UpcomingScaling for Success: Leaning Your Product Design!

The Build4Scale training program is designed to help advanced manufacturing and “hardware” product developers with scaling their business utilizing design for manufacturability disciplines. Companies that would find the most value  in this training program are those that have a unique physical product or process, have already developed prototypes or low volume production and need to move to a higher volume scale.

• Designing Your Product for X – Manufacturability, Durability and Cost Reductions
• Developing a Bill of Materials (BOM) & Bill of Process (BOP) as a method to support quality and reduce components and manufacturing steps
• Moving from Alpha to Beta Prototypes to Low Volume to Scale! – Designing for Failure Modes Effects and Analysis
• Supplier Partnerships: Choosing the Right Contract Manufacturers


9:00 am   Program Overview and Participant Introductions
9:20 am   Exercise: Designing Your Product for X
9:45 am   Exercise: Develop Your Bill of Materials (BOM)
10:15 am   Coffee Break
10:30 am   Exercise: Develop Your Bill of Process (BOP)
11:15 am   Moving from Alpha Prototyping to Beta to Scale
11:45 am   Lunch & Exercise: Design for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
1:00 pm   Facility Tour: Munro & Associates Product Benchmarking & Innovation Center
1:30 pm   Mentorship & Coaching: one-on-one   with instructors


Information on LTU’s new ScaleUp for Success Program designed to help small manufacturers and hardware innovators grow their business will also be highlighted.

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Refreshments are included with registration.


Sponsored by –

City of Southfield



Scale Up for Success





  • August 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Venue Phone: (248) 362 5110

1140 Centre Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326, United States

1140 Centre Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326 USA


UpcomingTECH TUESDAY: The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Small Manufacturers

Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing technology have come a long way.

Once used primarily for prototyping applications, both plastics, and metals additive manufacturing equipment is being used extensively with high finish quality for low to medium volume product manufacturing.

This session will include case studies that share how companies are applying these new generation tools to improve the delivery of durable goods quicker and at better margins.  Learn how these additive manufacturing technologies can present both opportunities for your company’s growth and sustainability. The event includes exhibits featuring regional additive manufacturing service firms, and live additive manufacturing casting demonstration as well as a tour of Lawrence Technological University’s Additive Manufacturing Lab.

The session will feature representatives from the America Makes, the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing/3D printing technology and workforce development. Information on LTU’s new ScaleUp for Success Program designed to help small manufacturers and hardware innovators grow their business will also be highlighted.



8:00 am  Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am  Additive Manufacturing Drivers and How Small Manufacturers Can Adopt These Technologies and Win – Dan Radomski, Mentor in Residence, LTU Collaboratory

9:00 am  Additive Manufacturing Technologies – From Plastic to Metals, the Latest in Capabilities and Limitations – Dave Pierson, Magnet and America Makes

9:30 am  De-Risking Additive Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers – Dave Pierson, Magnet and America Makes

10:00 am  Case Studies of Small Manufacturers Adopting Additive Manufacturing Solutions – Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

10:30 am   Additive Manufacturing Resources: Pilot & Shared Production, R&D Programs, Internships, Training – America Makes

11:00 am  Q&A

11:15 am  Exhibits featuring Additive Manufacturing Service Firms, Tour of Lawrence Technological University’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and Additive Manufacturing Service Firms, Additive Manufacturing Casting Demonstration


Tickets are free with online registration.



  City of Southfield          



  • September 18, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm


21000 West Ten Mile Rd, Building #5 on campus map, Southfield, Michigan, 48076, United States

21000 W 10 Mile Rd Southfield, MI 48075 Buell Management Building Room M336


Upcoming2018 Entrepreneur & Small Business Conference

The 2018 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference is a one-day event designed to train Michigan entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year’s theme is Small Business Doing Big Business. The event will focus on how to partner and work with corporations, government and large companies. Includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, exhibitors, breakfast, and lunch.

Tickets start at $97


  • October 3, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48075, United States