EASTEC Workshops

Metal Additive Technology 101 – Technology Choices and Applications
Building 3, room 302 May 16, 2017 10:45 am – 1:00 pm

Additive manufacturing using metals is a broad spectrum of technologies that are emerging from a laboratory tool into mainstream manufacturing. Whether you’re just interested in learning more about the technology, or are trying to decide if adding it to your business makes sense and cents, this two hour session will be informative. It is designed to be a tutorial on the basics of the various metal additive technologies including a discussion on the materials, characteristics, attributes, processes and equipment used for each. It will include a look at what is really involved in bringing the technology into your business from a cost and logistics perspective, and an analysis of which technology might be right for you. We’ll also look at new trends and discuss the evolution of the industry.

Workshop Price: $80.00 SME Members $100 Non-members

Topics include:

  • What are the main metal additive technologies available and what can you do with them?
  • How do I choose which is best for my application?
  • Does it make sense for my company to start doing metal additive manufacturing?

Metal Additive Technology 101 – Technology Choices and Applications workshop attendees receive a FREE DVD – Direct Metal Manufacturing. This DVD explores advancements in Direct Metal Manufacturing and shows how these technologies affect the creation of parts and tooling in various metals. Scripted by industry expert Todd Grimm, this program illustrates what happens when innovative companies capitalize on direct metal manufacturing to make dramatic changes to the way parts and tooling are designed. Highlighting achievements at Morris Technologies, Synergeering Group, DME, and The POM Group, this DVD illustrates how direct metal technology helped them to create molds and products direct from CAD data.

Speaker – Jeffrey Crandall
Metal Additive Manufacturing Research & Applications Senior Engineer
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

How to Utilize IIot to Improve OEE
Building 3, Room 302 May 16, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The presenter will cover a variety of topics relating to Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), MTConnect and the benefits of machine monitoring in general. Discussion will include successful approaches to rolling a system out, utilizing IIoT and MTConnect to increase OEE, along with other best practices to achieve the desired results from a shop floor monitoring system. The advantages of Cloud based machine monitoring will be covered along with how the Cloud strategy enables easy startup, growth, scalability, integration and ROI.

Topics Include:

  • What is MTConnect, and how does it fit into IIoT and benefit the monitoring and tracking of OEE
  • Advantages of using the Cloud from a cost, implementation, support, scalability prospective
  • How concepts such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provide value to tracking OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and lean manufacturing
  • How tracking OEE changed with the development of newer technology and standards

How to Utilize IIot to Improve OEE workshop attendees receive a FREE WEBINAR – How Connectivity, Big Data, The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 will Change Shop Management and Operations
This webinar provides an overview of some of the latest concepts in connectivity as it relates to shop operations and management. Professor Thomas R. Kurfess, PhD, PE reviews some of the basics of big data, the Internet of things, Industry 4.0 and how they are currently being leveraged in today’s modern production facilities, both large and small.

Workshop Price: $80.00 SME Members $100 Non-members

Speaker – Josh Davids
President and CEO
Scytec Consulting Inc.

How to Get Started on an Automation Project
Building 3, Room 302 May 17, 2017 10:45 am – 1:00 pm

Deciding on the right automation solution for your factory, process, application, and technical ability is crucial to the success of implementing automation. In this presentation, we will provide guidelines for manufactures, project teams, and engineering departments on the necessary steps to consider prior to purchasing automation. With so many choices for services and suppliers, the path to automation is complex. This presentation will provide direction, as users learn more about their own automation initiative and be able to decide if automation is right for their company.

Topics include:

  • Preliminary decision criteria to consider for automation projects
  • The process steps to follow prior to release of RFQ-The Advanced Manufacturing Process (AME)
  • Available tools that can help eliminate risk in potential solutions
  • Identifying process and technology risk, the decision making criteria, virtual validation, integrator selection, and specification development
  • Integrator Selection Criteria

How to Get Started on an Automation Project workshop attendees receive a FREE DVD – Affordable Automation for Small and Medium Facilities

The use of automation by large manufacturers has been well documented over the years, but what about automation at small- and medium-sized companies? Go inside Factory Five Racing, Supreme Corporation, and Peterson Manufacturing and see how these shops automated material-removal and assembly processes with either the help of a robotics integrator RPT, or by acting on their own. Learn how decisions were made in automation justification, planning, implementation, training, and safety.

Workshop Price: $80.00 SME Members $100 Non-members

Speaker – Jason Fortune
Group Manager – Advanced Engineering Solutions
Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
Building 3, Room 302 May 17, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Your business will soon include Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation X (60s & 70s), and Gen Y (1982-2000). These groups don’t just think, talk, and work differently; they have vastly different expectations of themselves, each other, and your company. As the owner, you need to make it work; but how?! This refreshingly practical session reveals straightforward strategies to bridge the gap; even between employees who are 40 years apart. Understand the expectations of Boomers, Xers, and Yers and avoid becoming a referee between bickering employees, utilize the power of recognition across generational lines to create an effective workforce and prosper.

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce workshop attendees receive a FREE WHITE PAPER – Embracing Millennials: Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap and Gaining a Competitive Advantage. Understanding what motivates millennials, tapping into their strengths, and helping them with career advancement can lead to loyal, high-performing workers with immense benefits for manufacturers.

Gain insights on how manufacturers can appeal to the millennial generation workforce. Learn how you can build a targeted training and development program to attract and retain this generation along with industry best practices.

Workshop Price: $80.00 SME Members $100 Non-members

Speaker – Soraya (Morgan) Gutman
President, Executive Services
Brand Launcher

Why Most Companies Fail to Create Successful Lean Transformation (and what to do about it)
Building 3, Room 302 May 18, 2017 10:45 am – 1:00 pm

“Lean” has unfortunately received status as a buzzword, where everyone thinks they know what lean is – yet few have truly been through a full transformation. In this session you will learn to recognize the different mistakes companies make and also learn what systems to put in place to ensure your success.

Learning points include:

  • The top mistakes companies make when attempting a transformation
  • How to think of your transformation holistically to ensure it will actually deliver results
  • The “Transformation Curve™ and how to know what stage you are in along the curve
  • The Strategy Engagement Execution ™ process and keep your team excited as you continue to improve your results.

Creating a Successful Lean Transformation and What to Do About It workshop attendees receive a FREE DVD – What Lean Means
On every lean journey what may seem easy to understand isn’t always easy to implement. Produced in cooperation with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), this video shows you what lean means today by exploring its visible evidence and promise. This program is an updated version of AME’s classic 1992 video release.

George Koenigsaecker, president of Lean Investments, LLC and Lean Sensei for nearly three decades, provides an updated analysis of the lean concepts as they relate to the operations of a leading Shingo-Prize-winning company Hearth and Home Technologies in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. You’ll see the current state of this lean company and witness the employee culture required to fuel its journey.

Workshop Price: $80.00 SME Members $100 Non-members

Speaker – Pete Winiarski
CEO & Founder
Win Enterprises, LLC