Tag: Small Business

11
Nov

Titan Robotics Awarded 2019 “Company of the Year” by Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Colorado Springs, CO – Titan Robotics is honored to be named the 2019 Company of the Year at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC 2019 Annual Gala, held Saturday, November 9, 2019.

As one of the fastest growing companies in the Colorado Springs area, Titan Robotics was recognized for its significant impact on the advanced manufacturing industry, its rapid growth and expansion, and engagement in the local business community.

“We are honored to be the 2019 Company of the Year! This kind of recognition is possible because of the amazing team we have at Titan, our outstanding customers and a business community that supports us and believes in us,” said Titan Robotics CMO, Maddie Guillory.

Company of the Year Awards Gala
Part of the Titan Robotics executive team accepts the award for Company of the Year

Every year the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Center (EDC) recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies and entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs.  Company of the Year is awarded to a business that has made a significant impact on its industry, performed extraordinary work on a project or continuing program, and is a leader in employee satisfaction and community engagement.

Company of the Year Award Plaque
2019 Company of the Year Award: Titan Robotics

As Titan Robotics expands into its new 21,400 square foot facility in Colorado Springs this month, the company is growing its highly skilled team and creating new jobs in the area. This expansion will also enable Titan to increase its capacity to manufacture its state-of-the-art large format 3D printers and grow its 3D printing service bureau capabilities. 

Titan Robotics’ new 21,400 sq ft facility located in Colorado Springs

As part of its growth plan, Titan is also making debut in the European market this year by attending Formnext for the first time. Formnext is the top European 3D Printing trade show, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, November 19-23, 2019. Titan Robotics is excited to be an exhibitor representing American-made products as part of the USA Pavilion at Formnext. 

29
Oct

Titan Robotics Discusses Importance of Additive Manufacturing with U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn

Titan Robotics, Ltd. welcomed U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn last week to discuss several topics, including the importance of Additive Manufacturing technology especially as it relates to advances with our military.

Rep Lamborn at Titan

Rep. Lamborn with some of the Titan Robotics Team

Rep. Lamborn serves on the Majority of the House Committee on Armed Services, which covers the breadth of the operations of the Department of Defense as well as the national security functions of the Department of Energy and other related areas. Source: Armed Services Committee Website

Rep. Lamborn represents Colorado’s Fifth District, based right here in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado’s 5th District is one of our nation’s most military-intensive congressional districts, with five military installations and home to more than 100,000 veterans. Rep. Lamborn also serves on the Strategic Forces and Emerging Threat and Capabilities Subcommittees. In these roles, he participates in the oversight of our nation’s strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense and space programs.

Atlas Demonstration

Titan Robotics CEO Clay Guillory demonstrates Pellet Extrusion on the Atlas

During the visit, Titan Robotics demonstrated several cutting edge Additive Manufacturing technologies. A highlight of the demonstration was Titan’s advancements in unique materials that can be 3D printed using the Atlas 3D printer with direct pellet fed extrusion. Titan team members and Rep. Lamborn discussed how this technology has great potential to change manufacturing and how Titan’s Pellet Extrusion is already being used in several DoD and aerospace applications.

Lamborn Titan Visit

Titan Robotics CCO Rahul Kasat discusses Titan’s technology with Rep. Lamborn

Rep. Lamborn also learned about how Titan is growing the local economy in Colorado Springs. In 2018 alone, Titan has hired eight new full-time employees and three part-time employees. Titan also helps other local small businesses grow by working with several Colorado Springs suppliers in the manufacturing sector. Rep. Lamborn was also impressed to learn how Titan Robotics was named a Top 50 Colorado Company to Watch in 2018.

The visit was a chance to highlight Titan’s role in advanced manufacturing and innovative technology taking place right here in Colorado Springs!

 

21
Oct

Sharing 3D Printing with the Community

While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, and has become more popular in the last few years, there are still many in the community who aren’t familiar with the technology and its practical applications.  Part of what we do here at Titan Robotics is expose new people to the disruptive technology of 3D printing and how it will be a game changer for so many industries.

Founder and CEO Clay Guillory speaking at TEDx Arena Circle

Founder and CEO Clay Guillory speaking at TEDx Arena Circle

Recently, founder and CEO Clay Guillory spoke to a group of several hundred people at the TEDx event at the University of Northern Colorado. His TEDx Talk was not only his story of getting involved in the 3D printing community, but what is next for the industry. Clay shared his experiences with the non-profit E-Nabling the Future by 3D printing prosthetic hands for children with missing limbs. Clay says that experience of helping others made him realize that 3D printing was his future and inspired him to build a career out of it.

TEDx Arena Circle 2016 Speakers

TEDx Arena Circle 2016 Speakers

The TEDx event allowed Titan Robotics to share with people how 3D printing isn’t just being used to make novelty items or small parts. Clay talked about Titan’s goals of using large-format 3D printing to design and fabricate full size prosthetics and adaptive devices, and how by improving speed and scale industries can manufacture parts at a much more affordable rate.

UCCS College of Business Forum at Titan Robotics

UCCS College of Business Forum at Titan Robotics

Titan Robotics also welcomed 40 students and their mentors from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business this Friday as part of their Career Coaching Program.  Students, mentors and faculty had the chance to tour Titan’s new facility and get an up close look at the manufacturing process.

It was a chance for community leaders and the next members of the work force to see how a start-up manufacturing company operates on a daily basis. From starting the company in his garage, to hiring on a full-time staff, Clay shared his story of being a young entrepreneur. Not to mention everyone enjoyed seeing all of the large 3D printers in action and the unique parts they create.

UCCS College of Business Students Tour at Titan Robotics

UCCS College of Business Students Tour at Titan Robotics

The Titan staff enjoyed hosting tours and a Q&A session with the UCCS group. Students and mentors asked great questions about the company and Titan’s business model, as well as how 3D printing will change manufacturing.

UCCS College of Business Tour at Titan Robotics

UCCS College of Business Tour at Titan Robotics

As an innovative company, Titan Robotics wants to expand its outreach beyond potential customers. Titan is an active member in the 3D printing community, from contributing new ideas to getting involved with people and organizations on a local level.

We believe it’s important to open up our doors and share what we’re doing with large-format 3D printers. It helps the 3D printing industry expand and inspires people to come up with new innovative ways to utilize large-format 3D printing.

29
Jul

Being a Young Entrepreneur: No One Said it Would be Easy

There is a saying that an entrepreneur will “work 80 hour weeks to avoid working 40 hour weeks.” When I first started Titan Robotics in my garage two years ago, I don’t think I quite grasped that  idea, but it didn’t take long to figure it out.

1MC pic 2Lately, I’ve been asked to speak in the community about not only being an entrepreneur, but a young  founder of (so far) a successful startup company. Events, like 1 Million Cups, have been great opportunities to share Titan’s story, our vision and where we’re going in the future. But these events have also provided me a chance to face constructive criticism and questions, and receive helpful input along the way. That advice and community support has been vital for Titan since its inception, especially for a mechanical engineer who decided to start his own business at the age of 26.  I think for anyone venturing into entrepreneurship, especially young people, community support and mentors are key components.Continue Reading..