In this session we will cover how manufacturers today are using 3D printers to rapidly produce manufacturing tools, aids, and fixtures to maximize operational efficiency. Various 3D printing technologies will be covered as is relevant to their usefulness for common manufacturing use cases. 3D printing materials will be covered to help illustrate the right material for the right job. Finally, a 3D printing success story from a Cincinnati Incorporated customer will be shared.
Many of your children already know how to use a small 3D printer. News outlets are replete with stories of how unique things have been created with them to solve problems in everyday life. But did you know that a small 3D printer can solve many common problems on the shop floor? This presentation will cover useful solutions that involve: making difficult parts on a press brake with 3D printed back gauging fingers, checking tough-to measure parts with printed go/no go fixtures, forming metal parts with 3D printed plastic tools, and using a 3D printer to mistake-proof long running jobs. The presenter will provide the background of his research and experience to this new fabricating frontier.
Why fibers can cut thick materials now
Speaker: Troy Wilson, Product Manager - CNC Table Products
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am CST
Location: Fabtech Chicago | Knowledge Bar
A discussion on Laser Automation and why the automated factory of tomorrow is here. The main topics of discussion will include: The current economic realities both domestic and international, man power availability issues in the US driving the need for automation and the major advancement in technology allowing automation to meet the requirements of the factory of tomorrow. Maximizing the revenue generated from capital equipment by running Lights out. How automating existing equipment can provide a better ROI then adding additional Laser machines.
Get a proper understanding of press brake deflection and crowning (deflection compensation is critical for anyone required to specify or operate a press brake). Unfortunately, crowning devices are among the most frequently misunderstood features used on today's press brakes. A built-in, or retrofit crowning device, when properly used, can greatly improve part accuracy and productivity. This presentation describes how and why press brakes deflect and when to anticipate the need for the machine, or the operator, to compensate for deflection to achieve good results. This presentation includes an in-depth look at common crowning systems and how to use them properly. Also presented are misconceptions regarding crowning devices and applications where deflection compensation is not required.