Events

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Welding for the Non-Welder
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology — Troy, OH

This course gives the non-welder a solid background and overview of the welding field along with some hands-on experience with the major welding processes. Purchasing agents, plant managers, manufacturers of welding products, distributor sales people, supervisors, quality assurance people and...

This course gives the non-welder a solid background and overview of the welding field along with some hands-on experience with the major welding processes. Purchasing agents, plant managers, manufacturers of welding products, distributor sales people, supervisors, quality assurance people and others will gain an understanding of welding that will make you more proficient at your job that involves welding related activities.

Safety in welding and cutting. Weld metal properties. Welding fundamentals and communication of welding information. Discussion and lab:

  • Oxyfuel welding, cutting and brazing,
  • Shielded metal arc welding,
  • Gas metal arc welding,
  • Flux cored arc welding,
  • Gas tungsten arc welding, Discussion and demo;
  • Plasma arc cutting.

NW515     $800.00
4 Days     28 Hours     2.8 CEU

For more information, please click here.

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The State of Manufacturing
Minneapolis Convention Center — Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1st Floor - Room 101, 1301 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The State of Manufacturing® is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers, revealing the perceptions and opinions...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1st Floor - Room 101, 1301 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The State of Manufacturing® is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers, revealing the perceptions and opinions of over 400 Minnesota manufacturing executives on the economy and other major issues impacting their businesses.

Come join manufacturers and other industry leaders including educators, elected officials, economic development professionals, granting agencies, and members of the media.
Event attendees will receive:
• A briefing of the 2016 results.
 • The Summer 2016 issue of Enterprise Minnesota® magazine highlighting the State of Manufacturing.
 • The 2016 State of Manufacturing book containing the survey data and pollster's analysis, focus group transcripts, several chapters of analysis by business experts, and selected cross tabs.

To register for this event, please click here.

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Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Theatre — Coquitlam, British Columbia

Employing a highly efficient table-top format, the Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo is a cost effective, tightly focused forum, targeted to the manufacturing & production audience.

www.mmpshow.com

Employing a highly efficient table-top format, the Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo is a cost effective, tightly focused forum, targeted to the manufacturing & production audience.

www.mmpshow.com

3-4
Discover More With Mazak Northeast
Mazak Northeast Technology Center — Windsor Locks, CT

Mazak Northeast Event to Highlight Innovations for Enhancing Productivity

Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) will host its seventh annual Discover More With Mazak™ event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, CT, on May 3 – 4 from 9 am to...

Mazak Northeast Event to Highlight Innovations for Enhancing Productivity

Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) will host its seventh annual Discover More With Mazak™ event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, CT, on May 3 – 4 from 9 am to 6 pm (EST). This technology and education event will feature the largest presentation of Mazak CNC machine tools in the region, as well as other innovations for enhancing productivity and versatility on the shop floor. A special day for students will be held on Thursday, May 5.

Application specialists will provide real-world metalworking demonstrations on a complete line-up of machines to show the latest advancements in milling, turning, 5-axis and multi-tasking technologies for job shops and manufacturers in the aerospace, firearms and medical industries. Several of the company’s Value Inspired Partners will also be on hand to discuss how tooling, fixturing, CAD/CAM and other machine peripheral equipment can create total manufacturing solutions.

Those attending the event will see revolutionary SMOOTH Technology, a process-performance platform that combines MAZATROL Smooth CNCs with advanced machine design and unequaled engineering resources to create unsurpassed ease of use and productivity. SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY also gives users digital manufacturing functionality by supporting the MTConnect® open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol and allowing machines with an MTConnect adapter to collect data from the CNC. 

MAZATROL Smooth CNCs have an intuitive human/machine interface that puts unmatched speed and convenience at the machine operator’s fingertips and offers several unique features and functions that further enhance the performance of machines. Application experts will demonstrate the CNCs’ Orbit Machining, Position Controlled Hobbing, Real Time Tuning, Smooth Corner Control and Intelligent MAZATROL Pocket Milling programming functions.

In addition to machine and technology demonstrations, Mazak will host several presentations on the latest metalworking tools, trends and techniques to help manufacturers improve productivity and profitability. Attendees are encouraged to bring their most challenging manufacturing projects and industry-specific parts to the event to discuss solution options with applications experts. 

Students from local learning institutes are invited to visit the Northeast Technology Center on Thursday, May 5 for an up-close look at the most advanced technologies available. By showing students that manufacturing is a viable and growing industry that offers many lucrative career opportunities, Mazak seeks to help close the skills gap that constrains many manufacturers’ ability to meet increasing production demand. 

This Northeast event share the same dates as SME’s Mfg4 event, taking place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, giving manufacturers the opportunity to attend two of the industry’s leading events during a single visit to the area. 

Lunch will be served daily, along with a BBQ in the evening for attendees. Additional details and open registration for Discover More With Mazak Northeast Event will be available by clicking here.  

Mazak is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5-axis models.

Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky iSMART Factory to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” practice. The company maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers.

www.MazakUSA.com

3-5
Mfg4
Connecticut Convention Center — Hartford, CT

Manufacturing is growing and changing . . . moving from low value repetitive assembly to high value, technology-rich products and services. To serve the evolving needs of East Coast industry, SME produces this exclusive event focused on the aerospace, defense (including arms) and...

Manufacturing is growing and changing . . . moving from low value repetitive assembly to high value, technology-rich products and services. To serve the evolving needs of East Coast industry, SME produces this exclusive event focused on the aerospace, defense (including arms) and medical industries. These three major industries are driving change through their supply chains and leading the way in innovation and collaboration.

Mfg4 surpasses the traditional manufacturing technology event by delivering content and suppliers mandated by industry. Mfg4 is an event for industry developed by industry, with an emphasis on industry-specific solutions with attention to cross-collaboration.

Mfg4 Industry Focus
The aerospace, defense (including arms) and medical device industries have much in common. All three are challenged by long project lifecycles, stringent government regulations, mission-critical quality control and a subsequent need for cutting-edge technology. Importantly, each industry has a set of qualified suppliers that understand those challenges and already provide efficient, cost-effective solutions. Mfg4 provides a unique opportunity to explore the methods and products that are working in other industries and discover how they can be adapted and implemented to meet your industry-specific challenges. 

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

4-5
TechFest 2016
Methods Machine Tools Chicago Technology Center — Elgin, IL

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. (Sudbury, MA), a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, is hosting TechFest2016 Chicago, "Manufacturing the Future," an open house event that will take place May 4-5, 2016, from...

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. (Sudbury, MA), a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, is hosting TechFest2016 Chicago, "Manufacturing the Future," an open house event that will take place May 4-5, 2016, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day at Methods' Chicago Technology Center, 2400 Vantage Drive, Elgin, Illinois. 

TechFest2016 will feature the latest machine tool technology and automation – over 15 machines under power with live demonstrations. During the two-day event, attendees can also participate in leading-edge technical seminars and discuss applications with Methods engineers. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

The event will showcase numerous partners/ manufacturers at TechFest2016 including: 
• 3D Systems, featuring the ProX 200 and ProJet 6000. 
• KIWA Horizontal Machining Centers, featuring the KH 4500 and KMH 300.
• Nakamura-Tome Multitasking / Turning Centers, showcasing the AS 200 MY, AS 200 MY Job Shop Cell, AS 200 LMYS Sub Spindle, WY 100 and WT 150 II. 
• FEELER High Performance Milling and Turning Centers, displaying the VMP 800-APC and HV 800. 
• FANUC EDM and Drill / Tap Centers, showcasing the C400 iA, C600 iA, D21siA5-10K Job Shop Cell, D21siA5-24k; D14MiA5-ECO, D21LiA5-PC2-10k. 
• Hanwha Swiss Turning, featuring Hanwha XD20 and Hanwha XD32. 

Technical Seminars will be presented on both days and include:
• 3D Printing Technologies, presented by Chad Spark, 3D application engineer
• Savings Achievement Utilizing Multitasking Machines, presented by Rich Parenteau, Nakamura-Tome product manager
• EDM Technologies, presented by John Matheson, EDM application engineer
• Automation for Manufacturing, presented by Tyler Veegh, automation/ controls specialist
• Swiss Machining Applications, presented by Joe Merczel, technical application engineer

"TechFest2016 Chicago will showcase the very latest, leading-edge manufacturing technologies in precision machine tools and automation solutions. We are also extremely pleased to be highlighting Methods 3D, Inc. and our growing line of direct metal 3D printers from 3D Systems," said Don Miller, the general manager of Methods' Illinois Operations. "We welcome our customers and prospects to attend this exciting event, meet with our top-notch applications engineers and customer service personnel, and experience all that Methods has to offer." 

Methods Machine Tools invites all manufacturing professionals to attend TechFest2016 to see the extensive range of machining and automation solutions the company offers.

For more information or to register for TechFest2016, please click here or call 847-783-6800.

www.methodsmachine.com

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FABTECH Mexico
Centro Banamex — Mexico City, Mexico

FABTECH Mexico heads to Mexico City May 4-6, 2016, along with the established AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. The co-located event continues to be the leading metal manufacturing event in Mexico and will bring together more than 575 exhibitors...

FABTECH Mexico heads to Mexico City May 4-6, 2016, along with the established AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. The co-located event continues to be the leading metal manufacturing event in Mexico and will bring together more than 575 exhibitors, and cover 140,000 net sq ft of show floor. Over 13,000 attendees from Mexico and South America will converge on the Centro Banamex to find network, learn and experience the latest innovation in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

To register for this event, please click here.

For more information on this event, please click here.

10-12
Advancing Quality In Manufacturing
AIMS Metrology — Dayton, OH

AIMS Metrology (Dayton, OH), an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, will host its first educational event, Advancing Quality In Manufacturing, on May 10 – 12, 2016, at its newly expanded facility in Dayton.

In addition to plant tours and new...

AIMS Metrology (Dayton, OH), an OEM for coordinate measuring machines, will host its first educational event, Advancing Quality In Manufacturing, on May 10 – 12, 2016, at its newly expanded facility in Dayton.

In addition to plant tours and new equipment demonstrations, AIMS is scheduling industry heavyweights from the aerospace, medical and automotive industries to talk with manufacturers that want to increase throughput yet are hampered by slow inspection and data collection capabilities. Attendees will also have access to AIMS’ application engineers and guest speakers for one-on-one discussion about unique problems they may be dealing with.

Keynote speakers include:
Mike Fish PhD, co-director of Dontyne Systems Limited (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England), will open the sessions on Tuesday with a discussion on practical application of measurement data to create a closed loop gear manufacturing system for optimizing production. Fixture designer Heidi Taylor of R&R Fixtures (Grand Haven, MI) will follow by talking about measuring process requirements that pose challenges for manufacturers and the characteristics needed to ensure accurate part measurements.

Bruce Bringham and Gene VanPatten of Prolink Software (Glastonbury, CT) will take the stage on Wednesday to talk about the proper way to conduct Gage R&R studies and how to efficiently collect data to provide real-time data that is useful for process control across value streams.

Wayne Nye, team leader, CSMC CMM Programming Group, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft (Hartford, CT), will lead a discussion on Thursday about how to implement 5-axis inspection technology for aerospace components. Beau Easton, owner and vice president of quality at Meyer Tool (Cincinnati, OH) will close the session with a presentation on using measurement data in a feedback system to minimize scrap rates. 

For more information about this event, contact AIMS at 937-320-4930 or email Gary Rockwell at grockwell@aimsmetrology.com.

“Quality control can no longer be a bottle neck in manufacturing,” says Gary Rockwell, the director of marketing and product development for AIMS. “Recent advances in CMM technology have demonstrated the ability to improve throughput and reduce inspection time by as much as 50 percent. Improved data collection and analysis software is another key area manufacturers are looking at. We want to expose people to CMM equipment they can actually use on the shop floor versus the traditional method of having to remove parts from production and transfer them to a quality control laboratory for measurement and verification.”

AIMS was founded in 2009 to equip the industry with the tools to perform accurate, flexible three-dimensional inspection of in-process and finished parts. In 2015, the OEM introduced its Revolution HB and LM Series coordinate measuring machines designed and engineered with Renishaw 5-axis measurement technology. Their products support Renishaw probe heads, touch probes, scanning probes, incremental encoder scale systems, change racks, styli, controls, and software.

Faster measuring speeds, enhanced accuracy, and higher throughput make the Revolution series products especially suited for the quality control process demands of efficiency-driven manufacturers and the growing number of smart factories and automated operations. In addition to matching customer requirements with the right turnkey CMM system, AIMS provides installation and after service support, retrofit and maintenance services and training.

www.aimsmetrology.com

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Great Designs in Steel 2016
Laurel Manor Conference Center — Livonia, MI

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) hosts their 15th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. This is the premier event for the steel industry. GDIS kicks off at 7 am at the Laurel Manor Conference...

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) hosts their 15th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. This is the premier event for the steel industry. GDIS kicks off at 7 am at the Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan.  

With so much discussion surrounding alternative materials like aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium, for automotive applications, Great Designs in Steel is dedicated to technical presentations highlighting advanced high-strength steels, automotive safety and manufacturing technologies. 

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

11-12
Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show
Schaumburg Convention Center — Schaumburg, IL

For more information, please click here.

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11-12
Nakamura-Tome Tech Days
Methods Machine Tools — Sudbury, MA

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. (Sudbury, MA), a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, will be hosting Nakamura-Tome Tech Days on May 11-12, 2016, from 10 am - 5 pm each day at the...

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. (Sudbury, MA), a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, will be hosting Nakamura-Tome Tech Days on May 11-12, 2016, from 10 am - 5 pm each day at the company's corporate showroom and technology center at 71 Union Avenue, Sudbury, Massachusetts.  

The two-day event will feature the latest Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers and strategies for machining precision parts.

"This is a great event for customers to attend from Nakamura-Tome, the leader in multitasking machining centers. Attendees can witness firsthand the wide range of new machines and multitasking solutions that will be on display, coupled with informative, engaging seminars," said Bryon Deysher, the president and chief executive officer of Methods Machine Tools. 

Seven Nakamura -Tome machines will be under power with live demonstrations that include: 
• NEW NTRX- 300 ATC Machine, a multitasking turning center featuring complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.

• NTJ-100, a multitasking turning center with Twin Spindle, a B-Axis upper Turret and Y-Axis lower Turret. Applications range from low to high volume lots of medical, aerospace, general job shop components and more.  

• WY-100 Twin Spindle, Twin Turrets equipped with Y-Axis, rigid construction, 48 tools and up to 24 live positions. By offering highly capable features like pinch milling, drilling and turning, as well as unique "off center" interpolative functions that can be performed on both spindles, the opportunity exists to drastically reduce cycle times.

• NTMX ATC Machine, the world's first Twin ATC Multitasking B-Axis lathe. Easy access and set up approach via two front ATC locations and the ability to change inserts without stopping the machine.

• NTY3-250  and NTY3, 3 Turret, 3 Y-Axis machines that dramatically outperform single-tool multitasking machines, allowing one-pass, complete turning/machining/finishing and reducing part cycle times.

• AS-200 LMYS Twin Spindle, Single Turret offers an upgraded long bed with sub spindle. The machine is equipped with a powerful milling drive, together with a high-speed, high accuracy C-Axis and 82 mm stroke Y-Axis.

In addition, industry leaders will present leading edge seminars on both days that attendees are encouraged to participate in. Seminars include:
• "Y Do you Need Y-Axis" -   Rich Parenteau, Methods' director of application development and Nakamura-Tome product manager, along with Ken Corklin, Methods' dealer technical support manager, will address the benefits of using the Y-Axis in order to reduce the cost-per-piece and explain how the Y-Axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective.

• "New NTRX-300 B-Axis Platform" - Parenteau will provide an in-depth review of the features of this compact, heavy-duty state-of-the-art multitasking machining center.

• "New Smart-X Nakamura PC-Based Control" - Jundi Oyama, Nakamura-Tome international sales manager for the U.S., will review the latest developments of the new “Smart X” operating system for their PC-based control that is fully loaded with a Fanuc 31I-A5, 5-axis control  and many new features that are ideal for even inexperienced operators, such as a user-friendly Icon Menu, Production Monitoring, Trouble Guidance and Operation Level Control Functions.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

“This is the perfect venue for manufacturing professionals to learn about the latest state-of-the-art technologies,"  added Parenteau.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

www.methodsmachine.com

11-12
Addy Machinery Open House
Addy Machinery — Clinton Township, MI

As automakers continue to revamp and shift production emphasis from one vehicle type to the next, manufacturers in the industry must adapt and keep pace. Mazak distributor Addy Machinery will host an open house event with an emphasis on improving...

As automakers continue to revamp and shift production emphasis from one vehicle type to the next, manufacturers in the industry must adapt and keep pace. Mazak distributor Addy Machinery will host an open house event with an emphasis on improving automotive part processing efficiency at its Clinton Township, MI, facility May 11-12. The event will feature some of the latest productivity enhancing systems and technologies from Mazak that provide the flexibility and performance crucial to maintaining competitiveness in the ever-changing and extremely challenging automotive industry. 

Among its featured technologies, Addy Machinery will present Mazak’s Smooth Technology and other innovations for full factory digital integration as well as demonstrate several advanced machining systems. All of which will be up and running real-world automotive components. Smooth Technology is a complete process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming and setup to metal removal operations to automation to monitoring/data collection and transfer.

Key elements of this technology are the company’s latest Mazatrol SmoothX and new Mazatrol SmoothG CNCs as well as new machine hardware and servo systems. The technology is also the basis of Mazak’s iSMART Factory concept that encompasses advanced manufacturing cells and systems together with full digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing in terms of process control and operation monitoring.

Different Mazak machine tools geared toward improved automotive production will be on display. As a complement to the Mazak technology, Addy will welcome automation provider Automated Controlled Engineering (ACE; Ann Arbor, MI) to the open house event to demonstrate one of its automated cells that allow those shops in the automotive industry to increase overall output with less capital equipment.  

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

11-12
Morris Midwest Open House Technology Show
Morris Midwest — Maple Grove, MN

When:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Thursday, May 12, 2016
9:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
Central Time
 
Where:
Morris Midwest, 8718 Monticello Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369, 800-374-0367

For more information and to register for this event, please...

When:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Thursday, May 12, 2016
9:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
Central Time
 
Where:
Morris Midwest, 8718 Monticello Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369, 800-374-0367

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

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EST Tool & Machine Open House
Brodhead, KY

Take a guided tour of the EST Tool & Machine facility, meet the dedicated staff that continues to help assure only the highest quality machined products are provided and meet some of the vendors, such as WorkNC, that have been...

Take a guided tour of the EST Tool & Machine facility, meet the dedicated staff that continues to help assure only the highest quality machined products are provided and meet some of the vendors, such as WorkNC, that have been a part of EST's success.  

Date: Thursday, May 12th

Location:
EST Tool & Machine, Inc.
55 Dug Hill Road
Brodhead, KY  40409

Attendance is FREE and there will be snacks and beverages provided, along with door prizes. For more Information, contact David Ramsey at 859-302-0033 or visit www.esttool.com.

15-19
International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa — Hilton Head, SC

ASTM International (W. Conshohocken, PA) will host the 18th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry. ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys will sponsor the event as part of their standards development meetings.

The symposium...

ASTM International (W. Conshohocken, PA) will host the 18th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry. ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys will sponsor the event as part of their standards development meetings.

The symposium will provide a forum for exchanging new information on the fabrication, testing, development and characterization of both traditional and new zirconium-based materials used in the nuclear industry. This includes materials performance during normal, transient and accident conditions, as well as materials behavior during intermediate and long-term storage conditions. Topics that will be discussed include:
• Basic metallurgy; 
• Processing and fabrication;
• Alloy development;
• Mechanical behavior; 
• Primary failure mechanisms;
• Degradation mechanisms of failed fuel;
• Corrosion and hydriding;
• In-reactor performance;
• Irradiation effects;
• High-temperature and transient phenomena;
• Mechanistic modeling of processing or performance;
• Intermediate and long-term storage performance; and 
• Coatings for accident tolerant fuel.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

Additional technical information is available from symposium chairmen Dr. Arthur T. Motta, The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA), 814-865-0036, amt2@psu.edu; and Bob Comstock, 724-396-6384, comstockrj15@yahoo.com.

16-18
Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show
Place Bonaventure — Montreal, QC

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

16-19
RAPID Conference and Expo
Orange County Convention Center — Orlando, FL

Entering its 26th year, SME’s RAPID event plays a vital role in defining additive manufacturing. As the leader and authority figure in 3D technologies, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies to the...

Entering its 26th year, SME’s RAPID event plays a vital role in defining additive manufacturing. As the leader and authority figure in 3D technologies, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies to the preeminent event for discovery, innovation, and networking.

The RAPID conference is known worldwide as the unrivaled authority on 3D knowledge and expertise. The world’s foremost additive manufacturing experts speak on groundbreaking processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing.

The RAPID show floor is a visual, creativity-inspiring, hands-on learning playground. The exposition includes OEMs, service bureaus, and related technology consultants and partners.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

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Coil Processing Seminar
Camino Real Monterrey — Monterrey, Mexico

Red Bud Industries (Red Bud, IL) will be hosting a Coil Processing Seminar at the Camino Real Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, on May 17, 2016.  Attendees will learn about blanking, multi-blanking, leveling, slitting, and a new process ( EPS®)  for hot...

Red Bud Industries (Red Bud, IL) will be hosting a Coil Processing Seminar at the Camino Real Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, on May 17, 2016.  Attendees will learn about blanking, multi-blanking, leveling, slitting, and a new process ( EPS®)  for hot roll black material along with learning how to apply new technology, improve tolerances, produce optimum flatness in material, and maximize overall efficiency.

Featured speakers will include Dean Linders, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Red Bud Industries, Tom Hazen, formerly of Herr-Voss, and now a consultant to the metals processing industry, Al Zelt, Sales Manager at ASKO, Jeff Herrell of Red Bud Industries, who works with companies to provide solutions for their coil processing issues, and Tyler Icenogle, Sales Engineer at Red Bud Industries.

The EPS trademark is owned by The Material Works, Ltd. and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is used by Red Bud Industries, Inc. under license.

For more information and to register for this event, please contact Dean Linders at 618-282-3801 ext 410 or 800-851-4612, or fax to 618-282-6718, or email at dlinders@redbudindustries.com.

www.redbudindustries.com

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Multi-Axis Quick-Change Workholding Systems
Webinar hosted by NTMA, Cleveland, OH

Join the NTMA Technology Team on May 17 at 1 pm EDT for the "Multi-Axis Quick-Change Workholding Systems" webinar. Presented by BIG Kaiser, we'll review inherent associated problems caused by traditional fixture systems when applied to multi-axis machines, define the...

Join the NTMA Technology Team on May 17 at 1 pm EDT for the "Multi-Axis Quick-Change Workholding Systems" webinar. Presented by BIG Kaiser, we'll review inherent associated problems caused by traditional fixture systems when applied to multi-axis machines, define the work zones of 5-axis machining, and discuss methodology for designing the most versatile quick-change solution for the machine or part requirements. 

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

www.ntma.org

17-19
U.S. Modern Furnace Brazing School
Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Brazing Engineering Center — Cincinnati, OH

In 1950 Robert Peaslee developed the first nickel-based brazing filler metal, Nicrobraz®. Today, Wall Colmonoy continues to be on the forefront of brazing engineering technology, and the leading manufacturer of an extensive line of nickel-based corrosion resistant brazing filler metals...

In 1950 Robert Peaslee developed the first nickel-based brazing filler metal, Nicrobraz®. Today, Wall Colmonoy continues to be on the forefront of brazing engineering technology, and the leading manufacturer of an extensive line of nickel-based corrosion resistant brazing filler metals and brazing aids. The late Peaslee’s tradition continues with the return of the brazing school. 

The school will be held at our Brazing Engineering Center at Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Division in Cincinnati that provides engineering services and training, as well as offering new practical experience on the shop floor!  The Modern Furnace Brazing School will allow you to apply workable solutions to your brazing needs. In fact, bring your brazing questions to the seminar. 

For more information and to register, please click here.

Included in this Unique Three-Day Session:
• Design: brazing technology, definitions, and overview and joint design.
• Metallurgical Aspect of Modern Furnace Brazing: diffusion mechanism and
metallurgical reactions between base and filler metal.
• Controlled Atmosphere: overview of brazing atmosphere, evaluation and quality
control of atmosphere.
• Furnace: Type of furnaces, heating methods and furnace controls.
• Brazing Material Selection: a detailed look at various nickel-based braze filler
metals, brazing aids, and their use and application.
• Brazing Operation: reviews of fundamental pre- and after-brazing cleaning,
assembly, fixture, brazing cycles, and other brazing processes.
• Quality Control: inspection methods and process controls.
• Actual applications and case studies
• Practical experience on the shop floor:
• Pre-cleaning, blasting, selecting fixture, setting the furnace cycle, and examining
the brazed parts.
• Filler Metal Application Methods
• Screen Printing/Stencil
• NicroSpray® System
• Roller Coating
• Powder
• Paste Dispensing Systems
• Transfer Tape

www.wallcolmonoy.com

17-19
Breakfast & Learn 2016
BIG KAISER Precision Tooling — Hoffman Estates, IL

Fuel for Your Body and Mind: Start Your Morning Off Right Before DMG MORI's Innovation Days Chicago Event

Right next door to DMG MORI, BIG KAISER is helping you pack additional value into your experience with our Breakfast & Learn event...

Fuel for Your Body and Mind: Start Your Morning Off Right Before DMG MORI's Innovation Days Chicago Event

Right next door to DMG MORI, BIG KAISER is helping you pack additional value into your experience with our Breakfast & Learn event sessions before the doors open at Innovation Days Chicago. Each morning of May 17-19, we'll be hosting two different technical presentations and serving up a hearty and robust complimentary breakfast to get your body and mind ready for the day.

Where:
BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc.
2600 Huntington Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
224-770-2999 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Presentation #1 (8:30 - 9:00 am)
Precision Finish Boring Tips and Tricks
Presented by Matt Tegelman, Applications Manager & Product Manager - KAISER

Presentation #2 (9:15 - 9:45 am)
Tools and Techniques for Deep Hole Drilling
Presented by Cory Cetkovic, Applications Engineer & Product Manager - Sphinx

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Presentation #3 (8:30 - 9:00 am)
Tool Holder Service and Maintenance
Presented by Alan Miller, Engineering Manager & Product Manager - BIG Daishowa

Presentation #4 (9:15 - 9:45 am)
Tool Holder Balance
Presented by Jack Burley, VP Sales & Engineering

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Presentation #5 (8:30 - 9:00 am)
Tool Presetting for the Intelligent Shop Floor
Presented by Doug Sumner, Product Manager - Tool Measuring Systems

Presentation #6 (9:15 - 9:45 am)
Are You Ready to Use Zero-Point Clamping?
Presented by John Zaya, Applications Engineer & Product Manager - Workholding

Can't make breakfast? No problem! Our doors will be open all day long for visitors of Innovation Days Chicago - even on Friday! Tour our showroom equipped with a DMG MORI machining center, tool presetters, extensive tooling displays and zero-point workholding solutions. Talk to engineers, get a presetter demo, or let us know how else we can help you achieve higher performance in your shop.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

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Innovation Days Chicago
DMG MORI USA — Hoffman Estates, IL

Discover the power of innovation first-hand with live demonstrations of CELOS® and more than 30 advanced machines in new unified DMG MORI design. Come visit our remodeled 42,000 sq ft exhibition space, which is home to our biggest open...

Discover the power of innovation first-hand with live demonstrations of CELOS® and more than 30 advanced machines in new unified DMG MORI design. Come visit our remodeled 42,000 sq ft exhibition space, which is home to our biggest open house event in the U.S.

Learn about the latest in software, automation, additive manufacturing and more.

To register for this event, please click here.

us.dmgmori.com

18-20
Haimer USA Open House
Haimer USA — Villa Park, IL

Haimer USA will celebrate the grand opening of their new 25,000 sq ft North American headquarters with a three-day Open House event, from 10 am – 6 pm each day from May 18-20, 2016, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, distinguished...

Haimer USA will celebrate the grand opening of their new 25,000 sq ft North American headquarters with a three-day Open House event, from 10 am – 6 pm each day from May 18-20, 2016, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, distinguished guest speakers, on-site machine demos and presentations, and plenty of food and drinks for all.

Where:
Haimer USA, LLC
134 E. Hill Street
IL 60181 Villa Park
630-833-1500, Fax: 630-833-1507
haimer@haimer-usa.com

The Open House will host an array of activities in which registered guests will experience:
 Haimer's wide range of innovative tooling technologies
 Interesting guest speakers from the manufacturing industry
 Live machining demonstrations and product presentations
 Plenty of food and drinks
 Networking opportunities with top-level technology partners

The company has placed a large investment in their new headquarters in order to provide the best customer experience possible. The expansion of their headquarters includes:
 State of the art training facilities and show room
 Brand new audio and visual equipment with wireless capabilities
 Spacious reception area, lounge and 25 ft bar with German beer on tap
 A new 5-axis grinding machine
 Haimer Shrink and Balancing machines in every room
 A new high speed 3-axis vertical machining center

Registration is now open, but space is limited. To register now and reserve your place at  this event, please click here.

www.haimer-usa.com

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Open House
Delaware Solution Center — Wilmington, DE

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) will host a "HxGN LOCAL" Grand Opening at its newest Solution Center in Wilmington, DE.

Starting at noon, the doors open to area invited guests for company presentations, product demonstrations and valuable one-on-one sessions...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) will host a "HxGN LOCAL" Grand Opening at its newest Solution Center in Wilmington, DE.

Starting at noon, the doors open to area invited guests for company presentations, product demonstrations and valuable one-on-one sessions with Hexagon experts. At 4:00 pm, there will be an official ribbon cutting, followed by an evening reception with refreshments.

The Hexagon Solution Center is located at 800 First State Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19804. The press is cordially invited to attend the event, and should RSVP via email to belinda.jones@hitechmarketing.com

The Wilmington Solution Center will offer training and customer support for local manufacturers in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving industries such as shipbuilding, automotive, and food processing. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has twelve Solution Centers located across North America in major manufacturing and technology regions.

The Delaware facility features a training center, technology showroom, and offices for project managers, application engineers, sales and service personnel. During the open house, visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest innovative technologies in metrology, automation and manufacturing.

“We are pleased to open the doors to our newest solution center in the Mid-Atlantic area," stated Angus Taylor, the company president and chief executive officer. "The new Wilmington facility will house project managers and technical staff ready to work with local manufacturers to solve quality or process control issues. Our broad expertise and worldwide network of technology experts will surely be an asset for companies looking to leverage the speed and confidence our intelligent measurement solutions offer forward-thinking manufacturers."

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centers, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity.

HexagonMI.com.

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Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder
Toyoda Machinery Upper Midwest Tech Center — New Brighton, MN

Deep Hole Applications Getting You Down?

With the right tools and strategy, shops can increase productivity when deep hole drilling. Toyoda Machinery USA and Walter Tools are pleased to invite machine shop owners to the Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder...

Deep Hole Applications Getting You Down?

With the right tools and strategy, shops can increase productivity when deep hole drilling. Toyoda Machinery USA and Walter Tools are pleased to invite machine shop owners to the Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder Lunch & Learn event on May 19 at Toyoda’s Upper Midwest Tech Center in New Brighton, MN. This event will allow shop owners to maximize machining expertise with the right tools.

Nothing drives up production time like unstable machining on difficult materials. Experts know if you’re drilling deep holes using HSS drills or gun drills, the task becomes time consuming and challenging for deep hole applications. The Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder Lunch & Learn features two key parts in successful deep hole drilling.

Beginning with a solid structure, Toyoda’s FH500J reaches spindle speeds up to 15K rpm and 30/25 hp direct drive power eliminates vibration – achieving longer tool and machine life. Superior component quality guided at the circumference and serious carbide strength from Walter Tools, races the cutting forces and overcomes extreme mechanical stresses.

Register and attend the Walter Deep Hole Competence Builder to win one of three visa gift cards – you must be present at drawing to win. Spaces are limited, RSVP by Monday, May 16.

Toyoda’s Deep Hole Drilling Lunch & Learn Seminar
When: Thursday, May 19, 2016
From 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Toyoda Upper Midwest Tech Center
711 5th St. SW #2
New Brighton, MN 55112

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

For more than 30 years, Toyoda Machinery USA has provided an extensive line of CNC machines engineered for innovators and built with the speed, strength and capacity to get the job done. Their premier lineup includes horizontal and vertical machining centers, bridge-type mills, grinding machines and automation solutions. 

From job shop applications to high-volume production, thoughtful engineering has been at the cornerstone of Toyoda machines. Built to be ruggedly tough in high-production environments, Toyoda Machinery sparks innovation and efficiency for the technology of tomorrow. 

www.toyoda.com

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520 Machinery Sales Open House
520 Machinery Sales — Schaumburg, IL

On the Menu: BBQ, Beer and Manufacturing

There are three key parts to a rockin’ manufacturing open house: good food and drink, the region’s best industry minds and a showroom packed with the latest and greatest machining centers.

On Friday, May...

On the Menu: BBQ, Beer and Manufacturing

There are three key parts to a rockin’ manufacturing open house: good food and drink, the region’s best industry minds and a showroom packed with the latest and greatest machining centers.

On Friday, May 20, Toyoda Machinery distributor 520 Machinery Sales will be hosting their 6th annual Open House event. The Schaumburg-based new and pre-owned CNC equipment distributor joined Toyoda’s exclusive dealer network in 2015 and has been an integral component in Midwestern machine sales.

Their 10,000 sq ft facility will showcase more than seven machines on display, including Toyoda’s Stealth 1165 Box Way, 40 Taper vertical machining center, and FH500J 500 mm high speed and precision horizontal machining center. Also showcasing throughout the event will be vendors from Royal Products, Propen, Edge Technologies, LNS, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Sandvik Coromant, Kennametal, Nikuni, and ATS.

520 Machinery’s 6th Annual Open House
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: 520 Machine Sales
620 Estes Avenue
Schaumburg, IL 60193

For more information and to register for this event, please click here, call 888-520-1768, or email sales@520machinery.com.

For more than 30 years, Toyoda Machinery USA has provided an extensive line of CNC machines engineered for innovators and built with the speed, strength and capacity to get the job done. Their premier lineup includes horizontal and vertical machining centers, bridge-type mills, grinding machines and automation solutions.

From job shop applications to high-volume production, thoughtful engineering has been at the cornerstone of Toyoda machines. Built to be ruggedly tough in high-production environments, Toyoda Machinery sparks innovation and efficiency for the technology of tomorrow. www.toyoda.com

Founded in 2009, 520 Machinery Sales is known for their unparalleled customer service and ability to help clients grow their businesses. Specializing in the sale of new and pre-owned CNC machine tool products, they carry a long line of precision products and parts for the service of machines tools. Their new 10,000 sq ft facility is a product of best business practices, complete engineering support and automation integration for customers. www.520machinery.com

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Weld Cracking Conference
Sheraton North Houston Hotel — Houston, TX

Referred to this year as "Weld Cracking X", this immensely popular conference will deal with the number one enemy to a weld – the presence of hydrogen. In its tenth year, this conference provides a forum for industry experts to...

Referred to this year as "Weld Cracking X", this immensely popular conference will deal with the number one enemy to a weld – the presence of hydrogen. In its tenth year, this conference provides a forum for industry experts to present ideas and real-life solutions in handling this enemy. 

Keynote Speaker: Boian Alexandrov - A World Expert in Weld Cracking
Boian Alexandrov, the keynoter for the Weld Cracking conference, is no stranger to the subject. Back in 1985 Dr. Alexandrov earned his Ph D at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. And his thesis was on “hydrogen induced cracking in HSLA steel welds.” He became the prominent researcher that he is today in 2006 when he joined the welding group at Ohio State University. And he is still engaged in studies involving weld cracking.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here

23-27
Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Inspection
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology — Troy, OH

Magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection are the most widely used processes for nondestructive testing. This course provides the student with training in theory and hands-on laboratory projects. You will spend time in the classroom and time in the laboratory...

Magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection are the most widely used processes for nondestructive testing. This course provides the student with training in theory and hands-on laboratory projects. You will spend time in the classroom and time in the laboratory. The course will conclude with a written exam.Successful completion of this exam will prepare the student for Level II SNT-TC-IA and AWS® D17.1 in Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Testing. Note: Students may bring their own materials for test samples. This course has at least five hours of assigned homework.

Introduction to liquid penetrant testing:

  • Effects of discontinuities on materials
  • Liquid penetrant processing
  • Magnetization
  • Liquid penetrant testing methods and equipment
  • Principles of demagnetization
  • Selection of liquid penetrant testing method
  • Equipment
  • Interpretation and evaluation of indications
  • Types of discontinuities
  • Liquid penetrant process control
  • Flux fields
  • Test procedures and standards
  • Magnetic particles / methods of application
  • Safety, health, and disposal
  • Magnetization by means of electric current
  • Principles of magnetic particle testing
  • Evaluation techniques and quality control

For more information, please click here.

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The Power of Automation
Toyoda Machinery West Coast Tech Center — Placentia, CA

HARNESS THE POWER OF AUTOMATION

Toyoda Machinery USA is excited to announce the Power of Automation West Coast Lunch & Learn seminar event at their tech center in Placentia, CA, on May 25. Attendees will learn from industry experts at Toyoda...

HARNESS THE POWER OF AUTOMATION

Toyoda Machinery USA is excited to announce the Power of Automation West Coast Lunch & Learn seminar event at their tech center in Placentia, CA, on May 25. Attendees will learn from industry experts at Toyoda Machinery and Fastems how to fully harness the power of automation in order to reach higher efficiency and profitability potential.

Manufacturing excellence requires a continuous stream of reliable information, allowing shop owners to full take control and optimize material flow. Automation systems, such as Fastem’s FPC-100 being featured at the event, can reduce lead times, assure product quality and enable reliable deliveries.

Combining Fastems’ Manufacturing Management Software with a machine like Toyoda’s FH500J horizontal machining center is a recipe for reaching maximum capacity and continuous growth. Learn how investing in your shop’s future through automation and fully taking control of its productivity capabilities can benefit your shop at Toyoda’s Lunch & Learn seminar.

Featured Systems:
Fastems’ FPC-1000 System — A two level flexible pallet container system with 10 buffer stations.
Toyoda’s FH500J Horizontal Machining Center — Known throughout the metal cutting industry as the most rigid and dependable machine.

Toyoda’s Automation Lunch & Learn Seminar
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
From 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Toyoda West Coast Tech Center
700 S. Richfield Road
Placentia, CA 92870

To register and for more information on this event, please click here.

For more than 30 years, Toyoda Machinery USA has provided an extensive line of CNC machines engineered for innovators and built with the speed, strength and capacity to get the job done. Their premier lineup includes horizontal and vertical machining centers, bridge-type mills, grinding machines and automation solutions.

From job shop applications to high-volume production, thoughtful engineering has been at the cornerstone of Toyoda machines. Built to be ruggedly tough in high-production environments, Toyoda Machinery sparks innovation and efficiency for the technology of tomorrow.

www.toyoda.com

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AMB Iran Exhibition & Conference
Boostan Goftegoo (Dialogue Park) — Tehran, Iran

AMB Iran: A new platform for expert knowledge in production.
 
Messe Stuttgart and the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) are organizing a joint symposium with a trade fair in Tehran. The cancellation of economic sanctions is paving...

AMB Iran: A new platform for expert knowledge in production.
 
Messe Stuttgart and the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) are organizing a joint symposium with a trade fair in Tehran. The cancellation of economic sanctions is paving the way for the revival of business relations with Iran. Great importance is being attached to the entire value creation chain in manufacturing technology.

AMB, with its international exhibitors, and the VDW, with its German members, are supporting the resumption of business relations with Iranian companies. The aim of the two partners is to establish an international platform for manufacturing technology for the Iranian market and neighboring countries. An enormous economic boom in Iran is expected worldwide. Together with the VDW, with AMB Iran Messe Stuttgart is hosting an event in Tehran for the first time.

The Boostan Goftegoo´s Exhibition & Conference Center in Tehran has been selected as the event venue. Promotional supporters for the event are the VDMA Precision Tools Association and the VDMA Measuring and Testing Technology Association.
 
The Iranian industrial and trading city, with its universities, colleges, libraries and museums, is an important center for business, science and culture. Tehran is also an important national transport hub. Located on a site of around 145,000 sq m (gross area), the Boostan Goftegoo (Dialogue Park) is home to various facilities, including the trade fair center, conference rooms, a library, restaurants and a park.

The Boostan Gaftegoo´s Exhibition & Conference Center offers five exhibition halls with 7,290 sq m and conference rooms for up to 500 participants. The site is located close to the Milad Towers and various international hotels, and is connected by highways to the transport network.
 
The VDW (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) speaks for the German machine tool construction industry. Around 300 companies, representing approximately 90 percent of the overall turnover in the sector, formed the association voluntarily. With its in-depth industrial know-how and competence, the VDW is primarily a service provider for its members. In 2016 the VDW is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a modern service provider association with a long tradition.

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LASYS 2016
Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre — Stuttgart, Germany

LASYS is the only international trade fair to clearly focus on system solutions in laser material processing. It has successfully established itself as a user platform for the latest laser systems, machines and processes. LASYS covers all industries and materials...

LASYS is the only international trade fair to clearly focus on system solutions in laser material processing. It has successfully established itself as a user platform for the latest laser systems, machines and processes. LASYS covers all industries and materials, in particular decision-makers from international industry. The focal points of the trade fair are all proven, but also innovative manufacturing processes, applications and potential uses of lasers in industrial manufacturing.

Visitors to LASYS 2016 will have the opportunity to hold extensive discussions with experienced laser experts regarding their problems and find new ideas and solutions. New opportunities with lasers and new application areas in the nanometer processing range, for example, are therefore being developed.

Lasers are able, for example, to engrave metal so finely that the light wavelengths are brokenly reflected in the engraved structure. Depending on the incidence angle of the light, a different colour is reflected. This could become interesting for designers in the coin industry or the jewellery and watch industries.
 
Exhibitors at LASYS satisfy the needs of manufacturing industry with their innovative laser systems. They include improved and optimized operation of laser production systems, fully automated marking processes, and precise positioning or marking on free-form surfaces. Modern laser production systems must be able to grow with the company and adapt accordingly to the new challenges.

The international high-tech trade fair LASYS is also adapting to market conditions and attaches great importance in its unique concept to the user-friendly presentation of innovative laser material processing technology for different manufacturers and materials. An extensive, first-class accompanying program including the Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum (SLT), the technical forum "Lasers in Action“ and the short course entitled "Basic knowledge of lasers and laser material processing" will also provide visitors with the opportunity to bring their knowledge of lasers up to date and obtain advanced training on this subject.
 
For more information, please click here.