June 12-14, 2018 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)

Breakout Sessions – June 12

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

F10: Best Practices for Operating Efficiency and Safety for Coil Processing (B)

Best, Safe Practices and Operating Efficiency for Slit Coils

Michael Baach, Philpott Rubber Co.

With safety as their primary concern, steel stamping and fabrication operators regularly look for new ways to improve operational efficiencies for slit coil handling, storage, and movement. Working closely and listening to operators in this field and, more specifically, production floor personnel, several solutions for placing multiple slit coils in machine-ready orientation at workstations have now been designed, tested, and are being employed throughout the industry. This presentation will discuss safety and operational efficiency as well as several slit coil rack designs and implementation case studies. A utilization of these solutions have met end users’ specific requirements for internal transport, staging, and safe slit-coil field storage.


Leveling and Deburring: Modern Metal Processing

Nicholas Miller, ARKU Coil Systems

This session will continue with the operational efficiency and safety of leveling and deburring technologies. Today’s manufacturing environment increasingly demands flatter parts with reduced internal stresses. Accordingly, this presentation aims to address these challenges and provide solutions for various industries and applications as well as cover safety guidelines. Additionally, deburring needs and applications will be discussed, specifically the quality and safety improvements, which can be achieved. Ultimately, the aim is to offer solutions to improve customer products and expectations by improving your processes.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

C10: Ultimate Powder Coating

This session will show all the details required to create the optimal powder coating process from start to finish. It will also go into the six (6) root causes to avoid that can and typically will lead to a powder coating failure. No matter your experience level, these two sections combined will assure the attendee leaves with all the elements needed to create and maintain the ULTI MATE powder coating operation.

Suresh Patel, Chemetall

Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons, LLC

Steve Houston, Independant

Chris Merritt, Gema USA Inc.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

S10: Machine Safeguarding Overview

“Safeguarding for Metalworking Machines” will be the primary focus (guards, devices, distance, location, and opening) all from ANSI B11.19. This will include point-of-operation and perimeter guards with electrical interlocks, infra-red light curtains, area laser scanners, press brake laser devices (AOPDs), two-hand controls, awareness barriers, chuck shields for lathes, chip/coolant shields for mills and drills, NFPA 79. The electrical standard for industrial machines will include main power disconnects, motor starters and emergency stops. Basic principles for risk assessment also will be discussed.


Roger Harrison, Rockford Systems LLC

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

F11: Laser Metal Technology for Fabricators

  Laser Joining Advancements | Tom Graham, Abicor Binzel US / Canada
This presentation will discuss the concept behind the function of this process along with various means of process control through the usage of pyrometers (heat sensors), scanning technology, and adaptive controls. It will look to address means which help ensure material temperatures are kept constant both in thick and thin sections and how to keep fine details and edges such that they retain the same geometric shape (sharp edges, contours) after processing.


  Fiber Laser Technology & Advancements | Jason Hillenbrand, Amada
The presentation will be on the current trends in Fiber laser technology, including punch press combination and how these developments affect productivity in manufacturing. OEM’s and job shops will experience not only increased productivity and reduced costs, but they will also gain the capabilities to offer new services or take on work that they may never have been able to profitably do before. Additional topics may include the rapid advancement in available power and how best to choose the right technology for your production environment.


  Laser Welding in Sheet Metal Fabrication | Manpreet Singh, TRUMPF Inc.
In his presentation Mr. Singh will address the types of Industries utilizing laser welding and the importance of suitable part design for laser welding. He will focus on discussing the advantages of the strength of laser welded joints and potential cost savings over traditional welding processes. Finally, he will address why TRUMPF provides a superior laser welding solution.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

S11: Deep Draw Tooling Technology

One of the most complex metal forming operations is the deep drawing process. In most sheet metal forming operations the finished part is produced by stretching or squeezing the metal into the desired shape. In deep drawing, the objective is to force metal to flow into a cavity to produce a part with minimal stretching and thinning of the material. This presentation examines the fundamental principles for designing successful deep drawing processes.


Peter Ulintz, Precision Metalforming Association


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

A11: Welding for Profitability or Welding Economics

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the fundamental knowledge of welding variables and consumables to increase quality and minimize the manufacturing costs associated with welding as well as a technique for pricing products that yields the appropriate level of profit based on risk. Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to:

• Introduction to the income statements
• Costing based on joint design.
• Process comparisons and associated consumables
• Identifying welding variables & low hanging fruit in welding
• Variables outside of welding that affect profit and production.
• Using Weld Cost Express as a production tool.


Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates

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