Humtown Manufacturing Awards

2020 Manufacturer of the Year

Humtown Products has been selected as the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the small to medium enterprise category for bringing disruptive innovation to one of the most ancient trades on earth – the foundry industry.

In making this selection, NAM’s panel of expert judges specifically cited Humtown’s utilization and commercialization of 3D printing. Humtown has led an industry-wide transformation in bringing 3D printing to foundries, becoming one of the world’s leaders in 3D sand additive manufacturing.

Humtown is the industry’s first conventional sand core and mold manufacturer to commercialize 3D printing. Adopting this new toolingless technology has revolutionized our capabilities and expanded the markets and customers we can serve. In addition to additive manufacturing, Humtown Products also utilizes a conventional process of manufacturing to help meet the needs of customers around the world.

We did not win Manufacturer of the Year alone. We are beyond grateful to Humtown’s team of industrial athletes, as well as to Youngstown State University, Youngstown Business Incubator, America Makes, University of Northern Iowa, Columbiana County Port Authority, TCI Financial, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, and many others, for their help on this journey to Manufacturer of the Year.

Engineering and Production Technology Leadership High Achiever

Humtown was recognized as a High Achiever in the category of Engineering and Production Technology Leadership, by the National Association of Manufacturers for commercialization of 3D printing in the metal casting industry. With four ExOne sand 3D printers, Humtown has become one of the world’s leaders in sand additive manufacturing.

Traditionally, the metal casting process involves creating a tool or pattern to create the sand core and mold. However, with 3D printing technology, Humtown can skip the tooling stage entirely, printing the sand core and mold through software commands without any tooling. Utilizing a binder jetting process, 3D printing allows gives sand cores and molds better accuracy, greater design freedom, minimal post processing, without the need for tooling.

Humtown was chosen for this prestigious recognition by a national panel of industry experts, standing out among other nominees such as international industry giants Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Merck & Co., and Siemens Energy.

Talent Management Leadership Award

Humtown was awarded a Manufacturing Leadership Award by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for outstanding achievement in Talent Management Leadership. This award specifically recognizes Humtown’s strides in ‘Unleashing Human Potential.’ This award specifically recognizes Humtown’s development of the patented Visual Earnings System. The Visual Earnings System is a real-time earning system technology that engages employees through gamification to increase productivity when performing repetitive, measurable tasks.

Other winners of this award include industry powerhouses such as General Motors, IBM, and Amway Corporation.

Engineering and Production Technology Leadership Award

Humtown was also awarded a second NAM Manufacturing Leadership Award for outstanding achievement in Engineering and Production Technology Leadership. This award specifically honors Humtown’s commercialization of 3D Printing in the metal casting industry. Embracing the newest design and production approaches, the National Association of Manufacturers has cemented Humtown as one of the world’s leaders in additive manufacturing.

Other winners of this award include industry powerhouses such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Merck & Co., and Siemens Energy.

Engineering and Production Technology Leadership High Achiever

Talent Management Leadership Award

Engineering and Production Technology Leadership Award

Humtown was recognized as a High Achiever in the category of Engineering and Production Technology Leadership, by the National Association of Manufacturers for commercialization of 3D printing in the metal casting industry. With four ExOne sand 3D printers, Humtown has become one of the world’s leaders in sand additive manufacturing.

Traditionally, the metal casting process involves creating a tool or pattern to create the sand core and mold. However, with 3D printing technology, Humtown can skip the tooling stage entirely, printing the sand core and mold through software commands without any tooling. Utilizing a binder jetting process, 3D printing allows gives sand cores and molds better accuracy, greater design freedom, minimal post processing, without the need for tooling.

Humtown was chosen for this prestigious recognition by a national panel of industry experts, standing out among other nominees such as international industry giants Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Merck & Co., and Siemens Energy.

Humtown was awarded a Manufacturing Leadership Award by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for outstanding achievement in Talent Management Leadership. This award specifically recognizes Humtown’s strides in ‘Unleashing Human Potential.’ This award specifically recognizes Humtown’s development of the patented Visual Earnings System. The Visual Earnings System is a real-time earning system technology that engages employees through gamification to increase productivity when performing repetitive, measurable tasks.

Other winners of this award include industry powerhouses such as General Motors, IBM, and Amway Corporation.

Humtown was also awarded a second NAM Manufacturing Leadership Award for outstanding achievement in Engineering and Production Technology Leadership. This award specifically honors Humtown’s commercialization of 3D Printing in the metal casting industry. Embracing the newest design and production approaches, the National Association of Manufacturers has cemented Humtown as one of the world’s leaders in additive manufacturing.

Other winners of this award include industry powerhouses such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Merck & Co., and Siemens Energy.