• Mastering your Market: Market Research and Customer Discovery

    4/14/2020 4:00:00 PM


    Understanding your market and your customer is vital to securing your company’s competitive edge. Led by Patrick Donohue of Snapon, this class will explain the importance of market research/industry analysis and how they can inform your product development and cover best practices for outsourced and DIY’d research. Then, the conversation will shift to customer discovery and how to find and secure customer validation.

  • Is Certification Right for You?

    4/15/2020 4:00:00 PM


    National in scope and issued by a third-party agency Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the WBE Certification is recognized by over a thousand major corporations and government agencies in the U.S. Attend our popular “Is Certification Right For You?” workshop to see if the leading woman’s business certification is right for you. Please join this webinar to learn more about how to apply for certification.

  • Hardware Testing: Design Validation and Data Gathering

    4/24/2020 10:30:00 AM


    This class will address a variety of failure prevention test methods, processes, and technologies. Requirements can vary greatly depending on the industry and the complexity of the product, so this introductory class will provide an overview of design validations techniques for: Quality, Safety, Compliance, Usability, Durability and Performance. After attending this class, you will have a greater idea of a realistic scope (and potential cost) of your testing program.

  • Packaging Design

    4/30/2020 10:00:00 AM


    Catch your customer’s eye with a product that jumps off the shelf and into their heart. Packaging is essential to ensure that your product is safely transported. Learn how to design a package that embodies your brand through our class on packaging design. Led by Jorge Mascort of Chamberlain, you'll learn how to cradle your product in both a functional and aesthetic package.

  • Venture Financing: Is your company venture-backable?

    5/12/2020 11:00:00 AM


    Venture investing can be a way to launch or grow your company, but is your business structured for this type of investment? Join Jason Franklin, CEO and MD of WV Ventures, to learn how and when this type of investment is helpful, but most importantly, if your company is venture-backable.

  • Designing for Product Launch Success

    5/20/2020 5:00:00 PM


    Join Jim Shaw for an introductory class on the processes and technologies needed to successfully launch a product into production. Important Mass Manufacturing and Production-related topics include: Developing an effective Supply Chain, Engineering Documentation, Cost-Based Decision Making, and Assembly. Additionally, this class will give you an introductory understanding of several popular manufacturing processes: CNC Machining, Casting, Forging, Sheet Metal Forming/Stamping, and more!

  • Manufacturing and Quality Control

    6/25/2020 10:30:00 AM


    The term “Quality” can be a vague topic in the world of Manufacturing. In this class, we will provide guidelines on how to quantify the quality of your products, as well as give an overview of a handful of effective strategies, such as 5S, Lean, and Six Sigma. Whether you are building your product in-house, or leveraging a Contract Manufacturer, this class will arm you with the knowledge to hold everybody on the team accountable for shipping products at the level of efficiency, and quality.

  • PTC Creo Simulate Training: Intro to FEA

    7/13/2020 8:00:00 AM


    The primary objective of this PTC Creo Simulate Training class is to teach participants Finite Element Analysis using the PTC Creo Simulate platform. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to set up, solve, and diagnose their own Structural Analyses in Creo Simulate.

  • PTC Creo MDX/MDO Training: Mechanism Design and Analysis

    8/13/2020 8:00:00 AM


    The primary objective of this PTC Creo Mechanism Training class is to teach participants Mechanism Design and Dynamic Analysis using PTC Creo MDX/MDO. Thus, upon completion of this course, participants will be able to set up, solve, and diagnose their own Kinematic and Dynamic Analyses in Creo.

  • Autodesk CFD Training

    10/21/2020 8:30:00 AM


    This Autodesk CFD Training Class is an introductory course focused on teaching the fundamentals of CFD using Autodesk CFD. The primary objective of this Autodesk CFD Training class is to teach participants Computational Fluid Dynamics using the Autodesk platform. Thus, upon completion of this course, participants will be able to setup, solve, and diagnose their own Fluid Dynamics Analyses in Autodesk CFD.

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mHUB has over 5000 square feet of premiere event space. Our large event space is perfect for networking events, panels, corporate meetings and gatherings. We also have several smaller classroom and conference rooms great for private meetings, classes/trainings, and small meetups. Every year mHUB hosts more than 300 events in our space. We see everything from meetup groups, to hackathons, to corporate networking events. 

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Thank you to those who joined us for our 2nd Annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The event saw over 300 attendees gathered to recognize corporate leaders, product developers, and small manufacturers. Your continued support of the region’s innovation in physical product development shows the power of this community. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Chicago region's manufacturing ecosystem. All event sponsorship and proceeds supported mHUB and DMDII's programmatic initiatives including education, diversity and inclusion, outreach to small manufacturers, and scholarships.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses physical product development with digital processes to impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenges ideas about what it means to be human. Central to this revolution are emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence. It is a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.



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