Dan Risely from the Automotive Service Association said that more than 10,000 people from a dozen countries are expected to learn about the latest in vehicle repair.
Cobo Center events have doubled from three years ago.
The main event for the WBU World Middleweight Championship will be between two Michigan Boxing Superstars: Future Hall of Fame candidate and former World Champion Bronco McKart and Emmanuel Steward Protégé, Tony Harrison.
Honey, they shrunk the Spirit Of Detroit. A prominent and popular downtown Detroit statue has been photographed countless times, but now its likeness is being scanned for a 3-D printing project.
“Our goal at New Detroit is achieving a time when race is no longer an issue in this region and no longer an obstacle to progress for our city, region and state.”
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The SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, says its 2014 Rapid Conference and Exposition shows the rising interest in 3-D printing — what SME calls “additive manufacturing” — with the largest exhibit floor in the show’s 24-year history, along with a record number of presentations.
Ficano pointed to the recently-renovated Cobo Center as one example of his efforts to spur economic growth in the region.
Boat Show manager Nicki Polan says they have 40 new boat model introductions at the show and boats are at all price points.
There’s been a lot of hype about 3D printing lately — 3D printed pizza, chocolate, toys, cell phone accessories — even precision manufactured products like hearing aids. With 3D printers falling to under $500 in price, there are predictions that there will soon be one in every home. Well, the world’s 5,000 foremost experts in 3D printing will gather at Detroit’s Cobo Center in June for a global conference.