SIMTech Annual Manufacturing Forum 2007 (AMF'07)

Date: 28 Mar 2007 - 28 Mar 2007

Venue: Singapore Expo

SIMTech AMF’07 is an annual event that brings together high-level corporate decision-makers and researchers for critical discussions and analysis of technology trends and challenges facing the manufacturing industry. SIMTech AMF’07 is the flagship manufacturing conference of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and comprises an Annual Manufacturing Lecture and Parallel Technical Sessions.

This year, the manufacturing event is jointly organised by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and held in conjunction with MetalAsia (MTA) 2007. The spotlight will be on “all things automotive” including how to make an automobile more intelligent and intuitive; safer to drive; less costly to produce and environmentally friendlier on the roads, etc.

These, and more, will be unveiled at the half-day event that is taking place on 28 March 2007. Comprising an Annual Manufacturing Lecture and Parallel Technical Sessions, SIMTech AMF’07 promises a jam-packed coverage of new automotive technologies, market trends, creative insights and industry applications.

During the Annual Manufacturing Lecture, an international business leader is invited to share industry and technology trends with captains of the manufacturing community to better capitalise future relevant technologies. This year, we are pleased to have invited Dr Robert W Schumacher, General Director, Advanced Product and Business Development, Delphi Electronics and Safety to discuss critical insights, trends and business opportunities in the burgeoning automotive electronics market.

Parallel Technical Sessions

The Parallel Technical Sessions are intense and in-depth technical discussions on four parallel automotive tracks which include: Automotive Electronics and Telematics, Alternative Energy and Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Materials and Processing for Automotive and Emerging Informatics Technologies for Automotive.

The sessions will cover presentations on technology trends and opportunities in automotive engineering and manufacturing. Attendees can expect a balanced and varied perspective shared by the academia, A*STAR research institutes and industry.

From 29 to 30 March, the leading precision engineering event-MTA 2007 Manufacturing Technology Forum will take place. The forum will feature presentations on topics across the aerospace, electronics, medical technology, automotive industries and radio frequency identification technology.

AMF'07 Keynote Presentations

Session 1 : Automotive Electronics and Telematics Automotive Electronics - Technology Trends by Prof Thomas R Kurfess, Professor and BMW Chair of Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, USA

Session 2 : Alternative Energy and Sustainable Manufacturing An Overview of Sustainable Development in the Automotive Industry by Automakers and Cleaner Vehicle Technologies by Mr Charles Griffith, Auto Project Director, Ecology Centre (USA) and member of Michigan's Department of Environment Quality

Session 3 : Advanced Materials and Processing for Automotive Advanced Machining Technologies for Automotive by Prof Ekkard Brinksmeier, University of Bremen, Germany and President of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

Session 4 : Processing for Automotive and Emerging Informatics Technologies for Automotive Recent Advances in E-manufacturing and Smart Machines Activities in the United States by Prof Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar amp; LW Scott Alter Chair Professor in Advanced Manufacturing Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA