(DEARBORN, Mich., October 31, 2016) — SME, which serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology, teamed up with Flow International Corporation, to present “BUILD: Art + Technology + Manufacturing,” a special event at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus on Oct. 13. Students from the university heard from motorcycle designer, Paul Teutel, Jr., along with other notable manufacturing industry experts, as they discussed new technologies in the industry and how these technologies are being used by artists in everyday life.
“The University of Michigan students were a great audience during the presentations and had very thoughtful and insightful questions afterward. We hope they saw a real-world link of technology and art, a link that might help inspire the career choices soon to come," said Chip Burnham, Flow’s vice president of marketing.
The event highlighted the significance of creativity and innovation when developing new technologies and processes. Creativity is rarely associated with manufacturing yet it is a vital part of careers that move the industry forward.
“The manufacturing industry is undergoing a technology transformation. We partnered with the University of Michigan and Flow to show students that careers in today’s manufacturing industry are innovative and rewarding,” said SME Chief Executive Officer Jeff Krause. “We can truly make an impact on the manufacturing industry by engaging educators and students to drive interest in creative career options and high-tech possibilities.”
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skills needed for the industry. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
About Flow International Corporation
Flow International Corporation, a Shape Technologies Group company, is a leading ultrahigh-pressure manufacturing process solution provider. As the world leader in waterjet technology, the company is committed to delivering highly innovative solutions and world class customer experience to a wide customer base. For more information, visit www.FlowWaterjet.com.
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