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EASTEC 2019 Presentations

Below you will find presentations from EASTEC 2019. We hope the information provided is valuable in tackling your Northeast manufacturing challenges and driving your business forward. 

Tuesday, May 14 

Inspiring Innovation and Sustainability (PDF)
Marty Guay, Vice President, Business Development, Stanley Black & Decker

Simulation Advancements in “Industry 4.0” (PDF)
Serge Viau, Sales Engineer, CGTech

How to Reduce Sheet Metal Design Risks and Production Costs (PDF)
LaShawn LeBaron, Estimating Team Lead, Protolabs

LUNCH & LEARN: Unique Tooling Solutions for Maximizing Productivity (PDF)
Jack Kohler, Applications Engineer, Greenleaf Corporation

Holistic Plastic Part Design (PDF)
Dr. Keith Hechtel, DBA, Senior Director of Business Development, Curbell Plastics, Inc.

Workpiece stabilization and non-traditional fixturing for machining, welding, and other processes (PDF)
John Zaya, Product Manager – Workholding, BIGKAISER Precision Tooling Inc.

Machine Learning Classification for Tool Life Modeling Using Production Shop-Floor Tool Wear Data (PDF)
Peng Li, Senior Principal Scientist, GE Global Research Center 

Wednesday, May 15 

Riding the Crest – Economic Outlook (PDF)
Alan Beaulieu, President and Principal, ITR Economics

Tooling Life in the Age of Regulation: Life After Chlorinated Paraffins (PDF)
Philip Deck, PhD, Senior Scientist of Global Technology, BASF/Chemetall

LUNCH & LEARN: Optimizing CNC Machine Tooling and Increasing Productivity by 10-40% (PDF)
Robbie McKee, Sales, JM Performance Products, Inc.

The Future of Robotic Welding (PDF)
Pete Rogers, Vice President of Operations, Acieta

Techniques to Effectively EDM Bi-Metal Cavities (PDF)
Robert Fothergill, EDM Applications Specialist, POCO Graphite, an Entegris Company

Fiber-Reinforced 3D Printed DLP Parts for Use in Injection Mold Tooling (PDF)
Rich Scherer, EnvisionTEC 

Thursday, May 16 

Automation for Coating Operations – Specialty Movements (PDF)
Martin Powell, Technical Systems Specialist, Carlisle Fluid Technologies

Apprenticeships in Massachusetts: Resource Support for Manufacturers (PDF)
Leslie Parady, Workforce Development Manager, MassMEP
Robin Dion, Manufacturing Consortium Manager, Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

LUNCH & LEARN: Adaptive ERP for Life Sciences & Automotive Manufacturers (PDF)
Michael Kolias, Director of Life Sciences, QAD, Inc.
Tom Roberts, VP – Automotive Business Development, QAD, Inc.

Reduce Operating Costs in Your Manufacturing Facility with Energy Efficiency (PDF)
Lauren Mattison, MS, CEM, Engineer, UMass Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy