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June 11, 2018

StartUp Week

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June 12, 2018


Product Manufacturing – From Development to Mass Production

Featuring Interscope Manufacturing

  • Have a product that you want to get produced?
  • Want to figure out how to manufacture your products better, smarter, faster?
  • Think you can’t afford customized manufacturing equipment to streamline manufacturing?

Whether you are an entrepreneur who is just getting started or one of the big name brands, come and learn about new ideas and solutions that can help your production.

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June 14, 2018

FAST Talk – Springfield

Manufacturing & Machining Cost Estimating

Featured speaker: Lisa Novelli

Are you confronted with low win rates in your quoting process?  Do you know what your win/loss ratio is?  This FAST Talk will offer an overview of what CNC job shop (and other manufacturing businesses) can do to embrace and enhance their quoting process.  We will investigate cost estimating approaches, discuss how and what to measure, cost analysis, and hidden factors that will help identify what is affecting your win/loss ratio, as it applies to your cost estimating process.

This FAST Talk will help you to:

  • Better understand the costs
  • Improve the accuracy of your quotes
  • Figure out what should be measured
  • Eliminate inefficiencies

Lisa Novelli is a Sr. Technical Advisor to FASTLANE. She has a Bachelors in Mechanical Design and Masters in Business Administration. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management in aerospace, medical, and commercial industries. Including experience with CNC machining and work-holding, injection molding and tool design, and automation. Lisa’s focus is on turn-around, ROI and capital investments.

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June 20, 2018

SBIR Road Tour

Columbus, Ohio

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July 17-18, 2018

Reaching High – Aerospace Business Matchmaker

Join NASA’s next mission
Learn how your business can connect with the aerospace industry

Ohio has joined forces with NASA to bring new contracting opportunities to small businesses in our region

• Day 1: NASA officials and prime contractors, and U. S. Air Force representatives explain how your business can become part of their vendor programs.
• Day 2: You’ll be able to meet one-on-one with NASA, Air Force and other government agencies as well as prime contractors.

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July 16-22, 2018

The Farnborough International Airshow 2018

The Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering is partnering with the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) and other aerospace associations to bring you the best opportunities for B2B meetings connections and contacts. You can join them in their prime location that is part of the FAC booth at Farnborough.

Tap into their technical expertise and contacts to help you make the connections needed to grow your aerospace business internationally.

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Funding is Available for Additive Manufacturing
But, time is running out!  Hurry to apply for the FASTLANE
3D Printing – Additive Manufacturing Program.  Have questions about how this rapidly growing innovative technology could help your manufacturing business?  Ask our team how other manufacturers are using additive in their business or click here to learn more.

Funding is Available for Cyber Security
Many small companies are getting hacked, customer records are accessed, trade secrets are stolen…the State of Ohio wants to help you to protect your business.  It has gotten to the point that the Department of Defense will no longer do business with companies who are not taking the measures to ensure they are compliant with NIST 800-171.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your firewall is enough.  Ask our team how you can protect your business or click Cyber Security Compliance Program to learn more.

Funding is Available for AS9100 Related Services
This funding opportunity includes expenses for training, gap analysis, consulting, audits, certifications, etc.  Ask our team how you can get funding to help with your AS9100 certification.

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