Advanced manufacturing research conference in Madison, June 10-14, 2013

Posted on 01. May, 2013 by in Academic Departments, Advanced Manufacturing, Alumni, Economic Impact, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Issues, Magazine, Mechanical Engineering, Research

The largest manufacturing research gathering in the Americas will take place June 10-14, 2013, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The event will draw nearly 500 international academic and industrial leaders to two conferences: the 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. “The focus is cutting-edge research from academia, industry and government in a range of manufacturing processes and systems,” says Pfefferkorn, who is among the event organizers. “We do not focus on specific processes or systems. It’s really everything from cutting and welding to laser processes and additive manufacturing. It’s a very wide range.”

UW-Madison is hosting the conferences, which provide industry representatives the opportunity to interact with very bright students and potential employees. And, says Pfefferkorn, while the conferences will have exhibits, they are not a trade show and are not specific to any particular manufacturing scale. “If you want ideas about things you might be able to implement or use in three to five years, this is a great place,” he says. “If you want to talk with the engineers developing these new ideas, then you definitely want to be at this conference.”


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