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imX Learning Labs to Provide Guidance, Foster Partnerships for the Future of Manufacturing

Dépèche transmise le 28 avril 2011 par Business Wire

imX Learning Labs to Provide Guidance, Foster Partnerships for the Future of Manufacturing

imX Learning Labs to Provide Guidance, Foster Partnerships for the Future of Manufacturing

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manufacturers from across the country will participate in a one-of-a-kind series of “Learning Labs” this fall as part of the Interactive Manufacturing Experience (imX). The event features an unprecedented industry summit to chart a new course for the domestic manufacturing industry. Announced today by the imX executive committee, the event’s Learning Labs will showcase industry expertise and foster collaborative learning to propel the U.S. manufacturing industry forward. Learning Labs will demonstrate technical knowledge from each of the imX eXperience partners leading the charge to create this industry-defining event, Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas.

“These Learning Labs are a significant step toward the future of manufacturing, a future that will feature increased collaboration among players large and small.”

Presenting Learning Labs at imX will be eXperience partners DMG/Mori Seiki U.S.A., FANUC, Kennametal, MAG IAS LLC, Makino, Methods Machine Tools, Okuma America and Sandvik Coromant.

Important manufacturing industry trends and topics addressed in the imX Learning Labs will include:

  • automation,
  • cryogenic super cooling technology applications in automotive and aerospace,
  • green manufacturing,
  • machine investment planning,
  • manufacturing ecosystem,
  • material evolution toward exotic alloys,
  • metal cutting,
  • micromachining,
  • process and production planning,
  • production on demand (LEAN technology “pull systems”),
  • productivity and quality enhancements in mining and construction machinery components,
  • robotics,
  • shop floor networking,
  • skilled workforce retention,
  • titanium milling technology,
  • tooling trends and technologies.

A complete Learning Labs agenda is available on the Learning Labs page at http://imxevent.com.

“The imX Learning Labs will showcase our eXperience partners’ manufacturing innovations and allow for the open flow of information, even among competitors, that will be crucial to the future of manufacturing,” said Steve Prahalis, experience manager, imX. “Industry response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. To date, more than 1,000 high-level executives from 40 states have applied to take part in imX.”

Learning Labs – located right on the imX event floor – will allow attendees to increase their knowledge of new manufacturing technologies and processes through practical, hands-on demonstrations. From a collaborative standpoint, competing suppliers with similar product lines will be located near each other, so attendees can easily compare all the options available to meet their needs.

imX is jointly presented by leading industry associations the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

“Some of the country’s most innovative manufacturers have signed on to share their successes with the industry,” said Mark Tomlinson, SME executive director/CEO. “These Learning Labs are a significant step toward the future of manufacturing, a future that will feature increased collaboration among players large and small.”

“Sharing technology, processes and ideas is vital to the sustainability of manufacturing,” said Peter Borden, AMTDA president. “imX will be a catalyst in opening the eyes of our nation to the innovation and economic driver that is American manufacturing.”

The Event

At imX, the manufacturing industry will, for the first time, come together not as competitors but as collaborators with a common goal and focus of long-term industry viability. Participants will meet to discuss and foster an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing their customers, their competition and the latest manufacturing technologies.

The invitation-only event is expected to draw 9,000 manufacturing leaders, top suppliers and high-level, qualified U.S. buyers to Las Vegas. Dozens of eXhibit Partners already have committed to joining the conversation and to demonstrating their own manufacturing innovations at imX.

For an imX eXhibit Partners rosters, registration details and other information, visit http://imxevent.com. For the latest details, follow imX on Twitter.

Business Wire

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