Advanced Design & Manufacturing Cleveland (ADM) offered a full spectrum of subjects for engineers and manufacturing professionals. March 29, 2017 kicked off the inaugural expo. Covering additive manufacturing, automation, lightweight manufacturing, medical applications, connected factories, and more, the expo offered information on the upcoming opportunities available to manufacturing.
Taking place in downtown Cleveland at the Huntington Convention Center, ADM was in the heart of one of the greatest states for manufacturing. Day one of the expo started strong with opening remarks from the Chair, Jack Schron of Jergens, Inc.
Visitors packed the expo floor looking at the latest technologies, products, and services that could benefit their business. Mid-day, the attendees were treated to an informative and inspiring presentation by Tesla Inc. CTO and Co-Founder JB Straubel. Straubel discussed the development of Tesla. What started out in a garage, has developed into to a company leading the way in the future of energy. Straubel previewed what the company is currently working on, including its massive new gigafactory that’s about ten stories tall and will include multiple floors of manufacturing.
The day continued with educational tracks and a 3D printing networking event. After the expo closed out, ADM attendees gathered upstairs for a reception and opportunity to future network with attendees.
Day 2 included educational tracks on machine data analytics in manufacturing, wearable health monitoring, and working on teams with “fenceless” robots, among many others. Panel discussions also included information on new technologies in 3d printing for medical devices and tips for attracting and maintaining a multi-generational workforce.
Attendees had a chance to meet one of the robots from season 2 of the hit television show BattleBots. At the end of the night, professionals in the polymer fields had an opportunity to gather for networking.
The show was a treat to attend for visitors and attendance was free thanks to several sponsors. The sponsorships opened doors for many to gain exposure to the innovations electrifying the manufacturing industry. For its first show, ADM Cleveland started strong and we look forward to what it will bring in the years to come. We also encourage professionals, especially in the Cleveland area, to look into attending future shows.
We gained a lot of insight that we will share with you within the coming weeks.
To follow the show conversation, read through the #ADMexpo results on Twitter.