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SMI Metal Engineering Expo

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SMI - (Spring Manufacturing Institute)

The SMI Metal Engineering Expo will include a technical symposium for individuals and companies to share their knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics surrounding the design, engineering and production of springs, wire forms and stampings. The show will also include vendors displaying a vast array of machinery to produce these items along with exhibitors representing all facets of manufacturing, from insurance to machinery to ERP systems and more.

VENUE LOCATION

Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford Connecticut,

AGENDA

Oct 03   

 

09:00 AM

Registration Open

9:00am - 6:30pm

Convention Center, Lobby

03:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting Floor Grand Opening

3:00pm -3:15pm

Convention Center, exhibit hall entrance

03:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

3:00pm - 6:30pm

Hall A

05:00 PM

Opening Reception on Exhibit floor

5:00pm-6:30pm

Convention Center

Oct 04   

07:30 AM

Registration Open

7:30am - 5:00pm

Convention Center, Lobby

08:00 AM

Track 1: Business Practices

8:00am-8:50am

Manufacturing Day Best Practices 
Introductions: Mike Betts, Betts Company 
Moderator: Jim Parsons, Myers Spring Co., Inc. 
Speaker: Tony Pesaresi, Winamac Coil Spring, Inc.
Speaker: Felicia Williams, LEE Spring 
Speaker: Jay Dunwell, Wolverine Spring 
Speaker: Mark Theis, Spiros Industries

08:00 AM

Track 2: Manufacturing

8:00am-8:50am

Shot Peening Study 
Speaker: Dave Massey, Curtiss-Wright

08:00 AM

Track 3: Culture, Leadership and Motivation

8:00am-8:50am

Sales Team Motivation 
Speaker: Danny Bozart, Valbruna Stainless West Coast

08:00 AM

Track 4: Technology

8:00am-8:50am

Single Point vs. Dual Point Coilers 
Speaker: Ryan Cutter, FENN 
Speaker: Dan Sebastian, SMI

08:00 AM

Track 5: Business Environment

8:00am-8:50am

Economic Updates
Speaker: Bill Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

08:00 AM

Track 6: Materials & Testing

8:00am-8:50am

Side Load Measurements
Speaker: Daniele Lorenzato, MicroStudio

08:50 AM

Break

8:50am-9:00am

Convention Center

09:00 AM

Track 1: Business Practices

9:00am-9:50am

Overview of Rockford Systems Safety Services
Moderator: Laura Rhodes, SMI
Speaker: Matt Brenner, Rockford Systems, LLC

09:00 AM

Track 2: Manufacturing

9:00am-9:50am

New Technologies in Slide Forming
Speaker: Max Linder, Bihler of America, Inc.

09:00 AM

Track 3: Culture, Leadership and Motivation

9:00am-9:50am

Wear Performance of Punches Using Ceramic Materials Processing CuNiSi Coil Material
Speaker: Daniel Stadele, The University of Applied Science, Kempten, Germany

09:00 AM

Track 4: Technology

9:00am-9:50am

Industry 4.0 in Practice: Close Loop Quality Control for Torsion Spring Production
Speaker: Dr. Peter Weigmann, WAFIOS

09:00 AM

Track 5: Business Environment

9:00am-9:50am

Bring Manufacturing Back to America
Speaker: Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute

09:00 AM

Track 6: Materials & Testing

9:00am-9:50am

Failure Analysis 
Speaker: Jason Sicotte, Associated Spring

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00am-5:00pm

Hall A

05:30 PM

Special Networking Cruise Event hosted by NESMA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Offsite

Oct 05   

07:30 AM

Registration Open

7:30am-2:30pm

Convention Center, Lobby

08:00 AM

Track 1: Business Practices

8:00am-8:50am

Solar Power
Speaker: Richard Williams, D.R. Templeman Co.

08:00 AM

Track 2: Manufacturing

8:00am-8:50am

Grinding Wheels - Nomenclature and Selection
Speaker: Jeff Shoemaker, Anchor Abrasives

08:00 AM

Track 3: Culture, Leadership and Motivation

8:00am-8:50am

Dream It Do It
Speaker: Brent Weil, National Association of Manufacturing

08:00 AM

Track 4: Technology

8:00am-8:50am

Two Bainitic Pre-Tempered Steel Grades for Similar Spring Applications: A New Concept 
Speaker: Dr. Jean-Marcel Jarnet, Waelzholz

08:00 AM

Track 5: Business Environment

8:00am-8:50am

Key Attributes Working with Suppliers
Speaker: Dave Philbrick, MW Industries

08:00 AM

Track 6: Materials & Testing

8:00am-8:50am

Stress Relief Study
Speaker: Dan Sebastian, SMI

08:50 AM

Break

8:50am-9:00am

Convention Center

09:00 AM

Track 1: Business Practices

9:00am-9:50am

Marketing Quality Management 
Speaker: Charles Reese, Accelerated Achievements

09:00 AM

Track 2: Manufacturing

9:00am-9:50am

Collaborative Robotics in Spring Manufacturing
Speaker: Harley Green, Gibson Engineering

09:00 AM

Track 3: Culture, Leadership and Motivation

9:00am-9:50am

Machine Safeguarding
Speaker: Roger Harrison, Rockford Systems, LLC

09:00 AM

Track 4: Technology

9:00am-9:50am

Industry 4.0 in Practice: Digital Twins for Intelligent Optimization of Bending Processes
Speaker: Dr. Peter Weigmann, WAFIOS

09:00 AM

Track 5: Business Environment

9:00am-9:50am

New Technologies in Slide Forming
Speaker: Max Linder, Bihler of America, Inc.

09:00 AM

Track 6: Materials & Testing

9:00am-9:50am

Spring Design 101
Speaker: SMI Technical Committee Members

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00am-2:30pm

Hall A

02:30 PM

Meeting Concludes

04:00 PM

Tradeshow Committee

4:00pm-5:00pm

Headquarters Hotel