October 24-26, 2017 | TD Convention Center | Greenville, SC


SOUTH-TEC 2015 Highlights

Photos, educational presentations, networking events, and Bright Minds Student Program.


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Steve Burleson, Tool & Gage House

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SOUTH-TEC 2015 to Address Manufacturing Trends, Feature More Than 130 Product Launches

Dynamic agenda of activities and opportunities focus on helping companies improve manufacturing capabilities, develop tomorrow’s workforce

WHAT: SOUTH-TEC, the Southeast region’s manufacturing industry showcase of innovation, knowledge sharing and relationship building, will address and discuss important and timely issues with manufacturing thought-leaders across industries. More than 400 exhibiting companies will showcase and demonstrate their latest advanced manufacturing technologies and processes.

The event will offer activities that emphasize the importance of improving manufacturing capabilities, and provide companies with the knowledge necessary, including:

  • Educational sessions and workshops focused on immediate and long-term savings with design-to-cost and design-for-manufacturability best practices, machining and casting applications for significantly improved metal removal rates, and new standards for machine tool reliability.
  • Keynote presentations and panel discussions from leading companies including Wells Fargo, FANUC, Mastercam and Stratasys address: reshoring trends; advanced robotic vision and automation; process and system improvement via the Cloud and the Internet of Things; trends and advancements in additive manufacturing and 3D printing applications; and global economic conditions that impact U.S. Manufacturing and opportunities in the Southeast.
  • More than 130 product launches and 400 exhibits from industry-leading companies.
  • SME’s Bright Minds Program will continue to reinforce the value of manufacturing education through hands-on learning experiences for students with support from educators and industry representatives.

WHO: Media can interview representatives from more than 400 exhibiting companies serving the aircraft/aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicle, energy and locomotive industries and SME leaders on-site to discuss manufacturing trends, economic impacts and employment opportunities in industry. Compelling visual images can be shot during product demonstrations. Manufacturing is important in the region and SOUTH-TEC can help media tell that story in one stop.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 27; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

About SOUTH-TEC
SOUTH-TEC, produced by SME, is a Southeast manufacturing trade event, held every other year, that provides regional manufacturers and suppliers the means to discover and acquire the tools and processes necessary to drive the next evolution of their industry. SOUTH-TEC is designed to advance manufacturing knowledge by keeping industry executives up to date on leading technologies and trends, while highlighting the strength of manufacturing throughout the region.

 

 

SOUTH-TEC Bright Minds, Manufacturing Playground Designed to Inspire, Challenge Future Talent

CHARLOTTE, Oct. 13, 2015 – High school and postsecondary students and educators will have the opportunity to experience manufacturing hands-on during the upcoming SOUTH-TEC manufacturing event, taking place October 27-29 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The event hosts more than 400 industry-leading companies and addresses trends and issues important to the southeast region to improve production processes, technologies and capabilities. Day three will feature SME’s Bright Minds program that includes a “Manufacturing Playground,” industry keynote speakers, young professional Career Pathway chats and an exclusive tour of participating exhibitors on the show floor.

Bright Minds is a program developed by SME to reinforce the value of manufacturing education, providing hands-on learning experiences for high school and postsecondary students with support from educators, industry and SME members.

“Education is critical to the growth of U.S. manufacturing,” said Cathy Kowalewicz, SOUTH-TEC event manager at SME. “We’ve incorporated some unique education and mentoring programs into SOUTH-TEC so that students gain a true sense of what a career in manufacturing requires and provides, as well as the chance to connect with industry professionals that may assist them in career choices.”

Students attending SOUTH-TEC can engage with educators from technical and community colleges from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as professionals from companies including program partners Mastercam and Stratasys, about manufacturing career paths, and valuable curriculum and skills that would be beneficial in their career goals. Keynote speakers, presentations and panels focused on workforce development include:

  • Cultivating Growth in Manufacturing; Brian Summers, vice president, Mastercam
  • Additive Manufacturing – Building Careers of the Future; Sig Behrens, general manager of education, Stratasys
  • Career Pathways; Brian Flores, senior manager for branding education, Sandvik Coromant USA

The Manufacturing Playground at SOUTH-TEC gives students and educators the opportunity to learn and observe how diverse technologies can be used collaboratively to create a promising final product. Both a CNC Lathe and a 3D printer will be in operation producing precision parts for a motorcycle to be built live on the event floor.

“Stratasys is proud to be a sponsor of Bright Minds for the fifth year now. This program provides young students the opportunity to learn about 3D printing and its many capabilities,” said Terry Hoppe, director of Applications Engineering. “We see a tremendous opportunity to bridge the gap between education and industry though the various additive manufacturing applications these students will learn.”

Through the Bright Minds Passport Tour, students and educators will have the opportunity to experience new, innovative technology like advanced robotics and animation.

“Workforce development is such a huge part of ensuring our industry will continue to grow and evolve, especially in this region. Programs like this help shape and mold the skills and knowledge of tomorrow’s workforce,” said Dick Motley, Southeastern U.S. regional director, FANUC.

SOUTH-TEC is free for students, educators and SME members. To register and find more information about SOUTH-TEC 2015, please visit http://www.southteconline.com/.

About SOUTH-TEC

SOUTH-TEC, produced by SME, is a Southeast manufacturing trade event, held every other year, that provides regional manufacturers and suppliers the means to discover and acquire the tools and processes necessary to drive the next evolution of their industry. SOUTH-TEC is designed to advance manufacturing knowledge by keeping industry executives up to date on leading technologies and trends, while highlighting the strength of manufacturing throughout the region.

Press Contact:
Katelyn Crain
248-554-3512
Kcrain@eisbrenner.com

 

 

Sending our Sympathy to those affected by the flooding in SC

SME and SOUTH-TEC sends sympathy to those affected by the devastating rain and flooding in South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and along the eastern seaboard. Those who are unable to volunteer on the ground, but would like to provide assistance helping those in need from this storm, can make a contribution to the American Red Cross 2015 Fall Floods relief online. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

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