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Mfg4 2016, a tradeshow and conference dedicated to showcasing aerospace, defense and medical device manufacturing, returns to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, from May 3-5, 2016. Mfg4, produced by SME, provides opportunities for companies and attendees to learn business strategies and about products that work well in their own and other industries, as well as to discover how that translates to meet specific company challenges.

“These three vitals areas of manufacturing — aerospace, defense and medical device manufacturing — are all challenged by similar issues,” said Paul Faughnan, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Pratt & Whitney. “From long project lifecycles, stringent government regulations, mission-critical quality control and a subsequent need for cutting-edge technology, these topics—and solutions—will be discussed at length throughout the course of Mfg4.”

In addition to an exhibit floor showcasing a diverse range of companies, products and services, Mfg4 also has a series of keynote presentations, new product announcements and educational sessions planned.

Keynote presentations

Tuesday, May 3, 9 a.m.

Stephan Biller, Chief Scientist, Manufacturing and Research, GE Global Research

Topic: GE’s 21st Century Brilliant Factories

Wednesday, May 4, 9 a.m.

Daniel Lawrynowicz, Senior Director, Advanced Technologies, Research and Development Business Unit, Reconstructive Division, Stryker Orthopaedics

Topic: Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing for Orthopaedic Devices

Thursday, May 5, 9 a.m.

Ned Kaminski, Principal Engineer, Electric Boat

Topic: Enabling Manufacturing Technology: Past, Present and Future Vision for Electric Boat

Ideas and information

“There’s an immense exchange of ideas at Mfg4,” said Kim Farrugia of SME, event manager for Mfg4. “Nearly every hour on the show floor, professional presentations provide insights and solutions for each featured industry, as well as forecasts from industry leaders.”

Mfg4’s Information Interchange Sessions run throughout the course of the event and will feature industry experts who will address a wide range of topics including additive manufacturing techniques, automation, designing for the DMLS process, laser processing technologies and manufacturing intelligence on the factory floor.

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