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Manufacturing 2.0 on Tues, September 5

The Forrest Four-Cast: August 30, 2017

Titled “Technologies that are Transforming Manufacturing, and How This Impacts You,” the upcoming lecture will cover how new technologies such as robotics and 3D printing are poised to truly transform manufacturing. These technologies have the potential to greatly reduce cost and risk to workers, increase consistency and reliability (and thus safety) of products, and enable production to be not just quicker, but closer to customers and consumers. However, such transformative changes also have implications for workforce development, and thus society overall.

Speakers for this “Transforming Manufacturing” session include Scott Fish, Ph.D. (Sr. Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas), David Leigh (Senior VP of Engineering, STRATASYS) and Matt M. Robinson (Program Manager, ROS-Industrial Consortium — Americas).

If you attend the Tuesday, September 5 edition of the Austin Forum and you come up with a great question related to the ongoing transformation of these processes, then you could win a FREE badge for SXSW Interactive 2018. Bring your smart phone and your smart thinking to be eligible to win this great prize!

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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