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The Digital World – Transforming the Printing & Manufacturing Industries
IMI conferences (June 20-24, 2011) to focus on state-of-the-art & business opportunities created by ongoing digital revolution in manufacturing and printing industries.
By: Information Management Institute
According to IMI President, Al Keene, “Although change is often resisted and brings new challenges to our lives – huge new opportunities are being generated by the ‘digitalization’
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Manufacturing of all types has certainly had a rough road for the past several years. With the impact of the economic recession and the migration of manufacturing activities to countries with lower cost structures; manufacturers are looking for opportunities to improve productivity, improve production economics and distinguish their products in an increasingly competitive world environment. Digital Manufacturing offers great potential to provide these benefits and IMI’s 1st Digital Manufacturing – Opportunities for Manufacturing Rebirth Conference will explore how manufacturing industries can be revolutionized by digital manufacturing technologies and advancements.
A February 10, 2011 article in The Economist entitled, “Print Me a Stradavarius:
Printing has been the mainstay of our communications, information storage & retrieval, documentation, etc. activities for a long, long time – but it has become extremely challenged by digital information processing, storage and communication technologies in this electronic age of computers, mobile phones, ebooks, the internet, etc. Yet digital printing is experiencing healthy growth and the integration of digital information via the internet, mobile devices, social networks, television and digital print represents tremendous potential. Additionally, digital printing applications are expanding into areas such as printed electronics, displays, photovoltaics, ceramic tiles, textiles, packaging, wall coverings, art, biomedical, tissue and many more. IMI’s 4th Annual Digital Printing Presses – Road Map to 2020 Conference will explore how the printing industry will be transformed over the next decade by digital printing advancements.
Keene concludes. “to improve the business economy and create jobs in the printing and manufacturing industries, we must capitalize on the opportunities created by the ‘digitalization’
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IMI sponsors conferences to assist in understanding technology developments, markets & applications. Since 1990, IMI has held over 500 programs attended by well over 40,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from worldwide companies.