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Tech Tuesdays | The Impact Lightweighting will have on Small Manufacturers

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LIFT Headquarters
1400 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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Nov. 21 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Manufacturers of transportation products whether it be automobiles, aircraft, boats, trains, are aggressively looking for ways to lightweight their structures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. This requires adjustments throughout to supply chain to look at alternative materials and evaluate trade-offs of weight savings versus durability and cost. This session looks at both the challenges and opportunities this faces for suppliers of durable goods. The session will also feature representatives from the Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), the United States‘ flagship manufacturing research institute for developing and deploying advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implement education and training programs to prepare the workforce, as well as Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), public/private partnership validates manufacturing technologies that respond to private industry’s need for faster and more cost, material, and energy-efficient composite manufacturing, including recycling at the end of product life. All attendees will be offered a tour of LIFT and IACMI.

Moderator: Dan Radomski, Optimal Inc.

Agenda:

9:00am-9:30am

Lighweighting Drivers and How Small Manufacturers Can Prepare and Win

Dan Radomski, Chief Strategy Officer, Optimal Inc.

9:30am-10:00am 

Lighweighting Metal Strategies and Solutions for Small Manufacturers

Gregg Peterson, Principle Materials Engineer, LIFT                                           

10:00am-10:30am 

Advanced Composites Manufacturing Processes and Resources for the Small Manufacturer

Uday Vaidya, Chief Technology Officer, IACMI

10:30am-11:00am 

Lightweighting Cost Trade Offs and Leaning Your Product Design for Profit

Sandy Munro – Munro & Associates

11:00am-11:30am

Q&A

11:30am-Noon

Tour of LIFT and IACMI Facility

Date: November 21, 2017 – 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Includes a tour of LIFT and IACMI.

Location: LIFT & IACMI Facility – 1400 Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Sponsors: LIFT, IACMI, LTU Collaboratory, Automation Alley, MMTC

Venue

LIFT Headquarters
1400 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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Register for this Event