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Put Your Message in Motion

Are you planning on traveling this summer? Whether you plan to take a vacation, have a few getaway weekends planned or intend to stay close to home, you can still put your message in motion. Your automobile is uniquely suited to promote your business.

While not for everyone, automobile advertising can create a dramatic number of impressions. Imagine how many people see your vehicle each day. You don’t have to be driving your car or truck to garner attention either, people can view your message even while you are parked.

Of course, the real question is how far do you want to go? A full vehicle wrap will draw the most attention but some people are uncomfortable driving the equivalent of a moving billboard. A full vehicle wrap can make it difficult to use your vehicle for purposes other than business.

Magnetic signs have their advantages, due to their portability they are relatively easy to remove if you want to use the vehicle for personal reasons. The fact that they are portable also makes some magnets easier to lose.

Window and body clings can be moved and adjusted but are often more likely to be lost than a vehicle wrap. Vehicle decals are considered semi-permanent and although they can be removed fairly easily they are not intended to be removed and reapplied. Decals may be a cost-effective option that allows for varied placement on an automobile.

License plate holders don’t stand out the way that a wrap, magnet, or decal will but they offer an easy way to promote your business or website. Bumper stickers can be added to the mix and could be offered to customers if appropriate.

You may want to check local and state laws before making a major investment in automobile advertising. Some states and communities have strict laws regarding the use of these advertising mediums. Some homeowners associations do not allow commercial vehicles to be parked near residences for extended periods. Many states do allow for this type of advertising but it would be best to check first.

If you decide that auto advertising is right for you, be sure to include your website address so as you drive, you can drive traffic to your website.
3D Printing Metal & Carbon Fiber

While 3D printing has been around for decades it has recently become more of a consumer market. Small 3D printers that print with plastic are affordable and usable by the general public. They are used to make toys, prototypes, home decor and medical aids such as a 3D printed hand.

Until now, 3D printing with metal was exorbitantly expensive and very time-consuming. Innovations now allow for some intricate parts to be printed within an hour.

Desktop Metal is a company that offers both a Studio system which is meant for Engineers and a Production system for mass production. The systems use metal powders, extruded metal bars, and binders to generate the printed items. Visit the website for technical descriptions of how each system works. Using methods similar to the latest inkjet printing systems allow 3D metal printing at a much faster rate than previously thought possible.

Another company, Markforged, offers products that print 3D Carbon Fiber and composite objects. Markforged claims 3D printing with composites can reduce costs per part as well as make those parts up to 20x stronger.

Markforged offers a 3D metal printer as well and it uses metal powder and a binder to print an item. Metals such as aluminum, stainless steel and titanium can be used as well as others. 3D metal printed items can be created at a much lower cost according to the Markforged website.

3D metal printing has come a long way but don't expect a hobby version soon. Modern 3D Metal Printing systems can cost over a $100,000 dollars so they probably won't featured at the mall anytime soon. The possibilities for manufacturing are endless and on-demand parts are now a reality.
#########    Just for Grins    #########  
Oh, Come On!
1. Most people are shocked when they find out how bad I am as an electrician.
2. What's it called when a King and Queen have no children? A receding heir line.
4. A dad is washing the car with his son. After a moment, the son asks his father, "Do you think we could use a sponge instead?"
I saw a post on Craigslist that said: Radio for sale, $1. Volume knob stuck on full. I thought to myself, I can't turn that down!
I was walking by a house that was being worked on and the guy hammering on the roof called me a paranoid little weirdo... In morse code.
I said to my wife, "I need to call the doctor today.""Which doctor?", she replied. "No, the regular kind."
8. My friend always tells me "cheer up, at least you aren't stuck in a deep hole full of water". I know he means well.
9. I saw a man at the beach yelling "Help! Shark! Help!" I laughed because I knew that the shark wasn't going to help him.
10. I swallowed some food coloring. My doctor says I'm okay, but I feel like I've dyed a little inside.
Links of Interest Monthly Tip

Denison Links 
Area Website Directory, Recipe Database, Family Resource Links, and E-Minder

 Monarch Country  
Highlights, Scores, Schedules and More..

Marketing Edge Blog
Marketing tips and Commentary

How to be Successful
March 2018 Marketing Edge Blog Post

Swift To-Do List Lite
Free task list manager

Enabling the Future
A Global Network Of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing To Give The World A "Helping Hand."

Desktop Metal
3D Metal Printing Systems

3D Composite and Metal Printers

Swift To-Do List Lite

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Swift To-Do List Lite is easy to use and you can set up a name, task type, due dates, and reminders for any task. You can drag and drop tasks from one list to another and even write notes to go along with each task.

You can colorize tasks, print, or export them to html or csv. You can sort tasks and manage both tasks and notes. You can manage up to 200 tasks in 30 different lists using the free version. An unlimited paid version is available.

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