Conference Tackles Auto, Aerospace Manufacturing Challenges

September 4, 2008

Automotive and aerospace engineering leaders are gathering in Toronto on November 4 to reveal how their companies are using technology to tackle the manufacturing challenges of today and tomorrow.

More than 300 industry attendees are expected to participate in Manufacturing Optimization: The Next Generation. The conference is being held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Mo Elbestawi, Vice-President Research and International Affairs, McMaster University, is the morning keynote speaker. He will present his vision of a new initiative for innovation in the automotive industry.

Other confirmed speakers to date include representatives from Sandvik Coromant, Delcam, Renishaw, DEVTEK, Nemak, Elkem Metals, Goodrich Landing Gear, GM Canada, McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Windsor, and the University of British Columbia.

"The conference focuses on the adoption of technology in manufacturing, and collaboration to improve productivity and profitability," said Eu-Gene Ng, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University. "Manufacturers will present case studies of how they applied technology and innovation to improve their business performance."

Conference sponsors include: Sandvik Coromant, Delcam, Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation (IAMI), McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), and the Centre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (CMTE) at the University of Toronto.

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