David Lewandowski discusses aerospace and the machining of high temperature alloys during a knowledge bar session at SOUTHTEC.
Knowledge Bar: Aerospace & the Machining of High Temperature Alloys
Greg Calabria of ZEISS discusses geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) during a knowledge bar session at SOUTHTEC.
This session will cover how the integration of a single digital workflow can reduce cost, time and complexity for manufacturers.
Lubrication and the machining industry have always had a very strong relationship with one another. No matter the operation, whether it is milling, drilling, turning, or sawing, with certain materials, there is always going to be a need for coolant or lubrication. The industry standard has accepted metal working fluids for nearly all applications, even though, it is known to potentially create health risks along with environmental complications. Metal working fluids have been viewed as the only solution to the problem, however, this is no longer the case! With Minimum Quantity Lubrication, the use of these possibly dangerous chemicals can be completely removed from the machining process. MQL is the way of the future, providing the right amount of lubrication between tools and workpieces while removing the potential dangers that were once faced with utilizing metalworking fluids. Additionally, MQL has proven to significantly increase both production and quality. Join us in the movement to improve the machining industry by learning about the numerous benefits that MQL has to offer.
Spiro invites the sales teams from SOUTHTEC’s exhibitors to take a break from “being on” and have a drink on us. We’ll spend a few minutes talking about how sales teams at manufacturing companies are rethinking their relationship with technology and reshaping their sales process, thanks to artificial intelligence. And then we’ll share a drink and network with sales peers before you return to customer and prospect meetings.
SME Education Foundation’s Rob Luce talks about developing a pipeline of skilled trades talent in your community during a knowledge bar session at SOUTHTEC.
Hear from Ralton Emory about why an SME membership has its advantage in an casual, knowledge bar session in the SME ZONE at SOUTHTEC.
Hear from Ralton Emory of SME discuss the advantages of a corporate SME membership during a knowledge bar session at SOUTHTEC.
Jon Sweeney of Tooling U-SME discusses five tips to increase employee retention during a knowledge bar session at SOUTHTEC.
This presentation will explain how the application of digital technology will fundamentally transform the machine shop of the future. Learn how to easily implement automated data acquisition and analysis techniques and how this will drive resource efficiency and utilization improvements for all areas of your shop, from planning through verification.
• Realize the payoffs of data for end-to-end value stream efficiency through cyber-physical systems
• Understand how to implement digital technologies through all stages of the machining process
• Use data to provide insight to your operation and make real-time adjustments
Why Is It Important?
Globalization, urbanization and changing demographic trends bring challenges to the manufacturing industry. But these trends also bring opportunities for digitalization to increase levels of automation, reduce waste and improved cost and quality control. To remain competitive, today’s manufacturers need to identify and remove key sources of waste along the machining value chain.
Regarded as the most versatile process in the world, waterjet systems allow fabricators to take on any manner of work. The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation, and new technologies are consistently pushing boundaries on what we can make and how. Bruno Cicirello will discuss how waterjet technology continues to benefit customers, using several smart approaches to maximize performance which includes productivity, cost, and accuracy driving significant gains in the manufacturing industry.
- An overview of waterjet technology and how it works in a fabricator’s shop
- Streamlining your workflow with waterjet
- How acceleration is a key factor when evaluating technology capabilities
- The industry shift from break-fix to preventative maintenance
3D vision enables robots to recognize and pick up randomly positioned objects straight from a bin. Automating your processes using this object-recognition technology represents an effective way of increasing productivity and reducing costs on a vast range of general material handling applications. No matter whether you are dealing with loose, mixed and irregular items or sacks and bags, equipping a robot with 3D vision provides an efficient handling solution that can be quickly adapted to manage different products in accordance with your order books. With grippers suited to every possible handling eventuality, this kind of flexibility extends to depalletizing, bin picking, sorting and machine tending regardless of the objects involved.
When it comes to their digital presence, many manufacturers are falling behind. Digital ROI is quickly outpacing that of traditional marketing methods, and maintaining a competitive advantage is no longer possible without a focus on digital. Stoney deGeyter will discuss where digital marketing is headed in 2020, comparing it with the costs and ROI of traditional advertising. This presentation will also provide valuable tips and strategies that manufacturers need to be using today in order to stay competitive tomorrow.
Generative design can be used to create load optimized, large scale industrial structures such as automotive chassis, architectural beams and trusses. Generative optimized designs are often 3D printed at small scale, however large-scale hybrid metal additive manufacturing provides opportunity to produce these designs for industrial applications. This presentation will explain how to use generative optimization, apply the result to large scale hybrid metal additive manufacturing and produce an industrial scale optimized architecture.
Today’s employers face many challenges finding great new hires. It seems like all companies are hiring from the same small pool of applicants. Retaining good employees can also be tough. Employees change jobs looking for challenges and opportunity often leaving a hole in your manufacturing process. This panel will discuss how companies can take an active role in workforce development. The panel will look at how schools, industry and vendors can work together to develop a strong workforce by setting up “life-long” training strategies that attract, grow and retain employees.
This panel will discuss how Tri-County, Mastercam, CamInstructor and Haas have been working together to help students go from learning Mastercam in school to building great careers in industry. How everyone works together to create opportunity for employees to encourage employers to formulate creative and aggressive approaches to manpower development and manufacturing efficiency.
Engaging the future talent pipeline needs to start earlier. But how? Find out from our panel of key players in the manufacturing space. Representatives from Honda, Michelin, and Cummins will discuss what they’re doing to connect with Generation Z (born between 1995-2015) in this digital age. Topics will include traditional vs. digital marketing strategies, how the manufacturing industry is currently perceived by young people, and the best ways to communicate with them (hint: you have 7 seconds to make an impression). The panel will be moderated by Casey Welch, the CEO and Co-Founder of Tallo, a digital connection platform and app with 500,000+ users and 400+ company, college and organization partners.
Noel Bylina discusses how to on-board and retain talent using reality/augmented reality/mixed reality to deliver meaningful manufacturing knowledge.
Hear from Dr. Christopher Saldana, an associate professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research has been supported by a number of industry entities and government agencies (e.g., DOE, DMDII, NIST, ARO, NSF, DARPA, ARL, etc.).
Sensors are changing our world everywhere. Broad band connectivity makes the data from these sensors available at our fingertips. A similar scenario is evolving in the manufacturing sector, where sensors are used throughout manufacturing operations and on virtually all manufacturing systems and equipment. This talk discusses the availability and utility of sensors on the manufacturing floor, and how such information is being used to improve productivity, quality and profitability via integration into cyber physical systems in the digital manufacturing sector. The presentation will also provide some insight into the direction that sensor utilization is heading in the manufacturing workspace, and the types of opportunities and value propositions that they will enable in the very near future. This new area will revolutionize manufacturing operations from the production floor to the global supply chain, and there is no end in sight in terms of the opportunities and benefits.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been a buzzword, but innovative companies are now leveraging data from machines and sensors to save money and create competitive advantage. Rick Oppedisano is the CEO of Delta Bravo, an AI company whose technology platform has enabled companies like Rolls Royce, Toyota, AccuWeather and more turn raw data into production AI capability. Oppedisano will discuss some common use cases and go in-depth on a recent project with Rolls Royce that could save $100 million. He will also share best practices and lessons learned to help you avoid pitfalls and ensure success in machine learning/AI projects.
The dramatic breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) are not what it can do, but who can now use it. Ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft’s Azure AI now allow small and mid-size companies to streamline processes and workflows by discovering patterns and relationships in in their data, content, and images. Kevin Seefried will present case-study examples that demonstrate how companies are leveraging today’s low-cost AI platforms to solve real-world business problems.