"Advanced Manufacturing" Chosen as Theme for the 2013 ASME Congress


Advanced manufacturing — the use of technology to improve products and processes — is a critical priority for the sustainability and growth of the United States' professional workforce, according to industry and government agencies. Advanced manufacturing is central to mechanical engineering competency, from a professional, educational and scientific perspective.

For this reason, ASME and the organizers of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition have chosen advanced manufacturing as the overall theme for the 2013 Congress this November in San Diego.

In addition, the conference organizers are planning a set of special events, influential speakers, and technical programming centered on this topic as part of 2013 Congress. Abstracts can be submitted now for this special advanced manufacturing track, which is focused on bringing together several complementary elements of advanced manufacturing to address many of the current and future challenges.

Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this track to propel technological advances, develop new fundamental principles, promote educational strategies, expand industry, academia and government partnerships, and increase cooperation across multiple disciplines.

"Our goal is to provide a forum for researchers interested in advanced manufacturing where they can present their projects and exchange information," said Assimina Pelegri, 2013 Congress technical chair. "We're also hoping to foster a collegiate environment so innovative and creative ideas are envisioned to spearhead this sector of U.S. engineering research and economy."

Abstract submissions for all 2013 technical tracks — including the advanced manufacturing track — are due Feb. 7. Please visit the Congress 2013 page on ASME.org, for more information and announcements related to the 2013 ASME Congress technical program.