Culture, Leadership & Motivation

Sales Team Motivation

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

Discover verbal and nonverbal communication methods that win with your team, as well as with your customers. Re-centering, simple but powerful techniques that keep great leaders on an even keel.

Speaker:                     Danny Bozart, Valbruna Stainless West Coast

 

Wear Performance of Punches Using Ceramic Materials Processing CuNiSi Coil Material      

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

To economically produce stamped bending components, active elements in punching tools should achieve the longest possible service life. In this research project, a possible service life extension of the active elements is investigated using ceramics. Four material groups (ZrO2, Si3N4, SiAlON and Si3N4-TiN) are selected from a rich supply and tested. Currently, active elements made of hard metal are used to produce stamped parts. A reference test with the hard metal H40S is used as a basis for comparison. The strip material used is copper CuNiSi. The wear values measured with a 3D laser-scanning microscope serve as the basis for the evaluations.

Speaker:                    Daniel Stadele, The University of Applied Science,                                                           Kempten, Germany 

 

Dream It. Do It.

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

A presentation from the National Association of Manufacturing on how to get trained employees utilizing the Dream It. Do It. program. SMI is just one of two industry associations that have joined the program.

Speaker:                     Brent Weil, National Association of Manufacturing

 

Machine Safeguarding

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

Machine guarding ranks among the top 10 of OSHA citations issued, primarily due to confusion regarding the regulation. Don’t let confusion get in the way of compliance. This presentation will examine the five basic principles in ANSI B11.19 (“Safeguarding”): Guards, devices, distance, location, and opening. Specific information will be presented on “Safeguarding for Metalworking Machines.”

Speaker:                     Roger Harrison, Rockford Systems, LLC