The FCDI Manufacturers Summer Institute at AMRoC Fab Lab kicks off July 22 with a full day of Professional Development for area manufacturers, with an A-list roster of manufacturing professionals, in Tampa’s newest creative space and the only public Fab Lab in Tampa Bay.
Where: AMRoC Fab Lab – 2149 University Square Mall, Tampa, FL 33612
When: July 22, 2019 – 11am to 5 pm
Who: Great for small, medium and large Manufacturers, their leadership, staff, hiring and operational managers
Why: To provide Professional Development opportunities for area manufacturers relating to latest trends, and resources to improve expertise, efficiency and economic outcomes.Cost: $75 per person– includes lunch, beverages and snacks throughout the day – Register by July 15 at https://form.jotform.com/91687520420152
- Dr. Byron Clayton, CEO of the federally created Advanced Manufacturing for Robotics (ARM), based in Pittsburg, PA, will speak on Derisking the Adoption of Robotics in Manufacturing
- Kenneth Jones, Hillsborough Economic Development Director, Manufacturing – on the Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County
- Jeff Kondel with Roots Engineering, and David Ferguson, of Florida Makes, co-presenting on Florida Makes and Collaborative Robots (Cobots) in Manufacturing
- Steven Roberto, Business Center for Diversity & Inclusion (BCDI) , discussing Diversity and Inclusion Hiring
- Greg Schuman, Regional Sales Manager , Bluegrass Educational Technologies, LLC on Industry 4.0 and Relevant Certification Programs
- Anura Fernando – UL Innovation Architect, on Cybersecurity in Manufacturing
Full event agenda and speaker bios in the attached media advisory, as well as online at https://amroctampabay.com/manufacturers-summer-institute-at-amroc/
About AMRoC Fab LabThe Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab, a social enterprise program of the nonprofit Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI), is a public Fab Lab dedicated to building community capacity, empowering individuals through creative self-expression and bridging the manufacturing and industry talent gap through robust project-based engineering education and training.
At AMRoC, located in University Mall in Tampa, people of all ages will explore science, technology, engineering, manufacturing and related education and career training and certification opportunities, with access to tools like CNC machines, laser cutters, 3D printers, hand and power tools, and more. Youth in FIRST robotics teams and other STEM competition programs can design, build, practice and meet at AMRoC Fab Lab and local entrepreneurs can access rapid prototyping and micro-manufacturing. .