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Making Stuff
May 5–6, 2015
Detroit, Michigan

field trip
Ford Rouge Factory Tour
& TechShop Detroit Walkthrough and Demos

May 7, 2015

Library Selection
Frugal Innovation: How to do more
with less
(Economist Books)
by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu



"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

conference overview
From design to delivery, the Internet is changing the way stuff is created, cast, and carted. 3-D printers are the hardware equivalent of software compilers, letting us iterate designs and prototypes instantly and almost cost-free. On-shoring, additive (and subtractive!) manufacturing, and the Internet of things are reworking the supply chain. And materials science, open source hardware, factory automation, and mass customization are changing everything in between. Detroit—with initiatives like Techtown Detroit, makerspaces springing up in abandoned warehouses, the courting of high-tech immigrants, and a resurgent auto industry—is ground-zero for Manufacturing 2.0.

list of speakers

Arron Acosta
, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Rise Robotics

Danielle Applestone, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Other Machine Co.
Topic: A CNC Milling Machine on Every Workbench

Will Brick, Shop Manager of TechShop Detroit

William Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Global Technologies

Renee DiResta, Vice President of Business Development, Haven
Topic: Getting It There: The New Logistics

Dorian Ferlauto, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BriteHub
Topic: Onshoring Is Here to Haunt Us

Theodore Gray
, Co-founder, PaleGray Labs
Topic: 3-D Printing, Mathematica, and Embroidery

Louis-Victor (LV) Jadavji, Entrepreneur

Behrokh Khoshnevis
, Director, CRAFT Lab, and Professor, USC
Topic: 3-D Printing Buildings and Other Large Components

Gary Kurek, Founder of Kugar, Inc.

Scott Miller
, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Dragon Innovation
Topic: Navigating the Manufacturing Valley of Death

Pashon Murray, Co-founder, Detroit Dirt
Topic: Waste Reduction and Composting

Erik Nieves, Technology Director, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Topic: How Are We Going To Make All This Stuff? A Peek at Your Next Robot

Nina Paley, Co-founder, PaleGray Labs
Topic: 3-D Printing, Mathematica, and Embroidery

Emile Petrone, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tindie
Topic: Yelp for Manufacturing

Nick Pinkston, Founder, Plethora
Topic: Designing for Manufacturability Inside Your CAD Software

K. Venkatesh Prasad, Group and Senior Technical Leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research And Innovation

Jon Schull
, Research Scientist, MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity) Center at RIT
Topic: Inside the $50 Prosthetic Hand

Daniel Teweles, President, Kairos Society

Dan Viederman
, Chief Executive Officer, Verité
Topic: Supply-Chain Accountability

Cyrus Wadia
, Assistant Director, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Topic: The Materials Genome Initiative

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