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.


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Monday Workshops

Monday May 8, 2017

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

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

In this workshop, Bosch will showcase how to easily add connectivity to existing devices or equipment, using Bosch’s IoT Gateway technology, coupled with Bosch sensors. 
In addition, attendees will learn about strategies for retrofitting legacy devices and its benefits, including use cases for:

•       Production Monitoring
•       Process Monitoring 
•       Condition Monitoring 
•       Data Analytics

Workshop attendees will get a deep understanding of how to create connectivity through the PLC to the cloud and a go-to-plan for getting started with implementing Industry 4.0.​


Tobias Conz

Tobias Conz
Software Engineer
Bosch Software Innovations Corp

Scott Hibbard

Scott Hibbard
VP of Technology, Industrial Applications
Bosch Rexroth Corp

Monday May 8, 2017

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

Latest Advancements in Additive Manufacturing

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 true benefits of “connecting.”

Speaker: Proto Labs

Tuesday Panel Discussion

Tuesday May 9, 2017

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: TBD

Special Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence and Industry

The ID&E Show presents our exclusive panel on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the engineering industry. Currently, many companies are working on some form of smart intelligent machines. Whether it be self-driving cars, intelligent robots with smart vision, artificial intelligence computers like IBM’s Watson, or voice recognition apps like Siri and Alexa, these technological advances are approaching the engineering industry. The panel will discuss the future of these technologies, how it will change the engineering industry, and what engineers can expect. Topics to be discussed will be:

-              What is artificial intelligence and machine learning?
-              What industries are working on these technologies?
-              How will engineering jobs be redefined?
-              What new tools will come out of these technologies?
-              How will it benefit the average consumer?
-              What are the legal implications of A.I.?

Tuesday/Wednesday Conference Sessions

IoT Track:

Tuesday May 9, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am
Room: TBD

Wireless Power for the IIOT Revolution

In this session participants will learn how to design the system that wirelessly powers an IOT sensor using a photovoltaic device. Topics covered will include energy storage, energy harvesting electronics, photovoltaic (solar) technologies, determining the power requirements for your sensor system.

The session will involve a hands-on demonstration where 10-20 development kits will be passed out to the audience. These kits will contain a humidity/temperature sensor paired with a Bluetooth LE chip and some electronic equipment to characterize the power consumption of the systems.

Speaker: Power Film

Manufacturing Practices Track:

Tuesday May 9, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am
Room: TBD

3D Printing: Coming of Age and Transforming Your Business

Come and learn how 3D printing has been driving true change across industries by improving product innovation and time to market, streamlining traditional manufacturing processes and reducing costs. And while the technology plays a strategic role in many of the world’s leading manufacturers, customers are now taking the next step into Industry 4.0 - aligning additive manufacturing with the factory floor. This transformation is real, with analysts estimating an economic impact of $230 - $550 billion per year by 2025. By attending this session, attendees will discover new opportunities for growth and leadership – understanding how 3D printing is transforming business models by creating unprecedented operational efficiency and accelerating time-to-market. Looking ahead, the audience will understand the way 3D printing is coming of age and reinventing the value chain – empowering organizations to be more competitive and solidify market leadership in this evolving business environment.

Speaker: Stratasys

Tuesday May 9, 2017

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: TBD

Making the Most of Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing is now a cost-effective prototyping alternative for many design geometries. In this deep dive presentation, Cullen Hilkene will present the technologies, the materials, and the economics of metal printing with a goal of helping attendees become versed in the technology and know which technologies to choose for various projects. The presentation will cover the major printing technologies:

  • Laser Melting
  • Electron Beam Melting
  • Binder Jetting with Metal Infiltration
  • Wax print to metal cast
  • Metal plating of resin and plastic parts

Speaker: 3Diligent

Assisted Engineering Track:

Wednesday May 10, 2017

8:00am - 10:00am
Room: TBD

Robotics and the Work Environment

Collaborative robotic applications are fundamentally changing the way people and machines interact on the plant floor. People and robots are working in closer proximity and more collaboratively than ever before. This is reducing physical burdens on workers, freeing floor space, saving money, improving production efficiency and increasing flexibility in the way robots are used.

A collaborative robot is only one part of a collaborative robot application, and it does not achieve safety compliance on its own. The way the system is designed is critical for optimizing worker safety and meeting compliance requirements. In this session, George will provide best practices for implementing collaborative robots and explain which safety standards to follow in the process

Speaker: Rockwell

Wednesday May 10, 2017

10:15am - 12:15pm
Room: TBD

How Simulation Can Help Advance Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also popularly known as 3D printing, is a manufacturing technology that has been evolving since the late 1980s—but can finally be said to be proving its worth in many fields. Hardly a day goes by when you do not see an article in the news about a novel use of the technology in a variety of industries. But significant challenges still exist in the reliability and predictability of a number of AM processes that act as barriers to part certification and a much more widespread adoption in industry. This talk will discuss how simulation can help driving the adoption of Additive Manufacturing.

Speaker: Simulia