Practical Additive Manufacturing by +Mfg LLC

Boone County



Our team of experienced professionals has developed a large-format, practical “Additive Manufacturing” system capable of manufacturing metal parts for all industrial applications.
Our state-of-the-art, patent pending process, called Advanced Metal Deposition (TM), can produce simple or complex parts -out of multiple materials- faster, cleaner, safer, more cost-effectively, and more energy-efficiently than any other process in existence…including sand castings. Currently, we are starting domestic manufacturing of our second product, a cost-competitive additive manufacturing machine for B2B sales to 25,000 potential customers in the Midwestern United States.
+Mfg is committed to having a major social impact in all areas where our facilities are located through jobs, skills training, community support, and environmental stewardship.

The dirty, dangerous processes involved in making metal parts has not changed much in 3,000 years. +Mfg has created an Additive Manufacturing system that is truly different, i.e. fast, clean, safe, cost effective, and thus, practical for EVERY industrial application that uses a metal part in their product or process.
It is our goal to totally reinvent the manufacture of metal parts and replace all the dirty, dangerous foundries around the world by the year 2030. These metal parts would include castings, forgings, process tooling, injection molds, and assembly fixtures.
Of course, the innovation does not stop with the technology. +Mfg is committed to having a major social impact in all areas where our facilities are located through job creation, skills training, community support, and environmental stewardship.

Potential Market/Users:
The potential users of our systems are ANY company currently using a metal part in their products or manufacturing processes. We estimate that there are 30,000 potential customers which could easily afford to purchase one or more of our relatively inexpensive system(s) just in the United States. The overall market for metal Additive Manufacturing equipment was US$7 billion in 2018 with a growth rate of 21% over 2017. Industry experts all agree that once a practical metal additive manufacturing system, like ours, hits the market, everything changes as practical metal additive manufacturing is the untapped growth area in advanced manufacturing.
Potential Competitors:
A number of different metal additive manufacturing machines are currently on the market which represent potential competition for our machine. However, these competitive machines, and the input raw materials used in them, are extremely expensive and the processes employed are typically slow, inefficient, and produce inconsistent results... rendering them impractical for industrial manufacturing. Our systems are unique and totally disruptive.
Current Investors:
+Mfg follows ESG business practices. We currently have 23 investors who share our vision and have invested in the company, as well as 24 current members in the LLC.

Point of Contact:
Karen Zerhusen Kruer
(859) 866-3175
Project Address:
3655 O'Hara Rd
Erlanger KY 41018
Management Team:
Some of our Management team are: Tom Kruer - Chief Innovation Officer Wayne McDonough - Member, and Chair Board of Governors Karen Zerhusen Kruer – Chief Operations Officer, Ben Westermeyer – Production Manager, Steve Ziegler - Control Software Manager, Dave Zerhusen - Logistics Manager

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