Schedule at a Glance


Monday, October 28

5:00-8:00 p.m.                  Exhibit Hall Open

5:00-8:00 p.m.                  Welcome Reception


Tuesday, October 29

9:00-10:00 a.m.               
Keynote Presentation: What Lies Ahead for U.S. Manufacturing?

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.        Exhibit Hall Open

11:15-11:55 a.m.             
New Technology in Cordless Assembly Tools Inspires an Industry Shift

12:00-12:40 p.m.             
The Sometimes Unexpected Challenges to Consider When Using Advanced Materials in Next Generation Products, Especially in Medical Devices

12:45-1:25 p.m.               
Recommendations for Manufacturing Growth in the Tri-State Region

1:30-2:10 p.m.                 
Making the Leap into Automation for Higher Throughput

2:15-2:55 p.m.                 
Is LED Technology in Your Future?

3:00-3:40 p.m.                 
Advancements in Reaction-Free Tools

5:00-7:00 p.m.                 
Networking Reception


Wednesday, October 30

9:00-10:00 a.m.               
Keynote Presentation: Private-Public Partnerships for U.S. Advanced Manufacturing

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.        Exhibit Hall Open

10:30-11:10 a.m.             
Found Money: Resources for Midwest Manufacturers

11:15-11:55 a.m.             
Increasing Strength & Reliability of Press Fits

12:00-12:40 p.m.             
The New Illinois Manufacturing Laboratory: What Can It Do for Your Company?

12:45-1:25 p.m.               
Optimize Your Vision Inspection Systems

1:30-2:10 p.m.          
Get Help Through the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships