Nov
21
to Nov 24

The 6th annual “Business Value of MES” survey

The 6th annual “Business Value of MES” survey is here! The survey will stay open until November 24, 2017, so please act now! Your participation in this brief, 10-minute survey will help provide invaluable insights for further performance improvement. It will also give you the chance to see how your peers are doing faced with the same opportunities and challenges.

Please see the link below for direct access to the survey:

6th Annual "Business Value of MES" Survey!

Thank you for the time and support in completing the survey. 

Here's some additional info:

Please help MESA spread the word by clicking any of the following links to share with your social media or to post in various LinkedIn Groups.

  1. 1. Twitter
  2. 2. LinkedIn
  3. 3. Facebook

4. Or write a custom post using this link to the eBlast or the posting on MESA.org

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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Regional Seminar on Smart Manufacturing at TAMU

A new industrial revolution is taking place. At the forefront of this new industrial revolution the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is helping manufacturers of all sizes, and across all industry sectors in bringing together information and operations technologies built on the SM Platform to create radically smarter, more productive, and energy efficient production systems and domestic supply chains across American industry, while empowering workers from the shop floor to the C-suite with actionable information for real-time decision making.

A further overview of the regional workshop on Smart Manufacturing and agenda of the event details are attached here.

If you would like to register for the event, please click on the link below:

www.cesmii.org/events

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

First Annual CESMII Member Meeting

"Lets get started"

UCLA Covel Commons, Los Angeles, CA (map). Join us for our first meeting and:

  • Meet and network with other CESMII members and the team
  • Understand the CESMII Roadmap
  • See the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Platform in action
  • Access CESMII content and training
  • Understand how to leverage your membership investment
  • Engage with CESMII Affinity Groups, Working Groups, and Advisory Teams
  • Open and engage CESMII's rich ecosystem
  • Learn how to get started in Smart Manufacturing and initiate projects in your company

...and much more!!!

Please click here to register for this event.

 

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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

Regional Seminar on Smart Manufacturing at UTARI

  • University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A new industrial revolution is taking place. At the forefront of this new industrial revolution the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is helping manufacturers of all sizes, and across all industry sectors in bringing together information and operations technologies built on the SM Platform to create radically smarter, more productive, and energy efficient production systems and domestic supply chains across American industry, while empowering workers from the shop floor to the C-suite with actionable information for real-time decision making.

A further overview of the regional workshop on Smart Manufacturing and agenda of the event details are attached here.

If you would like to register for the event, please click on the link below:

Regional Workshop on Smart Manufacturing Registration.

 

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Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

IIOT World Tour Event

  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

IIOT World Tour Event – Global Collaboration to Accelerate the Digitalization of Industrial Production (San Francisco)

Jim Wetzel, CESMII CEO will provide a Keynote Presentation

Miguel Corcio, CESMII Senior Manager, Smart Manufacturing and Technical Projects will be a member of the Testbed Panel

Click on the this link to register for the event.

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Dec
11
to Dec 14

IEEE International Conference – Boston

2nd Symposium on data analytics for Advanced Manufacturing.

This symposium will consist of four sessions:

  1. Keynote Speeches
  2. Mini-symposium of IoT platforms
  3. Technical paper presentations
  4. Tutorials

Revised Important dates: 

  • September 29, 2017: Due date for full papers submission. 
  • October 16, 2017: Notification of paper acceptance. 
  • November 10, 2017: Camera-ready of accepted papers.
  • December, 2017 (11th-14th) Symposium.

 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD.

IEEE BIGDATA CONFERENCE

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Mar
26
to Mar 28

Digital Automated Manufacturing in Detroit

  • Double Tree Hilton Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

11.20 Understanding Cyber Security Challenges Created by Digital, Connected Manufacturing Systems

Jim Davis Vice Provost IT & Chief Technology Officer, UCLA, and Co-PI, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII):

Synopsis

  1. Analyze the need for collaboration & data sharing across the value chain to enhance product validity

  2. Understand the additional level of security necessary to address the cyber-threats that target an interconnected system of suppliers and customers

  3. Explore the best practices for security management of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that marry operations technology (OT) with information technology (IT)

The full brochure is available here. If you would like to register for the event, please click on Digital Automated Manufacturing in Detroit

The 30% group discounts can also be found on their website.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

USCAR - Innovations for Manufacturing Efficiency: Smart, Energy Efficient, and Flexible

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7467513925309049089

No registration fee. Fee: $0

Efficient Delivery Methods for Energy and Gases

Manufacturing often requires high velocity/energy gases (e.g., compressed air) for tool power, parts cleaning, parts drying, and parts movement. Compressing gases is expensive and can account for a significant amount of energy used in a manufacturing plant. Innovative, efficient methods are needed to size and deliver compressed gases, or to reduce, mitigate or eliminate their need entirely.

This discussion will identify alternatives that more efficiently generate and deliver compressed gases for critical tooling and parts operations. The focus is on larger scale gas delivery systems.

Sustainable Waste Heat Recovery

Manufacturing processes such as heat treatment are energy-intensive and can be inefficient due to heat losses. Waste heat (energy) is removed or vented to ensure workpiece and equipment health. Capturing and reusing the energy can lower costs and improve system-wide energy efficiency, and sustainability. However, much of the waste heat available in (non-casting) powertrain manufacturing is available at lower temperatures and is not cost-effective or easy to efficiently recapture.

This discussion will identify innovations in cost-effective heat treating and waste heat recovery/reuse technologies and approaches applicable to low-temperature gradients. The focus is on large scale part heating/treating and other heating- or cooling-intensive processes in metal component manufacture.

 

 

 

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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

USCAR - Innovations for Manufacturing Efficiency: Smart, Energy Efficient, and Flexible

No registration fee. Fee: $0 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2073439621812604417

USCAR efficient Powertrain Manufacturing Webinar Brochure

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE!

Smart Flexible Efficient Machining and Manufacturing

Machining operations and tooling are often highly-efficient and well-designed but account for significant electricity use. Meaningful reductions of energy and cost will require more than incremental changes. Smart, flexible game-changing machining and manufacturing approaches are needed to meet needs for…  today’s customized, dynamic, and highly-connected digital production environments.

This discussion will identify technology and process innovations to improve or reinvent machining, tooling, and other manufacturing systems to reduce energy use while maintaining or improving cycle time, cost, and quality. The focus is on manufacturing metal components, such as engines, transmissions, cast or stamped parts, rolled metals, and other parts that require machining or tooling.

Efficient Parts Cleaning

Machining requires parts cleaning operations between process steps to prepare the work piece for the next process step. Cleaning parts is energy-intensive, can require large amounts of solvents and energy, and may produce hazardous wastes and volatile compounds. New energy-efficient paradigms are needed to eliminate or reduce solvents, enable aqueous or other cleaning processes, while still meeting robust specifications for cleanliness and quality.

This discussion will identify revolutionary alternatives to cleaning workpiece surfaces to reduce energy use, while maintaining or improving sustainability and cost. The focus is on large-scale cleaning of metal components although other materials can be considered.

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Oct
1
to Oct 4

UEDA Annual Summit

  • Renaissance Long Beach Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year, the CSU5 is hosting the UEDA Annual Summit at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach on October 1 – 4, 2017.  The Summit is themed, “Delivering the Future: Higher Education’s Role in an Ever-Changing World.” 

Luncheon keynote speaker at the event to present the story and work of CESMII.  The presentation will be on Monday, October 2 from 12:15pm to 12:45pm. 

Jim Davis will be the Keynote Address.

Please see the link to the UEDA Summit website: http://universityeda.org/annual-summit/annual-summit-2017/

 

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Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

California Regional Manufacturing Center (CARMC): Workshop on Smart Manufacturing Needs for Industry

The US Department of Energy has established the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) to work with industry to reduce the energy cost of manufacturing through the application of Smart Manufacturing technologies. Smart Manufacturing Technologies include sensors, platforms, models and controls to harness the value of data in manufacturing to make the best decisions.

This workshop brings together industry, academia, and organizations to help identify and prioritize the needs for Smart Manufacturing applications in the California Region. The conference will begin with an introduction to Smart Manufacturing and the CESMII Institute. Attendees will then participate in moderated discussions about the SM Platform™ and the capabilities required to implement these technologies within the manufacturing environment.

This workshop is open to all interested industry participants.

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Mar
27
3:30 PM15:30

AIChE Spring 2017 Conference

Check out CESMII at the Smart Manufacturing session at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring 2017 conference in San Antonio, TX!

Smart Manufacturing: Where is it leading for Chemical Engineering?

Session Synopsis:
Smart Manufacturing enables all information about the production/manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power smart decisions.  Learn about future of production and manufacturing from Smart Manufacturing experts.  Hear firsthand experiences about setting strategies, supporting technologies, and lessons from implementation.

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Feb
22
to Feb 23

CESMII Kickoff

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is a national network that brings over $140 million in public-private investment to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

The Institute brings together over 200 partners from industry and leading universities across more than 30 states to advance manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the U.S. CESMII has officially launched as of December 20, 2016.  Please join us to celebrate the Institute’s launch in a kick-off session! Meet partners from our national network, learn about the Institute’s goals and how you can participate.

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Feb
8
9:30 AM09:30

CESMII Gulf Coast Workshop

This workshop brings together industry, academia, and other interested organizations to help identify and prioritize the needs for Smart Manufacturing applications in the Gulf Coast Region. The agenda includes an introduction to Smart Manufacturing and the CESMII Institute. Attendees will then participate in moderated discussions about the SM Platform™ and the capabilities required to implement these technologies within the manufacturing environment. This workshop is open to all interested industry participants. 

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Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

21st Annual ARC Forum

Panel Description:
Digital platforms are the backbone for industrial companies to effectively leverage intelligent connected products, network communications, software, and analytics to improve up-time and optimize operating performance. They typically support advanced technologies such as cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence which power much of the digital transformation. Customers benefit from smarter products, new service and operating models, optimized production and maintenance techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing.
 

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