See The Factory Of Tomorrow On 3D Printing Tour

SOUTHFIELD — Members of The Engineering Society of Detroit can get an exclusive, members-only tour of the factory of tomorrow when ESD visits DASI Solutions Inc. in Pontiac on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The event begins with registration and networking at 2:30 p.m. The official tour is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. DASI is located at 31 Oakland Ave., Suite 100, Pontiac.

The cost of the tour is $25 for ESD members. Or, join ESD for $75 (a 25 percent discount) and take the tour free. (This offer good for new, first-time members only.)

To sign up for this tour, call (248) 353-0735, ext. 222, or visit

What’s now known as 3D printing burst upon the manufacturing scene years ago as “rapid prototyping” and “additive manufacturing.” Now it’s going mainstream, as American manufacturers are using it to produce incredible, complex shapes and parts for a wide variety of industries, out of a wide variety of materials, from plastics of all types to metals. (There have even been experiments with 3D printed pizza!)

On this tour, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Michigan’s most advanced 3D printing shops, DASI Solutions. We’ll start with an introduction to the business, and continue with a review of the company’s design and engineering staff and software.

Then on to the star of the show, a wide variety of 3D printers at work. We’ll show how DASI uses 3D printing for design validation and analysis in a wide variety of industries – aerospace, automotive, defense, dental, electronics, energy, medical, packaging and more.

You won’t want to miss this demonstration of manufacturing that can make anything the mind can conceive — from art to part!

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