Attendees at 2013’s Design & Manufacturing Midwest trade show now have the option to pick-and-choose from two days packed with six dedicated seminar sessions. Each two-hour segment will provide case studies, expert panel discussions and innovation showcases. They will also offer the ability for attendees to network with fellow engineers, R&D, design and manufacturing professionals, plus meet face-to-face with industry speakers. The agenda is as follows:
Day One — Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Seminar 1 — 10am-11:45am — Design Ideation & Innovation for Engineers
This ssession will act as a hands-on workshop to redefine the initial creativity and ideation process that engineers are always trying to improve upon. Topics could include assumption storming, designing for Six Sigma and more. Hosted by Don Baumgarten, Senior Program Manager, Stratos; and Jessica Urban, Director, Program Management, Stratos.
Seminar 2 — 1pm-2:45pm — Additive Manufacturing Best Practices
This session will highlight several healthcare additive manufacturing successes that utilize a variety of different technologies. Hosted by Lee Dockstader, Vice President of Business Development, 3D Systems.
Seminar 3 — 3pm-4:45pm — Energy Efficiency
Hosted by Arnold Mueller, Director of Service and Operations, Bosch Rexroth Corporation.
Day Two — Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Seminar 4 — 10am-11:45am — Manufacturability: Product Design and Manufacturing Integration
Learn successful innovation process by using past experiences from Kablooe's 22 year history. This includes an entertaining look at common development pitfalls, as well as identifying some unique innovation factors such as perception and emotion. Hosted by Tom Kramer, President, Kablooe; and Brian Mullins, Senior Design Manager, Kablooe.
Seminar 5 — 1pm-2:45pm — Advanced Robotics Applications in Manufacturing
This popular session will address how robotic automation is changing the face of North American manufacturing. Hear examples on the latest advancement in applications of robot accuracy, how to measure robot accuracy and trends guiding robot purchasing decisions. Hosted by Steve Kruse, Senior Applications Engineer, Bastian Solutions.
Seminar 6 — 3pm-4:45pm — Maximizing Motors and Motion Control Technology on the Factory Floor
In this session, we will explore technologies that can help machine builders and manufacturers and how they can be incorporated into a modular machine design.
Hosted by Corey Morton, Solutions Architect, B&R Industrial Automation; Marcel Voigt, Senior Solutions Engineer, B&R Industrial Automation.