Photos by Jeff Kowalsky
THE BIG M Manufacturing Convergence was held June 2-4 at Detroit’s Cobo Center, bringing with it the option to participate in a hands-on car assembly workshop. The exercise introduced participants to Scrum, a manufacturing method designed to add energy, focus, clarity and transparency to project planning and implementation. This was just one of the interactive programs that allowed attendees to get practical experience with the latest technologies. The event, hosted by SME, also included a lineup of sessions focused on emerging manufacturing technologies such as advanced materials, rapid/additive manufacturing, automated manufacturing, R&D and tooling.