Seminar and Workshop on the Future of Manufacturing

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Organized by Georgia Tech (GT) and Arts et Métiers ParisTech (AMP), this two-day workshop enabled manufacturing experts to share their experiences in research, development, innovation, commercialization, and education in the domain of advanced manufacturing.

This event took place on October 28-29, 2015 at the Callaway Manufacturing Research Center Building, on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Keynote addresses were given by Bill Flite (Lockheed Martin) and Dr Sylvain Allano (PSA Peugeot-Citroën) and were open to the public and live-streamed.

Workshop topics included:

  • Smart manufacturing processes: innovative and manufacturing processes, e.g., ultra-precision machining, additive manufacturing, printed electronics, fastener-free manufacturing,… for both new and current materials
  • New materials for smart and customized products, e.g., high performance alloys, advanced composites, nanomaterials, etc
  • The robot and the human: Cobotic/virtual control
  • Friendly environmental and social factory: low energy, water and material consumption, low waste, high level of recyclability, safe and attractive workplaces.
  • Digital factory : from product to factory design, virtual reality :
  • Focus on education : Education for the factory of the Future, Master Degree and PHD. Share of experience, attractiveness, how GT and AMP can form high level collaborators adapted to industry strategy.

The identification of key issues by French and American experts offered new opportunities for future collaborations both in the US and Europe.

This France-Atlanta event was presented with the generous support of our partners:

and with the special support of France-Atlanta sponsors :