How to Deploy Digital Solutions to Manage Workflow and Achieve High ROI
Thursday, March 17, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Get insight from manufacturing operations leaders about what it takes to create successful digital deployments in manufacturing delivering high return-on-investment (ROI) through efficiencies, traceability and repeatability. The conversation focuses on how to manage the workflow in high-mix manufacturing operations with the aid of technology, how the technology can adapt to existing processes rather than the other way around, and how we can encourage operator acceptance.
Associate Technical Fellow – Additive Manufacturing Technical Focal & Initiatives Lead
Boeing Global Services
Dan Braley is a Boeing associate technical fellow and the Boeing global services additive manufacturing technical focal and initiatives leader. In this role, he serves sustainment of all Boeing military, commercial, and derivative aircraft platforms through use of additive manufacturing technologies and implementation of advanced composites. Dan has more than 17 years of aerospace program and R&D experience in additive manufacturing, materials and process engineering, composites, electromagnetic product development, and manufacturing technology development. He currently holds 29 patents with dozens more still pending. Dan is also a Certified Additive Manufacturing Technician (CAM-T) through Tooling U-SME.
Featured Guest Speaker:
Andre Wegner is the founder and CEO of Authentise, a leader in data-driven process automation software for additive manufacturing. He is also the chair of digital manufacturing at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. Andre is a frequent speaker on 3D printing and the digital thread in manufacturing at events such as WIRED, RAPID + TCT, Open Innovations, CES and more. He has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg. Prior to Authentise Andre invested in, and supported capital raises of, companies in Nigeria and India. Andre is a graduate of St. Andrews University (M.A. - UK), ESSEC (M.Sc. - France) and Singularity University (California).
Featured Guest Speaker:
Nick Weeks is the Plant Manager at Carpenter Additive. In his role, Nick oversees the daily operations of Carpenter Additive’s state-of-the-art metal powder manufacturing facility in Liverpool, UK. Nick drives the Carpenter values, ensuring that Carpenter Additive is a ‘Zero Injury Workplace’ that prioritises the safety of all employees on site. Nick ensures operational excellence and inspires the team to action, driving the future of additive manufacturing.
Nick is a Chartered Engineer with the IET and read Engineering with Business Management at Birmingham University. Formerly the Technical Director of Carpenter Additive, Nick has worked in many different roles, building on his experience in aerospace materials and manufacturing from Rolls-Royce PLC in his early career. In recent years, Nick won the IET Sir Henry Royce Young Engineer of the Year Award for outstanding influence in the workplace over the last three years. He has been involved in a variety of technical committees in Singapore and supports the global movement Engineers without Borders.
Nick’s love of engineering is rooted in his desire to be involved in complex problem solving and see his projects move successfully from concept to production. Nick is helping Carpenter Additive to shape today’s world and transform tomorrow with each new industry breakthrough.