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Call for Designers: Revitalizing Local Manufacturing

Call for Designers: Revitalizing Local Manufacturing

Article Published: October 12, 2015

Don't miss this opportunity to rub elbows with some of the best designers in town, ideate for a good cause, and build your design portfolio.

Design Matters: Revitalizing Local Manufacturing - Talk and Design Jam, featuring Paul Hatch, DesignHouse

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: AlphaLab Gear

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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.

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