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

1/2 Day Workshops

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WO1: Getting Started With Robotics

Bob Rochelle, Gudel

Industrial Robots are the heart of Lean Manufacturing and are vital to the current vibrant   manufacturing economy in North America.  The “Getting Started with Robotics” presentation is an introduction to the Industrial Robotics or Flexible Automation Industry.  We will explore Robot Based Automation Systems to include how the industry functions, why to choose robot based automation, principles of system integration, general principles of robot technology, the business case for automating and calculating ROI plus the common mistakes made in Robot Integration. The attendee will learn through discussion and evaluating system photos and videos illustrating various robotic based flexible automation systems.

A20: North American Welding Codes and Standards – Structural, Pressure Vessels, and Piping

Multiple Presenters

Welding Inspector Certification Programs (CSA W178.1/2 and AWS QC1/B5.1)
Structural Welding Codes (CSA W50 and W47.1 and AWS D1)
Pressure Vessel Codes (ASME Section VIII and IX)
Process Piping Codes (ASME B31)

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

WO2: Lean Management Systems

Richard Evans, JR Lean, TWI Certified, Instructor

Learn how companies implement Lean Management Systems to foster high levels of management involvement in Lean and daily improvement. Learn how the systems were developed and launched, what they have learned and how they have evolved the systems since launch. A complete problem solving system built around Process Metrics, Daily Accountability, Leader Standard Work and an Implemented Idea (Small k) System.

Establishing process metrics, Identifying and responding to process issues, Tier Meetings (3 Levels), Leader Standard Work, Team Member Suggestion System, and Focus

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WO3: 3D Additive Business and Design Considerations for Fabricators

Carl Dekker, President, Met-L-Flo

Attendees will gain an understanding of the factors associated with embracing Additive Manufacturing. This will cover the costs of equipment, personnel, and incidentals. Also discussed will be the design considerations that make AM excel. How to effectively apply these design consideration and from concept to production can greatly help the success of the technology adoption.

WO4: Train The Trainer; Accelerating Worker Performance

John Hindman, ToolingU SME

The methodology taught in the class has been derived, inspired and modernized from best practices in OJT by Manufacturing in the World War II era. The student will learn and practice critical OJT delivery steps, such as Prepare the Learner, Explain the Operation, Practice and Consolidate. They will also learn and practice proper techniques in employee evaluation, under the guidance of best practices.

The class will also cover the necessary knowledge and skills for mentoring and creating a positive learning environment. Finally, the class will discuss best practices in standing up a Worker Qualification Program and drive home the importance of the trainer’s role in the success of a program. This workshop is grounded in theory and emphasized through practice and will develop a professional capability for this area of expertise.

A40: Fundamentals of RT, PT and VT

Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

A21: Film Interpretation Based on the International Institute of Welding Radiograph Set

Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates

Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A60: Welding Metallurgy 101

Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates


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