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APMM Zoom Meet-Ups

We've been hosting informal and interactive Zoom Meet-Ups for our community to get together in virtual space - take a break from your current project and join us!  (We'll even send our members a reminder 30-min before the session starts!)

August 25 Meet-up - Managing model shops within corporate/tall management organizations

What do you do when your VP of Technology starts asking why you need a $25,000 3D printer when his kid has a $300 one? Or when the VP of Marketing tries to add 5 more models to your schedule for a trade show at the last minute? This meetup is focused on corporate model shops that exist in a tall/remote management organization. What challenges do you face? How do you justify equipment expenditures when the people signing off don’t really understand what you do or how it’s done, and maybe never even set foot in a working shop?

How do you convince "executive suite" managers of model making's unique needs for industrial equipment and hazardous materials/chemicals along with the need to conform to ISO and OSHA standards? Or when hiring full-time employees is better than getting contract labor? Bring your questions to an open discussion with fellow shop managers who have been there or are going through similar challenges themselves!

Join our Meet-up on Thursday, August 25 at 3 PM ET

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Meeting ID: 881 3250 3020
Passcode: 280848

Questions? Send us a note at [email protected] or give us a call at 315-750-0803

Over the past year and a half, we've had Meet-ups on

  • Maritime models at the Glasgow Riverside Museum in Scotland
  • Refining and achieving Social Media goals
  • 2022 Student Model Making Competition entries and winners
  • Speeding up 3D printing
  • Tool talk
  • Materials sourcing
  • 3D printers
  • Arduino in models
  • Antique tool collections
  • Film special effects
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Social media for model makers
  • Steampunk sculptures
  • Project challenges
  • Desktop metal 3D printing
  • Sourcing through catalogs and websites
  • Books on architectural models and model makers
  • Building projects at Legoland
  • Workshops and tours
  • Informal discussions and shop talk

We're developing our calendar now for the months ahead - please reach out to us with ideas, inspirations, and topics to discuss. The Meet-ups are all about YOU!

Meet-up sessions are scheduled to take place on the 2nd and 4th week of each month. at 10 AM PDT/11 AM MDT/12 PM CDT/1 PM EDT/6 PM BST and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 PM PDT/2 PM MDT/3 PM CDT/4 PM EDT/9 PM BST. 
Please watch for announcements or changes here as schedules are subject to change!


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