Conference Agenda

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Day One – Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -
Design & Manufacturing Focused

Seminar 1 - Design Ideation & Innovation for Engineers

10.00 - 11.45

By popular demand we are bringing the design ideation workshop to Chicago. This session will act as a hands-on workshop to redefine the initial creativity and ideation process that engineers are continually improving on. Topics may include: assumption storming, designing for Six Sigma and using design thinking to solve development challenges.

Don Baumgarten, Senior Program Manager, Stratos
Jessica Urban, Director, Program Management, Stratos

Seminar 2 - Additive Manufacturing Best Practices

1:00 - 2:45

This session will highlight several healthcare additive manufacturing successes that utilize a variety of different technologies. Challenges with traditional methods and benefits of additive methods will be covered along with a basic overview of the different types of additive manufacturing technologies.

Lee Dockstader, Vice President of Business Development, 3D Systems

Seminar 3 - Energy Efficiency

3:00 - 4:45

The potential for saving energy can only be maximized when every aspect of the company is considered. In this workshop, Rexroth Bosch will give an insightful look to their systematic approach developed specifically for industrial sectors. Benefit from their experience in the transition to greater energy efficiency.

Arnold Mueller, Director of Service and Operations, Bosch Rexroth Corporation

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Day Two – Wednesday, September 11, 2013 -
Automation Focused

Seminar 4 - Manufacturability: Product Design and Manufacturing Integration

10.00 - 11.45

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.

Tom Kramer, President, Kablooe

Industrial Designer Brian Mullins makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for encompassing both right and left brain thinkers in one mind as a best approach product development model. He champions a radical rethink of our ideal development team makeup to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple ways to create unique solutions.

Brian Mullins, Senior Design Manager, Kablooe

Seminar 5 - Advanced Robotics Applications in Manufacturing

1:00 - 2:45

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. The seminar will also discuss “reshoring” trends and how innovative robotic automation helps companies achieve their goals in a variety of manufacturing applications.

Steve Kruse, Senior Applications Engineer, Bastian Solutions

Seminar 6 - Maximizing Motors and Motion Control Technology on the Factory Floor

3:00 - 4:45

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, and the use of decentralized architectures. 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
Marcel Voigt, Senior Solutions Engineer, B&R Industrial Automation

© UBM 2013. The program is subject to change without notice. UBM reserves the right to alter venue, speakers and/or content.


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