfund.com

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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