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."
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
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.