Events

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Dallas Technical Center Open House
Mazak Dallas Technical Center — Southlake, TX

Reflecting their commitment to localized customer service and support, Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) has announced they will open a new second facility in Texas. Joining their existing Southwest Technology Center in Houston, the new Dallas Technical Center will serve the...

Reflecting their commitment to localized customer service and support, Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) has announced they will open a new second facility in Texas. Joining their existing Southwest Technology Center in Houston, the new Dallas Technical Center will serve the Northern Texas region.

To celebrate the expansion, the company will host an open house event on February 1, 2017, at the new center located at 935 South Kimball Street, Southlake, TX. The event will feature several machine demonstrations along with special guest speakers and tours. “This new center gives us a commanding Texas presence in terms of manufacturing technology and customer support,” explained Dan Janka, the president of Mazak. “Northern Texas manufacturers in the defense, aerospace, medical, automotive, energy and construction industries will especially benefit from our even more readily accessible technical, engineering and applications expertise.”

The approximately 8,000 sq ft facility provides additional space for customer programming classes, machine demonstrations, test cuts and machining system run-offs, as well as regularly scheduled DISCOVER events. With the addition of this new facility, Mazak, along with their Value Inspired Partner (VIP) companies, can quickly deliver some of the most advanced and complete machining systems – Multi-Tasking, full 5-axis, Horizontal and Vertical – to keep Texas customers competitive and productive.

www.mazakusa.com

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SOLIDWORKS World 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center — Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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Debunking Machine Safeguarding Myths
Webinar hosted by Rockford Systems, Rockford, IL

Rockford Systems, LLC (Rockford, IL), a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is offering a free "Debunking Machine Safeguarding Myths" webinar to put an end to commonly held myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies surrounding the protection of machine operators...

Rockford Systems, LLC (Rockford, IL), a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is offering a free "Debunking Machine Safeguarding Myths" webinar to put an end to commonly held myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies surrounding the protection of machine operators from injuries. To help the cause, Rockford Systems has rounded up and corrected the top three safeguarding "facts" that are dangerously wrong.

"Each year companies pay out millions of dollars in lawsuits, insurance premiums, medical expenses and OSHA fines because of machine accidents," said Carrie Halle, the vice president of marketing for Rockford Systems. "However, too few take the proactive steps needed to prevent these accidents by deploying safeguards on their machinery, largely because of the myths we debunk in this seminar."

After watching the webinar, guests will learn how to:
• Ensure new machinery has come with the proper safeguarding before it is commissioned for operation on the plant floor
• Understand the latest OSHA machine safeguarding regulations as they apply to specific machinery
• Examine older machinery for needed safety features.

The webinar will be led by Matt Brenner, the vice president of sales for Rockford Systems who is an industrial safeguarding expert and author with extensive training experience. The webinar will take place Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Central time.

To register for the webinar, please click here.

www.rockfordsystems.com

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NTMA Plant Managers Roundtable
Modern Industries — Phoenix, AZ

Calling all plant mangers, general managers, engineering managers and anyone else involved in plant operations!

Where: Modern Industries
4755 Beautiful Lane
Phoenix, AZ
When: Wednesday, February 8th
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Topics will include:
- Apprenticeship/Workforce DevelopmentShow More

Calling all plant mangers, general managers, engineering managers and anyone else involved in plant operations!

Where: Modern Industries
4755 Beautiful Lane
Phoenix, AZ
When: Wednesday, February 8th
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Topics will include:
- Apprenticeship/Workforce Development
- Supply Chain Management
- Additive Manufacturing
- Big Data - Leveraging Your Shop Floor Data
- Plant Productivity/Lean Principles
- FMS Lines (Lights Out Machining)

This session will discuss the various types of automation devices that make lights-out manufacturing possible. The advantages and challenges of each will be discussed. There are supporting technologies like tool life management and metrology that are critical to lights-out as well as the need to prepare the equipment for unattended manufacturing with items like larger tool capacity, larger capacity lube tanks and agile workholding. Notification of the status of the cell during unattended operation (IIoT) is also critical to ensure the highest utilization of the investment. Lastly, but very important, is the human talent needed to maintain these very productive systems.

Registration Rates:
$300 - Early Bird Member Rate *cut-off date is Wednesday, January 18th
$375 Regular Member Rate
$500 - Non-Member Rate

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

Be sure to come in a day early and join us for a Plant Tour on Tuesday, February 7!

Plant Tour Details:
When: Tuesday, February 7th
3:00 pm
Where: Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group
3377 South Prince Road
Chandler, AZ
*Must be a U.S. citizen to attend. Closed toe shoes are required.*
As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Their main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structure; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition. Headquartered in Dulles, VA, Orbital ATK employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and several international locations.

Recommended Hotels:
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Airport
- Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport
- DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe

www.ntma.org

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Fundamentals of Titanium Metallurgy
Mobile, AL

This comprehensive workshop from the International Titanium Association (ITA) will provide attendees with detailed information on the types, uses, and properties of common titanium alloys. Attendees will leave with an understanding of applied titanium metallurgy fundamentals.

Fundamentals of Titanium will...

This comprehensive workshop from the International Titanium Association (ITA) will provide attendees with detailed information on the types, uses, and properties of common titanium alloys. Attendees will leave with an understanding of applied titanium metallurgy fundamentals.

Fundamentals of Titanium will prepare you to present and work effectively with job related functions that involve titanium. You will receive a complete overview of titanium and a thorough grounding in its metallurgy, characteristics, properties and uses. As part of the course, ITA will provide attendees with a comprehensive study guide to serve as reference tools to utilize the information as needed in the workplace. Workshop registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and study guide.

Fees and Cancellations
Fees for Fundamentals of Titanium: (*Early registration fees shown below)
ITA Members: $249
ITA Non-Members: $299
* early registration are accepted up until three weeks out from the workshop, all registration completed after three weeks are subject to higher rates.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations more than 3 weeks prior to a class are eligible for a 75 percent refund. Cancellations less than three weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to ITA continuing education programming.

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

titanium.org

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DMG MORI Open House
DECKEL MAHO Pfronten — Pfronten, Germany

For more information about this event, please click here.

For more information about this event, please click here.

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Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation
Jackson Center — Huntsville, AL

Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation full-day seminar is being held on February 16, 2017. Experts will elaborate on how new technologies should be your top investment priority and how the transformation is not only about technology, but the people and...

Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation full-day seminar is being held on February 16, 2017. Experts will elaborate on how new technologies should be your top investment priority and how the transformation is not only about technology, but the people and the culture of the organization. Are you on the right track to transform? Act now, limited space available.

EVENT DETAILS:
When: February 16, 2017: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:
Jackson Center
6001 Moquin
Huntsville, AL 35806

KEYNOTE: Digital Twin – The Big Picture
John Vickers, Principal Technologist, NASA

Manufacturing the Future: The Value
Andy Henderson, PhD, Industry Analyst, Heavy Industry / Discrete Manufacturing,
GE Digital

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know!
Kenneth Sullivan, CEO, Micro Craft Inc.

Smart and Lean with the Interconnection of Things
Mohamed Abuali, Chief Executive Officer, FORCAM Inc.

Tool Lifecycle Management – The Digital Transformation
Daniel Speidel, Director Sales North America, TDM Systems Inc.

Advanced Manufacturing Media Smart Manufacturing
Brett Brune, Editor in Chief, SME

Process Visibility Systems: Capture & Track Production & Automation Performance
David Wang, BEET

Risky Business: Making the Right Smart Manufacturing Decisions at the Right Time
John Fleming, Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing & Labor Affairs, Ford (Retired)
Michael Grieves, Florida Institute of Technology

Impact of Model-Based Execution from Design to Manufacturing
Gerry Dean, Executive Director Americas Business Development, Digital Factory,
Siemens USA

Built for Success: Building a Foundation for Industry 4.0 with an Integrated PLM Platform
David Ewing, Product Marketing Manager, Aras

Panel Discussion: Smart Manufacturing: Setting a Strategy for Success Taking Action Now
Siemens, GE

To register for this event, please click here. For more information, contact Christine Longroy at 313-425-3137 or click here.

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Technical Education Seminar on Holemaking
Allied Machine Training Facility — Dover, OH

Allied Machine & Engineering (Dover, OH), a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, offers an exciting program of Technical Education Seminars. Their highly trained and knowledgeable engineers focus each 3-day TES program on problem-solving. From informative classroom sessions...

Allied Machine & Engineering (Dover, OH), a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, offers an exciting program of Technical Education Seminars. Their highly trained and knowledgeable engineers focus each 3-day TES program on problem-solving. From informative classroom sessions, to drilling demonstrations, to actual hands-on experience, participants will learn everything they need to know about high performance products that can help them meet their tooling challenges. Participants are invited to bring their toughest applications and expect results!

To register for this training, please click here.

Participants will learn technical details about holemaking and finishing products during the informative classroom sessions presented by members of the Application Engineering team. Watch the tools run and observe results during live demos led by Engineering Training Technicians.

After setting the stage with information on high-performance tools, participants will gain hands-on experience by running the tools, picking the speeds and feeds, and witnessing the performance. Participants complete the training with a guided tour of Allied’s manufacturing facilities to see quality tooling being manufactured.

While at the TES, Allied provides hotel accommodations, meals, advanced technical training, and even an exclusive dinner and tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Allied Machine & Engineering is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems that deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in a wide range of drilling, reaming, threading, and boring applications.

www.alliedmachine.com

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Maintenance and Aerospace Compliance Strategies for Heat Treating Equipment
Hilton Garden Inn — Greenville, SC

Are you looking for ways to extend your heat treating equipment's lifespan? Wanting more information on aerospace compliance? If so, take advantage of Ipsen's expert-taught, one-day seminar as it comes to a location near you. Throughout the day, you will...

Are you looking for ways to extend your heat treating equipment's lifespan? Wanting more information on aerospace compliance? If so, take advantage of Ipsen's expert-taught, one-day seminar as it comes to a location near you. Throughout the day, you will learn how to master the nuances of maintenance and Aerospace compliance.

Topics covered include:
• Vacuum and atmosphere furnace maintenance best practices
• Optimizing operations with predictive maintenance
• Achieving and maintaining Aerospace compliance

You will be able to take part in an open-forum discussion on your specific maintenance challenges with our experts throughout the day.

Registration — $60 per person (meals and handouts included).

Location:
February 22, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn, 108 Carolina Point Parkway, Greenville, SC 29605

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

For more information, call Heather at 815-332-2601 or email by clicking here.

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Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2017
Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center — Detroit, MI

Recently finalized standards from the EPA and NHTSA are set to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1.1 billion metric tons and save $170 billion in fuel costs while spurring manufacturing innovation. The need to innovate lightweight manufacturing is even...

Recently finalized standards from the EPA and NHTSA are set to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1.1 billion metric tons and save $170 billion in fuel costs while spurring manufacturing innovation. The need to innovate lightweight manufacturing is even more pressing. With this regulatory shift now also including medium and heavy-duty vehicles, the whole U.S. automotive industry is now preparing to deliver significant change in terms of vehicle design, and therefore manufacturing.

As part of the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) series, the new and improved Fourth Edition of the Lightweight Manufacturing Show is focused specifically on the latest advancements in manufacturing techniques, tools and processes for lightweight vehicles. This year's event delivers unique insight into the strategic and practical considerations to drive throughput, quality and cost effectiveness across lightweight vehicle lines.

In addition to our core topics around joining applications, forming techniques and how to manufacture with new, lightweight materials, this year's program delivers industry leading insight into new key areas for 2017, including:

TRUCKS AND HEAVY VEHICLES: To drive the development of lightweighting across all the US automotive industry, for the first time this year, we introduce specific focus on Lightweighting for Medium and Heavy Duty trucks alongside passenger vehicles, in light of recent EPA regulatory change.

LATEST ALUMINUM DEVELOPMENTS: This year's program will cover the whole spectrum of aluminium-related technology developments, including aluminium castings, sheets and extrusions, joining with aluminium, corrosion mitigation, recycling, and more.

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MULTI-MATERIAL STRUCTURES: The fourth edition of the conference will bring together manufacturing experts to share their expertise and evaluate the pros and cons of each new technology to support practical application in manufacturing contexts.

FUTURE FOCUS: Showcasing the latest innovations, the 2017 event will scrutinize what opportunities lie ahead through advanced processes and technologies for automotive lightweighting, including additive manufacturing, machine learning, plastic and composite technologies.

CORROSION MITIGATION CHALLENGES: To address your current challenges associated with corrosion mitigation for multi material combination, the program will focus on corrosion testing, prevention methods for mixed materials and management of corrosion and distortion issues.

FORMABILITY CONSIDERATIONS: Explore the formability of new material grades, forming techniques, formability modelling.

DEEP DIVE INTO JOINING WITH ADHESIVES: In line with the industry's increased use of adhesives, deep dive sessions will enable you to evaluate their suitability, including failure mode analysis of adhesives in multi material structures, use of adhesives with different material combinations and more.

For more information, please click here.

www.global-lightweight-vehicle-manufacturing.com

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Vollmer VDays
DoubleTree Resort Hilton Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach, SC

On February 28 and March 1, Vollmer of America Corporation (Carnegie, PA) is hosting VDays — a rotary tooling event featuring interesting innovations and advanced technologies for the efficient machining of rotary tools. Exclusive insights, specialist talks and helpful professional...

On February 28 and March 1, Vollmer of America Corporation (Carnegie, PA) is hosting VDays — a rotary tooling event featuring interesting innovations and advanced technologies for the efficient machining of rotary tools. Exclusive insights, specialist talks and helpful professional tips as well as golden networking opportunities in an informal atmosphere are offered at this two-day event.

When working with carbide or polycrystalline diamond, the sharpening process plays a key role in the manufacturing and machining of rotary tools. This is why the highlight of this outstanding event will be the launch of the new wire erosion machine VPulse 500, taking profitability and precision to a whole new level. Also on show will be the new VGrind 360 and the popular QXD 250.

Leading companies from the fields of testing technology, measurement engineering, metal machining, diamond high-performance plastics, automation and software, like Zoller, Haimer, NUM, element six, Rush Machinery, Ceratizit etc. will also be on site to exhibit their latest innovations and provide you with the information you need to advance your business. On the agenda will be product presentations, specialist talks, and a lecture from guest speaker "grinding doc" Dr. Jeffrey Badger.

Many opportunities to exchange information and ideas, as well as exciting evening entertainment and culinary delights complete this informative seminar. For more information and to register for this event, please click here. Please note that number of attendees is limited.

www.vollmer-group.com

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HOUSTEX 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center — Houston, TX

Manufacturing is experiencing a tremendous expansion of growth and innovation. HOUSTEX 2017 provides the means to fuel and strengthen that expansion. This event is an interactive experience, featuring hundreds of exhibitors highlighting the latest manufacturing technologies, and innovative solutions. Attendees...

Manufacturing is experiencing a tremendous expansion of growth and innovation. HOUSTEX 2017 provides the means to fuel and strengthen that expansion. This event is an interactive experience, featuring hundreds of exhibitors highlighting the latest manufacturing technologies, and innovative solutions. Attendees will enjoy scores of new product demonstrations, hear experts share insights on industry trends, and make connections that can help them grow their business.

From hands-on demonstrations to thought-provoking special events, HOUSTEX 2017 is at “The Heart of Manufacturing.” To register for free today, please click here.

www.houstexonline.com