This year's Advanced Manufacturing Center will create a network of solutions for learning more about five trends and technologies that are moving manufacturing forward. The Advanced Manufacturing Center's Solutions Network will explore Additive Manufacturing, Automation, Automotive 2025, Machine Shop Optimization and Data-Driven Manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing pushes back the boundaries of part production. By "growing" or "printing" functional parts, manufacturers can economically produce complex components in quantities that would be too small to justify die or mold tooling. Because of the design freedoms, the use of additive manufacturing seems all but certain to advance. Visit the AMC to discover ways that additive manufacturing can move your manufacturing forward.
Modern Machine Shop's annual Top Shops benchmarking survey, enables shops of all types to compare their business and machining metrics against industry leaders. Results from this year's survey including an announcement of this year's Honors Programs winners will be presented at the AMC.
Automation is a multiplier. Allowing robots to execute repetitive tasks expands the amount of production and the number of simultaneous operations that a human can oversee. Rather than being a replacement for employees, automation is leverage that increases the value of an individual employee by freeing this person to focus attention on the work that requires human knowledge or human judgment.Visit the AMC to discover ways that automation can move your manufacturing forward.
Data-driven manufacturing implies that decisions controlling the manufacturing process should be based on facts, not guesses, wishes, theories or opinions. Emerging technology is enabling both people and equipment to collect and process the facts they need to achieve better results. Driving manufacturing with data promotes integration and coherence across manufacturing organizations throughout the entire supply chain.
Be sure to stop by to learn about 5 trends that are moving manufacturing forward. Receive 2 FREE drinks in the solutions Network Bar and pick-up your "I Move Manufacturing" t-shirt at Booth W-10, West Hall.