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


Todd Grimm Achieves Master Level in Rapid Prototyping

Dearborn, Mich., May 13, 2004 -- T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc., a provider of rapid prototyping consulting services, announced that its president, Todd Grimm, received the Master Level Certificate for rapid prototyping. This certificate, the highest bestowed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), was awarded to Grimm during the plenary session of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing 2004 conference.

Grimm and nine others are the first to receive the Master Level certificate. According to SME, Grimm received the highest score of those who were tested for the Master Level. "I am glad that I have 15 years of experience in rapid prototyping and a broad range of technologies under my belt. Without this background, Master Level would have been very difficult to achieve," stated Grimm.

SME offers three certificates in rapid prototyping: associate, professional and master. The Masters Certificate is awarded to those that demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of rapid prototyping systems, processes, controls, practices and operations. The RP Master is expected to demonstrate a breadth of experience in technologies for 3D printing, prototyping, direct metal fabrication, rapid tooling and direct digital manufacturing.

About T. A. Grimm & Associates

Founded by Todd Grimm, a 15-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 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 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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