Manufacturers expect close to 50% of their products to be smart and connected by 2020*, but where’s the best place to start?
Join us for this invitation-only evening to discuss sensors, mobile phones, and the world’s largest database of tools. Start with a demo of IDEM in action in the CNC Shop at Autodesk’s Technology Center in San Francisco, followed by talks about configurable microfactories and IDEM’s vision for sensor-enabled tools.
Concluding with the opportunity to discuss digital & advanced manufacturing with industry experts in the audience.
Quentin Harodin, Solution Owner – Idem
Quentin Hardoin has worked for Seco Tools for 15 years where he has occupied a number of positions. Beginning his employment in Seco’s Research & Development Department as a Project Manager (Milling), he then moved into Custom Tool Product Development focusing on Crankshaft, Power Transmissions and Energy applications and standard milling solutions i.e. disc milling, helical milling and ceramic milling. Quentin was an integral part of developing Seco’s SET (Sensor Equipped Tooling) operations during 2017 and is now the Solution Owner for IDEM as a part of Seco Consultancy Services.
Vanessa Sigurdson, Partnership Development
As a community builder with a deep history in digital fabrication and open innovation, Vanessa facilitates the relationship between pioneers, thought leaders, and industry to push the boundaries in manufacturing. She is currently leading partnership development at the Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco where she is cultivating a community of startups, academics and industry leaders to explore technologies contributing to the factory of the future.
IDEM is developing sensor-enabled tool systems for advanced manufacturing. This affordable tool identification system combines user-friendly RFID chips with hand held BLE antennas to connect engineers to the world’s largest database of cutting tools. (Learn more about IDEM here)
ABOUT OUR HOST: AUTODESK TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco is a hub for the exploration of the future of manufacturing. Focused on the concept of configurable microfactories, this technology center brings together forward-thinking startups, academic researchers, and thought leaders from industry to create a shared vision for the future of making.
Part of the global Autodesk Technology Center network, this center located on the Embarcadero at Pier 9 supports residents with a range of advanced manufacturing equipment, robotics, and general shop facilities and workspaces to explore the research and development of ideas pushing the boundaries of traditional manufacturing.
*CapGemini Report 2018