Workshop in Human Factors Challenges Towards the Industrialization of Hybrid Systems

September 06, 2023 | Categories: Industry Event

Workshop in Human Factors Challenges Towards the Industrialization of Hybrid Systems


Sep 6, 2023 - Sep 7, 2023    
All Day

Event Type

Hybrid manufacturing systems allow users to perform additive and subtractive processes interleaved as desired. The increased design freedom in turn produces increased planning and production complexity, which has mostly been unexplored from a human factors’ perspective. Currently, there is not much knowledge transfer readily available for hybrid systems, which hinders design or redesign of products for hybrid manufacturing. Additionally, system operators must also be accountable for smooth production in both processes. The two-day, in-person workshop will provide a setting for industry end users, academia, and government to collectively discuss the current state of the technology as it relates to readiness for industry adoption. The goal is to seek a thorough understanding of issues prohibiting designers and operators from successfully performing hybrid manufacturing tasks, and the avenues available to address those issues.

This workshop will include a rotating series of keynote presentations, breakout discussions, in-depth hybrid system demonstrations, and tours of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). To register for the workshop, please use the link provided HERE.

The following are encouraged to attend as participants: designers and operators who may be interacting with hybrid systems, or considering the use of hybrid systems, as well as academic researchers or industry R&D staff committed to hybrid process development, and those interested in improved U.S. manufacturing workforce development.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
2350 Cherahala Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37932