Additive Manufacturing Startup Competition

UPDATE: We won!

Strangpresse entered into a contest with other startup companies in the Additive Manufacturing industry in which they had to write and speak about a number of topics related to the company. The competition, AMPED, is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and looks for companies that focus on new technologies, services and products related to the industry. The prize is monetary, and is meant for the winning companies to use to keep fueling their ideas and innovations.

To win the competition, teams were required to submit business concepts and description of their startup company and how they expect it to be in the future. Strangpresse, as most of you know, was founded in 2014 in the heart of Youngstown at the Youngstown Business Incubator. We manufacture thermoplastic extruders, and have partnered with a highly accredited research laboratory focusing on 3D manufacturing called Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The relationship we have developed with the ORNL is important to our success because they utilize our equipment for their research.

After submission into the contest with 14 other applicants, Strangpresse made it to the second round of 8 applicants where they had to present their ideas to a panel of judges. On January 26, 2017, the winners were announced and Strangpresse was awarded a sum of money to be used to further ideas and continue evolving the 3D manufacturing industry.

Congratulations to the executives at Strangpresse, a well-deserved recognition!

By: Lexi Roach