Events

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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

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Maintenance and Aerospace Compliance Strategies for Heat Treating Equipment
Hilton Garden Inn — West Chester, OH

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:
March 1, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn, 9306 Schulze Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069

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.

5-7
Texas Safety Conference & Expo
Fort Worth Convention Center — Fort Worth, TX

The National Safety Council (NSC) will host their Texas Safety Conference & Expo, an annual event scheduled for March 5-7 in Fort Worth, TX, for safety professionals looking to improve safety in their organization. For more than 75 years, safety...

The National Safety Council (NSC) will host their Texas Safety Conference & Expo, an annual event scheduled for March 5-7 in Fort Worth, TX, for safety professionals looking to improve safety in their organization. For more than 75 years, safety professionals have turned to this event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities, and tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry. Highlights of this event include:
• OSHA Top 10 Violations – An NSC expert will share the OSHA top 10 most cited violations and share strategies to avoid citations in the workplace.
• Welcome Reception – Network with other professionals who share a passion for safety.
• Injury Facts® Presentation – Hear highlights of the NEW 2016 data for occupational, transportation and behind workplace injuries.
• NSC Learning Lab Sessions – Attend an educational session on the Expo floor.

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

Rockford Systems (Rockford, IL), a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, will be attending the event as a new member of the NSC to help engage like-minded safety professionals and educate them of the dangers of operating machinery without proper safeguarding. To assist in its efforts, the company will be performing hands-on demonstrations of a fully safeguarded lathe, mill drill and drill press at Booth 443.

"Our field engineers estimate that more than half of all operating metal fabricating machinery in the United States does not comply with current OSHA and ANSI standards," said Carrie Halle, the vice president of marketing for Rockford Systems. "Many times this is because the operating company itself does not understand regulations or have been lulled into a false sense of security because no accidents have occurred. We plan to leverage the Texas Safety Conference & Expo to make safety professionals better aware of this serious problem that annually results in 18,000 amputations, lacerations and other traumatic injuries to workers who operate and maintain machinery, and that the lack of machine safeguarding is one of the OSHA's top ten most cited violations."

To combat mounting injuries, Rockford Systems has aggressively rolled out new services they will showcase at the event that compliment their portfolio of over 10,000 safeguarding products. At the forefront is Onsite Machine Safeguarding Risk Assessments. "Our team of highly trained staff will visit a site to identify hazards on machinery and score the risk level using the ANSI B11.0-2015 safety standard methods," notes Halle. "From there, a comprehensive plan is formulated to lower the hazard level by upgrading machinery to current safety standards. Risk assessments can be performed on as few as a single machine or as many as 250 or more."

Rockford Systems will also be signing up attendees for their Machine Safeguarding Seminars held at their Rockford, IL, training center. For 45 years, they have educated thousands of safety professionals to better understand machine safeguarding standards and best safety practices. Seminars combine classroom discussion with demonstrations of machines under power. For more information, please click here.

6-9
AeroDef Manufacturing 2017
Fort Worth Convention Center — Fort Worth, TX

AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME; Dearborn, MI) in partnership with industry OEMs, this event fosters innovation across the extended enterprise to...

AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME; Dearborn, MI) in partnership with industry OEMs, this event fosters innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

AeroDef showcases the industry’s most advanced technologies across an innovative floor plan designed to facilitate interaction and business relationships between exhibitors and buyers looking for integrated solutions. Keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest level of government and business. They come to share their vision of the potential of technology, collaboration and public policy to transform manufacturing – concepts that attendees can actually experience on the exposition floor and in our in-depth conference sessions. This is one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications.

Shops that have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing cannot afford to miss AeroDef Manufacturing.

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

aerodefevent.com

6-10
CIMdata PLM Certificate Program
Kensington Hotel — Ann Arbor, MI

CIMdata, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI), a leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, announces that their first CIMdata Product Lifecycle Management Certificate Program of 2017 will take place at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor from March 6-10. This...

CIMdata, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI), a leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, announces that their first CIMdata Product Lifecycle Management Certificate Program of 2017 will take place at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor from March 6-10. This program is recognized as the PLM industry's most comprehensive solution-agnostic education offering.

The three- or five-day program prepares PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation. The assessment-based certificate program includes a personalized classroom experience, individual and team-based exercises, and individual evaluations of achievement. The program is facilitated by a team of CIMdata experts.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a CIMdata PLM Certificate and are invited to join CIMdata's global PLM Leadership community. The program, which is available to industrial companies that are considering or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution providers, is built on CIMdata's 30+ years of experience guiding industrial companies in successfully defining and implementing best-in-class PLM strategies and tactics.

CIMdata's one-day Executive Short Course and two-day PLM Fundamentals for Solution Providers Short Course will also be available. For more information on CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program, please click here.

For other information, please contact Cheryl Peck, their director of marketing, at c.peck@CIMdata.com or 734-668-9922.

www.CIMdata.com

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VERICUT Users’ Exchange
Courtyard Marriott Irvine Spectrum — Irvine, CA

Each year CGTech (Irvine, CA) hosts many VERICUT Users' Exchange (VUE) events for their customers. In 2016, more than 1,600 users attended over 45 VUE events in 15 countries. The company has announced 24 North American VUE locations scheduled...

Each year CGTech (Irvine, CA) hosts many VERICUT Users' Exchange (VUE) events for their customers. In 2016, more than 1,600 users attended over 45 VUE events in 15 countries. The company has announced 24 North American VUE locations scheduled in 2017, and the first will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in Irvine near their company headquarters.

Attendees will learn about new software features, tips and tricks for improving manufacturing efficiency and optimization, and will have the opportunity to meet with company staff and influence the future direction of the software. There is no charge to attend:

VERICUT Users’ Exchange
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
8 am to 3 pm
Courtyard Marriott Irvine Spectrum
Irvine, CA

The agenda is customer-driven following a survey that was distributed at the end of 2016. In addition to tips and tricks, the agenda will include a review of recently implemented and planned enhancements. To register for any of the VUE locations, call 949-753-1050 or visit cgtech.com. A list of all currently scheduled worldwide VUE events can be found on this website.

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3D Scan to 3D Print
3D Systems, FARO Technologies — Atlanta, GA

Accelerating Design with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing: Engineers and product designers are combining 3D Scanning and 3D printing to achieve record levels of productivity, efficiency, and cost-reduction. Please join 3D Systems and FARO Technologies for a FREE educational seminar...

Accelerating Design with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing: Engineers and product designers are combining 3D Scanning and 3D printing to achieve record levels of productivity, efficiency, and cost-reduction. Please join 3D Systems and FARO Technologies for a FREE educational seminar on how to best leverage the 3D scan to 3D print workflow in your unique application.

Tuesday, March 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST), Atlanta, GA

Why Attend:
• Learn how the 3D scan to 3D print workflow can improve your traditional design and production processes during live presentations
• Receive hands-on demonstrations of latest 3D Technologies – and see how to best leverage this technology across a wide range of applications
• Network with like-minded professionals and speak with technology experts during Q&A sessions

Registration is required to attend and spaces are limited. To register for this event, please click here.

7-10
TECMA 2017
Expo Bancomer Santa Fe — Mexico City, Mexico

For more information about this event, please click here.

For more information about this event, please click here.

8-10
FMA Annual Meeting
Ritz-Carlton — New Orleans, LA

Building on the collaborative tradition of two world-class co-located conferences, the Annual Meeting of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA; Rockford, IL) is an event you can’t afford to miss. During three action-packed days, you will learn from...

Building on the collaborative tradition of two world-class co-located conferences, the Annual Meeting of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA; Rockford, IL) is an event you can’t afford to miss. During three action-packed days, you will learn from topnotch presenters during industry-relevant keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, and facilitated roundtables; meet with hundreds of industry contacts who have the same challenges you are facing; and enjoy fun networking time at plant tours, golf tournaments, and evening receptions.

Big Ideas in the Big Easy
Over 300 owners, top-level executives and budding leaders of job shops and metal producers, processors, and distributors are expected to attend The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit and Toll Processing Conference tracks of FMA’s Annual Meeting to learn about current trends and gain ideas for their businesses. The event’s fusion in both content and networking will result in these new insights as two prominent manufacturing communities share their best practices and participate in plant tours, golf tournaments, and fun evening receptions.

The 2017 event venue is the historic Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Ideally situated in the French Quarter, this luxury hotel is located near popular attractions including the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, Preservation Hall, the Garden District, as well as world-famous restaurants and clubs. Additional details on the program, registration, as well as sponsorships and exhibit opportunities can be found by clicking here or by calling 888-394-4362.

Dr. Shawn DuBravac, chief economist/director of research for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), will deliver the opening keynote presentation during the 2017 Annual Meeting. The CTA represents more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and organizes the wildly popular CES, the global technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. In his role as CTA’s chief economist, DuBravac provides crucial economic analysis to industry leaders regarding the health of the technology sector. In his presentation to FMA, he will share which emerging technologies will disrupt business models and discuss how innovation has and will continue to affect the metal manufacturing industry.

“It seems that everywhere you look, data is being collected and there's nothing that can't be connected to the Internet,” said Jim Warren, FMA’s executive director of member services, education and foundation. “We look forward to Shawn answering the question, ‘what happens when everything is digital?’ and providing current, real-world examples of how connectivity and online services are changing our lives today, let alone tomorrow.”

DuBravac has been widely published and appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Barron's and on CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He is the author of CTA’s third book Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), a New York Times best-seller. He has taught as an adjunct professor for George Washington University’s MBA program and has taught at the University of Mary Washington and for George Mason University’s MBA program. Prior to joining CTA, DuBravac was head research analyst in the Economic Analysis Group of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University.

www.fmanet.org

15-16
Discover More With Mazak San Francisco
Mazak Technology Center — Milpitas, CA

Mazak to Host Special San Francisco Event for Silicon Valley Shops

Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) will host a special Discover More with Mazak™ Technology and Learning event at their San Francisco facility in Milpitas, California, March 15-16, from 10:00 am to...

Mazak to Host Special San Francisco Event for Silicon Valley Shops

Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) will host a special Discover More with Mazak™ Technology and Learning event at their San Francisco facility in Milpitas, California, March 15-16, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will center on the particular needs of Silicon Valley shops as well as those of the local area manufacturing community in general.

The event will showcase both machine tool and support technology solutions that will allow those shops to overcome their specific manufacturing challenges. Many of which stem from the ever tightening delivery times for short-run, high-precision complex parts that require multiple cutting operations and high-speed machining in automated cells to continuously boost output.

Attendees will experience the high-speed machining capability of the HCN-4000 Horizontal Machining Center; the DONE IN ONE® production benefits of its INTEGREX i-200S Multi-Tasking Machine and QUICK TURN 250MSY Turning Center; the small footprint of the QUICK TURN PRIMOS 100 Turning Machine; and the super cyber security of the SmartBox for connecting equipment to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

With a direct-drive rotary table design, the HCN-4000 has less moving parts, which significantly boosts positioning accuracy as well as speeds indexing time to help shorten overall part cycle times. The machine’s MAZATROL SmoothG control makes it easy to generate programs for processing extremely complex parts.

The INTEGREX i-200S with MAZATROL SmoothX control will demonstrate efficient and accurate processing of mid-size complex components. In addition to a milling spindle that delivers the power of a vertical machining center spindle, the twin turning spindles on the INTEGREX i-200S each provide equal high performance with spindle speeds of 5,000 rpm and C-axis turning control. And both have a bore capacity measuring 3 in (76 mm) diameter.

The QUICK TURN 250MSY with Multi-Tasking functionality features two turning spindles, a 10,000 rpm rotary tool milling spindle and Y-axis capabilities for single setup DONE IN ONE precision part processing operations. The machine’s 12-position, direct-drive turret eliminates the use of belts for improved part surface finishes and reduced maintenance. It accepts both VDI and bolt-on tooling.

The event will also spotlight the small and fast QUICK TURN PRIMOS 100 with Gantry Loader for the automated production of simple workpieces. The two-axis turning center brings significant cost savings to job shops looking to boost their output – and do so within only 55 in x 49 in of required shop floor space.

With high-speed, high-accuracy and high-torque performance, the machine brings unsurpassed part processing value to shops in a variety of industry segments. In addition to its production benefits, this light-duty machine is ideal for training purposes at vocational high schools, technical colleges and other workforce development facilities.

On the digital manufacturing technology side, this event will highlight machine production data collection via the SmartBox. As a revolutionary launch platform for easy and highly secure entrance into the IIoT, it is a scalable, end-to-end solution that connects manufacturing equipment, including machines, software and other devices, to a factory’s network and allows the free flow of information to management systems via the industry standard communication protocol MTConnect®.

Using the iSMART™ Factory as an example, event presenters will discuss the unprecedented productivity and quality advantages of intelligence-based business models built around embedded connectivity, big data, advanced analytics and cybersecurity protection. Value Inspired Partners (VIPs) ESPRIT CAM by DP Technology and Sandvik Coromant will also be on hand to discuss the latest advances in automated part programming and toolholding technologies.

Each day of the event, Mazak will provide lunch as well as soft drinks and snacks. To register for this event, please click here.

www.mazakusa.com

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How to Weld Titanium
Edison Welding Institute — Columbus, OH

Any individuals wishing to learn how to weld titanium correctly or wishing to learn how to weld titanium more effectively will benefit from this workshop. Techniques will be discussed unique to titanium not readily apparent in other metal joining. The...

Any individuals wishing to learn how to weld titanium correctly or wishing to learn how to weld titanium more effectively will benefit from this workshop. Techniques will be discussed unique to titanium not readily apparent in other metal joining. The course will discuss various forms of titanium joining like Electron Beam, Laser, MIG, TIG and Plasma. Primary focus will be on the GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) method for joining titanium.

Individuals will also learn to deal with the challenges of everyday fabrication in the true shop environment. Titanium can and is welded every day in the open shop environment for the most stringent and critical applications and you can too. Join us for this one-day workshop to learn how.

Five hours of classroom study includes instructions on the correct welding equipment and work area needed for a successful titanium weld, proper joint design, anti-contamination procedures, and how to evaluate procedures and techniques. Three-hour hands-on exercises will follow for a full day workshop that will provide information on the following categories:
- Titanium History & Background
- Characteristics – What is important for welding
- General Manufacturing/Welding Processes Used
- Joining: Weldable Materials and Filler Materials
- Preparation for welding, cutting and cleaning
- Equipment to use, how to set it up
- Correct Titanium Techniques
- Welding practice
- Post Welding Issues
- Metallography
- Quality Control, WPQR and WPS
- Stress Relieving
- Safety

Welders should bring helmets if they want to work on their technique.

Fees for How to Weld Titanium: (*Early registration fees shown below)
ITA Members: $599
ITA Non-Members: $749
* 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 three 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

19-22
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

19-23
Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference
Hilton Chicago — Chicago, IL

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG; Milwaukee, WI) announced that online registration is now available for its 2017 Education & Training Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Hilton Chicago, from March 19 - 23, 2017...

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG; Milwaukee, WI) announced that online registration is now available for its 2017 Education & Training Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Hilton Chicago, from March 19 - 23, 2017. The users group conference, now in its 29th year, is open to owners and operators of commercial additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies.

AMUG brings together engineers, designers, supervisors, plant managers and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing. The AMUG Conference will include technical sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help users get more from, and do more with, their systems. Through its Technical Competition and Awards Banquet, excellence in applying additive manufacturing and contributions to the industry will be recognized. The five-day event also includes the two-night AMUGexpo, networking receptions and catered meals.

"The AMUG Conference attracts a broad cross-section of expertise from across the additive manufacturing space," said Steve Deak, AMUG president. "This results in an unmatched energy between members at the conference and unprecedented sharing of ideas that challenges the additive manufacturing industry to improve. I particularly enjoy the dialog between long-time members and the fresh ideas of our new members, which move the technologies forward."

The conference agenda is expected to contain over 200 presentations and hands-on workshops. One highlight will be the third annual Innovators Showcase. The showcase is an on-stage interview, which has the feel of a fireside chat, where attendees get to know an innovator in the industry and discover insights from that individual’s experiences. For 2017, the special guest will be Carl Deckard, inventor of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and co-founder of DTM Corporation, which was acquired by 3D Systems Corp.

"Our agenda will keep attendees very busy, but we will provide ample time for networking," noted Deak. "Year after year, we hear that the networking component of the AMUG Conference is what makes our event unique. And that leads many attendees to comment that it is the best conference that they have ever attended.”

The advanced, all-inclusive conference registration fee is $795. For details and a link to registration, please click here.

Companies interested in participating as exhibitors or sponsors may also use the online registration process. Representatives of the financial market and media should contact AMUG directly for more information.

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with any commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies from companies such as Stratasys, 3D Systems, Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, EOS, ExOne, Renishaw, HP, EnvisionTEC and Carbon. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make.

www.am-ug.com

22-23
Manufacturing in America
Renaissance Center — Detroit, MI

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the annual Manufacturing in America conference at the Renaissance Center, March 22-23, in Detroit. This two-day event brings together manufacturing and industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students.

“From automotive to aerospace to...

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the annual Manufacturing in America conference at the Renaissance Center, March 22-23, in Detroit. This two-day event brings together manufacturing and industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students.

“From automotive to aerospace to food and beverage, manufacturers are looking to technology and innovation to get to market faster while increasing productivity, quality, efficiency and flexibility,” says Raj Batra, the president of Digital Factory, U.S. “Modernization of aging equipment and infrastructure through advanced automation and digitalization is the path to a more competitive future for every manufacturer. This event demonstrates the digital enterprise. It allows you to see the art of the possible.”

Key conference highlights include:
• In-depth presentations, discussions and best practices focused on manufacturing.
• A thought leadership summit that brings leaders together to discuss digitalization and the future of manufacturing.
• Josh Linkner is the keynote speaker for the thought leadership summit. He is an entrepreneur, hyper-growth chief executive officer and NY Times bestselling author who founded five tech companies that grew to a combined value of $200 million. Linkner has also been involved in the launch, growth and financing of over 100 additional companies. A native from Detroit, he founded the Detroit Venture Partners, which invests in tech startups and aims to help rebuild the city. Linkner is a two-time New York Times best-selling author of three books – Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation, and Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers.
• Nearly 100 technical seminars focused on the four key areas: Automation, Controls, Drive Technology and Product Lifecycle Management.
• More than 50 different vendors throughout the exhibition.
• The student zone incorporates seminars for local high school students to learn about manufacturing and careers in manufacturing.

New this year, students who attend the program will be able to apply for a one-day internship with one of the participating companies. On this one-day internship, the student will get the opportunity to experience hands-on learning at a local company allowing them to further their knowledge on manufacturing careers. Siemens continues to emphasize the importance of training today’s youth in STEM initiatives and providing hands-on training for college and university students with programs such as Siemens Cooperates with Education.

“As facilities become more digital, manufacturers need employees who can master advanced automation tools including high tech applications such as augmented reality for the shop floor. Training our future workforce is imperative through internships and hands-on programs. We encourage local educators and students to attend and explore the opportunities,” added Batra.

Last year, more than 2,500 attendees from 500 different companies attended the seminars and exhibits, and this year more content and activities have been added. This program is intended for industry thought leaders, engineers, students and STEM educators. The event includes networking events for attendees to meet and greet and exchange ideas.

There is no charge for attendees, but registration is required. For more information or to register for this event, please click here.

22-25
The MFG Meeting 2017
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort — Amelia Island, FL

The MFG Meeting 2017 - Manufacturing For Growth

WHERE MANUFACTURING AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CONVERGE
Come to the MFG Meeting, where hundreds of manufacturing leaders will gather to gain a deeper understanding of the forces transforming manufacturing – from the digital factory...

The MFG Meeting 2017 - Manufacturing For Growth

WHERE MANUFACTURING AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CONVERGE
Come to the MFG Meeting, where hundreds of manufacturing leaders will gather to gain a deeper understanding of the forces transforming manufacturing – from the digital factory and cyber security to economic and global market trends. Featuring an array of entrepreneurs, technologists, business experts, and more, MFG speakers give insight for the future of manufacturing along with inspiration to lead your organization with courage, clarity, and wisdom.

Network with hundreds of like-minded individuals and share best practices and ideas to help your business thrive. Sign Up Today ... Before Early Bird Prices End on February 6!

To register for this event, please click here.

themfgmeeting.com

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Breaking Through the CNC Barrier
Webinar hosted by Makino, Mason, OH

Have you or someone you know ever spent hours on a CNC control proving out a part, debugging a program or even creating a program? Sometimes the only barrier between an idea and finished product is the CNC interface.

Learn...

Have you or someone you know ever spent hours on a CNC control proving out a part, debugging a program or even creating a program? Sometimes the only barrier between an idea and finished product is the CNC interface.

Learn about the critical features and qualities of a CNC that can either help or hinder your productivity, profitability and even safety. Discover how Makino’s Professional 6 control overcomes common CNC challenges by enabling operators to move fluidly through machine setup, easily access valuable information and benefit from safety enhancements. Break through the CNC barrier, and get your shop moving from parts to profits faster.

To register for this event, please click here.

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PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing
Hyatt Regency DFW, Terminal C — Dallas, TX

The Coordinate Metrology Society (Weatherford, TX), in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, announced the fifth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing will be held March 23, 2017, in Dallas, TX, at the Hyatt Regency DFW, Terminal C. The...

The Coordinate Metrology Society (Weatherford, TX), in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, announced the fifth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing will be held March 23, 2017, in Dallas, TX, at the Hyatt Regency DFW, Terminal C. The PrecisionPath Consortium works to determine and prioritize the technology requirements of industries that manufacture large-scale, high accuracy parts and products.

The March program will build upon the results of the October 2016 "Focus Group Workshop," a continuation of the Planning and Visioning Council forums held over the past year and a half. Team leaders and members will perform a full review of the Consortium's work and prepare a full draft roadmap document for public review.

The primary objectives of the meeting are to review output from all working groups and conduct a work session to complete each section. The group will assemble and review the initial draft of the roadmap, and identify any conflicts or gaps followed by a plan to address those issues. Members will proceed to identify external reviewers of the roadmap for additional industry commentary on the final roadmap product.

At the October 2016 PrecisionPath meeting, team leaders of each working group presented their body of research on technologies, usage/applications, standards, data management, workforce and drivers. An industry-at-large survey of users and managers of portable metrology systems was conducted from May – October 2016 to support the PrecisionPath Technology Roadmapping initiative. A preliminary summary of the Survey results was presented to the group, followed by a brainstorming session for all working groups culminating in concise reports presented to the participants.

Interested metrology professionals from the large-scale manufacturing community who can commit to attending PrecisionPath technical meetings and conferences are urged to contact CMS Committee Chair Ron Hicks at ron.hicks@apisensor.com. The PrecisionPath Consortium project is funded by an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

The PrecisionPath Consortium is comprised of representatives from leading manufacturing companies including Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Siemens. Participating OEMs and metrology service providers included Automated Precision (API), New River Kinematics (NRK), Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, ECM Global Measurement Solutions, Nikon Metrology and Planet Tool and Engineering.

Consortium organizers are Ron Hicks, CMS PrecisionPath Chair, and UNC Charlotte representatives Ed Morse, John Ziegert, Ram Kumar, and Antonis Stylianou. Thomas Lettieri of NIST serves in a consulting role for the consortium.

www.cmsc.org

28-29
Grand Opening: Morris Florida & HFO/Florida
Morris Florida Technical Center — Tampa, FL

Morris Florida, LLC will cut the ribbon on their new Tech Center at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 28, to be followed by a joint Open House with neighbor Haas Factory Outlet – a division of Morris Florida, March 28-29...

Morris Florida, LLC will cut the ribbon on their new Tech Center at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 28, to be followed by a joint Open House with neighbor Haas Factory Outlet – a division of Morris Florida, March 28-29, in Tampa, Florida. “We’re very excited to celebrate the grand opening of our new Tech Center with a full complement of Tsugami Swiss Type Lathes,” said Scott Myre, the president of Morris Florida. “These Swiss type CNC lathes with sliding headstocks are ideal for medical device and firearms manufacturers, both of which continue to grow here in Florida.”

The list of Tsugami CNC lathes scheduled to perform live cutting demonstrations at this two-day event include an S206 6-axis Opposed Gang Tool CNC Lathe, a B0326-II 6-axis Swiss Type CNC Lathe, and an M08SY Turning Center with Y-axis.

HFO/Florida, a division of Morris Florida (next door) will also be opening their doors to local manufacturers with a total of five Haas CNC Machine tools on display, including an ST-30SSY multitasking turning center with sub-spindle and Y-axis, an ST-15 CNC Lathe, a DT-2 drill/tap center, a VF-4SS vertical machining center with 4th and 5th axis rotary tables installed, and a UMC-750 5-axis universal machining center. Much of the interior at the Haas Factory Outlet has also been remodeled, including an expanded conference room.

This two-day event is open to the public and kicks off at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 28, with the official ribbon cutting ceremony followed by live cutting demonstrations that run through 5:00 pm. The celebration continues Wednesday, March 29, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch for all attendees will be provided both days. Morris Florida is located at 907 U.S. Highway 301 South, Tampa, FL 33619, with the Haas Factory Outlet next door at 913 U.S. Highway 301 South.

For more information contact Jennifer Lowe at 813-241-3729 or visit www.haasflorida.com.

28-30
Host HxGN LOCAL Montreal
Amrikart — Brossard, QC

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Amrikart to Host HxGN LOCAL Montreal

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) announced they will join Amrikart, an established Canadian metrology integrator and strategic partner, to host HxGN LOCAL Montreal, a three-day Technology Open House from March...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Amrikart to Host HxGN LOCAL Montreal

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) announced they will join Amrikart, an established Canadian metrology integrator and strategic partner, to host HxGN LOCAL Montreal, a three-day Technology Open House from March 28-30, 2017.

The event will take place at Amrikart's headquarters located at 3605 Rue Isabelle, Brossard, QC J4Y 2R2, Canada, in the greater Montreal area. Amrikart is a laser tracker solutions specialist that builds custom interfaces for industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense and more.

Starting at 8:00 am, the doors will open to guests for registration and morning refreshments. At 9:00 am, a full program of company presentations and Hexagon product walk-throughs will be presented by experts from both companies, followed by a question and answer session. Visitors will have the opportunity see live demonstrations of portable metrology systems and inspection software applied to industrial components.

This Technology Open House will feature a full range of portable measurement products, including a ROMER Absolute arm, the latest in Leica Absolute Tracker systems, 3D Optical Scanners (3DOS) and PC-DMIS inspection software. The event will also showcase the 7.10.7 SF coordinate measuring machine built for harsh shop floor environments, and the GLOBAL Advantage HTA (High Throughput & Accuracy) designed for compression blade measurement. Amrikart's expansive facility offers the most advanced technology within 16,000 sq ft of workspace utilized by their expert team to test various application scenarios and solutions using high precision measurement equipment.

“We are pleased to join forces with Amrikart to showcase our best-in-class portable metrology solutions," states David Hill, the sales manager for Canada at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. "Amrikart is continuously searching for new methods to optimize the manufacturing and assembly of large-scale parts. Their impressive facility is the ideal venue to host an open house for local manufacturers seeking real answers to solve quality or process control issues. We are looking forward to the event and working with technology experts who can readily deploy the speed and confidence delivered by our intelligent measurement solutions."

Amrikart specializes in the growing branch of metrology involving high-precision dimensional measurement. Their solutions are designed to optimize the manufacture and assembly of large-scale products in the fields of aviation, aerospace, defense, transportation, hydro power and energy. They are especially known for the design and implementation of real-time metrology-assisted assembly systems. To meet the increasing needs of quality services, Amrikart maintains a Quality Management System according to ISO-9001:2008.

www.amrikart.com, HexagonMI.com

30
Life Cycle Costing
New Orleans, LA

Businesses and governments make important decisions based on financial benefits to their organizations. This one-day continuing education course from the International Titanium Association (ITA) provides participants with knowledge and practical tools to help explain and prove to customers the financial...

Businesses and governments make important decisions based on financial benefits to their organizations. This one-day continuing education course from the International Titanium Association (ITA) provides participants with knowledge and practical tools to help explain and prove to customers the financial benefits of the use of titanium over other metals.

The course focuses on sound financial comparisons of the strength, durability and other benefits of titanium. As a special incentive, the participants will receive a life cycle costing spreadsheet they can use to conduct LCC analyses for themselves and their customers. Attendees will:
- Learn practical definitions of net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and savings-to-investment ratio (SIR) and how to calculate them to prove the financial benefits of titanium compared to other metals.
- Receive a complimentary LCC spreadsheet members can use to conduct LCC analyses for themselves and their customers.
- Participants are invited to bring their laptop computers to class to begin using the complimentary LCC spreadsheet right in class.
- Printed study guide will be provided to all those who have pre-registered to attend the course.

Fees for Life Cycle Costing: (*Early registration fees shown below)
ITA Members: $299
ITA Non-Members: $349
* 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 three 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 the ITA continuing education programming.

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

titanium.org