The Die Design and Simulation Software Experience, May 27-28, Troy, MI
—--a tour of the industry’s’ design and simulation software systems for the metalforming industry.
Sponsored by MetalForming magazine
Exhibits, presentations, reception and lodging:
2601 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
Wednesday, May 27
| 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
||Registration and Welcome Reception
Die Design Software Tour (Exhibits Open)
|5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
||Keynote Address 1: Engineering Solutions to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap
There is an increasing demand for qualified individuals to fill open jobs in manufacturing, resulting in a significant, nationwide skills gap. Reports state that there are hundreds of thousands of open jobs going unfilled in the manufacturing industry because we do not have a talent pool with the required skills. So what is the solution? This session will focus on a review of national efforts to address this challenge and a series of strategies to support the development of the current and future workforce.
Speaker: Melanie Stover, Director of Strategic Initiatives, National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
|6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Reception, Networking Event
Exhibits are open for software demonstrations
Thursday, May 28
|7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
||Registration, Software Tour (Exhibits open for software demonstrations)|
|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
||Welcome, Keynote Address 2: The Need for an Engineering Approach to Die Design
|9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
||Logopress, Accurate Die Design
Case Study: Automating Die Design to Benefit the Entire Shop
Speaker: Bill Schwartz, Tooling Engineer, Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc., Waukesha, WI
|9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
||Break—Software Tour (Exhibits open for software demonstrations)|
|11:00 – 11:45 a.m.||3D Systems Case Study
Speaker: David Lindemann, Application Engineer, 3D Systems
|11: 45 a.m. –
|ETA Case Study:
Conducting Virtual Tryouts with Forming Simulation
Speakers: Phil Pensom, Director of Engineering, Richard Tool & Die
and Jeanne He-DuBois, PhD, ETA
|12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
||Lunch (Exhibits open for software demonstrations)|
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Keynote Address 3: Die-Design Tools and Techniques for Ultra-High-Strength Steels and Aluminum in Comparison with Mild-Steel Requirements
Speaker: Kurt Wilhelm, Die-Design Consultant and Founder of Die Guidance, LLC
|2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Cheyne, owner of KMR CAM LLC
|3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
|| TST Case Study
Speaker: Mike Garvey, owner of Steeplechase Tool & Die, Lakeview, MI
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
||Software Tour (Exhibits open for software demonstrations)|