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Personalities in Manufacturing: A Conversation with 3 Futurists

Oisin Lunny, Kristina Schreiner, Mark Bünger, Rob Tiffany

Mon, Nov 30 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central

Profiles in Manufacturing features candid and in-depth conversations that highlight the many faces of the manufacturing technology (MT) industry.

What lies ahead? Where are the opportunities for manufacturing business growth? Gain insight on the future of digital technology from three exceptional forward-thinking IoT leaders as they are interviewed by Oisin Lunny, an award-winning marketer, UX business professor, and writer. From distinct backgrounds, but joined by a common mission to create a better tomorrow Kristina Schreiner of Siemens, Rob Tiffany of Ericsson, and Mark Bünger of Futurity Studio are technically savvy, experienced, and witty. This is sure to be a vibrant discussion you won't want to miss. 

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Tue, Dec 1 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Central

Learn what Okuma’s conversational programming software, Advanced One Touch, can do for you. Okuma’s AOT programming system streamlines your tasks to get the job done. Join us in this overview of programming on an Okuma lathe using geometry from a DXF file. Examples will include how to run/restart straight from AOT or through G-code. Read More

The Fully Kitted Horizontal Turning Center

Doosan Machine Tools America

Tue, Dec 1 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central

If you want an HTC with all the bells and whistles, go cut-by-cut with us as we make a part in one setup on the PUMA TT1300SYY. The compact size and small turning diameter make it competitive against some Swiss-type machines, and the upper and lower turret with live tooling, Y-axes and sub-spindle provide all the bells and whistles you’ll need. And with the standard barfeeder interface and parts conveyor, you’ll be able to walk away from the machine when you need to. This is one special machine, and you’re about to collect evidence firsthand. Read More

Thu, Dec 3 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Hosted by Gary S. Vasilash, editor-in-chief of AutoBeat Group, each episode includes insights about what’s happening that may affect suppliers to the industry.

This month, get the lowdown on the automotive tooling industry from one of its leading long-time and accurate forecasters,  Laurie Harbour, president and CEO of Harbour Result, which collects and analyzes data on a regular basis through Harbour IQ, the company's proprietary market intelligence tool. Gary and Laurie will be discussing the state of the automotive tooling industry. Ask questions. Gain insight. Leave informed.

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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

Thu, Dec 3 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

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 Read More

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

Benjamin Moses, Christopher Saldana, Joshua Vaughan, Scott Smith, 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