Events

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

This course provides students with training in LP and MP theory and hands-on laboratory projects. 

For more information, please click here.

This course provides students with training in LP and MP theory and hands-on laboratory projects. 

For more information, please click here.

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Heat Treating
Ipsen U | Ipsen Inc. — Cherry Valley, IL

Expert-Taught Training

With any industry, staying up-to-date on new methods and industry innovations is a key contributor to success. Ipsen is preparing to host another series of Ipsen U classes available February 2-4. This three-day course provides attendees with a broad...

Expert-Taught Training

With any industry, staying up-to-date on new methods and industry innovations is a key contributor to success. Ipsen is preparing to host another series of Ipsen U classes available February 2-4. This three-day course provides attendees with a broad overview of furnace equipment, processes and maintenance, as well as a hands-on approach to learning while receiving qualified tips directly from the experts. 

Reflecting on past courses, attendees commented that “staff and facility are top notch and very knowledgeable in the heat-treating process.” Another participant surveyed praised the instructors’ “incredible amount of knowledge, hints, tips and real world advice.” Others found it useful to “see all of the different furnace designs and be able to relate them to the information talked about earlier in the class,” concluding “mixing the lecture with actual furnace visualization was extremely valuable.”

Throughout the course, attendees are able to:
• Learn about an extensive range of topics – from an introduction to vacuum and atmosphere furnaces to heat treating, furnace controls, subsystems, maintenance and more
• View the different furnace components firsthand while learning how they affect other parts of the furnace and/or specific processes
• Take part in one-on-one discussions with Ipsen experts
• Participate in a leak detection demonstration
• Tour Ipsen’s facility

Overall, Ipsen U allows participants to build and refresh their knowledge of heat-treating equipment and processes through applied learning. Regardless of where you fall on the expertise scale – maintenance, operator, engineer, project manager and/or plant manager – Ipsen U’s instructors will provide the necessary level of information in a casual, open-forum environment.

Learn more and register for this course by clicking here.

8-11
AeroDef 2016
Long Beach Convention Center — Long Beach, CA

AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production...

AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

For more information, please click here.

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. Our 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. It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications.

If you have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing, you can’t afford to miss AeroDef Manufacturing. Join us on February 8-11, 2016, at the Long Beach (CA) Convention Center.

To register for this event, please click here.

9-11
Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference
Anaheim Convention Center — Anaheim, CA

The Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference highlights its 2016 Anaheim event that includes long-running Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West and WestPack. It features a robust tradeshow floor and in-depth conference program spanning the many industries connected with advanced design...

The Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference highlights its 2016 Anaheim event that includes long-running Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West and WestPack. It features a robust tradeshow floor and in-depth conference program spanning the many industries connected with advanced design and manufacturing.

Home to many Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, Southern California is an important hub for technological innovation and is a federally designated manufacturing community. In Anaheim, more than 20,000 manufacturing technology engineers, designers, and executives will gather for three days to experience the latest products out there, while also taking part in the most comprehensive education program of the year. The Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference Anaheim will take place February 9-11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. For more information, please click here.
 
For three days, more than 2,000 suppliers will showcase their most cutting-edge technologies in medtech, manufacturing, product design, packaging, plastics, electronics, and automation technology. The Expo includes: 
• Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West 
• WestPack 
• Pacific Design & Manufacturing 
• ATX (Automation Technology) West 
• PLASTEC West 
• Electronics West 

Taking deeper dives into the trends and challenges of the industry, the Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference will provide a comprehensive three-day conference program led by the brightest minds in the industry. Educational content will span unique conference tracks, with two tracks dedicated to the medical industry (including regulation, product design, and market access, as well as nanotechnology and mobile health). An Industry 4.0 track will cover the smart manufacturing revolution, and the Packaging track will focus on designing specifically for beer and spirits, as well as health and beauty products.

For a full conference schedule and more information about the speakers who will lead these informative sessions, please click here.

9-11
Medical Design & Manufacturing West
Anaheim Convention Center — Anaheim, CA

MD&M West is THE annual event that every Medical Device Manufacturer should attend. It is where the "best-of-the-best" in medical device suppliers showcase their capabilities, capacities and innovation.

At the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing expo, over 2,000 of...

MD&M West is THE annual event that every Medical Device Manufacturer should attend. It is where the "best-of-the-best" in medical device suppliers showcase their capabilities, capacities and innovation.

At the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing expo, over 2,000 of the most innovative suppliers will be on hand to demonstrate the latest ground-breaking technologies and collaborate on your medtech challenges.

For the first time, MD&M West will host daily keynotes, which are complimentary for everyone attending. This year’s keynotes are led by some truly innovative visionaries such as Ray Kurzweil, who has been described as "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal.

For more information about this event, please click here.

To register for this event, please click here.

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The Business Case for 5-Axis Machining
Webinar hosted by GF Machining Solutions and GROB Systems

Join experts from GF Machining Solutions and GROB Systems for a webinar Tuesday, February 16 at 1 pm (EST) to discuss the value proposition for 5-axis machining and what it takes to get into the market for these high-value components...

Join experts from GF Machining Solutions and GROB Systems for a webinar Tuesday, February 16 at 1 pm (EST) to discuss the value proposition for 5-axis machining and what it takes to get into the market for these high-value components.

"The Business Case for 5-Axis Machining: Do the benefits outweigh the investment in new technology?" will include overview of machine platforms and their differing advantages, and what to know about programming, tooling, workholding and training. This is part one of a two-part 5-axis machining webinar session.

To register for this event, please click here.

www.ntma.org

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NTMA Financial Managers Roundtable – Atlanta
Hosted by NTMA — Atlanta, GA

Join the National Tooling and Machining Association on Wednesday, February 17, in Atlanta, GA, for the first Financial Managers Roundtable of the year. Network with industry experts while hearing economy and market updates, tax landscape updates, effective budgeting tips and...

Join the National Tooling and Machining Association on Wednesday, February 17, in Atlanta, GA, for the first Financial Managers Roundtable of the year. Network with industry experts while hearing economy and market updates, tax landscape updates, effective budgeting tips and more. Arrive early for the networking reception! 

- Economy & Market Updates
- Tax Landscape Update
- Key Metrics for Performance Dashboard
- Effective Budgeting
- Costing and Overhead Allocation Methods

CPE credits will be available.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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Close the Loop in Gear Cutting
Webinar hosted by Mazak, Florence, KY

Mazak Webinar Outlines Four Simple Steps to Profitable Gear Production 

Shops interested in taking on gear work that will ensure future business growth will benefit from Mazak’s “Close the Loop in Gear Cutting” webinar on February 18 at 2 pm EST...

Mazak Webinar Outlines Four Simple Steps to Profitable Gear Production 

Shops interested in taking on gear work that will ensure future business growth will benefit from Mazak’s “Close the Loop in Gear Cutting” webinar on February 18 at 2 pm EST. 

Mike Finn, the national applications engineering manager at Mazak, will host the free 45-minute presentation and discuss how recent advancements in manufacturing equipment and processes make gear production an easy, profitable endeavor. 

As part of the webinar, Finn will explain Mazak’s new four-step closed-loop production process, which makes it possible to cost effectively machine tight-tolerance gears in hours, instead of days. 

Other webinar highlights to include: 
• How advancements in Multi-Tasking technology and CNC programming can productively produce gears at AGMA 8-10 quality levels.
• How the latest in gear design and analysis software contributes to faster design-to-manufacturing times as well as maintain parts traceability requirements.
• How modern CMMs and metrology software work together to make complex inspection measurements simple as well as ensure consistent, accurate gear production.

Registration for the “Close the Loop in Gear Cutting” webinar is now open by clicking here. Once registered, all it takes to participate is a computer, an Internet connection and a web browser. 

Mazak Corporation 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, Kentucky, 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. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers.

www.MazakUSA.com

24-25
Texas Design-2-Part Show
Gaylord Texan Convention Center — Grapevine, TX

For more information, please click here.

For more information, please click here.

24-25
PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing
UNC Charlotte Center City — Charlotte, NC

The industry-driven PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing has set their second working meeting for February. 

The Coordinate Metrology Society (Weatherford, TX), in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, has announced the second working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing will...

The industry-driven PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing has set their second working meeting for February. 

The Coordinate Metrology Society (Weatherford, TX), in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, has announced the second working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing will be held February 24-25, 2016, at the UNC Charlotte Center City building in downtown Charlotte, NC.

This working meeting will serve as a "Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis Workshop" for the collaborative team working to identify and prioritize the technology needs of the aerospace, defense, energy, and other industries that manufacture large-scale, high accuracy parts and products.

This gathering is a continuation of their Planning and Visioning Council meeting held in late October 2015 to discuss critical production challenges and metrology system attributes, and solidify the framework of the PrecisionPath Roadmap. The new 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. 

Interested metrology professionals from the large-scale manufacturing community who can commit to attending PrecisionPath technical meetings and associated conferences in the next two years are invited to contact Ron Hicks, CMS Committee Chair at ron.hicks@apisensor.com.  

As the meeting concludes on Thursday afternoon, January 25, attendees will have a chance to tour the UNC Charlotte metrology laboratories in the University's Center for Precision Metrology (CPM) and Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). 

“The PrecisionPath Consortium is making strides for advanced manufacturing," states Hicks. "The last working meeting was held in the true spirit of collaboration, where stakeholders are dedicated to progressing the state of industry and technology. The energy of the group is inspiring, as they strive to make headway and eliminate roadblocks facing the large-scale manufacturing sector in the United States."  

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 Hicks 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.

Roadmap for Innovation
The PrecisionPath Consortium held their Planning and Visioning Council during the Quality Show in late October 2015 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, IL. The first session of the meeting focused on refining the project scope and boundaries. The Council discussed the critical challenges in producing large products to precision tolerances, and then transitioned into identifying metrology technology families used by industry. This segment was followed by the team compiling the most important attributes of these systems for measurement and inspection. 
 
The PrecisionPath Consortium will develop strategic roadmaps to solve universal technology challenges faced by manufacturers of large, high-precision parts and assemblies. PrecisionPath members hail from industries such as aerospace, defense, power generation, and more. 

The Coordinate Metrology Society is comprised of users, service providers, and OEM manufacturers of close-tolerance industrial coordinate measurement systems, software, and peripherals. The metrology systems represented at the annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC), include articulated arm CMMs, laser trackers, laser radar, photogrammetry/videogrammetry systems, scanners, indoor GPS and laser projection systems.

The Coordinate Metrology Society gathers each year to gain knowledge of the advancements and applications of any measurement system or software solution that produces and uses 3D coordinate data.

www.cmsc.org

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Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2016
MGM Grand Hotel — Detroit, MI

Manufacturing High Performance Parts Quicker, At Lower Cost

With the CAFE standards continuing to drive the automotive industry towards manufacturing technologies that allow maximum weight reduction while maintaining parts performance has long since became the priority for automakers. The challenge now...

Manufacturing High Performance Parts Quicker, At Lower Cost

With the CAFE standards continuing to drive the automotive industry towards manufacturing technologies that allow maximum weight reduction while maintaining parts performance has long since became the priority for automakers. The challenge now is to find the manufacturing solutions that are keeping up with the innovative lightweight materials and are able to provide the quality expected at a competitive price. The trade-off between the cost and quality is unacceptable; hence manufacturing optimization, if not addressed could become a stumbling block preventing the industry from moving forward.

Running across three continents and supported by over 1,500 global delegates, 150 exhibitors and combining over 130 hours of OEM-led presentations over the last 11 editions, the GALM series is bringing to Detroit the 3rd Annual Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing 2016 summit.

Focusing specifically on reducing the costs and shortening production cycles of manufacturing processes with an emphasis on multi material joining, forming and quality assurance for next generation lightweight vehicles, the Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing 2016: Joining, Forming & Quality Assurance will be taking place in Detroit on February 24-25, 2016.

The summit will allow the leading experts from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and technology providers to discuss the most critical areas within manufacturing and quality assurance processes to enable delivery of next-generation lightweight manufacturing technologies to the forecourt.

Insights Into The Latest Breakthroughs In High Volume Cost-Effective Vehicle Manufacturing:
MITIGATE CORROSION FOR MIXED MATERIALS: Clarifying Which Corrosion Mitigation Techniques Are Being Effectively Used By OEMs To Maximize Joint Durability

ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION: Evaluating Properties Of The New Grades Of UHSS, Aluminum And Composites To Determine Their Influence On The Selection Of Multi-Material Joining And Forming Technologies

KEEP JOINING COSTS TO MINIMUM: Comparing The Cost Vs. Resistivity Performance For Laser Welding, Resistance Spot Welding And Structure Bonding For Dissimilar Materials Such As Diverse-Strength Steel And Carbon Fiber Composites

SHORTEN PRODUCTION CYCLES: Learn How OEMs Are Implementing The Very Latest Joining And Forming Methods To Drastically Reduce Production Cycles

MANAGE COMPOSITE PAINTABILITY: Optimizing Composite Properties Through The Processing And Forming To Maximize Part Paintability

EVALUATE REPAIRABILITY STRATEGIES: Assessing Joints And Material Reparability To Better Understand Vehicle Parts Lifecycle And Repair Costs

For more information on this event, please click here.

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NTMA Chapter Leadership Summit
Hard Rock Hotel — Palm Springs, CA

Calling all Chapter Leaders of the National Tooling and Machining Association:
Join us for Chapter Leadership Summit Feb. 28 to March 1 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Desert, California, leading into MFG! Learn to build a high performance...

Calling all Chapter Leaders of the National Tooling and Machining Association:
Join us for Chapter Leadership Summit Feb. 28 to March 1 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Desert, California, leading into MFG! Learn to build a high performance board, become a Star Chapter, and set and achieve chapter goals. 

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

www.ntma.org