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ME Plays Integral Role in MSEC 2014


The University of Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering Department will play an integral role in the MSEC 2014 (ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference), the NAMRC 42 (NAMRI/SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference), and the ICM&P 2014 (JSME Internationals Conference on Materials and Processing) to be held June 9 -13 in Detroit.

This is the second time these three conferences have been co-located, the fourth time that MSEC and NAMRC have been co-located and the third time that MSEC and ICMP have been co-located. Professors Albert Shih, Kira Barton, Chinedum Okwudire, and Kornel Ehmann and staff members Patricia Mackmiller and Kathy Bishar all worked to help bring the three conferences together this year with UofM as one of the hosting sites. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit and tour UofM’s Mechanical Engineering labs, including the 3D Lab which features 3D printing in the University of Michigan Library, the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center, the ERC for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, and the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing.

The conference schedule will also include a wide range of keynote speakers and technical presentations, expert panels, student poster presentations, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, industry tours, an awards banquet, luncheons, and more.

The hope is that this conference will help to foster new collaborations with industry, establish friendships with colleagues around the world and make for a memorable time for attendees in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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