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TALK/IPR event to discuss emerging trends in additive manufacturing

What’s new in additive metals manufacturing? And what’s it mean for the industrial sector? Hear from expert Ed Tackett, educational programs director for the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, at a Nov. 29 event from the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, which is part of the University of Louisville’s Institute for Product Realization and is on the school’s Belknap campus at 1940 Arthur St. Attendees also will hear from John Gant, the Institute’s director of industry partnerships and alliances.

Tackett is a nationally recognized educator in the additive manufacturing field, and previously was director of The RapidTech NSF National Center at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Tackett has more than 25 years in additive manufacturing training and education and leads the development and delivery of the UL AMCC’s curriculum.

Institute for Product Realization

The Institute for Product Realization connects industry to the University of Louisville campus, helping companies solve problems and accelerate product innovation. This process also furthers the Institute’s broader mission of creating an innovation ecosystem and educational and engagement opportunities for students, who will become the next generation of thinkers, leaders and doers. More information is available at uoflipr.com.


The UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (UL AMCC) is a public-private partnership between the University of Louisville and safety and science company, UL LLC. The center is part of the Institute for Product Realization at the University of Louisville and is located on the school’s Belknap campus. 


The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) is one of 53 tech councils in America and represents the Louisville, Ky., marketplace. Its mission is economic and workforce development which includes STEAM curriculum and cyber education. More information is available at talklou.com. 




Baylee Pulliam

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Institute for Product Realization