FIT Conference

Fashion Institute of Technology Jewelry Design Department to host
Technology Conference For Manufacturing and Design Professionals

New York, NY, February 8, 2000������������

On Friday, March 24, 2000, the Fashion Institute of Technology is
hosting it�s first ever, Technology Conference, called, �Design and
Manufacture in the Digital Age.� The Conference is open to
professionals in the design industries.

According to Anthony Lent, Assistant Professor and Chairperson of
the� Department, Jewelry Design at FIT, �Although this conference is
all about technology, it�s definitely not just for designers or
engineers. It�s also for those in research and product development as
well as model makers and sales, marketing and financial executives.�

This all-day conference program has been developed specifically for
those who work in the design industries - whether in jewelry or
fashion accessories, toy manufacturing or packaging and industrial
design� everyone who wants to understand how digital design works and
what it can do for them and their companies. Representatives from
design schools are also encouraged to attend.

The conference will feature the latest in 2D and 3D digital design
solutions. Presentations will focus on the impact this digital
technology has; how it is changing the way design industries are doing
business; how it enables companies to communicate more effectively; how
it allows businesses greater flexibility; and how it enables companies
to respond more efficiently to the ever-changing marketplace.

There will be demonstrations of the latest software including
Photoshop, Corel Draw, Metacreations Painter, Alias, Rhino and SDRC�s
Idea�s Master Series. And there will also be high-end output devices
on display.

The conference begins at 8:15 am and ends at 4:30pm. The cost is $75
per person. For reservations please call 212-217-7826 or 212-217-8885,
email: @Dominic_Ventura Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

� Design and Manufacture in the Digital Age

Goals of The Conference   
� To promote the use of digital technology to� 
- Provide more options and greater flexibility for design and manufacturing 
- Create a more robust creative environment 
- Offer new employment opportunities

� To promote FIT�s Jewelry Department�s BFA program 

- FIT is a leader in training students to integrate traditional

design concepts with the use of digital technology. Preparing students
for the digital age allows them to address industry needs and those of
the marketplace.

� To build industry support for a Technology Center� 

- Which will be� used as a testing ground for research and

development of digital software and equipment, their uses and
applications in the design and manufacture of jewelry and other

�Design and Manufacture in the Digital Age.�

Symposium Schedule

8:15 - 9:00����������� On site registration / Refreshments

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome, Acknowledgements, Introduction to the seminar

9:30 - 10:00 Presentation - Overview of CAD and Digital Design

10:00 - 10:30 2-D Design�PhotoShop� Design by photo manipulation, scanning of
artwork and photographs

10:30 - 11:00 2-D Design� Painter 6� conceptual sketching, digital rendering

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 11:45 2-D Design �CorelDraw9� 2-D vector based design, shape
generation, 2-D to 3-D foundation

11:45 - 12:00 Introduction to afternoon session and 3-D

12:00� - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 3-D Design�Rhinoceros� Surface modeling, generation of 3-D models

1:30 - 2:00 3-D Design�SDRC - Solid modeling, Constraints and dimensioning,
generation of 3-D models

2:00 - 2:30 3-D Design� Alias� Surface modeling, generation of 3-D models

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 3:10 Presentation - CNC and CAM

3:10 - 3:30 Presentation� Overview of Rapid Prototyping

3:30 - 4:15 � Summary, panel discussion, Q&A*�� Moderator- Anthony

  • Q&A may be added to each segment as time permits�

This sounds incredible! Is there any chance that F.I.T. here in Los
Angeles will host the same conference at some point? I certainly hope
so! Margery Epstein

Margery, FIT will not be hosting it in LA but MJSA will be hosting a
technology dat on April 17th in LA. Contact Vaskin at Progress Tool
at 213-489-7262 for more info. You will see a variety of CAD/CAM
systems at this conference.

If you need any additional info please contact me


Dear Mary, Sorry for the length of time in the reply. They will not be
having a cad cam conference in La. as far as I know. You might try to
get in touch with the head of the jewelry dept. to see if they will
be planning one. This NYC seminar has been a long time in planning.

Thanks for your patience,
Kathy Ezzo

Dear Mary, Seeing the note to you from Kathy Ezzo, I thought you would
be interested to see this message from Rolf Hubert from Sanders
Prototype to me about CAD CAM. Apparently there is a conference next
month in LA. Here’s the info. good luck Shael


There is a technology conference in LA on April 17. Let me know if
you want to attend. I’ll be in Basel for the next 2 weeks, so don’t
be alarmed if you don’t hear from me.