Virtual Business Luncheon - New Trends & Possibilities with 3D Printing
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Event Start
05/19/2021 · 10:45 AM
Event End
05/19/2021 · 12:00 PM
GACC Midwest

Learn and connect with our members on topics aimed at growing your German-American business network at our next Michigan Business Luncheon.

Michigan Business Luncheon Series

New Trends & Possibilities with 3D Printing

Whether in design, individualization, lightweight construction, bionics, or iterative product evolution, additive manufacturing pushes the limits of what has been possible so far. When these possibilities meet fascinating new ideas, innovative products are created that have the potential to change our world. Moreover, production processes are scalable and, in some cases, even result in less wasted material. 3D printing offers manufacturers some great new ways to experiment with new designs and explore how to use new types of materials, especially when it comes to prototyping. But besides prototyping applications 3D printing is also capable of entering industrial series production. Integrated into partially or fully automated production environments, 3D production systems are sustainably shifting the economic parameters. Additive manufacturing methods for industrial applications are on their way to disrupt traditional mass manufacturing methods. 

Join our next Michigan Business Luncheon on May 19, 2021 at 10:45am CT (11:45am ET) to learn more about what additive manufacturing can offer your company, the newest trends, and developments in this industry, where to start when you want to experiment with additive manufacturing, and how Voxeljet America Inc. can support you! 

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10:45am CT - Networking
11:00am CT - Presentation
11:45am CT - Q&A

About the Speaker

Michael Dougherty (born 1971) joined voxeljet as Director Sales and Marketing for voxeljet America Inc. in mid-2018. He became Managing Director of voxeljet America Inc. in 2019. He is responsible for continuing the growth of our American subsidiary and expanding our strategy in the American market.  

Throughout his career Michael Dougherty has held progressive management roles in the areas of Engineering, Quality, Production, and Aftermarket for Detroit Diesel Corporation and was most recently Director Government Sales and Programs in North America for MTU America Inc.. This broad experience has allowed Michael Dougherty to develop strong technical and commercial skills to drive the voxeljet America business.Michael Dougherty earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Operations from Lawrence Technological University. 

About voxeljet America Inc.

voxeljet is a provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s 3D printers employ a powder binding, additive manufacturing technology to produce parts using various material sets, which consist of particulate materials and proprietary chemical binding agents. The Company provides its 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers serving the automotive, aerospace, film and entertainment, art and architecture, engineering and consumer product end markets. For more information, visit

About the Business Luncheon Series

Our recurring Michigan Business Luncheon Series is designed for the German-American business community in Michigan and the greater Midwest, and generously supported by our Michigan Business Luncheon Sponsors, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Rödl & Partner. At each Business Luncheon, you can learn from leading experts and connect directly with peers on topics that matter most to your business. Check out our Past Business Luncheons to learn more about the series and our previous speakers & topics.

Franziska Hennig

Franziska Hennig

Manager, Front Office Operations

Michigan Business Luncheon Series Sponsors


Michael Dougherty

Managing Director
voxeljet America Inc.