If you haven't registered for Design & Manufacturing Texas yet, what are you waiting for? The two-day expo, held at the Reliant Center in Houston Oct. 15-16, will not disappoint.
New for 2013 is the Houston Seminar Series. Pick and choose from two days of six dedicated seminar sessions. Each bite-sized, two-hour segment will provide a diversity of practical case studies, expert panel discussions, and innovation showcases. Gather the focused and in-depth information you and your business need on the latest technologies and trends, as well as the implementable solutions to your top design, manufacturing, and automation challenges. Network with fellow engineers and R&D, design, and manufacturing professionals; meet face-to-face with our expert speakers; and take away practical insights into the most cutting-edge technologies and trends today.
Practical Robotic Strategies for Your Factory
Six Sigma for Your Factory Floor
Value Stream Mapping
An Unconventional Approach to Design: Challenging Your Creativity
Motors for Motion Control
Rapid Prototyping as a Strategy
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I was at MD&M Chicago this week and there were some tremendous sessions. One in particular addressed the need for more students to enter manufacturing. Average salary for a two-year advanced manufacturing degree is now $58,000 a year. (we'll run that story next week.)
Aside from the overall show http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/dmt13?cid=cntest.hou.dm.at and its seminars, there are also several talks in the show's Tech Theater: http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/univ/Houston/ibt.html including one on "NASA's view of future technology and materials needs."
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.