The two-day Product Lifecycle Management Roadmap 2003, sponsored by research and consulting firm D.H. Brown, Inc., is scheduled for October 28 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The conference will highlight PLM strategies in use by several auto manufacturers, including Ford's C3P program designed to streamline use of engineering software. Among the keynote speakers: Christopher Couch, Toyota North America's manager of operations strategy; John Waraniak, D.H. Brown's director of Automotive and Aerospace Advisory Board; and Lorie Buckingham, VP and Chief Information Officer of Visteon Corp. For more info, visit www.dhbrown.com/events/plm2003.cfm.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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.