Advanced Manufacturing Seminars Schedule:
February 12, 2013
|Designing a Modern Factory Floor|
Designing your devices to operate on a factory floor brings in many elements. This could refer to the basic mechanics and/or robotics of the devices, the electronics of making those devices work, the networking aspect that lets all the devices communicate with each other as well as with the outside world, the glue (software/OS) that ties it all together, and the security that keeps everything safe and sound. In these four interactive seminars, we will go through each of these aspects, showing how they are all intertwined, and what a designer needs to know about each.
- Security: How do I keep my network safe and fully functional
- Robotics: Designing the factory floor of tomorrow
- Networking, wired and wireless: Communicating both internally and externally
- Motors and motion control, including pneumatics and hydraulics
Seminar 1 – 10:00-11:45am
Security: How do I keep my network safe and fully functional
Hacking on the factory floor has become a widespread problem. If your network isn’t locked down, you’re simply inviting trouble. Sometimes the security breaches are malicious, but just as often, they’re accidental. Where should your security exist? In the operating system? In the wireless connection? At the microprocessor level? All of the above? These are the basic questions that need to be answered. Beyond that, the classes in this seminar will get into how you actually handle the implementation of the security techniques, and what’s required in terms of hardware and software to make this happen.
Chair: Jim Toepper, Product Manager - Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure, Moxa Americas
Session 1: Between the Extremes: Sensible Models for Securing Factory Networks
In 2010, the security world was shaken with the discovery of the Stuxnet computer worm which was believed to have targeted SCADA systems operating a nuclear enrichment lab in Iran. Stuxnet goes down in the history books as the first known targeted industrial control attack. However, when evaluating the security of factory networks, is the Stuxnet attack a realistic model? Or is it far too extreme? This talk will answer this question, explore some more realistic threat models to factory networks, and suggest some potential remedies.
Thomas Cantrell, Engineering Manager, Networking, Green Hills Software
Session 2:Defending Your Network in a Post-Stuxnet World - The Future of Critical Infrastructure Security
The past two years have been a real wake-up call for the industrial automation industry. With cyber-attacks like Stuxnet, it is clear that relying on a single defensive solution exposes a system to a single point of failure. A far more effective strategy for reliable security is called “Defence in Depth”. This talk looks at using a 7 step approach following the IEC/ISA-62443 security standards (formerly ISA-99) to design a true defence in depth solution.
Frank Williams, Senior Product Manager, Tofino Security
Session 3: Cyber security of plant floor monitoring and control systems
Industrial control and monitoring systems are critical to maintain reliability and safety in industrial facilities. These systems were “purpose-built” to perform their functions originally in isolated environments. These systems are no longer isolated nor can an isolating “air gap” be maintained. Control systems are different than traditional business IT systems and securing them requires different approached than are used for IT systems. Cyber security is not just an abstract notion as there have been many actual control system cyber incidents with significant impacts. This presentation will provide a brief understanding of control system cyber security, an explanation of what makes it different than IT cyber security, provide selected control system case histories, and provide a short list of recommendations for improving plant floor cyber security to maintain or improve reliability and safety.
Joe Weiss, Founder & CEO, Applied Control Systems
Seminar 2 – 1.00-2.45pm
Robotics: Designing the factory floor of tomorrow
It’s a given that today’s factory floor is far more advanced than just a few years ago, and it’s a good bet that those advancements will continue. Given your application and the sophistication that’s required to build your device, how do you determine what level of automation is required? What are the tradeoffs between cost, productivity, and efficiency? And what’s the difference between retro-fitting an existing manufacturing process verses starting from scratch?
Nipendra Singh, Chairman & CEO, S&A Consulting Group
Session 1: Designing the factory floor of tomorrow
Scott Melton, Regional Manager, FANUC Robotics
Session 2: Exploiting the latest robot technologies to design the factory of tomorrow
There is an array of robotic technologies geared to help manufacturers design highly flexible and intelligent automation lines. Technologies such as force sensing, coordinated motion, integrated vision, and line tracking enable robots to perform tasks that have in the past have been deemed too complex for flexible automation. These commercially-available technologies push the envelope of robotic applications and provide an alternative to assembly lines or manual operations.
Aravind Durai, Product Manager, Robotics, Mitsubushi Electric Automation
Session 3: Supply chain transformation using autonomous mobile robots
In the past most applications of robotics have been used to automate individual unit processes – welding, painting, assembly, machine loading. The larger opportunity, up to now largely not addressed, is logistics internal to the factory, in the factory warehouse, and then through the distribution supply chain to the customers. Logistics internal to the factory includes movement of parts and tooling, which today consumes significant resources, space, and time. For example it can take a week for parts entering aerospace manufacturing plants to reach the point of use on the floor. Second, manufacturers are now moving distribution from distant DC's upstream to the factory, doing more mixing of orders at the factory, cutting steps out of the supply chain saving labor, miles, and fuel, hence optimizing the whole supply chain. A major theme in the talk will be the use of autonomous mobile robots (from multiple vendors such as Kiva, Dematic, Symbotic, others), which is a disruptive technology in contrast to conveyors, which are costly, less flexible, consume space, and present barriers on the factory floor.
Larry Sweet, Chief Technology Officer, Symbotic
Seminar 3 – 3:15-5:00
Networking, wired and wireless: Communicating both internally and externally
You need to talk to your machines, and your machines need to talk to each other. That’s a given. First, you need interactions to understand what’s happening at every stage of the manufacturing process, whether there’s a slowdown, breakdown, or some other phenomenon. Second, your machines must communicate to enable a seamless manufacturing flow. Sometimes these communications occur at close range, like standing next to the device. And sometimes they happen from a different part of the globe. But that vision/communication is key to a successful manufacturing process. Chair: Marty Huff, Director of Computing & Networking Solutions, MSI Tec
Session 1: Best Practices for Designing, Implementing, and Integrating a Controls Network
Factory-optimized networks typically in use today are transitioning to Ethernet and modern networking technologies to benefit and improve their industrial automation and control systems. Engineers and other individuals are being required to develop networking skills and general knowledge of Information Technology to keep up with these advances. This session is designed to illustrate the differences between corporate networks and controls networks and assist those individuals by providing them with fundamental network design concepts and best practices specifically for controls networks.
Marty Huff, Director of Computing & Networking Solutions, MSI Tec
Session 2: Beyond Motion Control to Information Anywhere
This session will explore how to leverage today's controls and web technologies in order to get your process, machine data and KPI's from the factory floor to wherever you need it. Andy will review the technology options and potential, and highlight how today's control products are as much about information as they are about control.
Andy Balderson, Division Marketing Manager, Electromechanical Division, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Session 3: Optimising communications to achieve maximum productivity
Reliable communication is critical to your productivity. Today these communications rely heavily on the robustness of your network. This session will focus on your internal network and how to optimize communications to maximize your productivity. It isn’t as easy as just plugging everything into a network switch. Because there are more and more devices that are “network aware” out there, now more than ever you need to be aware of your network. With a focus on the Ethernet switch, the session will examine exactly what constitutes a managed switch, its importance, the impact of redundancy and the key functions of a managed switch. The session will conclude with a discussion on the importance of maintaining reliable communications between your machines.
Jim Toepper, Product Manager - Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure, Moxa Americas
February 13, 2013
Seminar 4 – 10:00-11:45
Motors and motion control, including pneumatics and hydraulics
The meat and potatoes of the factory floor are the motors, hydraulics, vision systems, etc. that comprise the manufacturing process. Without these machines, you have an empty warehouse. But any good manufacturing expert will tell you that a motor isn’t a motor isn’t a motor. Based on what your end product is, motors can vary widely. Choosing what’s best for your factory is generally a make or break decision. That’s followed closely by the decision of whether to use the latest machine vision systems, and how to properly implement that equipment. In this seminar, we’ll also clear up the misconceptions around the proper use of pneumatics and hydraulics.
Chair: Karl Robrock, Founder, Automation Resources Group
Session 1: Make the Most of Your Motion Control System by Integrating New Technologies Into a Modular Design
There are a number of new technologies that can help machine builders and manufactures improve the performance, operating efficiency, and maintainability of their motion control systems. Some of these technologies include advanced servo algorithms, integrated safety, decentralized drives, and the use of Linear motors instead of Pneumatic systems. In this session, we will explore these technologies and how they can be incorporated into a modular machine design.
Corey Morton, Solutions Architect, B&R Industrial Automation
Session 2: Motors and motion control: an objective overview of available technologies from a fellow user
With a vast range of motor and motion control technology on the market, having the information to choose correctly will help improve yields, maintenance, costing, processes and ultimately help you stay within budget. In this objective and practical session we’ll address the misconceptions around the use of these technologies, covering everything from a DC brushed motor to the most advanced servo technologies. Features and benefits will be evaluated, control systems reviewed and we'll consider how to make effective selection based on the needs of the application.
Sacha Marcroft, Vice President, Ibex Engineering
|Seminar 5 – 1:00-2:45
Introduction to Rapid Manufacturing: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping
The advent of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping has drastically changed the design and manufacturing landscape by enabling companies to prototype and produce faster and cheaper. And with the price of these technologies dramatically dropping in recent years their accessibility is on the increase. But are these new techniques in development and manufacturing appropriate for every company? There are many factors that go into considering whether or not adopting such new technology is fitting with a company’s objectives. This seminar will provide an expert-led overview of what these technologies actually are and the relationship between 3D printing/additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping. Sessions will explore their capabilities and applications in various industries, and will also consider the potential limitations to these technologies. Discover also how these technologies impact the functionality of certain materials including plastics, ceramics and steel, and whether products made with these are suited to the use of 3D printing and rapid prototyping techniques.
Chair: Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems
Session 1: Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping
Yong Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California
Session 2: Manufacturing in space (session to be advised)
Jason Dunn, CTO, Made in Space
Session 3: Materials Compatibilities for 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping
Derek Manson, Director, One.61
Seminar 6 – 3:15-5:00
Rapid Manufacturing: Current Use, Economic Feasibility and Future Implications
Exactly how has the use of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping helped improve speed and efficiency for companies that have implemented such technology? A look at a real life case study example will help determine the implications on the manufacturing floor of adopting these technologies. And of course, one of the most important factors to consider is cost effectiveness, whether or not investing in such technology in-house will ultimately reduce costs. Benefit from an in-depth discussion on the economic feasibility of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies. Lastly, what does the future hold in this field? What do technological developments like these mean for the US advanced manufacturing industry and beyond? How will these advancements impact the trend for outsourcing? Will concerns over copyright infringement play out to be true? Find out how technology and the shape of the industry will continue to develop and where this may take us.
Chair: Jason Dunn, CTO, Made in Space
Session 1: 3D Printing /Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping in Practice
Providing a contextual overview, Charles will give a quick history of rapid prototyping technologies as they evolved, including additive and subtractive. The session will go to review some of the more common equipment, the technical capabilities of the machines and materials with regards to the range of accuracy, and addressing material properties and cost. The session will include relevant case studies and examples, and the focus will be on the variety of today’s practical uses the technology can be applied to in design, prototype and production.
Charles Griswold, Project Manager, Trinity Orthopedics, LLC
Session 2: Cost Effectiveness and Economic Feasibility
Ed Tackett, Director, RapidTech
Session 3: Advances in Technology and the Future of Manufacturing
Jim Kor, President, KOR EcoLogic Inc.
Session 4: Use of 3D Printing in Various Settings
Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems
February 14, 2013
|Seminar 7 – 10:00-11:45
Lean Manufacturing Workshop Part One: Value Stream Flow for Operational Excellence
This session will teach how to design a value stream that utilizes lean flow to achieve OpEx. Through the use of a current state map participants will see the flow of value to the customer and learn how to construct a future state map utilizing the lean guidelines.
Workshop led by Glynn Miller, Senior Faculty Member, Institute for Operational Excellence
Seminar 8 – 1:00-2:45
Lean Manufacturing Workshop Part Two: Creating Mix Model Value Streams
Learn the step-by-step approach to implementing lean in complex environments. Participants will learn which techniques to use when faced with difficult situations—including high product mix, scheduling problems, shared resources, and unstable customer demand.
Workshop led by Glynn Miller, Senior Faculty Member, Institute for Operational Excellence