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Register Now for LAM Conference

Monday, December 18, 2017
Registration is now open for the Laser Institute of America’s Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference, March 27-28, at the Schaumburg (IL) Convention Center. The event features presentations by researchers and industry experts on when, where, and how to use laser additive manufacturing, as well as exhibitors of additive-manufacturing products. Come and learn about all things additive—from design, materials, modelling, manufacturing to applications. For details and early-bird registration, visit

Webinar Shines Light on Welding-Process Modelling

Friday, December 15, 2017
Engineers and product designers tasked with developing and optimizing resistance-welding processes will want to attend this 45-min. webinar, scheduled for 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 19, presenting new welding-process finite-element-analysis (FEA) modeling software. Promising to reduce the time from CAD to welding-simulation results by 50 to 90 percent, the software automates the modeling of clamps, fixtures, bearing pads and more. Register here.

Industry Movers & Shakers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Wagner Companies, a manufacturer and global supplier of architectural railing systems and custom metal products for industrial applications, announced the hiring of Michael Dover as the company’s new president. Dover, assumes the position previously held by Rick Kettler, who retired after an 18-year career with the company and a nine-year tenure as president. Bob Wagner remains in the role of chief executive officer (CEO).

Dover brings 26 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience to the company. For the last 10 years, he served as president of Scan-Pac Manufacturing, a producer of industrial friction products targeting the drilling, mining, agricultural and transportation industries. Previously he worked at Precision Industries Corporation, where he served in various leadership and management positions for more than a decade. He has developed, implemented and maintained innovative procedures to drive company growth, aid the supply-chain, and identify strategies for sustained improvement.

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