NSF M2M Workshop

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From Making to Micro-Manufacture: Reimagining Work Beyond Mass Production

Location: Merten Hall 1202 at George Mason University (Fairfax Campus)

Dates: July 23-24, 2018

Project Overview

The 2-day NSF-supported invitation-only workshop will investigate a possible future of work that reconceptualizes how we may move from innovation to wealth creation by enabling Micro-Manufacture: the production of high quality manufactured goods at scales of hundreds and thousands in an effective and sustainable manner. The workshop will be in Washington DC. on July 23-24, 2018.

We will explore how innovation-enhancing technologies associated with the Maker movement (additive manufacture, open-source electronics, and accessible programming) may combine with engineering and business processes to present the possibilities of new scales of manufacture that favors local production and job-creation. The simple aperture of Micro-Manufacture requires the perspectives of multiple science, technology, educational and societal interests to bring this promised future into focus. The work- shop will bring experts together to explore 3 questions:

1. Technical Feasibility: What are the issues relating to technology, process, automation, modularization, distributed manufacturing, flexible dynamic supply chain, etc. that need to be understood for Micro-Manufacture to be realized?
2. Economic, Business and Policy Issues: What are the economic impacts and impediments, business value propositions and processes, data analysis and market finding, industry and government needs, and policy issues that combine to enable :or impede the Micro-Manufacture vision?
3. Educational Issues: How do we prepare individuals with the technological knowhow and the flexibility to adapt to the range of technologies and practices needed for Micro-Manufacture?



Agenda

Pre-Workshop

  • Check-in at Best Western Fairfax Hotel (​3535 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030)
    • After 3:00 PM

Day I

  • Breakfast available​ (7:30 - 8:00 am)
  • Opening remarks by Quek(​8:00 - 8.45 am)


  • Session I: What is Making through Micro-Manufacturing (M3)?
    • Session IA
      • Breakout into groups ​(​8:45 - 8:50 am)
      • Discussion​ - SWOT analysis ​(8:50 - 9:20 am)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​(​9:20 - 9:30 am)
      • Each group presents​ (9​ :30 - 10:00 am)
    • Coffee Break​ ​(​10:00 - 10:15 am)
    • Session B
      • Cross pollinated discussion​ (​10:15 - 11:00 am)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​(​11:00 - 11:10 am)
      • Each group presents​ (1​ 1:10 - 11:40 am)
    • Session I wrap-up discussion (​11:40 - 12.00 pm)
  • Lunch
    • (12:00 - 1.00 pm)
  • Session II: Value Propositions of M3 to Companies, Consumers, Supply Chain
    • Session II introduction by Quek ​(1:00 - 1:15 pm)
    • Session IIA:
      • Breakout into groups ​(1:15 - 1:20 pm)
      • Discussion​ - M3 Stakeholder Perspectives (​1:20 - 2.20 pm)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​(​2:20 - 2.30 pm)
      • Each group presents​ (2​ :30 - 3.00 pm)
    • Coffee Break​ (​3:00 - 3:15 pm)
    • Session IIB:
      • Cross pollinated discussion​ (​3:15 - 4:15 pm)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​(​4:15 - 4.25 pm)
      • Each group presents​ ​(4:25 - 4:55 pm)
  • Dinner at Trattoria Villagio (7145 Main St, Clifton, VA 20124)
    • (6:00 pm)


Day II

  • Breakfast available (7:30 - 8:00 am)
  • Session III: Technological, Economic, and Policy Challenges of M3
    • Session III introduction by Quek ​(8:00 - 8:15 am)
    • Session IIIA
      • Breakout into groups ​(8:15 - 8:20 am)
      • Discussion​ - SWOT analysis (1 hour) - 9:20
      • Prepare report/presentation ​-​ ​(10 minutes) - 9:30
      • Each group presents​ (30 mins) - 10:00
    • Coffee Break (15 mins) - 10:15
    • Session IIIB
      • Cross pollinated discussion​ ​(10:15 - 11:00 am)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​ ​(11:00 - 11:10 am)
      • Each group presents​ (​ 11:10 - 11:40 am)
    • Session III wrap-up discussion ​(11:40 - 12.00 pm)
  • Lunch:
    • (12:00 - 1:00 pm)
  • Session IV: Education Issues of M3:
    • Session IV introduction by Quek ​(1:00 - 1:15 pm)
    • Session IVA:
      • Breakout into groups ​(1:15 - 1:20 pm)
      • Discussion​ ​- Skills and preparation needed for M3​ ​(1:20 - 2:20 pm)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​(2:20 - 2:30 pm)
      • Each group presents​ ​(2:30 - 3:00 pm)
    • Coffee Break (​3:00 - 3:15 pm)
    • Session IVB:
      • Cross pollinated discussion​ ​(3:15 - 4:00 pm)
      • Prepare report/presentation ​(4:00 - 4:10 pm)
      • Each group presents​ ​(4:10 - 4:40 pm)
  • Wrap-up:
    • Final remarks by Quek ​(4:40 - 5:00 pm)

Post-Workshop

  • Check-out at Best Western Fairfax Hotel
    • After 12:00 PM

Participant List

Acknowledgements

This project supported by NSF grant, "Convergence HTF: From Making to Micro-Manufacture: Reimagining Work Beyond Mass Production" (Award Abstract #1744423)

Travel Information

Hotel

Best Western Fairfax: 3535 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax VA 22030

We have reserved a block of hotel rooms. You need only to show up and give your name to check in.

Telephone (Direct): (703) 591-5500

Directions

From Best Western to Merten Hall

From Dulles International Airport to Best Western Fairfax

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Best Western Fairfax

Hotel to Trattoria Villaggio (Dinner Monday evening)

Receipts

Please save all receipts for charges incurred for travel expenses(airline, mileage/parking, food).