Digital Manufacturing in the Metalcasting IndustryEaglewood Resort
What will a foundry look like in 10 years?
The designation ‘‘4.0’’ is often used in reference to the next phase of the Industrial Revolution (the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”) and generally expresses the impact of smart manufacturing and the implementation of technology in manufacturing.
This conference will focus on how digital manufacturing is affecting all areas of the casting process today, and how this will change the foundry of the future. Key seminar topics are data collection and management, data-driven decision-making, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, wearable technology, robotics, automation, and cyber security, as well as the related issues of workforce development, recruiting, and training. The conference will include foundry case studies demonstrating how implementation of data collection, automation, and digital technologies have changed and improved operations today.
Diran Apelian is the Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at University of California, Irvine and heads the advanced material processing activities of the Institute for Design and Manufacturing. Apelian is also the Director of the Advanced Casting Research Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Apelian is a Fellow of The Minerals, Metal, and Materials Society, ASM, and American Powder Metallurgy Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), National Academy of Inventors (NAI), European Academy of Sciences, and the Armenian Academy of Sciences. Apelian was TMS President (2008/09) and Chair of the ASM Educational Foundation Board (2016/2018). He is a co-founder of Solvus Global LLC, Battery Resourcers Inc., Kinetic Batteries LLC, and Melt Cognition LLC.
Mike Bartels is the Director of Research at Tobii Pro in North America. He has over 15 years experience studying human visual attention across a variety of different contexts, including training, performance, usability, and design. Bartels has a master’s degree in experimental psychology and has written extensively on eye tracking technology.
David Blondheim Jr. earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, a MBA from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a MS in industrial engineering from Purdue, and is working on his PhD in systems engineering through Colorado State University. His research focus is the application of big data and machine learning algorithms to the diecasting manufacturing process and equipment to improve decision making within the industry. Blondheim is currently the Engineering manager at Mercury Marine and is leading the Connected Operations/IIoT efforts across all Mercury operations.
David Gilson is the sales and marketing director at SinterCast, a precision measurement and technology provider for compacted graphite iron production and foundry tracking processes. Gilson currently serves on the AFS National Board of Directors and was past chair of the AFS Cast Iron Research Committee. He has previously served on the board of directors for the Ductile Iron Society and as chair of the DIS Marketing Committee. Gilson is also active in the Society of Automotive Engineers, most recently serving as chair for the SAE COMVEC 2019 Powertrain Committee. He has written several technical papers for industry publications and presented on a variety of topics for local, regional, and global foundry industry conferences.
Melissa Glossup is the co-founder and CEO of KOSTechnology. She is passionate and highly committed to workplace safety. As a leader in innovation, she is leading the way to use wearable biometric technologies to create smarter, safer industries, and improve organizational operation and employee experience.
Ryan Larson is a licensed professional engineer with over 15 years of industrial structural design experience. For the past decade, he has led the laser scanning and industrial design division of ZS LLC. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is currently licensed in eight states.
Federico Sciammarella serves as the president & CTO of MxD. Sciammarella was previously an associate professor at Northern Illinois University, where he directed the Advanced Research in Materials and Manufacturing for more than 10 years which generated over $2.5 million in funding and created a launch pad for many students and technologies in advanced manufacturing. He has a long list of publications and patents for applications in laser assisted machining and additive manufacturing.
With over 30 years of casting design and manufacturing experience, Jiten Shan has been a member of and involved with various research projects by key manufacturing innovation institutes – MxD, LIFT and America Makes – over the last 6 years.
Craig Truempi is a published author of 30-plus articles on predictive maintenance, artificial intelligence and internet of things. Truempi is a certified maintenance and reliability professional, certified reliability leader, board member of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Vibration Institute, and adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas.
David Weiss is vice president of engineering and R&D for Eck Industries and is responsible for development and application of high-performance alloys and casting concepts for the foundry and its customers. Weiss has authored over 70 papers on the processing and application of aluminum, metal matrix composite, and magnesium castings. He has won numerous industry awards including the John A. Penton Gold Medal from the American Foundry Society for pioneering work in the premium aluminum casting industry.
Cayla Zielinski is responsible for the MATE exoskeleton product for Comau North America. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in biology.
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Doug Kurkul, Steve Robison AFS, Schaumburg IL
Diran Apelian, Advance Casting Research Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA
David Wang, Beet Mfg
Jim Wenson, Sinto America, Lansing MI
David Blondhiem, Mercury Marine, Fond Du Lac, WI
Jiten Shah, Product Development and Analysis, Naperville IL
Frank Headington, American Foundry Society, Schaumburg IL
Mike Lakas, AFS, Schaumburg IL
Ryan M. Larson, ZS LLC, Milwaukee, WI
Adam Kopper, Mercury Marine, Fond Du Lac, WI
Craig Truempi, ATEK Access Technologies, Eden Prairie MN
Yohan Tremblay, Foundry Solutions and Metallurgical Services, Magog, QC, Canada
David Gilson, SinterCast, Brookfield WI
Joey Leonard, HS Group Hr Inc, Green Bay, WI
Federico Sciammarella, MxD, Chicago IL
Cayla Zielinski, Camau, Southfield, MI
Melissa Glossup, KOSTechnology, Long Beach, CA
Mike Bartels, Toby Younis, Tobii Pro, Reston, VA
Dave Weiss, Eck Industries, Manitowoc WI
Hideki Gebken, Standard Manufacturing, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Randy Oehrlein, Carley Foundry, Blaine MN
Peter Reich, Laempe Reich, Trussville AL
John Moreland, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond IN
Bill Harris, Heather Woodworth, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
Jason Walker, Eric MacDonald, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Kirk Rogers, M&P Gravity Works, Youngstown, OH
Dave Weiss, Eck Industries, Manitowoc, WI
Early registration: Non-member: $1,225.00 | Member: $850.00 (ends May 17, 2020)
Standard Registration: Non-member: $1,425.00 | Member: $1,050.00
Substitutions will be accepted anytime. However, cancellations of confirmed registrants with full refund of fees will not be accepted unless received at least two weeks prior to the conference date. In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled for any reason, AFS liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.