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Farmington Hills, MI, United States, 2014/02/26 - Detroit-area technology firm, Electro-Matic Products, and global engineering and electronics conglomerate, Siemens, are teaming up for the third year in a row to host Manufacturing in America/Technology Tip-Off Event.
Detroit-area technology firm, Electro-Matic Products, and global engineering and electronics conglomerate, Siemens, are teaming up for the third year in a row to host Manufacturing in America/Technology Tip-Off, this area’s premier technology transfer event, on March 19/20 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit.
The focus of the two-day symposium is “Community. Collaboration. Innovation.” Top auto industry executives will interface with participants on day one. Nearly 100 seminars and over 40 industry vendor exhibits will present technology solutions instrumental in the resurgence of manufacturing in America.
Advances in control automation hardware, soﬅware systems and manufacturing management present a large part of the program. But in keeping with the theme, an entire track of seminars has been added this year for plant and facilities managers, plant engineers, energy specialists and consultants.
“There’s a lot of crossover in the types of systems and technology that run smart assembly lines and the facilities that house them,” said David Scaglione, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Electro-Matic. His company distributes a wide range of automation control products, connectivity solutions and produces LED based products used in signage and lighting. “You might have robots welding car bodies and robots stacking pallets. The applications may be different, but the knowledge base is the same. Everyone involved in manufacturing needs to understand energy consumption, materials and physical space, and how technology continually moves forward in producing safe, productive environments at reduced cost.”
It won’t be all work. The Technology Tip-Off exhibit space will feature both virtual golf and virtual NASCAR driving simulators with ongoing competitions. Down on the Ford Field playing surface, attendees will get to meet former Detroit Lions kicking great, Eddie Murray, and practice kicking actual field goals. A networking reception follows show hours on Wednesday. NCAA March Madness basketball games will also be broadcast throughout the event venue Thursday afternoon.
Last year’s Manufacturing In America/Technology Tip-Off drew around 1,500 guests. This year, attendance is expected to top 2,000. “There’s always a lot of technology transfer at this annual event and this year’s program exceeds anything that we have done in the past” said Scaglione.
Those who can’t make it in person can tune into WJR in Detroit and catch the Frank Beckmann Show, broadcasting live from the exhibit floor on Wednesday. Frank will be conducting live interviews of industry executives and focusing the content of his show on the technology present at the Technology Tip-Off event.
Admission to Manufacturing In America and all of its events is free of charge, courtesy of Electro-Matic and Siemens. Registration is required. To register, visit techtipoff.com/.