Chat with the engineers who work hard to help you work smarter! World-renown researchers Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D. and Lonnie J. Love, Ph.D. join us from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Charged with ensuring our country’s manufacturing sector thrives, Kurfess and Love are blazing new trails by asking “what if” questions and whittling away the kinks in the last step of manufacturing technology products before market. This conversation is your chance to hear about the transformative technologies emerging within the industry; pose questions about how their research can help your business; and gain insight into their technology assessment strategies. These guys aren’t just INTELLIGENT…they’re practical, approachable, and witty.
February Focus: Pronounced like the Greek mythical creature, Medusa, the ORNL’s MedUSA integrates hybrid (subtractive and additive) machining with three robots or more. (Luckily no snakes.) Hear about the unbelievable speed at which these robots can put down material from a team of scientists working hard to lock down new innovative processes so that manufacturers can work smarter
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