When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
Where: Pipeline Design & Engineering, LLC
2425 W 12th St, Ste 1
Tempe, AZ 85281


PDX offers a dynamic bootcamp-style experience tailored exclusively for engineers engaged in the design and development of hard goods products. Unlike conventional conference presentations, our interactive event fosters direct engagement between the industry’s highest-performing subject matter experts and ambitious engineers, facilitating the transfer of practical skills and knowledge across the PDX community of engineers. 

Participants not only benefit from invaluable insights shared by seasoned professionals but also gain access to a vibrant community of like-minded peers committed to mutual support, advancement, and inspiration. Whether you specialize in designing consumer products, developing medical devices, or creating automated machinery, the expertise and camaraderie cultivated at PDX yield tangible, real-world solutions that drive both personal career growth and substantial company success. 

The focus of this PDX event is “Accelerator.” It concentrates on accelerating the development of ambitious, growth-minded engineers who are working to solidify their foundational engineering skills. Engineers with less than 5 years of full-time on-the-job experience will benefit the most from this event.



Use code EARLYBIRD through April 12th, 2024 for $500 off your in-person registration*, or code EARLYBIRDONLINE for $100 off your online-only access!

*Valid on both In-Person Registration and In-Person Registration & Online Access


Only 75 seats available, so register today to save yours!



Making the 'Impossible' Possible with Design for Manufacturability

James Rogers unveils a transformative approach to product design that merges the realms of engineering and manufacturing in ways you’ve never seen. Discover through exclusive, real-world examples how to craft designs that not only push the boundaries of what’s considered “manufacturable” but do so in a cost-effective, supplier-friendly manner. This session promises a deep dive into strategies that not only streamline the development process but also drastically cut costs and build strong supplier relationships.


Mastering Tolerance Analysis for Production Perfection

Join Joe Moak on a deep dive into the world of tolerance analysis, where his 25 years of expertise come to life in techniques that have reshaped how production challenges are met. Discover how to implement Joe’s meticulously refined methods to swiftly address and solve the unexpected issues that traditionally derail schedules and inflate costs. This session is a treasure trove for those looking to eliminate the costly downtime and rework caused by parts that don’t meet standards or fit as intended, ensuring your projects stay on track and within budget


The 5 Engineering Lessons I Wish I’d Known 25 Years Ago

Step into Roger Labrecque’s 25-year journey distilled into a single, transformative session. Roger reveals the five pivotal lessons he wished he knew at the start of his career, covering the art of designing products that stand the test of time, mastering problem identification for true innovation, and the invaluable skill of thriving in cross-functional teams. Delivered through engaging stories, this session offers young engineers a rare shortcut to professional maturity and provides managers with a blueprint for nurturing versatile, highly competent teams poised for long-term success. 


How to accelerate development by being an effective communicator

Aaron Moncur, through insights from interviewing over 200 top engineers on the Being An Engineer podcast, highlights effective communication as the key to engineering success. Often underrated, this essential skill is crucial for career advancement. Aaron’s session will offer real-world examples and actionable tips for improving team and vendor communication, providing engineers with the tools to significantly enhance their professional interactions. This focused presentation is an invaluable resource for mastering the art of communication, an indispensable element of engineering excellence. 


Excel Beyond Numbers: Transformative Visualization & Data Storytelling for Engineers

Unlock the full potential of Excel with Jason Addink’s transformative session, “Excel Beyond Numbers: Transformative Visualization & Data Storytelling for Engineers.” Dive deeper into the world’s most utilized engineering tool and discover innovative ways to illustrate and communicate your data effectively. With over 25 years of refining these methods, Jason will guide you through unique, yet straightforward techniques that will change the way you see Excel. Beyond mere data analysis, this presentation empowers you with the skills to present data to your team and stakeholders in a clear, impactful manner, ensuring your insights drive action and decision-making. Step into a world where Excel does more than compute—it tells the story of your project’s success.  


How We Developed An Artificial Heart in One Year: Unconventional 3D Printing in Life-Saving Product Development

Dive into Ian McEachern’s groundbreaking journey through the rapid development of an artificial heart, leveraging advanced 3D printing techniques far beyond the conventional. This session not only reveals the cutting-edge strategies that slashed development times but also offers a comprehensive overview of the entire product development lifecycle. Engineers will walk away with exclusive, actionable insights that transform months of work into days, promising an invaluable competitive edge in any project.


9:30am-10:00am Arrival, registration, mingling
10:00am – 10:15am Welcome, introductions, and review agenda
10:15am – 11:00am James Rogers
11:00am – 11:45am Joe Moak
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch (provided)
12:45pm – 1:30pm Roger Labrecque
1:30pm – 2:15pm Aaron Moncur
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:15pm Jason Addink
3:15pm – 4:00pm Ian McEachern
4:00pm – 4:45pm Vendor spotlights
4:45pm – 5:00pm Closing remarks, end

After Event: Cibo pizzeria (ranked #23 best pizzeria in America, and one of the best restaurants in Phoenix) 


For Managers

For Attendees


Who should attend?

Engineers involved in the design & development of hard goods products. Common role titles aligned with PDX content include mechanical engineer, R&D engineer, process development engineer, product design engineer, product development engineer, & mechanical design engineer.

I'll need to spend the night - can you suggest a nearby hotel?

There are a number of hotels in the area, but the best option is probably the Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe/Phoenix Airport. It is conveniently located, just a 3 minute drive from Pipeline and about 10 minutes from the airport. It also includes free parking and free hot breakfast.

Will lunch be provided during the event?


I want to attend but I'm not sure how to ask my manager. What do you suggest?

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If you have questions about the event or have issues registering, please email admin@teampipeline.us.


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