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SCHEDULE

 

MANUFACTURING TRACK

 

 

Tuesday, April 9

7:30 am – 12:30 pm

TOUR

Honda Automotive Manufacturing Plant

 

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

TOUR

Kamtek Inc.

 

1:00 – 4:00 pm

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

ASME B.16.34 (Beyond 101)

 

4:00 – 6:00 pm

DEMONSTRATION

Mobile Technology Lab

 

Wednesday, April 10

7:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 am

Welcome

 

8:15 – 9:00 am

JOINT SESSION KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Cybersecurity in the Industrial Sector (all attendees)

 

9:00 am

Exhibit Set-up

 

9:00 – 9:45 am

MANUFACTURING

Tariffs, Trade Issues and the Valve Industry (with Case Studies)

 

9:45 – 10:00 am

Morning Coffee Break

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

MANUFACTURING

Tariffs, Trade Issues and the Valve industry (cont)

 

10:45 – 11:30 am

MANUFACTURING

Panel Discussion on Tariffs

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch/Exhibits Open/Mobile Technology Lab Open

 

1:00 – 1:45 pm

MANUFACTURING

Digital Transformation & Predictive Analytics for Valve Manufacturers

 

1:45 – 2:30 pm

MANUFACTURING

The Future Factory Floor: How to Train Your Workforce

 

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Afternoon Break/Exhibits Open

 

3:15 – 4:00 pm

MANUFACTURING

Case Studies: Organizations Embracing Future Technologies

 

4:00 – 4:45 pm

MANUFACTURING

Using Robotics for Improved Productivity and Safety in Manufacturing

 

4:45 – 5:30 pm

MANUFACTURING

Panel Discussion

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors (all attendees)

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit Breakdown

 

Thursday, April 11

 7:30 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 – 8:45 am

JOINT EDUCATION (Tech & Mfg)

The Future of Industrial Manufacturing

 

8:45 – 9:30 am

JOINT EDUCATION (Tech & Mfg)

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

 

9:30 – 9:45 am

Morning Break

 

9:45 – 10:30 am

JOINT EDUCATION (Tech & Mfg)

Current State of 3D Sand Printing

 

10:30 – 11:15 am

JOINT EDUCATION (Tech & Mfg)

Additive Manufacturing of Components

 

11:15 – Noon

JOINT EDUCATION (Tech & Mfg)

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Panel Discussion

 

Noon

JOINT EDUCATION (Tech & Mfg)

Adjourns

 

 

 

 

APRIL 9-11, 2019

DOUBLETREE HOTEL PERIMETER PARK BIRMINGHAM, AL


Valve Industry Knowledge Forum

 

Manufacturing track

 

About the Program

Attendees to the Manufacturing track at the Valve Industry Knowledge Forum can look forward to hearing from industry experts on issues of concern to valves manufacturers. This year’s Manufacturing track focuses on the use of technology on the manufacturing floor and how to prepare your workforce to stay ahead of the technology curve, as well as, how the new tariffs and trade agreements will affect you and your company. Tours, Pre-conference workshops, demonstrations, and the exhibit program along with ample networking opportunities will round out the Manufacturing track education for attendees.

 

Tours, Pre-conference workshops, demonstrations, and the exhibit program along with ample networking opportunities will round out the Marketing & Management track education for attendees.

 

Who Should Attend?

The subject matter presented in the Manufacturing track is specifically developed for those who work or supervise the production and assembly process in their companies.

 

Wednesday, April 10

  • Tariffs, Trade Issues and the Valve Industry, Eric McClafferty, Kelley, Drye & Warren will discuss what’s happening with trade and tariffs. What is the status of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum and the 10’s of thousands of exclusion requests that have been submitted? What exactly is going on with the separate China Section 301 tariffs? What about overseas retaliation against U.S. trade moves? Will the new NAFTA and other trade agreements that are on the table make life easier or harder for the industry? He will also touch on export control and sanctions issues, particularly sanctions on Russia and Venezuela, where lots of companies sell. This presentation will be a practical discussion of how trade issues affect day-to-day life in the valve industry and discuss what your company can do within the rules to adapt.
  • Digital Transformation and Predictive AnalysisMohamed Abuali, CEO of loT CO, LLC and Edzel Lapira, president and CEO of Predictronics, Inc., will provide a comprehensive understanding of the digital transformation of industry and the Industrial Internet of Things as well as how they are being used in the valve world.
  • The Future Factory Floor: What are Organizations Doing to Embrace and Use Future Technologies?Kristi Bain, Assistant Director of Training, AIDT. This presentation will discuss the technologies that will be present on the future factory floor. This includes robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), vision technology, the internet of things, and additive manufacturing. The presentation will also explore what gaps may be present between the current capabilities of the workforce, and what knowledge is required to use these technologies. Case studies will be presented that illustrate what other organizations and AIDT are doing to prepare their workforce to embrace and use these technologies of the future.
  • Using Robots to Improve Productivity and Operator Safety in Valve ManufacturingTom Moylan, Regional Automation Manager for Acieta, will present why valve manufacturers see great benefits by moving to robotic automation, including better safety, improved accuracy, increased productivity and less downtime. Upgrading production lines to robotic automation helps valve manufacturers streamline productivity and address worker safety and labor shortages. Mr. Moylan will provide details on how to choose the right robotics integrator, and real-world details about a major valve company in the U.S. using robotic cells to handle heavy parts.

 

Thursday, April 11

On the last day of the conference, a joint session is planned for the Technical and Manufacturing educational tracks. The joint session will feature topics pertaining to the future of industrial manufacturing, 3D sand printing, and hybrid additive manufacturing.

  • The Future of Industrial Manufacturing, Nick Sondej, Senior Applications Engineer with Markforged will address how 3D printing is having a huge impact on factories today; how it has changed and where it’s headed. This presentation will show attendees how 3D Printing is changing manufacturing and helping manufacturers around the world get to market faster and become more competitive.
  • Hybrid-Additive Manufacturing: Role of Mechanical Design and Traditional Manufacturing Processes in the Adoption of Metal AM, Guha Manogharan, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, The focus of this talk will be on two unique hybrid AM approaches: (1) How will a universal direct metal AM hybrid approach accelerate the adoption of AM? and (2) How should mechanical design methodologies and casting-hydrodynamics evolve to integrate casting processes through indirect metal AM? The former challenge can be answered by combining AM with traditional manufacturing processes without significant modification to existing CNC machine configuration and by integrating advanced DDM tools such as non-contact metrology and in-process tool-path generation. The latter challenge can be solved by re-thinking fundamentals of casting-hydrodynamics with freeform design approaches using 3D Sand-Printing.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF MANUFACTURING TRACK TOPICS. PLEASE SEE PROGRAM FOR A COMPLETE LISTING.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS

Attendees to the 2019 VMA Valve Industry Knowledge Forum will receive a certificate for twelve (12) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending the Knowledge Forum. Additional hours will be given to those who attend the pre-conference workshop on April 9.

 

Questions?

 

For questions on the Manufacturing track content or on registering for the event please email mmaloneblevins@vma.org, Meetings Manager, or call 202-331-8105 ext. 310.

 

 

 

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