Engineering Events in Detroit

Metro Detroit engineers are among the best innovators in the nation. In fact, Southeast Michigan ranks 1st in the number of technology engineering degrees earned. That being said, we’re striving to keep engineers in the loop by announcing the top engineering events in Metro Detroit at the beginning of every month. From networking meetups & seminars to volunteering opportunities, we’ll keep you be posted! Have an event you’d like us to promote? Contact Us.


Sat, August 8 – ASM (American Society for Materials) 7th Annual Golf Outing

When: 8:00 am start | Where: Fellows Creek – 2936 S. Lotz Rd, Canton, MI


This event is ASM-Detroit Chapter’s & Detroit Windsor AFS Chapter’s yearly fundraising project and is only made possible by our generous sponsors and golfers. This is a unique opportunity for local business owners and chapter members to promote their goods and services. It’s also a great place to network with others and have a great time.


ASM Detroit ASM International is the world’s largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists. The Detroit Chapter is dedicated to informing, educating, and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.


Mon, August 10 – Connected Car Det: An Evening with Vinli CEO, Mark Haidar

When: 6:30 pm | Where: 2000 Brush St, Suite 201, Detroit, MI


connected car detroitVinli is developing cutting edge technologies in the connected car space that will transform the industry and spawn a variety of innovations in urban mobility. After a short presentation we’ll open up the floor to questions from the audience.


This group is all about the future of urban mobility, transportation and the connected car. If you love cars (connected ones, autonomous ones, electric ones or even shared ones) this is the group for you. We are a group of tech and car enthusiasts who come together to share the biggest and brightest ideas and companies in the space.


August 12 – August 13 – Makino Automotive Technology Days

When: 8:30 am start | Where: Makino PM Technology Center – 2661 Superior Court, Auburn Hills, MI


Makino invites you to a special two-day event on August 12 – 13, 2015 at our new Production Machinery Technology Center in Auburn Hills, MI. Join us either day for cutting demonstration and technical presentations.


Makino TechnologyDrive your classic car to the event. During the event we will be having a car show. Gifts will be given to all participants, and a special prize will be given at the end of each day for Best of Show. More details


Thurs, August 13 – SAE Car Show & Networking Night

When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Where: Como’s – 22812 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI


As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como’s is a prime location at 9 Mile and Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.


SAE DetroitWe encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on Como’s patio for SAE members and guests to enjoy. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available


Thurs, August 13 – ATI Industrial Automation’s 2015 Technology Fair

When: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Where: 4577 South Lapeer Rd, Suite I, Orion Township, MI 48356


Join ATI for our 2015 Technology Fair to learn more about the many new robotic end-effector products that we have developed over the last year.


Since 1989, ATI has been engineering cost-effective solutions that increase robot productivity and enable you to fulfill your automation needs. A large variety of product offerings will be featured at this year’s Technology Fair along with live demonstrations of ATI’s Robotic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force Torque Sensors, Utility Couplers, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Robotic Deburring Tools which, will run throughout the day.


ati industrial automationATI’s Account Managers and Engineers will be on-hand to discuss your application and end-effector requirements. Food and refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided.


Thurs, August 13 – Engineers Without Borders General Meeting

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: TBA


EWB DetroitGeneral meetings are a great way to get started if you’re interested in getting involved with EWB-Detroit. These meetings are open to everyone, whether you’re a registered EWB member or not. We meet at 6pm on the second Thursday of most months, pizza is provided. Click over to the Calendar of Events page for dates and locations of upcoming general meetings.


Thurs, August 13 – ASSE (Amer Society of Safety Engineers) Chapter Kick Off

When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Where:  Emagine Theatres – 200 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI


ASSECome to Emagine in Royal Oak for food, drink, and networking with your fellow GDC members.  Bring a friend.  Bring your business cards.  Bring your best “hand-shaking” smile. Bring your appetite, cause there will be delicious food!  This is a chance to meet and hang out with other ASSE members in our area.  There is power and influence in what we do individually as Safety Professionals…but, get a few of us together, and the collaboration, energy and support we have as a group is truly, and overwhelmingly, amazing!


The purpose of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and to foster the professional well-being and development of its members in order to better serve our employers and the community at large.


August 18 – August 20 – Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit

When: 9:20 am start | Where:  46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI


Increasing pressure from consumers and stronger carbon emission regulations are driving every large-scale OEM in the US to explore the latest materials and manufacturing advances to reduce vehicle weight. The focus now is on minimizing the costs that will help scale up the adoption of lightweight materials. To deliver the next generation of lightweight vehicles OEMs are critically racing to reduce the costs and cycle times of carbon-fiber composites, aluminium and magnesium. From design modelling and corrosion mitigation to recycling, technology is advancing at break-neck speed and each year OEMs must remain ahead of the learning curve to remain competitive on the forecourt.


lightweight materials detroit 2015


Each of the three days will have a unique focus to deliver a new level of detail and applicability to global OEMs. In addition, the extended agenda will provide unrivaled networking opportunities with two networking drinks and dinners and networking breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks.


Mon, August 24 – SAE Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where:  Kart 2 Kart – 42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI


Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.


Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart’s Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.


SAE DetroitPizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.


Tues, August 25 – Global Business Outlook in Aerospace & Defense

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Where:  Automation Alley – 2675 Bellingham Dr, Troy, MI


automation alleyJoin Automation Alley for an in-depth discussion on the state of the commercial aerospace and defense industries. This event is intended for small to medium-sized businesses interested in learning about the shifting landscape, future spending trends and leading global markets involved in aerospace and defense, and is a precursor to Automation Alley’s trade mission to the UAE in November, where participating companies will attend the Dubai Airshow.


The Dubai Airshow is among the largest and most successful air shows in the world, generating $206 billion in sales in 2013. With a heavy focus on commercial aviation, this air show offers Michigan companies the opportunity to diversify and further expand into this fast-growing industry.


August 24 – August 26 – Autonomous Cars 2015

When: 8:00 am start | Where:  Doubletree Hilton Suites – 525 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI


The days of open roads and recreational driving have evolved into pure transportation that is seen as a means to an end. Vehicles are increasingly purchased for affordability, efficiency, and utility more so than speed and aesthetic. Today’s driver desires more connectivity, integration, and freedom to multi-task as they look to interact with their world more so than their automobile.


As a result, OEMs are working closely with supporting solution providers to meet these evolving requirements of today’s consumer as they aim to achieve the conceptual reality of the “automated driver”. However, there are significant challenges preventing them from getting there quickly.


Autonomous-Cars-2015Join us as we bring together the stakeholders that are tasked with moving the needle on this disruptive initiative!