Events

May
25
Wed
Free Training Session : Lean Mfg & 5S Workplace Durango @ Durango Public Library
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

What:
You are invited to participate in a free training session on Lean Manufacturing and 5S Workplace Organization.

When: May 25, 2016

Time: 8:30 – 11:30

Following the training 4-5 organizations will be treated to a free Gemba Walk/site visit with the instructor to identify ways that they can apply what they learn.

Qualifications for the Gemba Walk/Site Visit:
Must be a manufacturer, must have fewer than 19 employees, must be willing to implement improvement suggestions, and must be willing to report impact of the work 6-9 months after via survey.

For more information, please contact Sumer Sorensen-Bain at 303.981.2144 or via email.

Site visits will be the afternoon of May 25 through the end of the day on May 26.

Lunch will be provided both days.

Register Here

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Jun
2
Thu
Legislative Connect – DeGette @ Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Legislative Connect – DeGette
Date: June 2, 2016
Time: 3-7pm
Event Location: Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery
Address: 3200 Larimer St, APT B208, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Register here

Description:

Manufacturer’s Edge is dedicated to helping manufacturers connect with resources to help them improve, transform and grow. These resources include everything from training and consulting, to helping them gain access to legislative representatives that can help connect them with State and Federal Resources and let the legislators know how government can better work for them. To this end we decided to create the Legislative Connect in the spirit of our Beers & Gears events. These informal events will help showcase Colorado’s Wineries and Distilleries and provide an informal setting for manufacturers who drive Colorado’s economy to discuss issues, share their challenges and successes with legislative representatives.
On June 2nd, Manufacturer’s Edge will host the first Legislative Connect event with the main purpose of bringing female leaders in manufacturing together with Colorado’s 1st Congressional District Representative Diana DeGette while showcasing one of the most innovative wineries in the world, the Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery. Infinite Monkey’s products are featured in bars and liquor stores across the country, and in flight on Frontier Airlines. We will begin with a tour of this remarkable facility and then settle in for a chat and a glass of wine with Congresswoman DeGette and members of the Women in Manufacturing group. Seating is extremely limited for this event, and there is no fee for manufacturers to attend. We ask that each company limit their attendees to three, and each person must register individually. To register, just click here.
Like Our Beers & Gears Events, this event is for manufacturers and Manufacturing Partners only. If you are with a service provider and would like to attend, please contact Nathan Morimitsu, Tom Bugnitz or Sumer Sorensen-Bain as there may be sponsorship opportunities for this or other events available.

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Jun
11
Sat
Denver Mini Maker Faire @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Mini Maker Faire @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science | Denver | Colorado | United States

Denver Mini Maker Faire
Date: June 11 and 12, 2016
Time: 9am-5pm
Event Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2001 S. Colorado Blvd

Description:

The 3rd annual mini maker faire comes again to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Our theme this year is Building The Future and we are focusing on leading edge innovations and technologies. From wearable tech to interactive experiences, you’ll have a great hands-on experience in the STEAM world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Making!

Check out this highlight reel of the first Denver Mini Maker Faire, held at the National Western Complex.

The Denver Faire is co-created by makerspaces, community groups, local artists, scientists, youth and entrepreneurs convened by the nonprofit Colorado Maker Hub.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in the Denver.

Need to talk to someone further? Please email us at:
info@denvermakerfaire.com

Jun
12
Sun
Denver Mini Maker Faire @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Mini Maker Faire @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science | Denver | Colorado | United States

Denver Mini Maker Faire
Date: June 11 and 12, 2016
Time: 9am-5pm
Event Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2001 S. Colorado Blvd

Description:

The 3rd annual mini maker faire comes again to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Our theme this year is Building The Future and we are focusing on leading edge innovations and technologies. From wearable tech to interactive experiences, you’ll have a great hands-on experience in the STEAM world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Making!

Check out this highlight reel of the first Denver Mini Maker Faire, held at the National Western Complex.

The Denver Faire is co-created by makerspaces, community groups, local artists, scientists, youth and entrepreneurs convened by the nonprofit Colorado Maker Hub.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in the Denver.

Need to talk to someone further? Please email us at:
info@denvermakerfaire.com

Jun
23
Thu
ADAPT Open House @ Adavanced Characterization Center at Colorado School of Mines
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ADAPT Open House @ Adavanced Characterization Center at Colorado School of Mines | Golden | Colorado | United States

ADAPT Open House
Date: June 23, 2016
Time: 5-8pm
Event Location: Advanced Characterization Center at Colorado School of Mines
Address: Brown W230, 1610 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80127

Description:

ADAPT is seeking academic and industry partners to extend Additive Manufacturing; a cross-cutting technology poised to touch every manufacturing sector.

Join us for an open house at the new ADAPT Advanced Characterization Center at Colorado School of Mines (Brown W230, 1610 Illinois St. Golden, CO 80127) on Thursday June 23, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm. We will demonstrate our new facilities (including the new Zeiss Xradia Versa 520 X-ray Microscope), provide informal debriefs of our first 6 months of R&D efforts, and answer any questions you may have about ADAPT. More importantly, this will also be the first formal outreach event for our center, so come help us celebrate with drinks and heavy appetizers. We hope to see you there.

Note that for those involved with defense and aerospace industries,this date coincides with the 2016 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (http://www.usasymposium.com/nsmms/) that is being held a short 20 minute drive from Mines campus.

Further information at adapt.mines.edu

Direct inquires to adapt@mines.edu

Jun
28
Tue
Aerospace & Defense Small Business Industry Day @ Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Jun 28 all-day

Aerospace & Defense Small Business Industry Day
Date: June 28, 2016
Event Location: Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Address: 360 Union Blvd, Denver, CO 80228, USA

Description:

The Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation in cooperation with NASA is proud to present the Inaugural Aerospace and Defense Small Business Industry Day! This statewide, contract opportunities fair will give attendees an overall look at what is happening in the Colorado aerospace industry,break out sessions on key business topics, networking opportunities, as well as matchmaking opportunities with prime contractors for small businesses.

WHY ATTEND?

You should attend this event if you are a:

  • Small Business who wants to do business with NASA and other Aerospace and Defense Industry Companies
  • Small Business who wants to meet and network with NASA and other Aerospace and Defense Prime Contractors
  • Large Contractors seeking teaming opportunities with Small Business

All small businesses, especially Small Disadvantaged Businesses Service, Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, Minority and Women Owned Businesses,and HUBZone Firms are encouraged to register!

EXHIBITORS

Exhibitors include businesses offering a variety of products & services. Representatives of NASA, prime contractors and other Government agencies will be available to answer specific questions about doing business with their respective organizations.

WHO’S COMING?

NASA Centers: Armstrong Flight Research Center, Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Kennedy Space Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center.
Prime Contractors: Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Boeing, ULA, Sierra Nevada Corp., CH2M, Jacobs Engineering, Teledyne, Southern Research, Millennium Engineering and Integration Company

JUST A SAMPLE OF WHAT THEY NEED!

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Structural Analysis, Systems Analysis, Systems Integration • QMS Certified Manufacturers: AS9100, AS91003 Large Structure Tooling and Precision Machining • Build to Print Flight Hardware • Composites • Tubing • Metrology Services • Technician Services • Flight Ordinance Devices • Ground Support Equipment • RF Engineering and Devices • Spacecract Avionics • Propellant Testing, Cleaning and Disposal Services.

Engineering Services (including Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Systems Engineering)
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences (Except Biotechnology)
Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Guided Missile And Space Vehicle Manufacturing
Other Guided Missile And Space Vehicle Parts And Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
AND MUCH MORE!

MATCHMAKING NETWORK EVENT
NASA Small Business Specialists and Aerospace and Defense prime contractors will be available during the matchmaking sessions.* Matchmaking Registration Coming Soon!

*Please note that priority registration will be given to CO based companies and that registration is not a guarantee of any matchmaking session.
Cost: $90
Includes:

  • Full day of events, workshops, networking
  • Opportunities for one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings with contracting representatives (first come, first serve)
  • Keynote lunch
  • Post event reception

For information regarding exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities please contact Tom Livingston 720-544-5507 or tlivingston@jeffcoedc.org

Event website: www.nasa-aerospace-smallbizindustryday.eventbrite.com

Nov
1
Tue
SOCOM Expo 2016
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

SOCOM 2015 was a huge success! With 97 exhibitors, over 700 Business Attendees, and over 1,800 Secondary Students, the expo floor was filled with high energy and excitement.

Continuing to build on these past success, this year’s event will focus more on Business to Business opportunities for the entire first day to provide attendees, exhibitors and manufacturers more time to  promote co-operative efforts.  Student attendance will be on the second day of the show only. Mark your calendars now for November 1st and 2nd!

More details at http://www.socomexpo.com/