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      May 23, 2013

      Thursday   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      5001 Great America Parkway
      Santa Clara, California 95054

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      The New Industrial Revolution - Reshoring and Advanced Manufacturing


      Attend an exciting, one-day seminar on the New Industrial Revolution in a highly competitive world.  Learn how the Bay Area is responding to global challenges in product development and global supply strategies, reshoring, advanced manufacturing and developing a trained workforce. 


      • Product Development and Global Supply Chain Dynamics
      • Reshoring/Onshoring Reality
      • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies including hands-on 3D printer demo
      • Workforce Development to Meet Today's Job Requirements

      This conference is held in conjunction with the Design-2-Part Show and in collaboration with local  organizations including ASME-SVCS, IEEE-CPMT, ASQ Biomedical Division, SJSU BMES, Laney College, San Jose State University, and DeAnza College.  Sponsorships are available. For more information or if you have registration issues, please contact the Conference Chair, Joanne Moody at

      Who should attend?

      • Product development, design, quality, supply chain, purchasing, and manufacturing engineers/managers, as well as support personnel.
      • Students, public, and professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of Bay Area manufacturing and networking.


      7:30 am Registration

      8:00 - 8:15 am  - Conference Overview & Raffle/Drawing #1

      8:15 - 8:45 am - Manufacturing Trends in the Northern CA

      Learn about current manufacturing trends, local industries, manufacturing jobs, and government incentives to create opportunities and growth.

      • Bill Browne - Director, Client Services, MANEX Consulting

      8:45 - 9:00 am  - The New Industrial Revolution

      The internet, computer design tools, crowd funding, and the Maker’s movement are creating a new industrial revolution.

      • Joanne Moody - President, Zeta Scientific LLC, SME Conference Chair

      9:00 - 10:00 am - Reshoring/Onshoring Reality - Panel Discussion

      For the past several decades, US companies have been moving manufacturing operations "offshore" to save labor costs. However, with transportation costs, rising Chinese labor costs, quality issues, and simply the issue of keeping jobs in the US, there are companies trying to reshore part, or all, of their manufacturing in the US. We will be hearing about the challenges and the reality of reshoring.  Learn about the success stories.

      • Gus Castello - Sr. VP, Product Operations, Intuitive Surgical
      • Stan Sutton - President & CEO, Inland Metal Industries

      10:00 - 10:15 am - Raffle/Drawing #2 & Break

      10:15 - 11:15 am -  Product Development and Global Supply Chain Dynamics

      Deciding where to produce products is an essential part of the product development cycle.  The concept and use of the global supply chain is critical in successfully competing in today's world.  Learn how the supply chain decision can make or break your new product.

      11:15 - 11:30 am - "The New Industrial Revolution and China’s Dilemma"

      Technology has political consequences. Low-cost, highly dispersed computing created an impossible dilemma for the Soviet Union's rulers, who feared its potential to transmit competing ideas, but were doomed to fall far behind if they didn't encourage wide adoption. In a similar vein, low-cost, highly dispersed manufacturing technologies are more than just a challenge to the "Made in China, shipped globally" industrial model.

      • Joe Katzman -  Product Manager & Editor - Defense Daily, Speaker

      11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Raffle/Drawing #3  & Lunch break (lunch not provided)

      • Break to Tour Design-2-Part Show 
      • Preeya Singh - Hands-on 3D Printing Demo, Studio Fathom

      1:30 - 2:00 pm - Ramping Up Cross-Disciplinary Technologies: Lessons Learned

      When new technologies are developed by combining concepts and methods from different fields, unique challenges can arise as pilot production lines are established as well as during high-volume scale up. This presentation will highlight lessons learned on how to identify and overcome such challenges. 

      2:00 - 3:00 pm - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

      Manufacturing shows increase use of additive and digital manufacturing techniques, prototyping, robotics, lasers, nanotechnology, etc. Computer and software technology is radically changing how we manufacture. US made goods have advantages for small volume, highly regulated, complex products such as medical devices.  Learn more from companies about the latest trends in advanced manufacturing methods.

      3:00 - 3:30 pm Raffle/Drawing #4, Break and Networking 

      3:30 - 4:45 pm Workforce Development to Meet Today’s Job Requirements

      To meet manufacturing challenges in advanced technologies, a trained local workforce is a top priority.  This workforce includes skilled trades (such as machining, welding, process technicians, industrial maintenance, etc.), engineers, and others. In the Bay Area, we have several educational programs geared for retooling and retraining our work force.  Information about various training programs will be provided to learn new skills, providing a platform for new job growth, which goes hand-in-hand with a skilled workforce.

      • Mark Martin - Laney College, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development, panel leader.

      • Naima Azgui - Professor - Advanced Medical Manufacturing Technologies, Laney College

      • Birch Early - Business Services Representative, Alameda County Workforce Investment Board

      • Seth Bates - Professor, Chair, Department Aviation & Aviation Technology San Jose State University

      • Mike Appio - Department Head, Manufacturing & CNC Technology program, DeAnza College
      • Guna Selvaduray  - Professor, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Coordinator, San Jose State University

      4:45 - 5:00 pm Raffle/Drawing #4, Closing & Thanks to Our Sponsors



      No charge for parking.

      For lodging, contact our the Design-2-Part travel coordinator Herma
      Levine at 800-251-5282.  For lunch (not provided by the conference), there will be concessions on
      the floor in addition to the attached hotel restaurants.

      Consider joining SME today and enjoy benefits and discounts to events and tours. See the special membership plus discount offer.

      If you are a non-member but full time student - email us for the full time Student discount code and save.


      Thanks to our Sponsors:








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