National Technical Conference
March 31 - April 2, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio

Program Overview

Sunday, 
March 31

 
10:00 -
11:45 a.m.
Registration
11:00 -
11:30 a.m.
First Timer Welcome
12:00 -
1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker - Technology and Teams
1:45 -
3:15 p.m.
Session Block #1       
 1. Swiss- Print Provided Technical Track
 2. Cam – Print Provided Technical Track
 3. Rotary Transfer – How to Best Utilize Rotary Transfer in Your Shop  Technical Track
 4. Keynote's Session - Embracing Technology, Empowering Teams  Leadership Development Track
3:30 -
5:00 p.m.
Session Block #2 
   1. Lightly Attended Machining
Technical / Leadership Development Tracks
   2. CNC Multi-Function – Print Provided Technical Track
   3. CNC Multi-Spindle – Print Provided Technical Track
   4. The Reality of Zero Defects Quality / Leadership Development Tracks
5:00 -
7:00 p.m.
 Meet & Greet - Networking  

Monday,
April 1

 
7:30 -
8:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast
8:45 -
10:15 a.m.
Session Block # 3   
 1. High Speed Machining Technical Track
 2. Introduction to Knowledgebase Manufacturing Technical Track
 3. From Turning to Milling – What I Wish I Knew Technical Track 
 4. Know Your Barstock Quality Track
10:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Session Block #4
 1. The Beauty of Cam Machinery Technical Track
 2. Automation Journey – At the Crossroads of Technology Technical / Leadership Development Tracks
 3. Meet the Listserve Technical / QualityTracks
   4. Talent Development at the Crossroads Leadership Development Track
12:15 -
1:30 p.m.
 Lunch & Awards
1:45 - 
3:15 p.m.
Session Block #5          
 1. A Day in the Life at the Machine Leadership Development Track 
 2. High-Volume vs Low-Volume Technical / Leadership Development Tracks 
 3. CNC Swiss Focus (Intermediate) Technical Track
 4. Best Practices Continuous Improvement (Panel) Technical / QualityTracks
 
3:30 - 
5:00 p.m.
Session Block #6           
 1. Robotics & Automation Technical / Leadership Development Tracks 
 2. Shop Math Technical Track
 3. CNC Swiss Focus (Advanced) Technical Track
 4. Best Practices Continuous Improvement (Panel Repeat) Technical / QualityTracks
5:00 -
6:00 p.m.
Reception (Cash Bar)

Tuesday,
April 2

7:00 -
8:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast
8:15 -
9:15 a.m.
Session Block #7          
 1. Don’t Be Targeted for Ransom by Ransomware Leadership Development Track
 2. The Tool Room - Make vs Buy Leadership Development / Technical Tracks
 3. Safety - What You Don’t Control Can Hurt You Leadership Development / Technical Tracks
9:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Session Block #8           
 1. Probing is Your Friend Quality Track
 2. Future of Manufacturing Leadership Development Track 
 3. ISO – What do They All Mean? Quality / Leadership Development Tracks
Conference Adjourned

 

 





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Schedule of Events


Sunday, March 31

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Registration

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Technical Member Meeting

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
First Timer Welcome

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker 

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Session Block #1

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Session Block #2

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet - Networking


Monday, April 1


7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Session Block #3


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Testimonials

"The ability to give someone something to take home to the shop and use is the key to this conference."
Rich Nast, Bracalente Manufacturing Group

"This conference is what I use for the mental recharge. The open discussion time and opportunities to further explain concepts and ideas is huge."
Ron Herrera, Erie Specialty Products

 

 
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