June 16 - 18, 2020 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)

Breakout Sessions – June 14

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

F30: Press Brake Bending and Technology


Press Brake Technology

Avneet Singh
Amada America, Inc.

With the advancement of high speed Fiber Lasers the pressure is on the bending area to keep up without expanding department size. Reduction in press brake setup time is critical to do this. The presentation will cover various technologies available for reducing setup time with emphasis on Automatic Tool Changing.


The Benefits of Panel Bending vs. Press Brake Bending

Andrew Jeffery, TRUMPF, Inc.

When it comes to the forming portion of a production line, the first machine that comes to mind is usually a press brake. This is a go-to method for bending material into the part’s final shape or form. What some manufacturers are learning is that there is another viable solution for forming parts: a folding machine. This presentation will discuss the benefits of panel bending vs. press brake bending.


Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

C30: Finishing Troubleshooting; See It, Touch It, Fix it

This unique session will highlight examples of real world causes and solutions to common (and less common) finishing defects. Each key area of the finishing process will be covered, including pretreatment, liquid and powder coating materials and liquid and powder application equipment. Attendees will learn the best ways to identify the cause of a finishing defect as it relates to the coating process, and prevent the defect from returning. Presenters will have actual samples of a variety of defects and discuss the problem-solving process on how to correct and eliminate these finishing defects.

David Schimpff, DuBois Chemicals

Tabitha McLeish, The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Diego Bertolo, SAMES KREMLIN





Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

S30: Compact In-Die Transfer Technologies

Compact in-die transfer technology is a new and emerging technology in the sheetmetal stamping industry. In this session you will learn the key elements that will help take advantage of this new technology. You will learn from the industry leader about how to apply compact in-die transfer technology to win more work, reduce costs and improve your stamping efficiencies. You will learn valuable transfer tips and tricks, see examples of the different types of compact in-die transfer tools and take away several real-world case studies.


Bob Gunst, Jacar Systems LLC


Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

A30: Basics of Stainless Steel Welding

Stainless steels are selected primarily because of their corrosion resistance, with the mechanical properties (strength, hardness, ductility) being of secondary importance. As such, it is important when welding stainless steels that the weld metal be protected from sources of contamination or oxidation. Cleanliness is essential in welding stainless steels. This session will cover the basic types of stainless steel, general welding discontinuities and defects, specific discontinuities and defects in stainless steel welds and general corrosion issues.


Richard Campbell, Bechtel Corporation

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

F40: Advancements in Plasma Cutting Technology & Automating Software

Plasma cutting Technology – Traditional and Non-traditional Areas of Advancement

A critical focus area of plasma cutting advances over the past 50 years was to improve cut quality and consistency, and extend this over the full life of the consumables. The latest advances continue and even accelerate this development, especially in the area of non-ferrous cutting. Recently this traditional area of technological advance was expanded to include greater focus on engineered system optimization and enhanced ease of use. Here, increasingly sophisticated features in the plasma power source come into play. Advances in this area provide protection to a cutting torch, facilitate optimal consumable life and enable remote multi-system monitoring. This presentation will document recent trends in these traditional and non-traditional areas of technological advances, as well as provide key underlying economic factors that help drive them.


Phil Parker, Hypertherm


Today’s Nesting Software: Why Having Your Cutting Machines Connected to Your Network Matters

Attendees of this presentation will learn about the latest trends in nesting software, with a strong focus on the importance of having nesting PC and cutting machines setup with network connectivity. This allows for use of nesting software functionality that takes advantage of direct communication from the machine CNC, or a nearby computer device. Outcomes include real-time nest / job status, the ability to update work orders on-the-fly, accurate digital material inventory, and more.


Eric Smith, Hypertherm

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