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Design for Manufacturing Summit #5

Modified Ventures

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Brooklyn, United States

Design for Manufacturing Summit #5

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Design for Manufacturing Summit #5

Thursday, March 20, 2014

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Distributed manufacturing


Anne Filson is co-founder of design firm AtFAB, founded to leverage digital tools and networked manufacturing to serve a broad audience with a high level of design.

Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community hackerspace in Brooklyn.

Brian Ringley is the Technology Coordinator at the Fuse Lab at CUNY City Tech.

Erik Tietz is a co-founder of Machine Made and design and digital fabrication firm Tietz-Baccon.


4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Design for Cost


Jon Hirschtick is the founder and Chairman of Onshape, developing new not-yet-announced products for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market. Previously he founded and led SolidWorks.

Jon Washington is the founder of The Innovation Garage, a business innovation firm that partners with its clients in the design of product, process, service, and supply chain solutions.

Ben Gebhardt is the co-founder of Refactory, making hardware easy. He was the lead electrical engineer on the Beats By Dre team for all of 2012 until spring 2013.

Eric Arno Hiller is the principal of Hiller Associates and one of the pioneers in Product Cost Management (PCM). Hiller co-founded technology companies aPriori and End Around.


5.20 - 5.40 pm - Break

Drinks + networking


5.40 - 6.20 pm - Keynote

Ted Hall, ShopBot Tools


Ted Hall is the founder and CEO of ShopBot Tools, a North Carolina-based company that designs, manufactures and distributes professional CNC routers for milling, drilling, and cutting of wood, metals, plastic and other materials.


6.20 - 6.50 pm - Panel 3

Cross-disciplinary collaboration


Brad Augustine is a Design Engineering Director at Humanscale, a designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life.

Anthony Moschella is VP Product at MakerBot Industries, leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing.

Zac Feltoon is the lead industrial designer at MulvannyG2, a global retail architecture firm with multiple offices in the US and China.

Jeremy Luchini is a product specialist at Lagoa - revolutionizing the way engineers and designers work in real-time, on the most complex 3D models, with just an internet connection and a browser.


Angela Yeh is president & founder of Yeh IDeology LLC, a leading design, strategy and innovation recruitment firm.


6.50 - 7.30 pm - Keynote

John Bacus, SketchUp


John Bacus is a Product Management Director at Trimble Navigation, where he is responsible primarily for SketchUp, 3D modeling software that is easy to learn and is used by architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers.


7.30 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Industrial design showcase


Erica Sellers is a conceptual designer and artist based in New York City.

Ralph Steenblik is a designer, and curator focused on the architectural scale. He uses designing at smaller scales to inform his architectural designs.

Aaron Trocola is the founder of ThreeForm, a design company and service that uses the latest 3D imaging and production technologies to create customized apparel and wearable designs.

Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny is a partner of Situ Studio, an interdisciplinary architectural design and research practice in Dumbo, Brooklyn.


John Peabody edits The Hand & Eye, a blog devoted to covering the businesses of the maker movement.


8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks + networking


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When & Where

Dumbo Spot
160 Water Street
Brooklyn, 11201

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Modified Ventures

Modified Ventures is a post-internet market development company that builds communities around emerging industries, supported with events, web content and research.

Our main projects are Geoweb Forum, Design for Manufacturing Forum and Social Retail Forum, each with semi-annual Summits at Dumbo Spot in Brooklyn, New York.

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  News and Updates
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:32 AM

ShopBot founder Ted Hall

'What we are really excited about is this possibility for a new kind of manufacturing where small operations in communities with real people are empowered to make stuff that is both high quality and competitive, interesting, creative and innovative compared to what the factories are making. Digital fabrication makes these small business competitive.'

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 11:03 PM

CUNY Fuse Lab ‘expanding beyond students’

‘We are starting to see a proliferation of graduates who are investing in manufacturing equipment, finding space and starting businesses that way,’ says Brian Ringley, Technology Coordinator at CUNY’s Fuse Lab in Brooklyn.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Makerspaces can ‘change the way manufacturing is done’

Alpha One Labs founder Sean Auriti talks about pigeon helmets and the future of makerspaces after the demise of 3rd Ward. ‘You need to have a good business model,’ he says. ‘Having a makerspace as a non-profit is a little more difficult than having it as a for-profit.’

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