• Design for Manufacturing Summit

    Design for Manufacturing Summit #5.
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    The Design for Manufacturing Summit brings together industrial designers, digital entrepreneurs and manufacturers to explore the opportunities in the digital manufacturing revolution.

    symposium: “Design for Manufacturing Summit #5.”
    Thursday, 03/20
    3.00 p.m. / Dumbo Spot
    160 Water Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201



    Technological and cultural change offers the promise of shortened lines between all parts in the product development lifecycle, making manufacturing leaner, greener, more competitive and more profitable.

    In panels and keynotes the DFM Summits cover topics like CAD/CAM, DFM/DFx, 3D printing, lean manufacturing, new materials, open source hardware and the burgeoning maker scene.

    The semi-annual Design for Manufacturing Summits are the first part of the broader Design for Manufacturing Forum, a Modified Ventures project.


    Design for Manufacturing Summit #5
    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    3.00 pm – Doors open

    4.00 – 4.40 pm – Panel 1
    Distributed manufacturing

    Anne Filson is co-founder of design firm AtFAB, founded to leverage digital tools and networked manufacturing to serve a broad audience with a high level of design.
    Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community hackerspace in Brooklyn.
    Brian Ringley is the Technology Coordinator at the Fuse Lab at CUNY City Tech.
    Erik Tietz is a co-founder of Machine Made and design and digital fabrication firm Tietz-Baccon.

    4.40 – 5.20 pm – Panel 2
    Design for Cost

    Jon Hirschtick is the founder and Chairman of Onshape, developing new not-yet-announced products for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market. Previously he founded and led SolidWorks.
    Jon Washington is the founder of The Innovation Garage, a business innovation firm that partners with its clients in the design of product, process, service, and supply chain solutions.
    Ben Gebhardt is the co-founder of Refactory, making hardware easy. He was the lead electrical engineer on the Beats By Dre team for all of 2012 until spring 2013.
    Eric Arno Hiller is the principal of Hiller Associates and one of the pioneers in Product Cost Management (PCM). Hiller co-founded technology companies aPriori and End Around.

    5.20 – 5.40 pm – Break
    Drinks + networking

    5.40 – 6.20 pm – Keynote
    Ted Hall, ShopBot Tools

    Ted Hall is the founder and CEO of ShopBot Tools, a North Carolina-based company that designs, manufactures and distributes professional CNC routers for milling, drilling, and cutting of wood, metals, plastic and other materials.

    6.20 – 6.50 pm – Panel 3
    Cross-disciplinary collaboration

    Brad Augustine is a Design Engineering Director at Humanscale, a designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life.
    Anthony Moschella is VP Product at MakerBot Industries, leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing.
    Zac Feltoon is the lead industrial designer at MulvannyG2, a global retail architecture firm with multiple offices in the US and China.
    Jeremy Luchini is a product specialist at Lagoa – revolutionizing the way engineers and designers work in real-time, on the most complex 3D models, with just an internet connection and a browser.
    Angela Yeh is president & founder of Yeh IDeology LLC, a leading design, strategy and innovation recruitment firm.

    6.50 – 7.30 pm – Keynote
    John Bacus, SketchUp

    John Bacus is a Product Management Director at Trimble Navigation, where he is responsible primarily for SketchUp, 3D modeling software that is easy to learn and is used by architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers.

    7.30 – 8.00 pm – Panel 4
    Industrial design showcase

    Erica Sellers is a conceptual designer and artist based in New York City.
    Ralph Steenblik is a designer, and curator focused on the architectural scale. He uses designing at smaller scales to inform his architectural designs.
    Aaron Trocola is the founder of ThreeForm, a design company and service that uses the latest 3D imaging and production technologies to create customized apparel and wearable designs.
    Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny is a partner of Situ Studio, an interdisciplinary architectural design and research practice in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
    John Peabody edits The Hand & Eye, a blog devoted to covering the businesses of the maker movement.

    8.00 – 10.00 pm – Networking continues
    Drinks + networking

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