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Tracker & LAS Scanner

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Thu, Dec 3 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central

Laser Trackers are no longer just contact probing measurement devices. The Leica AT960 Absolute Tracker has the ability to add large volume non-contact scanning to its already impressive arsenal of probing and SMR measurement capabilities. Many of our clients have identified the benefits of non-contact scanning over Laser Tracker sized volumes to reduce rework and improve throughput. In this session we will cover how adding handheld scanning to your existing laser tracker can increase your throughput and reduce down time Read More

Thu, Dec 3 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Join us to learn more on how to use Autodesk's PowerMill with your robots. ▸Toolpath generation is performed in PowerMILL ▸Milling, Trimming, Rotary, and Transitions ▸Full collision detection of the Robot components and machined part, ▸Axis Priority and Limit controls to avoid Singularities, ▸Analyze the Robot’s behavior and movements throughout the operation, to get complete control of the tool orientation around the work piece Read More

3M Abrasive Solutions for Robotics

3M Abrasive Systems Division

Mon, Dec 7 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Central

Optimize your automation with 3M abrasives. Automating parts of your operation can be a daunting task. Whether you’re fine tuning an existing robotic application or just getting started, 3M offers abrasive solutions and expertise to help you automate a variety of material removal processes, from robotic grinding to robotic polishing and every step in-between. Make sure to tune in for a 15 minute demonstration on our latest automated material removal demos, using 3M abrasive belts, discs and wheels hand-picked for robotic applications to increase productivity, consistency and cost savings. Can't wait until November? See what we're up to now at 3M.com/robotics. Read More

ETC Talks - Moonshot: Computer Control for Concrete Base Machine Tool

Benjamin Moses, Christopher Saldana, Joshua Vaughan, Justin West, Emma Betters

Mon, Dec 7 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Central

When the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) sets a bold goal — such as 3D printing the Strati electric car live at IMTS 2014 — they call it a moonshot. IMTS spark will witness a moonshot that can change the trajectory of the U.S. machine tool industry. The “launching pad” of this effort is a 3D printed machine tool base with damping that is an order of magnitude higher than traditional castings.

In the third episode, the control and interface design for the concrete base machine tool are presented. The architecture developed leverages a number of open-source projects, including MachineKit and the Robot Operating System (ROS). This open architecture, along with the ability to embed sensors into the concrete base, provides unique opportunities for both control of the tool and process monitoring. It also provides a platform that is easily extensible and enables robust, high-bandwidth multi-machine communication.

Watch the four-part ETC Talk show series.

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Advanced Machining toolpath strategies

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Tue, Dec 8 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central

Make sure to tune in for a 15 Minute Live Demonstration on our latest manufacturing software technologies for advanced machining toolpaths. During the presentation, you will be able to chat with our experts that will help solve your challenges. Read More

Wed, Dec 9 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Central

We invite you to learn about FANUC's new CRX-10iA collaborative robot, offering a variety of unique features that set the standard in terms of cobot safety, ease of use, and reliability. The CRX is a flexible solution for machine tending, and perfect when producing smaller quantities with longer cycle times. Designed to work alongside your employees, the CRX stops from a gentle touch - keeping workers safe and reducing the need for expensive fencing. Manual guidance programming and a new icon-based, drag-and-drop teach pendant user interface underscores ease of use, making it ideal for anyone to operate - even those who've never worked with a robot before. A streamlined and compact design fits into very tight work spaces, and adding the CRX to a mobile platform allows you to quickly take on new tasks as needs change. If you're looking for an easy to use collaborative robot to help you achieve higher quality and consistency ask us how our new CRX collaborative robot can help you achieve your production goals and stay competitive. Read More

Quick-change as a Philosophy

SMW AUTOBLOK CORPORATION

Thu, Dec 10 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Central

Learn how to obtain a faster ROI and reduce downtime in your shop by integrating automatic quick jaw change into your workholding system. Peter Helm, who brings 30+ years of extensive workholding technology expertise, will discuss how to save time and increase productivity in your manufacturing facility by integrating an automatic quick jaw change system in your production line. The new KNCSmatic chuck featuring quick jaw change with robotic systems in addition to the manual and electric Zero Point system for lathes, mill-turn centers and CNC milling will be presented. Looking forward to helping you with your workholding requirements at our live, interactive 15-minute demo. Read More

LOK it UP

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Thu, Dec 10 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central

Working with large volume parts has been known to be a time-consuming process when trying to utilize your portable measuring solutions. On occasion, the need arises to measure something outside the volumetric range of your specific measuring arm, instead of having to get a larger system to accomplish this we are going to show you how to take advantage of some built-in functionality that already exists within the hardware. Historically there were software solutions that would assist in compensating for the repositioning of the equipment around the part, unfortunately, these didn’t come without their own challenges and specialized training was required to use them effectively. In order to address this common issue, Hexagon sought to provide a solution that would allow you to actively reposition your equipment around the part allowing continuous acquisition of data without direct software interaction. During this session, we will review how GridLOK and TooLOK technology allows for repositioning the arm numerous times without interacting with the software, recording points, and most importantly without stacking up error. Read More

Thu, Dec 10 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Central

ESPRIT is a CAM Operating system for creating efficient manufacturing processes. In this demo we will highlight the different levels of automation ESPRIT provides including Knowledge-based manufacturing. KnowledgeBase (KBM) stores your shop’s most critical machining practices by automatically applying best practices for all operations, including machining cycles, and its associative technology, tooling and much more. The ESPRIT KnowledgeBase will not only drastically reduce programming time, but also stores valuable product manufacturing information, making sure all product knowledge and machining processes are in one place. Read More

Thu, Dec 10 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central

How do manufacturers manage in this time of crisis? What are the best strategies for an uncertain future? Join the conversation as top leaders from the industry discuss how they are driving their businesses forward amid significant disruptions and learn how they are using technology to prepare for what’s next.

A Non-Negotiable. It’s a decision—from which there is no retreat. It’s a positive standard you create that respects the rights of others—and is absolute. It reflects who you really are—and where you really want to go. In it lies your true source of personal power and control. It is the influential solution and purposeful focus to direct your life and organization to success.

For years organizations have focused on traditional leadership skills, customer service training and team building. Non-Negotiables—based on a personal belief system and mission—free you—and everyone else you work with. They define you and drive you. Imagine a culture forged from the inside out—from individuals!—not from company handbooks. Imagine a working environment that reflects who you really are—and who everyone else really is on your team. Knowing your Non-Negotiables—and living them with all your might—determines this.

In this program Sam Silverstein will teach you how to identify what you deeply believe and are willing to stand for—and how to write your Non-Negotiables to live by. In this revealing process, you will awaken your own personal authentic power that will affect your family, your team, your organization—everyone around you.

You will experience how to:

• ask the one key question that will help you form your Non-Negotiables

• forge absolutes—standards set that are not open to debate

• listen to your inner voice—the true source of your belief system—and bring those beliefs into sharper focus

• distinguish between your belief system and your personal mission

• practice your new-found Non-Negotiables at home and at the office

• influence others to fully align their beliefs with their actions

• establish your Non-Negotiables in a way that respects the rights of others—and motivates them to raise their game to your standards, even if their belief system is different from yours!

Author of No More Excuses—The Five Accountabilities For Personal and Organizational Growth, Sam has taken this journey personally and implemented it into his organization. He has experienced firsthand the initial power of accountability and the subsequent freeing power of Non-Negotiable after spending two years in a case study Happy State Bank of Texas—a growing bank with 32 locations with an excess of $2 billion in assets. Explore how their Non-Negotiables built a sustainable culture honoring The Golden Rule. Through Sam’s coaching, you, too, will learn the power and principles of Non-Negotiables--and how they can direct your course and transform your organization.

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