May 8-10, 2017
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

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The Industrial Design & Engineering Show unites the engineering community, from design engineers and plant managers to the top companies and engineering firms, to learn and exchange application methods for the latest emerging technologies. The main purpose is to help engineers better understand the new emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, or 3D printing and how to translate those fields into real world applications.

IoT Track

The Internet of Things is a paradigm shift of technology; creating a world of data analytics and sensors. For the engineering community, this translates to several new product lines entering the market.

  • Instruct engineers on the essentials of IoT
  • How to install and program sensors to how implement and secure new communication networks
  • Inside The Wireless Technologies Enabling the IoT

Manufacturing Practices Track

The engineering workforce is changing as new improvements and production processes are introduced. The education model for engineers is also in flux as we move away from a labor force to a design force. This track will cover some of the latest advancements in manufacturing.

  • Benefits and how to use new technology life 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • The changes in the engineering labor force to increase engineering education
  • Help develop better motivated employees

Assisted Engineering Track

Several new technologies enter the engineering community to help improve the design and manufacturing process. These technologies included design and simulation software, cloud computing, and collaborative robots. This track will discuss how to use these technologies and the best way to start using them in established and new work environments.

  • Robotics and the Work Environment
  • The Modern Benefits of Design Simulation

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Sunday, May 7

Time Event
8:00am Registration Open
All Day Exhibitor Move In

Monday, May 8

Time Event
6:30am – 6:00pm Registration Open/Badge Pick Up
6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast for Conference Pass Attendees
7:00am – 12:00pm Exhibitor Move In
9:00am – 12:00pm Getting Started with Industry 4.0: Connecting your Devices is Easier than you Think
1:30pm – 4:30pm Latest Advancements in Additive Manufacturing
2:00pm – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
5:00pm – 6:30pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
5:00pm – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Programming - TENTATIVE

Tuesday, May 9

Time Event
6:30am – 4:00pm Registration / Badge Pick Up
6:30am – 7:15am Breakfast Buffet
7:30am – 8:45pm Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote
9:00am – 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am – 11:00am Wireless Power for the IIOT Revolution
9:00am – 11:00am 3D Printing: Coming of Age and Transforming Your Business
11:15am – 12:15pm Case Studies on Show Floor
12:30pm – 1:45pm Lunch Keynote and Awards
2:00pm – 4:00pm Technology Display and Wireless Communications
2:00pm – 4:00pm Making the Most of Metal 3D Printing
4:30pm – 5:30pm Special Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence and Industry
6:00/6:15pm Special Event / Night Out

Wednesday, May 10

Time Event
6:30am – 1:30pm Registration / Badge Pick Up
6:30am – 7:45am Breakfast Buffet
8:00am – 10:00am Robotics and the Work Environment
8:30am – 12:00pm Science Showdown – Panel Judging and Awards
10:00am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
10:15am – 12:15am How Simulation Can Help Advance Additive Manufacturing
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch Keynote
1:45pm Conference Adjourns
2:00pm Hall Closes
2:00pm - 5:00pm Exhibitor Move Out

Workshop 1 - Getting started with Industry 4.0: Connecting your devices is easier than you think

Bosch Rexroth

Monday May 8, 2017

9:00am - 12:00pm
Room: TBD


Bosch Rexroth would show (together with our colleagues) how easy it is to add connectivity to existing devices or equipment, using our new IoT Gateway technology, coupled with the BCDS sensors that you saw last year. Our workshop would discuss strategies for retrofitting connectivity and the benefits of doing so, including a case study on a 19th century lathe that was used by Robert Bosch himself.

We would demonstrate connectivity through the PLC to the cloud, and show how dashboards and business intelligence can be added to show the true benefits of “connecting.”

Workshop 2 - Latest Advancements in Additive Manufacturing


Monday May 8, 2017

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: TBD


How to take full advantage of the capabilities of additive manufacturing such as reduction of multipart assemblies into single components, which in turn, reduces product weight and assembly time. Or the ability to build complex features and internal channels that are otherwise impossible to manufacture. To achieve this, it is necessary to put aside some of the conventional manufacturing design rules, and look for ways to take advantage of the additive manufacturing processes.

Focusing best practices and material properties for stereolithograph and laser sintering, and also latest printing technologies including HP Multi Jet printers and XJet Nano Particle Jetting.