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SME Manufacturing and Design Workshop to be held October 4-5, 2012.

Press Release Summary:

July 12, 2012 - Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly workshop will provide fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice that can be used for new product and process development or with existing applications. To take place at Embassy Suites, Glendale, CA, workshop will also be available virtually via live web-streaming. Led by Dan Bauer, workshop includes 6 modules on day 1 and 4 modules on day 2. Program is intended for professionals including program and quality managers and design engineers.

Original Press Release

New Workshop Advances Knowledge in Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly

Press release date: June 29, 2012

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will offer a new two-day instructor-led workshop on Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly. The course will provide fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice that can be tailored to fit the special needs of new product and process development, or to focus on applications for existing designs and manufacturing environment. The course will be held October 4-5 at the Embassy Suites, Glendale, Calif. Virtual attendance will be available via live web-streaming. "The Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly Workshop is one of SME's most popular courses," says Steve Sternicki, manager of instructor-led training for SME. "This is the first time SME is offering a virtual attendance option, and we're excited to make this training available to manufacturers across North America via live web streaming. SME continues to explore new ways to bring affordable and efficient instructor-led training solutions to the manufacturing industry." The course will be led by Dan Bauer, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers certified senior GD&T professional with a Master of Science in Industrial Operations. His expertise stems from supporting more than 80 different product design and manufacturing launch programs in the past 18 years in North America, Europe and Asia. He currently serves as president and principal with Integrated Training Resources. The program is intended for all levels of design, including program managers, quality managers, design-responsible engineers, and other design and manufacturing engineering personnel. Design for metal forming and design for surface treatment are two of the six modules offered on day one of the workshop. Day two promises four additional modules, with units such as design for machining and tolerance design for Six Sigma. Each module ends with an interactive exercise for attendees to implement their knowledge and understanding of the course's components. The cost for SME members is $1,075 and for nonmembers is $1,275. Registrants will have access to the recorded program for 60 days after the course ends to review topics or train other personnel in their organization. For more information on the workshop, visit or call 800.733.4763 About SME:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, activities and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce. About Dan Bauer:
Dan Bauer specializes in providing training and engineering services in the areas of design, engineering, quality, performance improvement and productivity. He serves as an adjunct instructor and consultant for SME, SAE, ASQ and other post-secondary institutions. He is the author of numerous articles on topics relating to DFM. In addition, he has personally serviced over 100 different customers in the automotive, aerospace, consumer products/durable goods, telecommunications, defense, health care, medical devices, construction and energy industries. Contact:
Lori Ann Dick, APR
Senior PR Representative
Tel 313.425.3187 Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME Dr. P.O. Box 930, Dearborn, MI 48121 United States


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