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June General Meeting

June General Meeting


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202


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
    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
Bo Helmrich


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.
Bo Helmrich
Greenville, SC

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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.


  • 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.

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Brian James

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