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

1/2 Day Workshops

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

W1: Getting Started With Robotics

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.


Presented by: Bob Rochelle, Gudel

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

W2: North American Welding Codes and Standards – Structural, Pressure Vessels, and Piping

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)

Presented by:

Rich Campbell, Bechtel

Craig Martin, CWB Group

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

W3: Lean Management Systems

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.

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


Presented by: Richard Evans, JR Lean, TWI Certified, Instructor


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

W4: 3D Additive Business and Design Considerations for Fabricators

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.

Carl Dekker, Met-L-Flo

Vesna Cota, Tyco Electronics Canada

Mihaela Vlasea, University of Waterloo






Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

W5: Train The Trainer; Accelerating Worker Performance

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.


Presented by: Duane Hebert , ToolingU-SME


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

W6: Fundamentals of RT, PT and VT

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the fundamental knowledge of radiography and of penetrant testing required by Inspectors, quality assurance, and test personnel to enable them to ascertain that the proper test technique, or combination of techniques, is being used to assure the quality of the finished product; interpret, evaluate, and make a sound decision as to the results of PT and RT testing.

PT Topics covered include:

• Introduction and testing philosophy.
• Liquid penetrant testing principles with description of procedures, applications, and capabilities.
• Equipment and materials.
• Testing techniques including selection of penetrant materials and processes.
• Interpretation of test results with description of indications and their characteristics.
• Quality control of penetrant materials.

RT Topics covered include:

• Introduction and testing philosophy.
• Radiographic principles, description of X rays and gamma rays.
• Radiographic equipment, industrial X-ray and gamma ray equipment, gamma-ray sources, and equipment description.
• Radiographic film, characteristics of film, film processing, and required equipment.
• Safety considerations, X ray, gamma ray, and electrical.

VT topics covered include:

• Introduction and testing philosophy.
• Fundamentals of VT before, during and after welding.
• Why use certified inspectors.
• Required criteria for visual inspectors.


Presented by: Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

W7: Film Interpretation Based on the International Institute of Welding Radiograph Set

Introduction to film interpretation will provide participants the opportunity to receive a base line experience in the viewing of radiographs and the aspects of the evaluation that reveal critical flaws.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the fundamental knowledge of
• Image types / and radiation orientation.
• Criteria for interpretation.
• Radiographic Technique.
• Interpretation of radiographs.


Presented by: Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates


Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

W8: Welding Metallurgy 101

Welding metallurgy will focus primarily on ferrous materials with the associated changes that occur upon heating and upon cooling as a result of welding. To a lesser extent the nonferrous properties and metallurgy of aluminum, titanium and magnesium will also be addressed.


Presented by: Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates




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