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The Manufacturing Connection: Connecting Inventors & Makers

Is your hardware idea nearly ready for production? Would you benefit from 2 minutes with a manufacturing expert?

In this session we will have representatives from Colorado-based manufacturing companies available to answer questions about their processes and general design guidelines, so bring your questions because the discussion in this session will be driven by those in attendance.

The format we'll follow:
5-minute talk about different prototype stages vs. production
Each representative will give a 5-minute overview of their process and what types of products are a good fit followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the audience. (total 60-75 minutes). We will hopefully have some physical examples of each process for you to look at.
15-30 minutes of Q&A for all of the panelists at the end

Meet our panelists:
Speaking on prototypes
Lindsey Cross, Mechanical Engineer at Sphero

Sheet Metal & Machining Representative:
David Johnson
Business Development Manager from Dynamic Design and Manufacturing

Metal Casting & Machining Representative
Chad TeBeest
President at Protocast

Plastics Representative
Todd Werginz
Principal Tooling Engineer at Caroba Plastics

PCBA & Contract Manufacturing Representative:
John Cherry
Engineering and Process Manager at Slingshot Assembly

Moderator and Physical Product Operations Specialist
Jenney Loper
Founder of JSL Solutions


Earlier Event: September 26
Office Hours with Clare Hefferren
Later Event: September 27
Office Hours with Todd Stockbauer