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Learn about the newest tools and technologies, gain fresh ideas, and take your projects to the next level. Delivered by industry experts, these concise and informative presentations take place all three days and cover a wide range of topics. This value-added feature is complimentary with your admission badge and conveniently located right in the resource hall.

Innovation Briefs Theater Schedule
Booth 5293

Tuesday, February 8 Wednesday, February 9 Thursday, February 10
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The Greening of an Industry: A breakout schedule of Innovation Briefs presentations geared toward the issues of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Tuesday, February 8
Theater 3 – Booth 5293
11:00AM – 11:20AM Engineered to Be Green: Practical Guide to Introducing Sustainable Approaches in Machine Design and Redesign: Beckhoff Automation
11:25AM – 11:45AM Uniting Best-in-Class Suppliers to Deliver a Fully Automatic, Custom Built Injection Mold Machine: ATS Automation
11:50AM – 12:10PM Addressing Quality Control Inspection and Measurement Challenges Utilizing Vision Technologies: Boulder Imaging
12:15PM – 12:35PM Functions and Benefits of Variable Speed Drive Compressors:
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
12:40PM – 1:00PM Clean Thermal Technology for Spot Curing of Glues as an Alternative to UV Curing:
1:05PM – 1:25PM Understanding Battery Regulations and Safety Issues:
Rose Electronics
1:30PM – 1:50PM Conveyor Innovations Improving Packaging Line Integration:
Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
1:55PM – 2:15PM Next-Up for Lean Insourcing: Corrugated Packaging:
2:20PM – 2:40PM Color Matched Package Prototypes and Proofs Using Standard Materials:
Roland DGA
2:45PM – 3:05PM Creating Product Prototypes Using Non-Proprietary Material:
Roland DGA

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Wednesday, February 9
Theater 3 – Booth 5293
11:00AM – 11:20AM Alternative Processes for Prototype/Short Run Aluminum Cast Parts Using Graphite and Plaster Molds: Armstrong Mold
11:25AM – 11:45AM Breaking Down the Walls Between Mechanical and Electrical Engineers:
DS SolidWorks Corp.
11:50AM – 12:10PM Maintaining Manufacturing Innovation and Growth: How to Manage Your Business Within Today's Regulatory Regimes: Epicor Software Corporation
12:15PM – 12:35PM New Material and Design Innovations in Precision Belting:
Fenner Precision
12:40PM – 1:00PM Waterjet Cutting Advancements:
Flow International
1:05PM – 1:25PM How to Machine Carbon Fiber and Today's Difficult Composites:
RobbJack Corporation
1:30PM – 1:50PM The Five Modes of Failure in Linear Motion and How To Avoid Them:
Rollon Corporation
1:55PM – 2:15PM Additive Manufacturing 101: How the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing is Changing: Stratasys, Inc.
2:20PM – 2:40PM In Cycle Inspection for Lights-Out Manufacturing:
Hoppe Tool, Inc.
2:45PM – 3:05PM Long-Fiber Composites for Metal Replacement:
RTP Company
3:10PM – 3:30PM Low K-Factor Spray Foam for Insulation of Cryogenic Fuel Tanks:
Stepan Company

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Thursday, February 10
Theater 3 – Booth 5293
11:00AM – 11:20AM The Impact of Sustainability Initiatives & Impending Compliance Obligations on the Manufacturing Industry: LRQA Sustainability
11:25AM – 11:45AM Innovative Global Weighing Solutions:
Avery Weigh-Tronix
11:50AM – 12:10PM Strategic Importance of Recycling and Reverse Logistics Management: BCS Recycling Specialists
12:15PM – 12:35PM Energy Management in a State of the Art Molding Facility, Not Just Energy Requirements for a Molding Machine: ARBURG Inc.
12:40PM – 1:00PM Do You Know Your Design's Carbon Footprint?:
DS SolidWorks Corp.
1:05PM – 1:25PM Quality Management Strategies That Slash Costs and Reduce Waste: InfinityQS International, Inc.
1:30PM – 1:50PM Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Engineering Managers:
NEi Software
1:55PM – 2:15PM How ERP Software Can Facilitate Green As Well As Lean:
2:20PM – 2:40PM Liquid Nitrogen Dosing:
Cryotech International, A Division of Chart Inc.

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