IACMI’s Manufacturing Day 2017 Activities
IACMI participated in Manufacturing Day 2017 in several different ways. IACMI partners and members hosted Manufacturing Day events across the
United States, reaching more than 6,000 students, members of industry, and stakeholders for various organizations. IACMI also celebrated MFGDay17 with a ribbon cutting on the IACMI/LIFT manufacturing innovation facility in Detroit, MI. Read more about each event below, and visit the Manufacturing Innovation Facility Ribbon Cutting Recap page for more information on this event.
Manufacturing Day at Pellissippi State Community College | Oct. 4 – 6 | Knoxville, TN
Nearly 90 students from Knoxville area high schools, Austin-East and Fulton High Schools, gathered at Pellissippi State Community College as part of the Manufacturing Day celebrations in Knoxville. Visionary Center for Sustainable Communities brought its mobile classrooms to offer hands-on examples of advanced manufacturing technologies and systems, and engineering students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville guided hands-on STEM events with the high school students. Students and educators had the opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge technologies that are designed to inspire imagination and illuminate career pathways. Click to learn more.
Nashville Mini Maker Faire | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017
The Wond’ry at Vanderbilt hosted the Nashville Mini Maker Faire, which attracted more than 4,000 visitors. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations, and labs from the School of Engineering, which was among the sponsors. One example includes the interactive demonstrations from the Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR) to show technologies for monitoring the health of structures, including a test sample and a way to add input force to a structure component. Read more about the event here.
Greater Lafayette Commerce’s Workforce Development’s Manufacturing Week | Oct. 2 – 6, 2017 | Lafayette, IN
1,700 elementary, middle, and high school students engaged in STEM activities throughout the Lafayette, Indiana region. High school students will tour manufacturing facilities, middle school students will engage in a Manufacturing Expo LEAN and supply chain activities at Ivy Tech Community College, and elementary school students will participate in manufacturing workshops at Ivy Tech Community College.
Manufacturing tours included the following participating organizations: Ball Corporation, Caterpillar Inc, Cives Steel Company, Dayton-Phoenix Group, GE Aviation, Girtz Industries, Ivy Tech Community College – School of Technology, KA Components, Kirby Risk Service Center, Liquid Spring, LSC Communications, Ludo Fact, Oscar Winski Company, Regal Power Transmission Solutions, Southwire, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Swift Fuels, Wabash National Corporation
The Manufacturing Expo included: Ivy Tech Community College; businesses hosting booths include: Cutting Edge Industrial Technologies LLC, Caterpillar Inc, IN-MaC – Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, ZF, KA Components, Kirby Risk Corporation, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Vincennes University, and Wabash National Corporation
Manufacturing Workshops included: Ivy Tech Community College; businesses conducting workshops will be Caterpillar Inc, Ivy Tech Community College and Subaru of Indiana Automotive
KraussMaffei Open House | Oct. 4, 2017 | Florence, KY
Krauss Maffei (Florence, KY) October 5. KraussMaffei hosted an open house to mark the U.S. unveiling of the all-electric PX series of KM injection molding machine at KraussMaffei’s Florence, KY new technical center. IACMI members and partners including the University of Kentucky CAER, A. Schulman, Dow, and Roctool participated in the event. Learn more
Tennessee STEAM Festival | Oct. 17, 2017 | Knoxville, TN
IACMI and the ORNL Traveling Science Fair participated in the Tennessee STEAM Festival in Knoxville, TN on Oct. 17 with The Muse Knoxville. More than 200 students, as well as teachers and parents learned about composites from IACMI and UTK engineering students, as well as about the research in supercomputing, additive manufacturing, nuclear energy, and much more conducted at ORNL every day. More information and photos to come.
Manufacturing Day Coverage
Oct. 19, 2017 | Source: KraussMaffei News Release Krauss-Maffei Corporation, the US subsidiary of the KraussMaffei Group, hosted its most highly attended Open House at the company’s US headquarters in Florence, Kentucky on Thursday, October [...]
Area manufacturers hosted 1,848 students in Greater Lafayette Commerce’s Manufacturing Week October 2-October 6
Oct 6, 2017 | Source: Greater Lafayette Commerce News Release Lafayette, IN – Greater Lafayette Commerce closes out Manufacturing Week with the highest attendance in the event’s four year history with a tally of 1,848 [...]
Oct 19, 2017 | Source: Press & Guide | Author: Mike Larson Photo caption: Students from Dearborn’s Robichaud High School use virtual reality goggles and software to build cars. Photo courtesy Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications Robichaud [...]
Oct. 20, 2017 | Source: The News-Herald | Author: Mike Larson High school students from Melvindale and River Rouge got the chance to tour a Detroit manufacturing facility recently to celebrate Manufacturing Day. The students [...]
Oct. 16, 2017 | Source: Plastics News | Author: Audrey LaForest Photo Caption: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the Detroit area has more than 375 research and development centers from the private sector during his [...]
Oct 9, 2017 | Source: CompositesWorld | Author: Jeff Sloan The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), and LIFT-Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (Detroit, MI, US), celebrated Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6 by cutting the ribbon on and [...]
Two Manufacturing Institutes Unveil Detroit Investment Two Manufacturing Institutes Unveil Detroit Investment
Oct 6, 2017 | Source: advancedmanufacturing.org | Author: Bill Koening DETROIT — Two Manufacturing USA institutes today used Manufacturing Day to unveil about $50 million of investment in Detroit. Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and [...]
Oct 6, 2017 Source: MSU Today | Author: Patricia Mroczek The institute is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories and federal, state and local governments exploring ways to use composite materials to make automobiles [...]
Oct 5, 2017 | Source: Crain's Detroit Business Photo caption: Oakland County Students from Oakland Schools' Technical Campus in Royal Oak take a look at the assembly process at auto supplier Henkel North America's plant in Madison [...]
LIFT, IACMI, State and Local leaders Celebrate Manufacturing Day with Manufacturing Innovation Facility Ribbon Cutting in Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, October 6, 2017 – Two Manufacturing USA institutes, The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) (Knoxville, Tenn.), and LIFT-Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (Detroit, Mich.), celebrated Manufacturing Day on October 6, 2017, by [...]