If you have an upcoming event that you would like to add to our calendar, please email our Marketing Manager with the details.
Date: February 13 – March 27
Time: Every Tuesday for 6 weeks 2:00-6:00pm
Location: Arapahoe Community College – Littleton Campus
Address: 5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
Click here to register!
Manufacturers and individuals interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing have expressed the need for a Colorado-recognized Lean Certificate. Arapahoe Community College’s Workforce and Community Programs division (non-credit division) and Manufacturer’s Edge responded by collaborating on the design and development and joint marketing of the Lean Academy. The Colorado Community College’s Badging complemented the program by granting a State of Colorado Community College Lean Manufacturing industry Badge for each training session whereby individuals can collect the Badges, put them on their resume or Linked In profile to help them secure employment in manufacturing or advance their careers or leading or supervising a Lean Shop floor.
Participants will demonstrate competencies and earn micro credential badges in the following areas:
- Lean Manufacturing Basics
- 5S and Visual Workplace
- Standardized Work Basics
- Process Mapping
- Kaizen Basics
- PDCA problem Solving
- Lean Communications
- Lean Shop Math
Technology AdvantEDGE Series: Composites & Manufacturing
Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Wells Fargo Center
Address: 1700 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, USA
Do you work with composites? Are you thinking about exploring composite technology in order to make your products lighter, faster, and more affordable? Are you simply curious about the technology and want to know more?
Join us for a 1-day interactive workshop designed to address the needs and interests of participants throughout all levels of experience from “Composites 101” introductory-level information to an advanced exploration of the numerous capabilities and opportunities. Meet companies within the supply chain, hear from respected industry experts, and connect to resources that will help your company enter or expand into the rapid growth industry of advanced composites.
Workshop Agenda (subject to change)
8 am | Registration, Coffee and Networking
9 am | Presentations, including:
Current Trends and Future Outlook of Advanced Composites | Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld
Advanced Composites in Wind Energy | Derek Berry, IACMI Wind Technology Area Director and Senior Wind Technology Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab
11:45 am | Lunch and Networking
12:45 pm | Panel Discussion: Growth Opportunities in Advanced Composites through Public-Private Collaboration |
Katie Woslager, Senior Manager, Advanced Industries Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
Dr. Don Radford, Professor and Director, Composite Materials, Manufacture and Structures Laboratory Mechanical Engineering Colorado State University
Andrew Maxey, CEO Vartega
1:45 pm | Improving the Agility and Accessibility of a Composites Workforce
Andy Polkewaldt ACMA, Mike Hoke Abaris Training, MEP
2:15 pm | Understanding and Accessing the Composites Supply Chain
Danny Norman, MEP
3:00 pm | TBD
4:00 pm | Closing remarks
Facts about composites:
- Global composites market size is expected to reach $130.8 billion by 2024
- The US Composites industry provided opportunity valued at $25.2 billion in 2018
- Composites have realized nearly a decade of successive growth year over year
- Wind Energy
- Automotive – has the highest growth potential
- Sports and Recreational Equipment
- Pressure Vessels
Vital Resources for Denver Manufacturers: Tax Incentives, Enterprise Zones, and Much More…
Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Location: Geotech Environmental Equipment
Address: 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Click here to register!
Are you a Denver-based manufacturer? Are you familiar with the numerous resources and incentives for which you may qualify, including Enterprise Zones and the BIP?
Your partners and friends at Manufacturer’s Edge and the Denver Office of Economic Development are offering a brief, informative presentation about a variety of programs and opportunities available to you. We will also tell you how to take advantage of these programs in order to reduce costs, apply for tax credits, and help your company grow and thrive.
Light refreshments and an optional tour of the Geotech manufacturing facility to follow the presentation and Q&A.
- Denver Enterprise Zone – state tax credit program locally administered by the City
- Business Investment Program – local tax credit program that can be used in conjunction with Enterprise Zone benefits
Women in 3D Printing – March Meetup
Date: March 21, 2019
Location: Avid Product Development
Address: 129 S. Cleveland Ave., Longmont, CO 80501, USA
Join local Women in 3D Printing ambassadors Heidi and Adam, on March 21 at Avid Product Development in Loveland from 3-5!
RSVP is free but required in order to attend our events. Please select the date you’re interested in below and register via our partner Eventbrite.
This is a casual meetup series for 3D Printing enthusiasts to meet and discuss with new faces and 3D printing veterans.
We hope to see many of you during these happy hour events every month and look forward to connecting!
Look for the large Women in 3D Printing logo stand!
* Please note:
- Unless mentioned otherwise, Women in 3D Printing is not covering any food & drinks for those casual meetups.
- Photographs will be taken at the event. Should you not want to be photographed, please inform your event host.
2019 Colorado Manufacturing Awards
Presented by Company Week and Manufacturer’s Edge
Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: The Cable Center
Address: 2000 Buchtel Blvd S, Denver, CO 80210
Click here to register!
The 4th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards recognize excellence and innovation across the region’s manufacturing industries and economy.
The only program of its kind in the United States, the CMA program brings together business leaders in a celebration of the modern manufacturing economy — a multi-industry, consumer and technology-driven sector reshaping America’s rich industrial legacy.
To be awarded:
Aerospace/Electronics Manufacturer of the Year (Click for criteria and to nominate)
- Video presentations: New Mexico and Wyoming Manufacturers of the Year
● The CMAs are presented by CompanyWeek, digital media reporting on the regional manufacturing economy; and Manufacturers Edge, Colorado’s NIST MEP.
● The CMAs work closely with Colorado trade and industry groups to publicize the opportunity, reach out to industry companies, develop criteria and encourage companies to nominate. Criteria vary across industries to reflect operating conditions, company differences, and market attributes.
Participating industry associations and sector partnerships:
- Colorado Craft Brewing Guild
- Colorado Distilling Guild
- Colorado Proud
- Colorado Bioscience Association
- Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
- Rocky Mountain Tooling & Machining Association
- Colorado Space Business Roundtable
- Co Active
● Manufacturers are encouraged to self-nominate. Companies can be also be nominated by peers, industry colleagues or other parties, but all nominations must include information related to the criteria list above. Companies can nominate here.
● Nominations close Friday, February 8, 2019. Three finalists from each category will be selected by Feb. 15. Finalists will participate in CMA activities throughout Feb. and March (see key dates and activities below), culminating in the April 4 CMA gala reception, where winners in each category will be announced. An panel of industry experts will select finalists and a winner.
● Industry program sponsorships are available.
Finalists selected and announced; judging panels scheduled and announced
Editorial coverage and promotion of industry finalists begins
Alumni & Finalist Luncheon, Denver, Colorado. National industry keynote
2:00- 5:30 p.m.
— Afternoon auditorium: Workforce symposium
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
— Gala Awards reception and presentation,
Contact us if you’d like to be a sponsor of the Colorado Manufacturing Awards 2019.
Contact Bart Taylor at
5th Annual NOCOM Manufacturing Trade Show
Date: April 11, 2019
Location: The Ranch
Address: 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
NOCOM, the largest manufacturing trade show in Colorado, will host their 5th annual trade show which takes place April 11, 2019 at the Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The show provides an opportunity for manufacturers and their supply chain to showcase their innovative products and services, network and grow their business relationships while showing the community how manufacturing is a strong contributor to the local economy. Each year the show has grown with 2018 boasting an impressive 25% increase in exhibitor and attendee participation, and over 70% of exhibitors gaining business from the show. NOCOM 2019 is expected to expand up to 160 booths with a kick-off breakfast and keynote speaker, speaker hall with educational topics throughout the day and the event closing with a huge B2B Networking party! The theme for 2019 is “Connecting Supply Chain” which is the heart of the partnership and a game changer for the industry. With the event attracting over 900 attendees across Colorado and beyond this event is one that the manufacturing industry and its partners anticipate each year. Join us in 2019!
Exhibitor Booth Sales
Booth sales open in November 2018 with early bird pricing available until 1/11/2019. Priority booth placement is based on date of purchase. Exhibitors will receive two tickets to the B2B Networking Reception and additional tickets may be purchased separately. Limited availability, sold out in 2018!
10X10 Booth: $375 Early Bird until 1/11/2019 | $415 Regular Price
10×20 Booth: $525 Early Bird until 1/11/2019 | $565 Regular Price
Add On: Prime Exhibitor Location $100, Limited availability.
General Attendee Tickets
Visit over 150 exhibitors, build new business relationships, listen to industry leaders speak on topics that strengthen the manufacturing community! We ask service providers to review the Limit Solicitation document prior to purchasing a ticket. We request that all attendees honor a mutual manufacturing collaborative environment at NOCOM.
Pre-Purchased General Attendee Tickets: $15.00*, avoid lines and enjoy expedited check in!
Walk-In General Attendee Tickets: $20.00*
Student General Attendee Tickets: $10.00*
*B2B Networking Reception tickets sold separately
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Interested in marketing your business to over 900 attendees at the NOCOM Trade Show? Sponsorship opportunities available at different levels, refer to sponsorship flyer below.
Contact Adam Papillion, NOCOM 2019 Chair, Director of Operations, H2 Manufacturing Solutions | firstname.lastname@example.org | Mobile: 970-692-3344
Find out more on the NOCO website