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SAE 2016 Convergence Features Diverse Range of Special Events for Attendees

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 22, 2016 - SAE 2016 Convergence announced the extensive list of special events offered during the 2016 show from September 19-21, 2016 in Novi, MI. Comprising guided technical tours, networking opportunities and professional development seminars, these special events provide participants with opportunities to further their knowledge alongside fellow industry members.

Dates and programming highlights for the Special Events are as follows:

Linear AMS Technical Tour will take place September 21, and feature a firsthand look at expert 3D metal printing technology in action. Linear AMS provides engineering, manufacturing, production, and consulting services to customers across a wide range of industries including: aerospace, defense, space, energy, medical, and emerging markets where precision and performance are key. As an early adopter of this technology, Linear AMS brings more than a decade of design and manufacturing expertise in metal additive manufacturing (AM). Its highly skilled engineers are adept at taking on new challenges and offering new perspectives and creative solutions.

With its recent acquisition by East Aurora, NY-based Moog Inc., Linear AMS, formerly Linear Mold & Engineering, is quickly cementing its position as the Midwest's leading provider of AM capacity and expertise, with strong engineering and process qualification support from Moog.

SAE Convergence Banquet, a long-established tradition, will be September 19 at 6:30 PM. It is the largest and most prestigious gathering of automotive electronics industry leaders from around the world. The banquet is keynoted by Raj Nair, Executive Vice President, Product Development, and Chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Company. His presentation, titled “Moving Into a Space of Experience,” examines the continuing convergence of software and hardware and how it is critical to Ford to reimagine its approach to the customer experience.

Networking Lunches and Receptions are great opportunities to foster collaboration and offer a break from the technical sessions and provide time to interact with peers. Networking lunches will take place on:

  • Monday, September 19

12:30 – 1:45 pm

  • Tuesday, September 20

12:00 – 1:30 pm

  • Wednesday, September 21

12:15 – 1:30 pm

Networking receptions will take place on:

  • Monday, September 19

5:30 – 6:30 pm

  • Tuesday, September 20

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Professional Development Seminars are co-located with the SAE 2016 Convergence. Wireless Communications in the Autonomous Connected Vehicle and

Autonomous Vehicle Positioning Systems will be held September 21, 2016 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The professional development seminars require a separate registration and fee.

To learn more about conferences, programs, exhibitors and special events planned for SAE 2016 Convergence, visit

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SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting more than 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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