GIE Media’s Today’s Technology Center – Booth #236900 – will showcase the latest technology in the aerospace, medical, and motor vehicle industries at IMTS 2018. Visitors can get a close look at leading-edge innovations from manufacturing’s hottest markets brought to you by Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, Today’s Medical Developments, and Today’s Motor Vehicles.
ONE Aviation’s Eclipse 550 Very Light Jet boasts best-in-class performance, economics, and safety. Flying at up to 41,000ft at a max. cruise of 430mph, all while consuming only 59 gallons of fuel per hour, the Eclipse 550 is the most efficient twin-engine jet available today.
Planes are assembled using friction stir-welding, a green manufacturing process that uses a spinning tool to push two sheets of metal into each other, stirring the metals together without melting either base metal plate. ONE Aviation officials call the process faster and more rigid than heat-based welding.
The IMTS exhibit shows the aircraft’s delivery paint scheme on its left side and a revealing “X-ray view” of systems below the skin on the right. Visitors may sit in the aircraft’s cockpit and experience the cabin found on production models of this 5-passenger, twin-engine personal jet. www.oneaviation.aero
Pushing the medical industry toward growth, to support an aging population, are the latest medical tools and devices. Today’s Technology Center will display the industry’s most advanced precision instruments that underpin technology innovation in this sector. Explore the materials and tools used to optimally manufacture these medical devices and learn what elements are shifting in the medical industry to adapt to a world of connected devices. Knee, hip, and shoulder implants will be featured in addition to stents, pacemakers, defibrillators, bone screws, plates, and other durable equipment.
Miles 4 Manufacturing
Returning to IMTS for its third time is GIE Media’s Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K Run/Walk, taking place on Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. M4M, which debuted at IMTS 2014, is an excellent opportunity to get moving while benefiting manufacturing education! The recipient schools prepare young men and women for success in life-long learning and work by providing customized programs in selected career pathways based on their interests, offering programs in CNC machining, CAD, and welding, along with courses in automotive repair and computer design.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is radically reshaping two of its best-selling vehicles to meet new lightweight standards. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler updates the iconic SUV, using ultra-high-strength steel alloys for the frame and aluminum doors, rear gates, and hoods – improving fuel economy without sacrificing the Wrangler’s off-road dominance.
The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup goes down the same path – heavy use of the toughest-to-process steel on the market, coupled with some aluminum exterior components. The truck can tow and haul more while improving fuel economy. The vehicle also integrates safety systems into its design, hiding camera, Lidar, laser, and other systems, keeping sensors safe from road conditions. www.jeep.com; www.ramtrucks.com
Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) technology can determine 3D microtopography of surfaces with sub-micron resolution, suitable for highly reflective, mirror-like, and transparent materials and multi-layered structures in various metrology and inspection applications of discrete parts, assemblies, and continuous products. Imaging results are used to characterize, for example, a product’s 3D form and dimensions; surface topography, roughness, and texture; and thickness, flatness, and 3D volume. LCI sensors can simultaneously acquire 2D gray-scale (intensity) images from the scanned surface with a depth of focus that covers the sensor’s entire Z-range, up to 5.50mm.
The LCI sensor’s transmitter has a light source that emits white light, containing all visible wavelengths. A complex optical assembly separates the light into wavelengths and focuses a horizontal line of each color at a different distance from the sensor, forming a focal plane. Depending on the vertical position of the imaged surface within the plane, corresponding wavelengths from 2,048 lateral measurement points reflect back to the sensor’s receiver, and its spectral camera captures wavelength and intensity information from each point, forming related height profile and intensity lines.
When the surface moves in front of the sensor, a 3D point cloud and a 2D gray-scale image are generated line-by-line from the scanned surface. Data can be processed, analyzed, and reported with 3D surface analysis and image processing software packages.
Depending on the imaged material, surface type, and resolution requirements, three sensor models are available:
- Vertical (Z) resolution: 100nm; Z range: 1.00mm
- Vertical (Z) resolution: 0.55µm; Z range: 2.80mm
- Vertical (Z) resolution: 0.98µm; Z range: 5.50mm
Lateral resolution in measurement line direction (X) varies from 2.20µm to 8.00µm, depending on the sensor model. Y resolution depends on line spacing which also affects the maximum surface motion speed in the application. The length of the sensors’ measurement line is from 4.5mm to 16.4mm. The sensors can be integrated in off-line and real-time metrology systems as they can operate up to approximately 5,000 lines per second – capturing more than 10 million 3D surface points per second. 2D intensity image data, potentially from several layers within the scanned area, can increase this number.
Scanning an area that would take minutes with traditional 3D imaging methods, such as point confocal or interferometric technologies, can be completed within seconds with LCI.
Materials with highly reflective, mirror-like, high-contrast, and transparent surfaces can be evaluated with LCI. Surface color doesn’t affect the results and the sensor’s large numerical aperture and high tolerance for surface angle variation allows for imaging of steep mirrored slopes and glossy curved surfaces. LCI does not suffer from speckle noise, enabling surface imaging at much higher resolution than laser triangulation sensors.
Raw data produced by LCI sensors rarely needs filtering or other manipulation. Since the sensors capture 2,048 measurement points simultaneously, vibration of the imaged surface or the sensor seldom causes issues as relative point height positions within the measurement profile line remain unaffected.
Depth and shape of embossed and etched 3D features, parting line flash of molded parts, surface roughness and texture of extruded parts and continuous products, and burr in precision-stamped and micro-machined parts can be imaged with LCI in laboratory and production in real-time.
One of the first applications using the deep depth of focus tomographic LCI imaging is non-destructive inspection of completeness and integrity of heat seals in sterile medical packages.
FocalSpec LCI sensors
Bare LCI sensors can be integrated into custom systems for off-line and on-line metrology applications. The software development kit (SDK) allows integrators to control sensor functions and read 3D profile and 2D intensity data as the specific application may require. The SDK includes an application programming interface (API), drivers, and source code examples.
Monday, September 10
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
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
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
Andrew Carter, Processing
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
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
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
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IMTS 2018 Conference Day Pass – $275
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IMTS 2018 / HANNOVER MESSE USA Combo
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
9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS16 Room W192-A
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
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
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
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
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
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
9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS34 Room W192-A
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…
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
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,
11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS41 Room W192-B
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
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
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
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
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
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
Job Shop Costing and Estimating
Don Cutter, COO
Thursday, September 13
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
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
10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS55 Room W193-A
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
10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS57 Room W194-A
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
Mark Lilly, Partner
11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS60 Room W192-C
Choosing Part Optimization Strategies
Gene Granata, VERICUT Product Manager
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
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 Materials and Open Platform for Additive Manufacturing
Maria Company, Applications
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
Celos offers a solution for manufacturing in Industry 4.0. Equipped with touchscreen control and high-performance processors, it provides a user interface that can be expanded with apps and updates tailored to the user.
The current Celos version focuses on digital workflows for adaptive production planning plus integrated tool management. Celos Manufacturing allows all workflows and machining processes to be digitally mapped, controlled, and optimized based on a consistent data flow on the shop floor. Celos Factory Planning enables software-aided and central scheduling and, if rescheduling orders, takes into account available resources and capacity.
Additional products for open connectivity – intelligent IIoT connector Celos Connector and mobile assistant Celos PROtab – are in development, so machines from other manufacturers, machines in complementary technologies, and manual workstations can be integrated into the Celos network, optimizing digital workflows.
26 Celos apps are available for tooling, machine configuration, and digital interaction for intuitive, consistent solutions in integrated paperless digital production.