Friday, May 25, 2012

Invitation to the workshop "Manufacturing Innovation with NIAM"

To:  Florida Photonics Cluster members

Dr. Martin Richardson, Professor of Optics and Director of the Townes Laser Institute at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, is leading the development of an industry-driven consortium to respond to the new Advanced Manufacturing Initiative coming out of Washington.  The proposal will be for a new Institute on Additive Manufacturing.  A workshop on this proposal will be held at UCF on June 1, 2012 as outlined below, in the attached documents, and on the web at the link below.

Please respond to Leslie Bilger (info below) as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in the workshop and possibly in the consortium being proposed.

Jim Pearson
FPC Executive Director

Workshop – Manufacturing Innovation with NIAM
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
June 1st, 2012

In response to the President’s efforts in resurging the Nation’s Advanced Manufacturing by creating the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
(NNMI) Pilot Institute for Additive Manufacturing, our industry-driven research consortium is organizing a workshop to help catalyze the transfer of cutting-edge technologies to multiple industries.

You are cordially invited to attend the workshop that will be hosted on Friday, June 1st, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Attendees are encouraged to use this opportunity to present their project ideas, various perspectives and challenges of tomorrow’s manufacturing.

Attached to this email are the workshop agenda, the PowerPoint presentation template as well as some travel- and lodging information. UCF parking permits, lunch and refreshments will be provided to attendees.

Please RSVP to Leslie Bilger (lbilger @ creol. ucf. edu, 1-407-823-6890) and advise if you are planning to present at the workshop.

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