The Grow Maine Show on WGAN Radio. Celebrating Maine businesses and entrepreneurs since 2013
From February 7, 2020
Additive Manufacturing is growing in Maine at Amplify Additive. Hear Marty Grohman interview Brian McLaughlin on the GROW MAINE show.
About Marty Grohman:
Martin Grohman is the Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), a statewide nonprofit focused on growing Maine’s clean technology economy. Marty is a former independent state representative and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer.
Grohman hosts a podcast for Maine entrepreneurs called The Grow Maine Show, and co-founded DuraLife Decking, a composite decking manufacturing company in Biddeford that grew to $30 million in sales in six years and employs about 50 people.
As a legislator he was twice named American Legion Legislator of the Year, as an honorary life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and won the 2016 President’s Award from the Maine Sheriffs Association.
From the show notes: Brian R. McLaughlin is the President & CEO, and Founder, of Amplify Additive, a Additive Manufacturing service provider with a focus on Orthopedic Implant manufacturing. At his uniquely outfitted facility in Scarborough, ME, they 3D print Titanium using advanced equipment from GE Additive. The equipment is highly specialized and operates under vacuum at elevated temperatures to provide material properties that exceed industry standards at the highest quality.
“By 3D printing Titanium with this Electron Beam Melting technology, we are able to produce implants that not only have never been able to be designed and manufactured before, but provide a better quality of care for patients.”
Brian graduated from the University of Vermont in 1998 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He is passionate about Orthopedics and is fortunate to have found this career path where he is now helping lead the use of next generation technology for the design and manufacturing of life enabling technologies.
Brian resides in Yarmouth, ME with his wife Karen and 2 boys, Baden and Adam. Brian and family recently relocated back to Maine in 2017 after being in Connecticut for 9 years. Prior to that they lived in Portland where Karen and Brian met and started their family. “We are so happy to be back in Maine, we missed it when we lived in CT and visited as often as we could.” Brian is very active, with a passion for both skiing and soccer. As for soccer, he still loves to play weekly, and has volunteered as a coach over the past 10-12 years.