- AMP SoCal Partner Meeting and Center for Advanced Manufacturing Tour this week!
- Students of ELAC UAV Program Seeking LA County Aerospace Companies for Internships
- CA requests your help with CASCADE Defense Supply Chain Resiliency Seminars
- New leadership announcement for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) includes key AMP SoCal members
- Webinar on the Advanced Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at WSU is now available online
- AMP SoCal steps into matchmaking role at AeroDef Manufacturing Conference
- Aerospace & Defense Forum – Upcoming Meetings & Events
- SAMPE Presentation and Tour – April 23, 2018
- Doing Business Without Borders – May 1, 2018
- Additive Manufacturing the Evolution of 3D printing – CMTC Lunch N’ Learn – May 11, 2018
- 4th Annual AMETLL School Maker Faire – May 12, 2018
- JPL Small Business Opportunity Fair at Space Tech Expo – May 22, 2018
- Space Tech Expo & Conference – May 22 – 26, 2018
- Save the Date – AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting – September 20, 2018
Attend the AMP SoCal Partner Meeting and Tour the USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing this Week!
We invite you to join us for the AMP SoCal Partner Meeting on Thursday, April 26 at USC or via webinar. Engage in an interactive discussion about the accomplishments of AMP SoCal and the various ways the collaborative can effectively make a positive impact on the region’s industrial ecosystem. We are also offering a comprehensive tour of the USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing after the meeting. There are limited tour spots available so register today!
Students of ELAC UAV Program Seeking LA County Aerospace Companies for Internships
Since the program began, a diverse group of 33 community college students have completed 140 hours of intense UAV and workforce development training at ELAC. Now they are looking for internship opportunities at any interested aerospace manufacturing companies within Loa Angeles County.
CA Governor’s Office requests your help with CASCADE Defense Supply Chain Resiliency Seminars
One of our GO-Biz CASCADE partners, ECEDC, is seeking a regional partner (in each of the below four listed CA regions) to conduct outreach to eligible Defense companies within their region and recruit them to attend CASCADE Defense Supply Chain Resiliency Workshops.
- Los Angeles (Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus): May 19, 2018
- Greater Sacramento Region: June 1, 2018
- Central Valley/Mother Lode Region (Bakersfield): September 2018
- South Central Region (Ventura, San Luis Obispo): TBD
New Leadership Announcement for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) includes key AMP SoCal members
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, it accelerates the advancement of transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness.
Webinar on the Advanced Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at WSU is now Available Online
Wichita, Kansas has been a nationally advanced manufacturing and aerospace industry hub for nearly a century. The region also became a federally designated manufacturing community at the same time as Southern California, when AMP SoCal was formed, and we’ve been able to see examples of the great work being done for the aerospace industry in Southern Kansas. Hear about how this facility has become a shining example of industry/university collaboration and a resource for industry across the globe.
AMP SoCal Steps into Matchmaking Role at AeroDef Manufacturing Conference
AMP SoCal’s partnership with SME has produced several different collaborative efforts geared at benefiting manufacturers within the region. At the annual AeroDef conference held at the Long Beach Convention Center, March 26-29, AMP SoCal teamed with SME to coordinate matchmaking appointments for interested suppliers to meet with Boeing and Northrop Grumman representatives. The matchmaking sessions followed a panel discussion, moderated by Libby Williams of the USC Center for Economic Development and AMP SoCal, featuring Boeing and Northrop Grumman and their current suppliers (pictured below) discussing how to do business with the “big dogs.” Prospective suppliers were then able to meet with small business liaison officers face-to-face for a matchmaking appointment. The appointment time slots filled up fast and representatives from the small businesses and from the OEMs expressed satisfaction and gratitude at the matchmaking opportunity.
Please continue to follow AMP SoCal for more news and information on future industry-focused events and opportunities.
Aerospace & Defense Forum – Upcoming Meetings & Events
The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs. Visit https://aerospacedefenseforum.org/ for more info.
Los Angeles Chapter:
May 18 – Farnborough Airshow Briefing
San Fernando Chapter:
May 15 – “Status Update on DoD Contractor Cybersecurity Requirements and Compliance”, Chris Buthe, Manager of Cyber Physical Security Services, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)
South Bay Chapter:
May 9 – A Tour of Aerospace Corporation’s Exploration, Prototyping, and Innovation Center, Registration closing on April 24
Orange County Chapter:
May 3 – Tour of Quality Aluminum Forge of Sifco Industries in Orange. QAF specializes in precision, near net shaped, seamless aluminum forgings and finished machined components and assemblies for Aerospace customers
June 7 – Tour of SpaceX (sold out and 57 on waitlist)
San Diego Chapter:
May 22 – Panel of local executives on innovation in manufacturing technology within DoD domains, (5:30 – 7:45 evening)
SAMPE Presentation and Tour
April 23, 2018 | USC McGill Composites Center
Learn the latest state of the art research on prepreg laminate processing. See visual and monitoring techniques for bonded sandwich panels. Observe ongoing research in the McGill Composites Center. Have complimentary pizza dinner and soft drinks!
- 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Arrival, pizza dinner, and social time
- 6:00 – 7:10 pm: Presentation from USC Composites Center
- 7:15 – 8:00 pm: Lab tour and poster presentation
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Doing Business Without Borders
May 1, 2018 | North Hollywood, CA
Interested to increase sales and business? Looking for new customers and markets? Join us on May 1 for this exciting program on pursuing business opportunities across global markets. Learn how Manufacturers are expanding sales in global markets, learn about available international trade resources and, learn how to be adept in doing business around the world. This program includes a hosted business networking mixer with international trade experts.
Additive Manufacturing the Evolution of 3D printing – CMTC Lunch N’ Learn
May 11, 2018 | Spring Valley, CA
This no cost event is designed to give the small and medium-sized manufacturer an overview of the current state of Additive Manufacturing, new developments in technology and new trends manufacturers need to be aware of. It will focus on real world technologies and how they can be used to help improve productivity and grow your business. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by Formalloy.
4th Annual AMETLL School Maker Faire
May 12, 2018 | Hawthorne, CA
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, the 3rd Annual AMETLL School Maker Faire is a celebration of creativity and invention. Engineering students enrolled in local elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools will be exhibiting projects they work on in their classes, clubs and even outside of class. In addition to student displays, exhibitors include local crafters and industry professionals.
Deadline to submit application to reserve a free booth is April 27!
Small Business Opportunity Fair at the Space Tech Expo
May 22, 2018 | Pasadena, CA
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Acquisition organization is responsible for the procurement of goods and services in support of the Laboratory’s tasks, projects, programs, and institutional needs. We’re accountable for all procurement functions: planning, source solicitation, evaluation and selection, administration, closeout, and managing supplier performance.
Space Tech Expo
May 22-24, 2018 | Pasadena, CA | Booth 7005
Space Tech Expo & Conference is America’s engineering meeting place for space technology to showcase the latest from technical designers, sub-system suppliers, manufacturers and components through to systems integrators for civil, military and commercial space. If you are interested in staffing the booth anytime throughout the event, please contact Libby Williams at email@example.com.
Save the Date! AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting
September 20, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA
The USC Center for Economic Development will host the next AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting on September 20, 2018 at the USC Tutor Student Center. We hope you’ll join us for a day of networking and highly informative industry-focused panels and presentations! Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead.
Learn more about AMP SoCal at ampsocal.usc.edu