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The NTMA Manufacturing and Technology Team is proud to present these informative webinars:
The Art of Pricing vs. The Science of Costing: How to Grow Your Business and Maximize Revenue
January 19, 2023
Costing is about the many resources it takes your shop to make a part. Pricing is how much your customer and the market are willing to pay for that part. Too often, shops conflate these too and leave money on the table by not accurately thinking about their costing model, and not taking advantage of different pricing levers. Join Duncan Legget of Paperless Parts as he walks you through key lessons for more accurate costing and maximizing margins.
Automation and Monitoring to Optimize Machine Utilization
December 9th, 2022
Attendees learn how to make the digital shop floor a reality utilizing the latest CNC motion control technology and the related software and hardware components used in conjunction with modern 5-Axis machining centers. Mr. Gisbert Ledvon discusses important process steps and breaks them down into small bite-size sections, from program preparation to part setup and in-process monitoring.
Digital Work Instructions & Analytics for the Shop Floor
November 3, 2022
Frontline workers are irreplaceable in manufacturing. Instead of bringing in the latest technology and hoping for improvements, organizations should think of how such technology can augment their human resources and empower them to solve daily challenges. With a human-centric approach, every manufacturer can transform its operations and drive continuous and sustainable improvements.
Expanding your Business with Additive Manufacturing – Real Business Cases Explained
October 20, 2022 – 2 PM ET
Flexible Production as well as Maintenance and Repair Operations undergo a revolution through the use of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing solutions. As processes become reliable and quality is assured with the latest developments in Additive Manufacturing, positive business cases are on the rise. Significant potential stems from using additive manufacturing at machine shops, service providers, and 1st tier suppliers.
This webinar elaborates on success stories from various industries and will explain how positive returns on investment are a result.
Why Machine Shops Need to UP Their Game – The importance of adopting the latest in shop management software
September 23, 2022
With increasing demand for North American machine shops due to re-shoring and strong demand for durable goods, it’s imperative that shops step up to the plate to help increase their own capacity and competitiveness, and that of the machining industry in North America. You’ll learn how using some of the latest tools in shop management can assist with going completely paperless, eliminating tribal knowledge, more proactively managing things like cutting tools and work instructions, thereby helping shops boost productivity by 25% or more.
Improving Manufacturing Processes
June 17, 2022
Minimize down time. Increase productivity. Improve your coolant system. Sharpen your controls. Maximize your tooling. Automate! Hear from our panel of industry experts on how manufacturing process improvement is vital to the precision manufacturing industry.
Driving Employee Productivity
April 22, 2022
How do you increase productivity with the workforce you already have? This panel-based discussiong focuses on presetting tolls & work pieces, in-process tool and part inspection, and automation successes from your peers in the industry, including a panel of experts in the field.
Productivity Boost with Blaser MQL
October 20, 2021
Blaser Swisslube takes a look at Minimum Quantity Lubrication – where it makes sense, and the need for a holistic approach on tooling. Also, take a dive into the materials and processes needed, and how MQL can help lower costs and increase machining productivity in your shop.
What is CMMC and Why Should You Be Concerned?
September 24, 2021
What is CMMC? What is CUI? Does it apply to me, and if yes, at what level? John Christly, Vice President and CISO for Core Business Solution, holds this discussion about steps you can take to get prepared for certification.
Breakthroughs in Vision Inspection Technology
August 11, 2021
Join Michael Vincent, Sr. Product Manager with Keyence Corporation of America, for a review of some of the most interesting new technology releases as he presents on innovations for in-machine, shop floor, and even handheld 3D inspection systems.
Robots Born to See: Integrated Machine Vision Used to Guide Robots in Manufacturing
June 23, 2021
Vision guided robots have many advantages including reduced integration cost and improved flexibility. Vision allows the robot to see the workpiece and make decisions based on what it sees. In this webinar, Josh Person with FANUC, will go over some of the highlights of using machine vision with robots in an automated workcell.
“How to Ensure Process Reliability – Machine Highly Complex Parts Right to Size the First Time”
May 12, 2021
High process reliability is made possible through the use of machine tools equipped with controls, encoders, and motion drive technology. Gisbert Ledvon of HEIDENHAIN will explore control technology topics, as well as the reliable mastery of even highly complex milling and turning processes.
DIY: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Self-integration
April 21, 2021
DIY is a huge push in the small shops. Members of the NTMA may struggle with these issues as they move forward with improving shop technology. Join John Tuohy, National Account Manager- Machine Tool at FANUC America, as he discusses how to tie in workforce development as part of a good integration strategy.
Avoid Costly Collisions and Simplify your Programming with VERICUT Machine Simulation
March 10, 2021
Don’t let the machine become a dormant macro prove out station or be put out of service entirely due to a collision This webinar, presented by CGTech’s Technical Support Engineer, James Schwieter, will focus on two key features of VERICUT CNC Machine Simulation: collision checking and Macro B.
Remote Machine Monitoring: Unlocking Continuous Improvement From Anywhere, Anytime
February 10, 2021
Graham Immerman of MachineMetrics explores the power of remote machine monitoring and its ability to enable manufacturers to harness the power of real-time data from anywhere at any time without having to physically be in the same space as operational machines.
Should a Turn-Mill Be Your Next Step?
January 13, 2021
Have you ever thought about adding advanced technologies to your production floor? Maybe a turn/mill is what you need. Daniel Vitullo of Siemens Industry, Inc, plus special guests, guide you through the potential challenges and reasons to invest.
Chip Breaking Using NC Programming
December 15, 2020
In turning operations, the formation of long stringy chips has been a persistent problem. These chips can tangle around the tool or work-piece and they often require manual removal. Dr. Scott Smith of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will show a new strategy that always breaks chips during this webinar.
Be Cool To Your Tools
November 11, 2020
Randy Templin of Blaser Swisslube provides insights into metalworking fluid types, condition monitoring, contaminants and subsequent influence on cutting tool performance.
Digital Boring Tool Technology – Where It’s At and What’s Up Next
October 14, 2020
With digital technology growing in the manufacturing industry, one thing is still behind – the cutting tools inside those CNC machines. Join Nick Jew, Research & Development Engineer at BIG KAISER, to learn about where digital tooling technology is at now, and what’s up next in digital fine boring.
No IMTS 2020 – What Now?
August 12, 2020
What resources are still available to discover new technology for the manufacturing industry? Join Gisbert Ledvon, Director Business Development at HEIDENHAIN, as he reviews how important it is, specifically now, to stay on top of technology advancements.
Technology & Best Practices: Moving Forward With COVID-19
July 15, 2020
What is the new normal for you, your business, and your employees? Join members of our NTMA Technology Team as they provide insight on moving forward with COVID-19.
COVID-19 & The CARES Act: How Manufacturers Thrive During Tough Times
June 17, 2020
COVID-19 creates a number of issues for HR, accounting, and payroll departments. BRAYN Consulting LLC will help to shed light on common questions related to safety, retention, and recent legislation.
Program Optimization from CAM Programmer to Machine Operator
February 20, 2020
Join Roger Hart, Head of R & D at Siemens, as he explains how “Analyze MyWorkpiece Toolpath” enables a 3D representation of the program and the possibility to view individual processing paths directly.
High Fidelity Simulation for Machine Tools
January 21, 2020
Join Gabe Manescu, Senior Digitalization Consultant at Siemens, as he explains how the Virtual NC Controller Kernel (VNCK) integrated solution enables your company to perform highly accurate simulations.
Using Digital Transformation and Predictive Analytics to solve Shop Floor Production Scheduling
January 15, 2020
Mark Lilly, President and CEO of LillyWorks, will discuss how to take the data you have today and use the powers of Digital Transformation and Predictive Analytics to address the complex challenges of getting jobs and work orders out to customers on-time!
Toolholding and Workholding Technology for 5-Axis Machining
December 12, 2019
Join Cory Cetkovic, Product Manager Sphinx from BIG KAISER, as he presents how to optimize machine tool efficiency and minimize down-time by investing in modern 5-axis workholding and toolholding systems.
What You Can’t See About a Job on the Shop Floor
November 20, 2019
Mark Lilly, President and CEO of LillyWorks will discuss how you can gain the visibility and control you need and the freedom you deserve in your Shop.
Virtual Verification of Robot Processes
November 12, 2019
In this segment, Justin Wright will introduce you to robots. What is a “robot”? Should you be purchasing one? How can virtual simulation help with the implementation of a robot in your work environment?
How Has 5-Axis Technology Changed My Business? – The Job Shop Story
November 12, 2019
Hear from Nick Honeycutt, owner of Honeycutt Manufacturing, about their journey implementing advanced technology, 5-axis Machining, for the first time in their shop.
Adaptive Control & Monitoring
Octover 7, 2019
Join Jim Stewart of Siemens to learn about an exciting new capability in the Digitalization space, Adaptive Control & Monitoring.
How You Can Profit from Feed Rate Optimization
September 24, 2019
Join Iulian Arsene, Technical Support Engineer at CGTech and, we’ll show how easily you can combine G-Code verification with physics-based feed rate Optimization to put more money in your pocket.
How to Select an ERP System
September 23, 2019
In this webinar, learn 10 steps to select the right ERP system for your business from experts Andrew Batterton, Senior Sales Engineer and Chris Pinaire, Director of New Implementations, of Global Shop Solutions.
Why Production Scheduling is so Hard and How to Fix It
September 19, 2019
Mark Lilly, President and CEO of LillyWorks will discuss the underlying problems with traditional scheduling methods and why most companies are struggling to meet delivery commitments to their customers and seemingly being in constant expedite mode.
How to Take Full Advantage of Your Touch Probe
August 29, 2019
Join Gisbert Ledvon of Heidenhain Corp. as he discusses what type of touch probes are available and how to use them in different applications.
Creating Virtual Tooling for G-Code
In this webinar, Steve Arteman will illustrate how simulation software has evolved to take advantage of advancements in cloud data and show improvements we’ve made to quickly create or import tools for simulation.
Additive Manufacturing – A Guide to Get Started in Your Shop
July 23, 2019
Tim Bell from Siemens walks through an overview on Additive Technology and it’s role for Job Shops.
Machine Monitoring, Best Practices
May 29, 2019
Join this discussion on the benefits of machine monitoring and data collection for job shops, and also learn how a shop implemented data collection successfully, increasing productivity and profits.
Improving Quality and Efficiency through Virtual Machining
May 22, 2019
Join Iulian Arsene, Technical Support Engineer at CGTech, as we discuss all the benefits of using verification software for independent CNC Program verification and optimization.
Making the Switch from Negative to Positive Tool Offsets
March 28, 2019
This webinar dives into how setting up tools outside the machine optimizes spindle time and reduces the chance of human error.