To be held alongside WESTEC in Los Angeles, California this seminar will focus on automation and robotics. Due to the rapidly advancing technology driven by the growing popularity of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing trends, industrial automation has experienced explosive growth in recent decades. From early relay logic, to the introduction of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and now robotics, automation has provided significant opportunities to improve most manufacturing processes.
This seminar will connect industry peers to:
- discuss current trends in industrial robotics and factory automation
- explore lessons learned from manufacturers
- highlight new industries and business models fueled by robotics and automation
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the future of manufacturing where streamlined and interactive production will encourage competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Check-In & Continental Breakfast (8AM)
Greeting & Opening Remarks
Augmented Reality for Manufacturing Applications
George N. Bullen, FSME, CPIM, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Adaptive Control for Aerospace Machining Technologies Guiding the Future of Robotics for Aerospace Manufacturing Applications
Rob Caron, PE, President, Caron Engineering Inc.
Aerospace machining often involves machining very difficult materials such as titanium and Inconel. Tools break down quickly and the correct feeds and speeds are challenging to determine. The most effective technique is doing real time federate adjustment using adaptive control algorithms based on the measure cutting power and adjusting federate to maintain a constant load.
Matt Robinson, Program Manger, Robotics & Automation, Southwest Research Institute
Industrial robots, both stationary and mobile, have been used in manufacturing applications for decades and are most often employed based on requirements for dedicated and repetitive manufacturing operations. Industrial robot capabilities have continued to advance in areas such as payload, accuracy and speed. Looking to the near-future, the use of robots must also transition to operate in more dynamic environments with higher-mix lower-volume production. A variety of affordable technologies are emerging and blending to bridge the gap between the traditional use of industrial robotics and the future where robots react to consumer-driven customized product demands. This presentation will describe some of the new technical advances, new capabilities for industrial robots. Additionally, the presenter will provide some examples of internal and industry sponsored research efforts that are providing robots with greater intelligence and more flexibility for production applications.
Technologies Guiding the Future of Robotics for Aerospace Manufacturing Applications
Shaping Automation and Smart Quality for Aerospace Applications
Don Manfredi, Integration Solutions Business Unit, Development Lead, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
With rising aerospace backlogs and ever-changing customer demand, Aerospace companies are reshaping their processes for greater automation and Smart Quality in manufacturing. During this presentation, manufacturers will learn from an automation viewpoint how to leverage flexible measurement technologies to validate processes and enable data-driven decision-making throughout the product lifecycle. Metrology and automation will be explored in terms of driving continuous improvement in every stage of the manufacturing process. The laser tracker, a long time productivity tool used by Aerospace, is now being applied to a myriad of applications from aiming machine vision sensors to tracker-guided robotic drills in an automated aerospace assembly. Laser tracker technology is also being combined with powerful scanning hardware and software to create accurate measurement systems for installation on the aerospace plant floor or into an automation cell.
CNC Root Accuracy Enhancements
Roger Hart, R&D Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
The integration of machine tools and robots for handling and machining tasks controlled by a CNC is rising significantly. More frequently CNC operators program and operate a robot in the same way as a tool machine. The biggest challenge for robot vendors, system integrators and end users is the question “How accurate can a special workpiece be machined by a robot”.
Universal Metrology Automation
Rohit Khanna, BSE, MBA, President, 3D Infotech
Automation is a mega-trend that most organizations are adopting quickly. An area that is often neglected is metrology, for quality control of manufactured components. This presentation will review all the factors and options in implementing a universal metrology automation system.
Process Modeling: Understanding the Differences in Machining Composites vs. Metal
Dr. Peter Mueller-Hummel, Business Development Manager, MAPAL Dr. Kress KG, Aerospace & Composites
This presentation will characterize the special features of machining composites in comparison to machining metal. Simplified theoretic models will demonstrate how CFRP should be machined without delamination, burn marks and cutting tool breakages. Different strategies can be chosen depending on the material removal rate. Based on this analytical approach, how a drill should be designed to avoid the entrance, inner and exit delamination will be discussed. While entrance and exit delamination is well understood, the delamination inside the bore will be the focus. The appearance and the avoidance of the so called “Volcano Effect” and the reason why holes in composite becomes smaller after a couple of days will be explained. The comparison between 4 different cutting tool technologies will prove and give a better understanding how to use this theoretical approach.
Multi-Sensor Drop-In Upgrades to Automated Metrology
Paul Oberle, BS ME, Director of Business Development, 3D Infotech
Multi-sensor automated metrology is a simple 30 minute upgrade in many cases. Universal Metrology Automation continues to grow as leading manufacturers as well as their supply chain appreciate the increase in productivity and reduced scrap rate yielding greater profit margins. We will discuss practical approaches to simplify in-line inspection.
|Pricing||SME Members||Non-Members||Academia Government/Military*
(15% discount as shown below)
Member / Non-Member
(50% discount as shown below)
Member / Non-Member
|Seminar||$595||$695||$505.75 / $590.75||$297.50 / $347.50|
*Academic, Military & Government Pricing: To qualify for the reduced rate you must submit a letter on appropriate military/government letterhead signed by your Commanding Officer or supervisor to the SME Registrar. Educators may submit either a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming status or a class schedule inclusive of the institution/year/instructor.
**Full-Time Students: To qualify for student rates, submit a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming full-time student status or provide a copy of your student I.D. to the SME Registrar.
Interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event? Contact Nancy Totten, at 313.425.3156 or email@example.com.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015