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Design In Plastics Conference

Nov. 6-8 in midtown Detroit, at the College for Creative Studies

11/6/2017 to 11/8/2017
When: Monday, November 6, 2017
Where: Detroit, Michigan 
United States

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Design in Plastics Conference

• Design in Plastics 2017 follows last year’s successful debut at RISD
• Engineers, designers, molders & brand owners among the presenters
• Join a big conversation about improving product design & development

Organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Design in Plastics 2017 is a product design, development and management conference focusing on the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary collaboration between design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and R&D. Learn about best practices as well as the latest related to key technologies and innovation management techniques.

Topics will include augmented and virtual reality, biomimicry, 3D printing, future of mobility, innovation management and design thinking, start-up advice, education trends, intellectual property protection, sustainability, and
in-space manufacturing – all in the context of improved communication and teamwork.

“Our mission is to create a dialogue across multiple disciplines offering valuable insights that are equally relevant to all participants – regardless of the processes run, materials used or end markets served,” said Robert Grace, conference chair and program organizer. “It is through better understanding and communication that we get better end products.”

This year’s conference will take place Nov. 6-8 in midtown Detroit, at the College for Creative Studies (, ranked as the #3 design school in the U.S. The event will end in time on Nov. 8 for interested attendees to go down the road to Burton Manor in Livonia for SPE’s

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