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Webinar: The Future of Making Things: Using Advanced Technologies to Increase Innovation

An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Autodesk

Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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Technology is driving disruption into the manufacturing marketplace at breakneck speed. In the wake of disruption, everyone in manufacturing is facing new decisions, competitors, workflows, challenges and opportunities.

Changes in the manufacturing marketplace are driving companies to rethink their innovation strategies to maintain competitive edge and profitability. With each day, the future unfolds as products becoming more intelligent, customer expectations increase and new production technologies expand. In this environment, transformation is vital.

Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, had a mission: to make jetliners more efficient and comfortable. Faced with the challenge of addressing a wide range of customer, business and environmental demands, the company relied on a cutting-edge technology and a vision to take innovative thinking to production.

This event will provide insights and strategies including:

  • Insights and strategies on where the industry is headed and the best ways to prepare.
  • The improvements Airbus was able to realize with the help of disruptive new technologies.
  • Perspectives on how best to remain agile and capitalize on the transformative changes affecting manufacturing.

This is the future of making things. It is a time of great opportunity if you're prepared to take advantage.

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Sean Manzanares
Senior Manufacturing Industry Manager

Sean Manzanares is responsible for ensuring manufacturing customers understand and are positioned to take advantage of the Future of Making Things. In his role, he also helps to align Autodesk's manufacturing product portfolio with customers' needs today and in the future.

Manzanares has 20+ years of engineering and industry experience as a mechanical designer serving in roles of strategic planning, major account sales, and product & technical marketing from CAD/CAE/PLM vendors Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, Siemens (formerly Unigraphics), Arena Solutions and LMS International.

Bastian Schaefer
Innovation Manager

As part of the team that developed the Airbus Concept Plane -- a vision of the jetliner of 2050 -- Schaefer's insights are shaping how passengers will travel in the future. For example, they'll be offered customized flight experiences based on their desired activities. Flights will also be more eco-friendly. The plane of the future will be designed to be much lighter, to use less fuel, and to leave a smaller carbon footprint. "Light is good, but we can't lose strength or safety," Schaefer says.

Technical details

This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.