DEARBORN, Mich. — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will host the NanoManufacturing and the co-located MicroManufacturing Conference and Exhibits, April 22-23, 2008, at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts. This event will not only bring together two emerging manufacturing technologies, but also 13 of Greater Boston’s brightest engineering and science university students. Their participation will mark the launch of the conference’s Bright Minds Nano Program, a mentoring program which provides full conference passes to students from Boston University, MIT, Northeastern University and other schools.
The Bright Minds Program was originally designed by the Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing Community and was adapted by the SME NanoManufacturing Tech Group to create interest, excitement and an appreciation for nanotechnology and applications among students.
During the course of this two-day event, the selected 13 students will have the opportunity to interact and meet industry professionals and explore how nanotechnology is transforming the way we manufacture products.
While the Bright Minds Nano Program will be a key addition to this year’s event, the NanoManufacturing Conference will focus on the current and near-term applications with a highlight of future applications of nanotechnology, peer networking and information sharing and how it is transforming the way we manufacture. The Conference is co-located with the 2008 MicroManufacturing Conference & Exhibits. Whether the challenge is creating micro features on micro or macro parts, event participants will gain ideas to improve their current methods.
Attendees are also invited to take a guided tour of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI). The world-class Center, in collaboration with Boston University, provides manufacturing solutions to industries in the United States and abroad. Nearby Boston also will provide a wealth of amenities including shops, restaurants, and historical sites.
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