Articles from November 2016

November General Meeting

November General Meeting


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202


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 |


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.


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