Here's a sampling of the engineering advances showcased at Design & Manufacturing West, Medical Design & Manufacturing West, Automation Technology West, Plastec West, and WestPack.

Design News Staff

February 10, 2023

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The West Coast’s largest manufacturing trade show, IME West, highlighted advanced engineering and manufacturing and more February 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event featured Design & Manufacturing (D&M) WestMedical Design & Manufacturing (MDM) WestAutomation Technology (ATX) WestPlastec West, and WestPack as well as several educational sessions and workshops.

Here are a few scenes from the show exploring the latest in engineering and manufacturing:

Brent Hahn, VP business development, Isometric Micro Molding Inc., presented a few different micro part manufacturing options in the Medtech Theater session, “A Comparison for Micro Applications: 3D Printed Parts, Parts Molded from 3D Printed Mold Inserts, and Parts Molded from Traditional Steel Molds.” Design News Editor Daphne Allen caught up with him after the session:

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Carsten Horn, application engineering manager, maxon, showed Design News Senior Editor Rob Spiegel the company's new generation of flat motors:

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Olivier Currat, principal industrial designer at Plexus Corp., offered his perspectives on how engineering and marketing teams could partner on user experience in the session, “If a User Experience Falls in a Forest, Can Anyone Feel It? Bringing Vision and Reality Together through User-Centered Design.” Here's Currat on stage:

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Eric Utley, application engineer with Protolabs, spoke with Design News Senior Editor Rob Spiegel on using silicone in medical 3D printing:

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Mark your calendars for IME West's return to Anaheim February 6-8, 2024!

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