RPMI Open House

February 7-8, 2001

Georgia Institute of Technology

Building: Manufacturing Research Center

Room: MARC 114


On behalf of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute at Georgia Tech, we would like to invite you to attend our Open House members meeting. We hold quarterly meetings with our industrial partners, but only rarely open them to large numbers of non-member companies. The purpose of this Open House is to introduce a new set of carefully selected companies to the RPMI and to attract them to become members. Guests will have opportunities to interact with current RPMI members and with Georgia Tech faculty and students, in both group and one-on-one settings. The RPMI is an industry-leading research organization devoted to adding value to a company’s prototyping, product development, and rapid manufacturing activities, as well as educating students to prepare them for careers in industry.

At our quarterly meetings, we provide updates on research projects, solicit feedback on projects, solicit input on new directions, and conduct other RPMI business. At this Open House, we will provide an overview of our organization and activities, emerging research directions, updates on some research projects, and an opportunity to assess the fit between your organization and the RPMI. Please see the Open House agenda below for further information.

At present, our research efforts are focused in three directions:

Additionally, we have on-going activities in metrology and inspection, RPM (Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing) in product realization, design and CAD tools for RPM, and high speed machining for RP and RT (Rapid Tooling). The enclosed brochures contain additional information.

The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2001 on the campus of Georgia Tech. Additionally, we will have a reception on Wednesday evening, February 7, as an informal way for the invitees to get to know our industry members, each other, and us. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Teasley (lisa.teasley@marc.gatech.edu or 404-894-9100) for RSVP and travel issues or myself for other matters. Please respond by January 19, 2001. Also, please feel free to contact our RPMI members for more information.

Information on hotel arrangements and RPMI members is provided below.



David Rosen

Director of RPMI, Associate Professor of ME

david.rosen@me.gatech.edu http://rpmi.marc.gatech.edu




RPMI Open House Agenda (tentative)

February 7-8, 2001

Georgia Institute of Technology


Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute

Meetings will be held in the Manufacturing Research Center, Room 114 (MARC 114), Georgia Tech campus.

Wednesday, February 7, 2001

7:00 – 8:00 PM Reception

Thursday, February 8, 2001

8:00 – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 8:45

Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Steven Danyluk, Director of MARC

8:45 – 9:15

Overview of RPMI

Dr. David Rosen, Director of RPMI

9:15 – 9:45

RPMI Member Testimonials

Marc Bellotti, Baxter Healthcare

Neal Enke, Ford Motor Company

John Malluck, Lucent Technologies

9:45 – 10:30

Break and Tour of Laboratories


10:30 – 11:30

Project Updates

Graduate Students


How to Maximize Mold Life – Rapid Tooling for Injection Molding

Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition – Metal & Ceramic RP

Micro-SLA and MEMS Packages

Joe Crawford

Chad Duty

Benay Sager

11:30 – 12:00

Break-out Groups

Address the question:
How can my organization benefit from involvement in the RPMI?


12:00 – 1:00

Working Lunch – work in groups


1:00 – 1:30

Reports from each group


1:30 – 1:45

Q & A, and How to Get Involved

RPMI Staff and Faculty

1:45 – 2:00


RPMI Staff and Faculty


RPMI Members to Contact – Committee Chairs

Marc Bellotti

Baxter Healthcare

Operations Committee



Neal Enke

Ford Motor Company

Technology Committee



John Malluck

Lucent Technologies

Membership Committee





Mention that you are attending the RPMI Open House and ask for the Georgia Tech rate.


Courtyard Marriott
1132 Techwood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 607-1112
Georgia Tech Rate: $89.00

Regency Suites
975 West Peachtree Street @ 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-5003
Georgia Tech Rate: $85.00