Dennis Delgado, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of SyncFab

Dennis Delgado is co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of SyncFab, a peer-to-peer Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing blockchain for the hardware manufacturing supply chain.

SyncFab created an industry first online design-to-manufacture interactive supply chain ecosystem partnering academics, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and materials suppliers with local industry.

In 2016, SyncFab was recreated in response to an economic development challenge presented by San Leandro City as part of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation Startup-in-Residence Program.

SyncFab is now building the largest network of advanced manufacturing capacity to match with supply chain buyers in the innovation demand hotbed of California & beyond.

SyncFab was recognized by the White House as a member of the US Department of Energy Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Initiative within the US Department of Commerce’s National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

As a CESMII partner, SyncFab continues to be part of the dialogue and implementation of DOE driven standards for Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing.

With over 10 years in various roles from Industrial Designer to UI/UX Designer, Dennis Delgado has curated numerous Art & Design shows with artists whose works are in the collections of SFMoMA, MoMa, Mint Museum, Pompidou, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

He is utilizing his rich design background to develop a seamless online experience for SyncFab’s blockchain platform.

Smart Manufacturing Supply Chain Blockchain Blog

How Blockchain is Revolutionizing The Manufacturing Industry [Infographic]

With all the media frenzy about blockchain revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, SyncFab took the opportunity to put together a simple infographic illustrating the impact cryptocurrency, and it’s underlying technology, blockchain has on the manufacturing status quo.

Blockchain Basics: What Manufacturers Need to Know

There has been a lot of interest shown in blockchain for supply chain and blockchain for manufacturing in particular in recent months and even at Consensus. Since SyncFab has been focused on this space since as early as 2013 we decided to dedicate a series to the subject of Industry 4.0 and Blockchain for Supply Chain and manufacturers to describe what we are working on. This is the first in the series. 

SyncFab Korea Innotech Blockchain Industry 4.0 Panel

Seoul, Korea April 19, 2018 – SyncFab CEO participated in the Korea Innotech 2018 Blockchain Industry 4.0 Panel at COEX on invitation from KOTRA. Korea provided an interesting venue for the Panel as Korea has the highest robot workforce density of any other country in the world at 631 robot workers for every 10,000 human employees followed by Singapore, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Italy, Belgium and Taiwan.

SyncFab Startup Hub Tokyo Presentation

Tokyo, Japan April 14, 2018 – SyncFab CEO presented to an attentive audience at Startup Hub Tokyo opened by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote entrepreneurship inside the Meiji Yasuda Life Headquarters Building (Maranouchi My Plaza) near Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace.

CESMII Project Discussions

CESMII Headquarters – April 6, 2018 – SyncFab team members met with company advisor and CESMII Smart Manufacturing CTO to share updates.

Economic Development for the New Industrial Revolution

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA April 2, 2018 – At SyncFab we take great pride in our daily work bringing prequalified new jobs to manufacturers simultaneously serving the responsive supply chain needs of engineers, hardware innovators and purchase managers large and small.

SYNCFAB to Speak at Digital Smart Factory 4.0 Conference May 9-10, 2018

SYNCFAB was invited to Speak as a thought leader the at Digital Smart Factory 4.0 Conference May 9-10, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur alongside Accenture, Foxconn, Johnson & Johnson, Rolls Royce, Taiwan Semiconductor and the Malaysian Investment Authority amongst others.

Design for Manufacturing Summit #25

June 21, 2018 | Hackney, London

3.00 pm

Doors open

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Manufacturing startups in London

Eneko Igartua is manufacturing and operations engineer and manager of Kapitalise, the first management platform for R&D tax credits, catering to innovators in the manufacturing sector.

Lorenz Kilga is founder of Design Network, an online marketplace where product designers and distributors come together and collaborate.

Jean Billant is Senior Business Advisor at Advance London, delivering circular economy focused business support and advice to SMEs within London.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Product design

Assa Ashuach is founder of Assa Studio, a product design, digital manufacturing and social R&D practice in London, and co-founder of Digital Forming, harnessing the power of mass customisation through 3D printing.

Dejan Orlac is a Slovenian-born industrial designer working in London, under his own brand Orlach design.

Thomas Keen is founder and Partner at Sabotage Design, a dynamic creative collective based in London.


5.20 - 5.40 pm - Networking break

Demos, drinks + networking

5.40 - 6.20 pm - Keynote

Ralph Taylor-Smith, GE Ventures

Ralph Taylor-Smith is Managing Director at GE Ventures and has a background in engineering, technology development, finance and business management.

6.20 - 7.10 pm - Panel 3

Design software

Andrew Armstrong is the CTO and co-founder of Cadonix, the world's first fully browser based cloud CAD solution.

Neil Cooke is Director of Technical Marketing at Onshape, a cloud CAD system used by thousands of companies worldwide.


7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Decentralised manufacturing

Dennis Delgado is co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of SyncFab, a peer-to-peer Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing blockchain for the hardware manufacturing supply chain.

Marcus de Wilde is the Enterprise Lead at Applied Blockchain where he helps corporates to understand blockchain and articulate practical blockchain applications that meet strategic, commercial, and technical needs.


8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Demos, drinks + networking

Registration opens soon

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:

Material ConneXion
Tangent Ventures
Macro Sea
Cornell University
Langoliers Jewelry
New York Investment Fund
Tactonic Technologies
Columbia University
McLaren Engineering Group
Pratt Center
NY Designs
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Brookyn Wharf
CBS Interactive
Wiley Publishers
Parsons School of Design
Kimber Mfg
Sparkfun Electronics
New York Life
Zahn Center
Hutzler Home Products
Peripteral Design
Maine Fablab
Panoptic Online Marketing
Design Compendium
Gordon Randall Perry Design
Shisa Labs
New Balance
ShopBot Tools
Francis Bitonti Studio
ECCO Design
Breadbox Studio
Firstmark Capital
MCE Consultants
Terrapin Bright Green
Reshoring Initiative
Dassault Systemes
Adafruit Industries
Dynamo Development Lab
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
Architectural Grille
Deutsche Bank
Syracuse University

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.

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