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19 July 2018 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

BXL Business Incubator: BankNote Building, 890 Garrison Ave., Hunts Point, Bronx NY 10474
Contact: [email protected]

Ops21 Awareness Workshop: Digital Manufacturing

Through Ops21, a Futureworks NYC program backed by NYCEDC and led by ITAC, we will be hosting 24 advanced technology workshops across three topic areas: advanced materials, digital manufacturing, and robotics.  

This is a Digital Manufacturing Awareness Workshop, which is intended to increase your general understanding of digital manufacturing technologies (e.g. sensors, data analytics, IoT, process simulation, electronic work instructions, etc.) so that you can better identify which technologies may be most relevant to your company.  

This workshop will be presented by Rochester Institute of Technology's Center of Excellence for Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (RIT COE-ASM) and is specifically for manufacturers that are operating within the five boroughs of NYC.  

About Digital Manufacturing:
Digital Manufacturing is the use of digital tools to collect and analyze data to improve tool design, product design, or manufacturing operations. Benefits include reduced time of product design and manufacturing; improvement of product, process, and enterprise performance; and across-the-board savings regardless of industry.  

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and Company Decision-Makers
  • Directors / VPs / Managers of Manufacturing / Operations
  • Technology and Innovation Specialists
  • Plant Engineers
 

Agenda:
8:30AM-9AM: Registration & Light Breakfast
9AM-12PM: Digital Manufacturing Workshop
12PM-1PM: Networking & Light Lunch
 

Please click here to see a calendar of all workshops and for additional information.

24 July 2018 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Brooklyn Army Terminal: 140 58th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220
Contact: [email protected]

Ops21 Awareness Workshop: Robotics

Through Ops21, a Futureworks NYC program backed by NYCEDC and led by ITAC, we will be hosting 24 advanced technology workshops across three topic areas: advanced materials, digital manufacturing, and robotics.  

This is a Robotics Awareness Workshop, which is intended to increase your general understanding of robotics (e.g. collaborative robots, automated systems, etc.) so that you can better identify which technologies may be most relevant and affordable for your company.  

This workshop will be presented by NYU Tandon's Mechatronics, Control and Robotics Lab (MCRL), and is specifically for manufacturers that are operating within the five boroughs of NYC.  

About Robotics:
Robotics is the use of integrated systems that perform tasks deemed tedious, difficult, repetitive, or dangerous for people. Robotics includes the use of collaborative robots (cobots), which work side-by-side with people in shared workspaces. Benefits include increased quality and accuracy from consistent, repeatable operations; enhanced workflows lowering production costs; and improved payback periods due to increased robot affordability (e.g. cobots).  

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and Company Decision-Makers
  • Directors / VPs / Managers of Manufacturing / Operations
  • Technology and Innovation Specialists
  • Plant Engineers
 
Agenda:

8:30AM-9AM: Registration & Light Breakfast
9AM-12PM: Digital Manufacturing Workshop
12PM-1PM: Networking & Light Lunch
 

24 July 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

47-10 Austell Place, 2nd Floor, Queens, NY 11101
Contact: [email protected]

Homebrew Electronics

Making electronics from "scratch" for unique applications.


Overview
Electronics have become so affordable and so easy to use that anyone can get started with an Arduino microcontroller or Raspberry Pi mini-computer with little or no experience. But did you know that you can build your own Arduino? Thanks to open source communities and low cost components, you can program your own Arduino for any size application. Over the course of this 2.5-hour workshop you will learn how to assemble the basic parts of an Arduino microcontroller on a breadboard, and how to blink an LED with it.


Skills Developed

  • Circuit assembly
  • Tangible interaction prototyping
  • Microcontroller programming



*Students must bring their own computers and should download the Arduino IDE before class.

26 July 2018 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square West, Long Island City, NY
Contact: [email protected]

Ops21 Awareness Workshop: Advanced Materials

Through Ops21, a Futureworks NYC program backed by NYCEDC and led by ITAC, we will be hosting 24 advanced technology workshops across three topic areas: advanced materials, digital manufacturing, and robotics.  

This is an Advanced Materials Awareness Workshop, which is intended to increase your general understanding of new or advanced materials so that you can better identify which materials may be most relevant to your company and its products.  

This workshop will be presented by Cornell University's Center for Materials Research (CCMR), and is specifically for manufacturers that are operating within the five boroughs of NYC.  

About Advanced Materials:
Advanced Materials is the advance or modification of traditional materials to obtain better or specific properties, resulting in improved products. Benefits include optimized product performance and durability (e.g. strength, weight, shelf life); lower environmental risks (e.g. coatings, finishes, sustainable materials); and reduced project lifecycle costs.  

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and Company Decision-Makers
  • Directors / VPs / Managers of Manufacturing / Operations
  • Technology and Innovation Specialists
  • Plant Engineers
 

Agenda:
8:30AM-9AM: Registration & Light Breakfast
9AM-12PM: Digital Manufacturing Workshop
12PM-1PM: Networking & Light Lunch
 

11 - 12 August 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

47-10 Austell Place #201, Long Island City, NY 11101
Contact: [email protected]

Game Design With Squishy Sensors

An exploration of FSRs (force sense resistors) in their various forms.

Overview
We will explore a new interface for tangible interaction. Using a pressure sensor, we will understand how analog communication differs from digital communication in electronics, how to setup the sensor for basic prototyping and how to experiment in designing a controller for a simple Unity game.


Skills Developed


  • Analog and digital communication
  • Serial communication with Arduino UNO
  • Circuit sketch reading and designing
  • Tangible interaction prototyping
  • Unity game design



THIS IS A 2-DAY WORKSHOP
  • Day 1: Sat. 8/11, 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Day 2: Sun. 8/12, 1:00pm-3:30pm

Past events

18 April 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Javits Center, Hudson Yards
Contact: [email protected]

TechDay Booth

06 September 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

ASRC Auditorium 138th Street New York, NY
Website: https://www.nanonotes.org/events/
Contact: [email protected]

Bench to Bedside: Accelerating the Medical Innovation Conversation

Hosted by the CCNY Master's in Translational Medicine Program, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center NanoFab, FutureWorks NYC and CUNY Biotech, as a member of GRO-Biotech, join our panel of inventors and innovators for a discussion highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with building medical device technology companies, who in New York City is doing this type of innovative work and why we should be focusing on bringing medical device technology into the conversation around accelerating biotechnology in New York City.

12 September 2017 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

NY Designs
Contact: [email protected]

Workshop 5: Designing for Manufacturing

12 September 2017 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

A/D/O
Contact: [email protected]

Using a CNC Machine for Prototyping

12 September 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

NY Designs
Contact: [email protected]

Designing for Manufacturing

Spencer Wright of Centerline Labs and John Briscella of AMiNiMAL Studio lead this workshop on designing for manufacturing. They’ll take you through exercises to help you understand the tools and programs to use in designing your model, building your prototype, and developing a Bills of Materials. Then, Spencer and John will discuss the strengths, weaknesses and pricing of different materials and how to make sure you’re setting yourself up for manufacturing success. Passcode: futureworkspartner