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We’ve registered to participate in the third annual Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo, a rolling party to benefit skin cancer awareness, prevention and research at MSU, on Saturday June 27, 2015 in Grand Rapids. Our hope is that you will join us in supporting a mission that is more than skin deep. Every dollar raised will make a difference by funding groundbreaking work at Michigan State University in the fight against skin cancer.


The MSU Gran Fondo is a fun, non-competitive cycling event to benefit skin cancer awareness, prevention and research at MSU. Italian for “Big Ride,” a Gran Fondo is a long-distance, mass participation cycling event geared toward cyclists of all abilities. The MSU Gran Fondo starts and ends in downtown Grand Rapids and offers multiple route lengths through scenic West Michigan. Stops along the way are a foodie’s delight, offering the area’s finest cuisine. At the end, an outdoor Finish Line Festival awaits with craft brews and wines, a grand feast and live music.

We started a team to fundraise because the MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo is much more than a ride.  Register as a Virtual Rider and help me raise funds. If you can’t join us as a team member, please consider donating to our MSU Gran Fondo team by clicking on the link below for my team fundraising page.

To learn more, go to; Together we make a difference. Thank you!



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Scarlett Brings Direct Metal Printing to the Big M


Grand Rapids, Michigan based Scarlett Incorporated has recently partnered with 3d printing industry leader, 3D Systems, to represent 3D Systems products in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.  Scarlett, an industrial equipment distribution group, will be showcasing a ProX200 Direct Metal Printer from 3D Systems at the Big M.  The group has recently begun selling production grade 3d Printers to the tool and die, aerospace, automotive, medical and furniture industries.  “Additive Manufacturing, or 3d Printing, has grown from a method of rapid prototyping to a viable means of production for low to mid-volume or highly customized parts,” states Mike McLean, Director of Additive Manufacturing for Scarlett.  “With the production capabilities of 3d printing, businesses can streamline their product development processes and bring high performing parts into production without a significant investment in tooling.” 


By partnering with 3D Systems, Scarlett is providing solutions from the most complete lineup of technology in the 3d Printing industry.

“Our reputation is built on solutions, service and responsiveness; by partnering with 3D Systems, Scarlett is able to provide solutions from the most complete lineup of technology in the 3d Printing industry,” says Chris Timmer.

The team at Scarlett has recently installed a ProX300 Direct Metal Printer in it’s Grand Rapids showroom.  In Direct Metal Printing, a high powered laser welds fine metallic powders layer by layer, building a fully dense metal part, directly from 3D CAD data. “We hold the precedent of unparalleled technical competency with the machines we distribute,” explains James Scarlett.  “By having the ProX200 at the show, we’re able to engage manufacturers on their terms, and fully demonstrate this product’s capabilities.”

The Additive Manufacturing industry is projected to grow from $3.8B in 2012 to over $17B by 2020, with most analysts pointing toward the production part segment as the largest avenue for growth.  By offering solutions for production in high performing plastics and fully dense metal parts, Scarlett is primed to promote a large piece of this growth.  “We are incredibly excited to offer this technology to our manufacturing partners in the Midwest,” says McLean.




Increase efficiency. Reduce lead times. Improve margins. You need advanced solutions and you need them now. THE BIG M is the Great Lakes’ premier manufacturing event focusing on the innovative technologies, processes, and solutions that are shaping the future of manufacturing.

At THE BIG M, you will:

  • Find emerging technologies and process improvement solutions
  • Learn key trends and new applications from industry experts
  • Build the future through networking and student engagement

Register to attend THE BIG M and find what you need to accelerate your business and elevate your company above the competition.

Event Location

Cobo Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

 Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday, June 2
10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 3
10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, June 4
10:00am – 2:00pm



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