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."
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
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.