For Immediate Release

Todd Grimm
T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.
(859) 331-5340


SME Offers Rapid Prototyping Workshop

Edgewood, Ky., February 24 -- T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc., a rapid prototyping consulting company, announced that its president, Todd Grimm, will conduct introductory workshops on rapid prototyping. The half-day program, organized and sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), is scheduled in six cities across the United States. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the technology that enables them to evaluate the advantages of rapid prototyping and determine if it is suited for their applications and needs.

The workshop offers a comprehensive review of benefits, limitations, operations, applications, evaluations and implementations. Attendees will also see rapid prototyping equipment in operation and hear case studies that highlight the potential advantages of the technology. Based on Todd Grimm's new book, Userís Guide to Rapid Prototyping, the workshop delivers insight and information required for an evaluation of rapid prototyping based on business and technical criteria.

"While there is tremendous awareness of rapid prototyping, I have found that there is a need for factual, pragmatic and realistic information on the technology and what it can do. I am pleased that SME is offering this workshop to fill the information gap for students, designers, engineers and managers," stated Grimm.

The first workshop will be in Orlando, Florida on March 5, 2004. Throughout March and April, the workshop will travel to Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles.

Information on the workshop, a listing of dates and locations, and registration forms are available at and The price is $25.00 for members of SME and $50.00 for non-members. Advanced registration is suggested.

About T. A. Grimm & Associates

Founded by Todd Grimm, a 14-year veteran of the rapid prototyping industry, T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. offers consulting services on rapid prototyping and related technologies, including competitive analysis, benchmarking and educational programs. The company also offers outsourced marketing services that include marketing plan development, Web optimization, copywriting and lead generation. Grimm combines his engineering background and technical knowledge with years of sales, management and marketing experience to create and implement strategic and tactical plans. For more information, visit the T. A. Grimm & Associates Web site at

About Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing engineers and executives annually. The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.



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