May 8-10, 2018 | Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford, CT

Mfg4 2016 Presentations

Thank you for joining us at Mfg4 2016! As a special thank you, we are including all presentations that were provided to us for your reference. The presentation links are below.

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Mfg4 2018 returns May 8 – 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Reserve your exhibit space and check back often for new developments!


Day One: Tuesday, May 3

Keynote Presentation: GE’s 21st Century Brilliant Factories
Presented by GE Global Research
Speaker: Stephan Biller, Chief Manufacturing Scientist, GE Global Research

Smart Manufacturing and the Connected Enterprise
Presented by Plex Systems
Speaker: David Morfas, Director of Product Marketing, Plex Systems

Lunch & Learn: The Benefits of Reduced Energy Consumption in Manufacturing
Presented by Eversource/EnergizeCT

Electroplated Selective Laser Sintered Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) – A High Temperature, High Strength Metal Coated Composite
Speakers: Sean Wise, President, RePliForm Inc. and Larry Varholak, P.E., General Manager, Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.

Meet & Greet: Finding Your Future Workforce
Speaker: Rodney Grover, Senior Development Officer, SME Education Foundation

Using Additive Manufacturing Techniques to Shorten the Development of Point of Care Diagnostic Products
Speaker: Leanna Levine, PhD, President and Stefano Begolo, PhD, ALine, Inc.

Is Automation Right for Your Company?
Speaker: Craig Salvalaggio, Vice President of Engineering & Director of General Industries, Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Designing for the DMLS Process
Speaker: Jonathan Bissmeyer, Senior Quality Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, Proto Labs

Brew & View: Next Generation Robotic Solutions Applied to Common Assembly Applications
Presented by: SMAC Moving Coil Actuators
Speaker: Steven Curtiss, Eastern Divisional Sales & Service Manager, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators

Characteristics of New Hybrid Additive & Subtractive Machine Tool Technology
Speaker: Robb Hudson, Vice President, Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc.

Day Two: Wednesday, May 4

Keynote Presentation: Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing for Orthopaedic Devices
Presented by: Stryker Orthopaedics
Speaker: Gene Kulesha, Senior Director, Platform Technology Engineering, Research and Development, Stryker Orthopaedics

Increasing Innovation: How Creative Workforce Solutions Can Benefit Your Business Now
Presented by: Kelly Services
Speaker: Joseph Lampinen, Director of Engineering Center of Excellence, Kelly Services

Lunch & Learn: Automated Manufacturing Matters
Presented by: Makino
Speaker: Mark Rentschler, Director of Marketing, Makino

Metal Additive Technology 101: Technology Choices and Applications
Speaker: Jeffrey Crandall, Additive Manufacturing Research & Applications Senior Engineer, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

The Latest Innovations in Laser Processing Technologies
Speaker: Brett Thompson, Sales Engineer, TRUMPF Inc.

Manufacturing Automation for Firearms to Medical: From One Extreme to the Other
Speaker: John Lucier, Automation Manager, Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

How to Realize the Value of a Machine Monitoring System
Speaker: Josh Davids, President & CEO, Scytec Consulting, Inc.

Panel: The Future of Smart Manufacturing – What it Means for Your Business
Presented by: MEMEX
Hosted by: Sarah A. Webster, Editor in Chief, SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media

Day Three: Thursday, May 5

Keynote Presentation: Enabling Manufacturing Technology: Past, Present, and Future Vision for Electric Boat
Speaker: Ned Kaminski, Principal Engineer, Quonset Point, Electric Boat Corporation

Meet & Greet: Why SME Corporate Membership is For You
Speaker: Ralton Emory, Member & Industry Relations Manager, SME

Near Net Shape Cast Metal Parts
Speaker: Steven Murray, Foundry Additive Rep., Hoosier Pattern

Manufacturing Intelligence on the Shop Floor
Speaker: Bruce Shibuya, Senior Director, Global Quality Engineering & Innovation, Jabil

Automation with Abrasives for Aerospace Applications
Speaker: Philip Varghese, PhD, Group Leader, Saint-Gobain Abrasives

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