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CEO Forum – September 20th, 2016
September 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
** Lunch provided
Limited to 25 attendees
Learn about Impact Washington and their federal sponsor – NIST
Many CAMPS members engage Impact Washington for Lean Projects, but are many times surprised to learn, there is a lot more in their offerings. As an MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), they are a leading edge resource for new and emerging programs and processes supported by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The NIST initiatives cover a wide variety of topics, such as Bioscience & Health, Chemistry, Collaborations, Electronics & Telecommunications, Environment/Climate, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Physics, Public Safety/Security, and Transportation.
NIST focuses may relate to use of Robotics and new materials. A recent article discussed the Revolution by Design: The Materials Genome Initiative. The creation of a new material has long been either an accident or a matter of trial and error. Steel, for instance, was developed over hundreds of years by people who didn’t know why what they were doing worked (or didn’t work). Generations of blacksmiths observed that iron forged in charcoal was stronger than iron that wasn’t, and iron that was forged in a very high-temperature, charcoal-fired furnace and rapidly cooled was even stronger, and so on.
Think about the recent emergence of composites and companies in Washington State engaged in this one new material family. The future is going to see more changes like these. Learn how to keep current on these forward moving changes and learn how Impact Washington can be a valuable resource.
Register now to reserve you position.