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Jun 26, 2019

IMS ManuVation Workshop- Huntsville, Alabama

**Registration is now closed for this event. Please monitor www.ims.org for our next workshop opportunity.**

 

​Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International, in collaboration with Aerospace States Association (ASA), ASM International, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), PDES Inc., Tallo, University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH), Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation (VCSI), World Manufacturing Forum, cordially invite you to join us and actively participate at the “Manuvation 4.0 Exploratory Workshop” to take place on Wednesday-Thursday, June 26-27, 2019 at the Lincoln Mill Building in Huntsville, AL.

Jul 24, 2019

NCMS Technology Showcase: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility

Join NCMS to exhibit your innovative maintenance and sustainment technology to key Department of Defense decision-makers.

Sep 26, 2019

World Manufacturing Forum 2019

Join IMS and the World Manufacturing Foundation for the 2019 World Manufacturing Forum at the Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy.

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Jun 26, 2019

IMS ManuVation 4.0 Workshop - Huntsville, Alabama USA

The workshop will explore pathways to low-cost solutions toward integration of advanced manufacturing technologies and up-skilling your workforce to keep your company competitive for the next ten years.

 

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International, in collaboration with Aerospace States Association (ASA), ASM International, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), PDES Inc., Tallo, University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH), Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation (VCSI), World Manufacturing Forum, cordially invite you to join us and actively participate at the “Manuvation 4.0 Exploratory Workshop” to take place on Wednesday-Thursday, June 26-27, 2019 at the Lincoln Mill Building in Huntsville, AL.

 

The ManuVation project provides workshops to Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) in order to understand advanced manufacturing technologies, how they help SMEs improve processes, and find inexpensive solutions for integration. Following a brief survey of registered participants, IMS will customize the workshop to topics selected from survey respondents to insure the workshop is relevant to your business challenges. Our intent is to help you understand specific advanced manufacturing technologies that can improve your business performance and global competitiveness, particularly in aerospace. The workshop methodology facilitates industry-to-industry discussion to spotlight manufacturing challenges and potential technological solutions. The workshop will explore pathways to low-cost solutions toward advanced manufacturing technologies including sharing best practices, forming small projects, and/or visitation to an innovation hub.

 

This event is held in conjunction with the World Manufacturing Forum that will share a valuable report on the global direction of innovation in manufacturing. The results are from a year-long study and interviews from industrialized nations around the globe and proves to provide interesting insight to help you stay competitive.

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Innovation Hub Activity

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IMS Hosts ManuVation Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa

IMS along with partners ASA, Aerosud, ASM International, CAMASA, CSIR and PDES Inc held an IMS ManuVation 4.0 workshop in Pretoria, South Africa on February 25-26 at the CSIR International Convention Centre. The two-day workshop included presentations from Professor David Romero of the World Manufacturing Forum on the 2018 WMF report, Dan Nagy of IMS on the 4th industrial revolution driving workforce innovation, General Robert Mansfield of Solomon Bruce Consulting on aerospace readiness and Johan Steyn of Aerosud on South African aerospace preparedness and impact of digitalization.

 

Following the plenary session, Dr. Steve Ray of IMS and Carnegie Mellon University presented pre-workshop survey results to define breakout groups for

the workshop session. During the two-day event four

working project groups were formed in the areas of simulation, additive manufacturing, business systems, and IoT. South African manufacturers worked together to find common issues in areas of non-competitive or pre-competitive research in order to enable best practice solutions for their businesses

 

If you are interested in joining one of the project clusters or in hosting an IMS ManuVation Workshop in your area please email: dnagy@ims.org.

World Manufacturing Forum

IMS International and partners Politecnico di Milano and Confindustria Lombardia held the seventh edition of the World Manufacturing Forum on September 27th and 28th at the Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy. The international event on manufacturing produced record numbers with thirty international speakers and 900 participants from over 40 countries. This years’ record turnout coincides with the newly formed World Manufacturing Foundation from partners Intelligent Manufacturing System, Confindustria Lombardia and Politecnico di Milano. The new foundation’s success is indicative of the global outreach achieved by the World Manufacturing Forum.

IMS Hosts First World Manufacturing Forum Regional Event in South Africa

IMS hosted the first World Manufacturing Forum regional event in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 18th, 2018. The event, “Manufacturing Revolution to Promote Global Resilience,” took place in conjunction with the Manufacturing Indaba at the Sandton Convention Center. The session aimed to address how the industrial transformation inspires education, sustainable development, and societal impact. IMS Managing Director and WMF Board Member, Dan Nagy, began the program by introducing the new World Manufacturing Forum Foundation. He noted that the WMF will now expand to include an annual Global Report along with regional events and new involvement opportunities. He also presented global partners UNIDO, the European Commission, and Regione Lombardia and previewed the 2018 program which will be released at the end of July. Professor Marco Taisch of Politecnico di Milano and WMF Scientific Chair presented the WMF Global Manufacturing Report. He explained that the report will be white paper on the future outlook of manufacturing and will include expert opinions from industry innovators. The report will also outline 10 key short and long term recommendations for industry.

 

The program continued with two expert panels, Session One: “Policies Advancing Manufacturing Development and Global Cooperation” and Session Two: “Solving the Manufacturing Skill Challenge: Creating a Skills Marketplace.” Session one focused on how to harness the full potential of the fourth industrial revolution to boost competitiveness in the global manufacturing industry by reinforcing international cooperation, promoting investment, and advancing the proper application of technology. Session two discussed how information on job evolution and skill requirements are used by South Africa to review and renew and develop 

their education and training systems. Panelists also discussed development of a national framework to support coordination between education and training, skilled workers, and the labor market to create a skills marketplace. Audience members were able to ask panelists questions during Q&A periods and were invited to a networking and collaboration coffee. All those in attendance were invited to attend the 2018 edition of the WMF.

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South African Aerospace Preparedness and Impact of Digitalisation

Presentation by Johan Steyn of Aerosud at the IMS ManuVation Workshop Pretoria, South Africa 2019.

World Manufacturing Report

Presentation by David Romero of IMS at the IMS ManuVation Workshop Pretoria, South Africa 2019.