Join The 2020 Virtual National ‘Manufacturing Day’ Celebration at Tennessee Tech

Mobile 3D Printer TTU Ismail Fidan

Manufacturing Day is an event and special opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their workers and company, as well as to connect with future skilled workers. Like so many other events during COVID-19, the game has changed. In-person events are now virtual and hundreds have rallied their teams to shift to digital, virtual events (take a look at the map below). 

Tomorrow, the first Friday of October, MFG DAY organizers and participants will walk through virtual doors and start new conversations. The goal for all manufacturers is to foster interest in manufacturing careers. Tennessee Tech University (TTU) is leading the way with a MFG DAY Zoom launch at 10am Central time (45 minutes).

Here’s a snapshot of what they will be doing in this fast-paced session where you will hear from each expert:

  • Ismail Fidan, Professor, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (Welcome)
  • Additive Manufacturing Applied to “Wicked” Interdisciplinary Healthcare Problems
    • Robby Sanders, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
    • Melissa Geist, Professor, School of Nursing
  • Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing for High Performance Materials
    • Duckbong Kim, Assistant Professor, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
  • Cobots in Manufacturing
    • Stephen Canfield, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Additive Manufacturing of Multi-Material Parts
    • Seymur Hasanov, Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Composite Parts Manufacturing using Fused Filament Fabrication Process
    • Ankit Gupta, Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing of Cement-Based Structures
    • J. J. Biernacki, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • The Strange Rheology of Cement-Based Pastes
    • Babajide Onanuga, Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
  • Using Hydrogels in Cement-Based Printing Pastes
    • Hajar Taheri-Afarani, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering
  • 2-D Stationary Computational Printing of Cement-Based Materials
    • Abdul Salam Mohammad, Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering

Get ready to answer some fun manufacturing quiz bowl questions during the event! Winners will receive surprise SME gift items. Original MFG Day PDF flyer is here.  You can also see the full TTU TechBot Mobile 3D Printer video from where the above is captured.

Thanks to the SME team for their support and helpful post that shows how you can find a virtual Manufacturing Day event near you. Of course, you can attend virtually from anywhere, but sometimes you want one closer to home. Check out their post and here is that screenshot that shows there are no shortage of events happening tomorrow on October 2nd.

Note: On the SME site is the “Attend an Event” button and you can see the full, interactive map full of MFG Day 2020 events, mostly virtual, all around the USA.

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