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Design Matters: Revitalizing Local Manufacturing with Reverse Engineering Innovation, featuring Paul Hatch, DesignHouse
Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: AlphaLab Gear
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is proud to present Paul Hatch, British industrial designer and founder of DesignHouse in Chicago. Join us at AlphaLab Gear, in partnership with Catalyst Connection, for a two-part event focusing on ways to ignite innovation in small manufacturing.
Part One: 5pm Reverse Engineering the Manufacturing Process, presented by Paul Hatch and DesignHouse
Join us for a one-hour talk about a new movement to support local manufacturing. Hatch will explain ways in which designers, entrepreneurs, makers and local organizations can use new strategies to help revitalize local manufacturing and make a difference in Pittsburgh.
Part Two: 6pm Design Jam, facilitated by Paul Hatch and Tim Fletcher
In the second segment, designers and innovators will participate in an all-action collaboration session to support a local manufacturer. Ace Wire Spring, our pilot manufacturer, will provide details on their facility and capabilities so design teams can assess strengths and go through a series of ideation sessions in order to generate product ideas.
**Attendees may come to either or both events as part of the ticket price. Both events welcome individuals from all professional and creative backgrounds.
DesignHouse is an innovative concept which supports local manufacturing by using existing capacity as inspiration for designers to develop new consumer products. Instead of starting with the idea and then finding a manufacturer, Design House reverses the process: start with a local manufacturer and then ideate around their particular talents. Success is new runs for existing machines; success is products made locally; success is innovation by bringing design & manufacturing closer together.
About Paul Hatch
Paul Hatch is the founder and president of TEAMS Design USA, a global product design consultancy. TEAMS Design USA has become a valuable consistent team member for companies such as World Kitchen (Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery), HoMedics, Robert Bosch USA, Warn, Jarden (Sunbeam Products, Bionaire, Oster, and Mr. Coffee), Mansfield, Chicago Faucet, and Smith's Edge. Paul speaks at conferences around the world, and is the former chair of the International Conference for IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America). He is the co-author of The Synergy of Technology, Business and Design and REALIZE: Design Means Business.
About Ace Wire Spring
Ace Wire Spring & Form Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated custom manufacturer of Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Torsion Springs and Wire Forms and has been since 1939. The company offers a wide variety of custom precision springs to manufacturing clients, with engineers and craftsmen who develop compression, extension, and torsion springs and wire forms for a large variety of applications.
4:30pm - Registration Opens
5:00pm - Paul Hatch, DesignHouse
6:00pm - Design Jam with pizza and drinks, Ace Wire Spring
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