Design for Manufacturing Summit #23
March 29, 2018
Sunset Loft, 168 53rd Street, Brooklyn
Doors open, intro videos
4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1
Michael Paloian is President at Integrated Design Systems, a full-service industrial design firm specializing in product design for more than 30 years.
Eric Ciampoli is founder and President of ECIC Consulting, ECIC Consulting, an engineering consulting firm serving the manufacturing industry.
Michael Greenstein is Director of The Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a design for manufacturability (DFM) expert.
4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2
High precision electronics
Michael Kim is co-founder and CTO at StrongArm Technologies, a Brooklyn-based company that creates ergonomic solutions for the everyday worker.
James J. Williams III is Chief of Staff for Nanotronics, a Brooklyn-based company that automates industrial microscopes used for inspection of the world's most advanced technologies.
Vidya Neti is the Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with Scientific Component Corp. DBA Mini-Circuits, a global leader in RF, IF, and microwave signal processing products.
Charlie Mantione is Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of PanurgyOEM, a partner providing outsourced services in the computer, industrial electronics, consumer electronics, and communications industries.
5.40 - 6.00 pm - Networking break
Demos, drinks + networking
6.00 - 6.20 pm - Keynote
Scott N. Miller is co-founder and CEO of Dragon Innovation, a Boston-based company that works with entrepreneurs to launch hardware products and scale companies.
6.20 - 7.10 pm - Panel 3
Aaron Trocola is an Industrial designer and educator from Connecticut specializing in additive manufacturing.
Gaffar Gailani is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design at New York City College of Technology.
Brad Rothenberg is the co-founder & CEO of nTopology, a startup developing design software for industrial additive manufacturing.
Jonathan Schwartz is co-founder and CPO at Voodoo Manufacturing, a fast, affordable, and high-volume 3D printing service in Brooklyn.
7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4
Manufacturing supply chain
Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO and co-founder of openBoM is an entrepreneur and blogger. openBoM is re-thinking how manufacturing companies manage data and collaborate in distributed environments.
Håkan Andersson is the CEO of Establish, developing efficient supply chain solutions for some of the world's most interesting companies since 43 years.
8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues
Demos, drinks + networking
DFM Summit #23 is hosted by
Rajeev Sharma is a Senior Advisor at the Industrial Technical Assistance Corporation (ITAC), where NYC's small manufacturers have been going to since 1988 for help in increasing sales, cutting costs and making smarter investments.
What are Design for Manufacturing Summits?
80 percent of manufacturing costs are determined in the first 20 percent of the product design process. Design has the key to take cost and waste out of manufacturing.
Design for Manufacturing Summits bring together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.
Who attends DFM Summits?
Industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers, manufacturers. Representatives of the following organizations have participated in our semi-annual summits:
New York Investment Fund
McLaren Engineering Group
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Parsons School of Design
New York Life
Hutzler Home Products
Panoptic Online Marketing
Gordon Randall Perry Design
Francis Bitonti Studio
Terrapin Bright Green
Dynamo Development Lab
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
Pricing and refund policy
We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the design and manufacturing communities. Ticket sales cover our costs. Design for Manufacturing Forum is a bootstrapped project.
There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.
We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.
We will never share your contact details with third parties, not even with sponsors.