Conference Schedule

Monday, September 10

8:30 - 9:55 a.m. - REGISTRATION 

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS01 Room W192-A
United Grinding North America Inc.
Advanced Grinding Takes Aerospace Parts to New Heights
Larry Marchand, VP Profile Group-UGMA

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS02 Room W192-B
Proto Labs Inc.
Adopting On-Demand Manufacturing Models to Drive Supply Chain Efficiencies, Minimize Risks
and Reduce Costs
Rob Bodor, VP & GM of the Americas

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS03 Room W192-C
Heidenhain Corp.
Efficient Manufacturing Down to a Lot Size of 1
Dr. Jens Kummetz, Head of Marketing and Product Management Controls

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS04 Room W193-A
Lasermet Inc.
How to use Active Laser Guarding Systems in High Power Laser Processes
Paul Tozer, Managing Director

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS05 Room W193-B
Tebis America Inc.
Process Innovation – General Cutting; Plant Operations – Training/Workforce
Mark Cadogan, Vice President of Sales

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS06 Room W194-A
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
Metal Additive Manufacturing Myths: The Tuth About Powder Reuse and Its Effect on Mechanical Properties
Andrew Carter, Processing and Manufacturing Engineer

12:00 - 1:10 p.m. - LUNCH BREAK 

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Quality- IMTS07 Room W192-A
Mitutoyo America Corp.
Reducing Calibration Risks in Your Measuring Systems: Leveraging Standards and Training
Dr. James Salsbury, General Manager of Corporate Metrology

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS08 Room W192-B

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations- IMTS09 Room W192-C
Seco Tools LLC
Achieve Full Process Optimization
Bob Goulding, Manager MTB Business Development
Tom Funke, CET Manager

2:15 - 3:10 - Alternative- IMTS10 Room W193-A
Carbon Inc.
Opening Up Design Freedom and Mass Customization Through 3D-Printed Lattices
Phil DeSimone, VP of Business Development

2:15 - 3:10 - Plant Operations - IMTS11 Room W193-B
Latest Changes in Government Regulations Affecting Solvent Used in Parts Cleaning
Joe McChesney, Global Products, Line Manager – Solvents

2:15 - 3:10 - Systems Integration - IMTS12 Room W194-A
Methods Machine Tools Inc.
The Beginner’s Guide to IIoT/Industry 4.0
John Lucier, National Automation Manager

3:15 - 4:10 - Alternative - IMTS13 Room W192-A
Omax Corp.
Waterjet Integration into a Machine Shop
Dan DeWaal, Machine Shop Supervisor

3:15 - 4:10 - Plant Operations - IMTS14 Room W192-B
Cold Jet LLC
Reducing Waste with Non-Destructive Environmentally Sustainable Dry Ice Cleaning
Tyson H. Marlowe, VP Global Training & Development

3:15 - 4:10 - Systems Integration - IMTS15 Room W192-C
The Path to Smarter Manufacturing Through Connectivity on the Shop Floor
Swen Niebann, Business Line Manager

*Speakers, topics, times, and rooms are all subject to change.

IMTS Conference Pricing |

IMTS 2018 Conference Day Pass – $275
Includes access to the IMTS 2018 Conference for the day selected
Incudes a lunch voucher for the one day of conference sessions selected
Includes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six days

IMTS 2018 Full Conference – $475
Includes access to all four days of the IMTS 2018 Conference
Incudes a lunch voucher all four days
Includes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six days

Discount Package – $675
Includes access to the IMTS exhibit floor for all 6 show days
Includes access to all 4 days of the IMTS 2018 Conference (Sept. 10-13)
Includes access to the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 13)
Includes access to the Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 11)
Includes access to the OPC Foundation Conference (Sept. 13)
Includes a lunch voucher for all four conference days (Sept. 10 - 13)

Tuesday, September 11

8:30 - 9:55 a.m. - REGISTRATION 

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS16 Room W192-A
TDM Systems
Tool Lifecycle Management 4.0 – In Line with Industry 4.0 Using Integrated Tool Data Management Solutions
Robert Auer, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific, Global Partner Sales

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS17 Room W192-B
Fanuc America Corp.
5-Axis Machining – Some Best Practices
Longxiang Yang, Project Manager

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS18 Room W192-C
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Achieving Lean Manufacturing through Reuse and Recovery of High-Value Metallic Wastes and Academic Partnerships
Brajendra Mishra, Mechanical Engineering


10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Alternative- IMTS19 Room W193-A
AM Is Not Just for Rapid Prototyping Any More
Dr. Greg Hyatt, Sr. VP and CTO

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS20 Room W193-B
DP Technology Corp.
Automation: The Missing Link to Productivity in Part Programming
Don Davies, Vice President

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS21 Room W194-A
Fagor Automation
Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) Technological Advancements within Ultra Sonic Milling, Friction Stir-Welding, and 3D printing markets
Harsh Bibra, General Manager
Ed Hilligrass, EVP & CSO, 

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS22 Room W192-A
Komet of America Inc.
Digital Productivity Solutions
Mark Blosser, Executive Director of Technology and Solutions

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS23 Room W192-B
Starrett Kinemetric Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of The L.S. Starrett Co.
How “Walk-Up Metrology” Offers QC Versatility from Manual One-Feature Measurements to Semi-Automated Multi-Dimensional Testing
Mark G. Arenal, General Manager

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS24 Room W192-C
Improving Your Spindle Up-Time with the Right Workholding
Michael Gaunce, Group Product Manager – Stationary Workholding

12:00 - 1:10 p.m. - LUNCH BREAK 

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS25 Room W193-A
Mastercam / CNC Software Inc.
Smart Manufacturing: Empowering Small-to-Medium Manufacturers with the Tools to Compete
Stas Mylek, Senior Product Marketing

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS26 Room W193-B
Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
The Blue Arc Metal Removal Process Update: A Case Study in the Benefits of Vendor Collaboration
Robb Hudson, CEO

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS27 Room W194-A
Tying It All Together: The Crucial Impact of Traceability in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Dave Sweet, President

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS28 Room W192-A
Sunnen Products Co.
Innovations in Precision Bore Finishing: How Advancements in Honing and Lapping Take Today’s Bore Tolerances to New Levels
Dennis Westhoff, Business Development Manager

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS29 Room W192-B
Stratasys Ltd.
Revolutionizing Production of High Performance, Hybrid Composite Structures with Stratasys Additive Manufacturing
Tim Schniepp, Composites Program Leader

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS30 Room W192-C
Manufacturing as Code (MaC): An Innovative Approach to Agile Manufacturing
Corey Stefanczak, Solution Architect

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS31 Room W193-A
Okuma America Corp.
Technology Integration and its Profound Impact for Manufacturers
Greg Feix, Vice President & General Manager, Gosiger Automation
Wade Anderson, Product Specialist Sales Manager

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS32 Room W193-B
SLM Solutions N.A.
Process Monitoring and Control in Metal 3D Printing: How to Tame the Tiger
Richard Grylls, Ph.D., Technical Director
3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS33 Room W194-A
EOS North America
Selective Laser Sintering: Additive Manufacturing with Polymers is Closer Than You Think
Donnie Vanelli, Chief Operating Officer


Wednesday, September 12

8:00 - 8:55 a.m. - REGISTRATION 

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS34 Room W192-A
Fastems LLC
Agile Manufacturing – How to Produce a Lot Size of One Economically?
Tomas Hedenborg, CEO

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS35 Room W192-B
Keyence Corp. of America
Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Fringe Pattern…Oh My…An Introduction to the Terminology and Technology that will Drive Quality Manufacturing Into the Next Decade 
Rob Ortiz, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, Quality and Metrology Systems

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS36 Room W192-C
Siemens Industry Inc.
Digitalization in Machine Tool Manufacturing – You’re Closer Than You May Think
Ramona Schindler, Business Development Manager, Digitalization

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS37 Room W193-A
Machinery Finance Resources LLC
Grow Your Company While Conserving Cash 
Huong Do, Vice President of Business Development

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS38 Room W193-B
Norton | Saint-Gobain
High Performance Grinding (HPG) of Nickel-based Superalloys
Dr. K. Phillip Varghese, Group Leader, Advanced Application Engineering

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS39 Room W194-A
Iscar Metals USA
Ongoing Improvement with Indexable Drill Head Technology & Productivity Impact
Patrick Cline, National Product Manager – Drilling

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS40 Room W192-A
Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Enabling Yield Improvement in 3D Printing Process Chain
Dr. Marcin B. Bauza, Head of Additive Manufacturing Process & Control, Director New Technology & Innovation 

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS41 Room W192-B
Index Corp.
Cost Justification
Tom Clark, President & CEO

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS42 Room W192-C
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
7DoF Machine Control Drive Automation in Groundbreaking Projects
Joel Martin, Product Manager - Laser Tracker Product Line

12:00 - 1:10 p.m. - LUNCH BREAK 

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Quality - IMTS43 Room W193-A
Optical Gaging Products Inc.
Industry 4.0 and Model-Based Enterprise for Quality Assurance –  Inspection Efficiencies,  Design Inputs, and Manufacturing Outputs
Tom Groff, Vice President of Sales

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS44 Room W193-B
Gravograph & Technifor
Latest Innovations in Laser Marking
Toch UK, Senior Technical Customization Manager
John Beutell, Sr. Traceability Applications Manager, Brands of Gravotech

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS45 Room W194-A
Mazak Corp.
Machine Performance and Value Hang in the Balance
Chuck Birkle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS46 Room W192-A
Unist Inc.
Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL)—Benefits and Lessons Learned for Production Implementation
Tim Walker, Senior Vice President, Unist Inc.
David Stephenson, Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Co.,
Ethan Hughey, Machining Lab Test Engineer, Ford Motor Co.

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS47 Room W192-B
Kennametal Inc.
Achieving Maximum Productivity by Addressing the Weakest Link – Your Connection Plant Operations
Jay Verellen, Director, Global Product Management

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Tooling Systems - IMTS48 Room W192-C
Transform Traditional Manufacturing to Manufacturing-as-a-Service
William Sobel, Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, Chief Technology Officer

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS49 Room W193-A
Sandvik Coromant
The Connected Machine Shop: Building the Digital Thread
Magnus Ekbäck, Vice President Strategy and Business Development

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Quality - IMTS50  Room W193-B
QC Training Services Inc.
Standards Framework – What is the Right Approach to be Effective?
Anish Shah, General Manager

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS51 Room W194-A
MIE Solutions
Job Shop Costing and Estimating
Don Cutter, COO


Thursday, September 13

8:00 - 8:55 a.m. - REGISTRATION 

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS52 Room W192-A
3D Systems Inc.
Delivering Efficiencies in Certified 3D Printed Aerospace Parts
Jim Davidson, Operations Manager
Leslie Peters, President & CEO, Metro Aerospace

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS53 Room W192-B
Hardinge Inc.
Turning to New Heights
Bill Clark, Application Lead – Super-Precision

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS54 Room W192-C
Spring Technologies Inc.
How Automation & Optimization Software Can Maximize Shop Floor Capabilities
Silvere Proisy, U.S. General Manager


10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS55 Room W193-A
ShapeGrabber Inc.
Using 3D Optical Scan Data to Enhance 3D Printing Capabilities
David O’Connor, Manager, Applications Engineering Group

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS56 Room W193-B
Universal Robots USA Inc.
Industry 5.0 – The “Human Touch” Revolution
Esben Østergaard, CTO and Co-Founder

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS57 Room W194-A
Renishaw Inc.
Maximizing Manufacturing Productivity in the Information Age
Dan Skulan, General Manager Industrial Metrology Group

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS58 Room W192-A
4D Technology Corp.
3-Dimensional Shop Floor Measurements to Improve Yield
Dr. Erik Novak, Director of Business Development

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS59 Room W192-B
Protected Flow Manufacturing
A Paradigm Shift in Shop Floor Scheduling: Can LEAN/TOC Principles Make Finite Capacity Scheduling Simpler 
and More Effective?
Mark Lilly, Partner and Director of Sales and Marketing

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS60 Room W192-C
Choosing Part Optimization Strategies
Gene Granata, VERICUT Product Manager

12:00 - 1:10 p.m. - LUNCH BREAK 

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS61 Room W193-A
Kitagawa Northtech Inc.
Light Weight Engineering in Workholding
Naga Sai Chakravarthy, Mechanical Engineer

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS62 Room W193-B
Masa Tool Inc.
Modern Workholding Strategies for Swiss-type Machining
Matt Saccomanno, Co-Founder

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS63 Room W194-A
Open Mind Technologies Inc.
How Virtual Machining CAM Technology Solution Improves Manufacturing Workflow
Peter Brambs, Director of Product Innovation


2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS64 Room W192-A
Desktop Metal Inc.
Redefining the Future of Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing
Jonah Myerberg, Chief Technology Officer

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS65 Room W192-B
GCH Machinery
Seven Ways to Boost Your Grinder’s Production
Brian Dechene, Technical Development Director

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS66 Room W192-C
ICAM Technologies Corp.
Smart Manufacturing & Changing Global Supply Chains
Jean-Nicholas Ruby, Vice President of Technical Marketing & Services

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS67 Room W193-A
HP Inc. 
HP Materials and Open Platform for Additive Manufacturing 
Maria Company, Applications and Marketing Director 3D printing

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS68 Room W193-B
Kuka Robotics Corp.
The Next Step: Taking 3D Printing from Prototyping to the Production Floor
Joe Gemma, Chief Regional Officer
Ramon Pastor, HP Inc., Vice-president & General Manager, HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion Business

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS69 Room W194-A
Rush Machinery Inc.
Trueing of Diamond Grinding Wheels
Rob Robbins, Sales Manager
Jeffrey Badger, Ph.D, The Grinding Doc
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