Hub: CAD/CAM Users Group

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Name: Hub: CAD/CAM Users Group
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Exceptional collaboration between a supplier and its customer is the result of quickly delivering the right information to the right place to drive the right decision. Applying Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) techniques to the collaborative process improves the quality of each design and manufacturing decision across all stages of the product life cycle.
As technology is constantly changing and evolving, new opportunities will come to the businesses that are nimble and can quickly adapt.  The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is forming a CAD/CAM Users Group to accelerate our region’s learning and investment in collaborative design and manufacturing best practices.  The users group will focus on engaged involvement between supplier and customer, enabled by fast and flexible design and manufacturing processes.
Prepare for the future and join us for the inaugural meeting.  Why attend?  Hear from local experts about state-of-the-art technology in the digital age and best practices for its use.  No matter what your knowledge level, this night will offer an opportunity to build your understanding of digital collaboration and how it will grow your competitive advantage.
  • Introductions and welcome
  • Users group objectives
  • The “Digital Thread Roadmap” handout
  • Guest speaker: 
    • Karl Schmidt, Process and Information Solutions Manager, Van Meter, Inc.
    • State of the Industry
  • Status of regional CAD/CAM playbook (implementation guide) creation
  • Getting connected: 90-sec. “Needs & Leads”
  • Next meeting agenda/where next?
This program is presented by the Quad Cities Chamber’s Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub and the Defense Industry Adjustment Project

Leading organizations:

This content was prepared as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, a partnership between the University of Illinois System, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the Voorhees Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), with financial support from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).  It reflects the views of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and does not necessarily reflect the views of the OEA. For more information, please visit
Event Sponsors:
Blong Technology Center
8500 Hillandale Rd., Room 116
Davenport, IA

Date/Time Information:
5:30-7 p.m.
Contact Information:
Bob Smola
Free to attend.
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