Richard Cammarano has been selected as president and CEO of Tech-Etch Inc., moving into that position June 18, 2018.

Prior to joining Tech-Etch, Cammarano was chief commercial officer (CCO) at Facet Medical Technologies, responsible for commercial strategy and leading sales, marketing, and product development.

From 2004 to 2017, Cammarano held multiple management positions at Flex (formerly Flextronics), most recently serving as vice president, Flex Medical, leading a multi-national staff serving the medical device industry. Earlier in his career, Cammarano held management roles with Plexus, Sanmina, and Future Electronics.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives (IMTS 2018 Booth #237042) has been selected from more than 3,000 top companies to receive MSC Industrial Supply Co.’s annual Supplier of the Year award. Sandvik Coromant (IMTS 2018 Booth #431510 & #215104) and Parker Hannifin were recognized with breakthrough Supplier of the Year awards. MSC (IMTS 2018 Booth #432094) is a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies to industrial customers throughout North America.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives supplies abrasive products under the Norton brand. The Saint-Gobain Abrasives team aligned its business model with MSC’s metalworking business to bring Norton solutions-oriented products and technical expertise to help drive the efficiency and productivity of MSC’s and Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ mutual customers.

MSC breakthrough supplier awards were presented to Sandvik Coromant and Parker Hannifin for outstanding effort, partnership, and above-market performance within the metalworking and managed assembly consumables categories, respectively.

Life science and biotech firms, materials specialists, research hospitals, and universities create a vibrant sector of the commonwealth’s economy.

GIE Media’s Today’s Technology Center – Booth #236900 – will showcase the latest technology in the aerospace, medical, and motor vehicle industries at IMTS 2018. Visitors can get a close look at leading-edge innovations from manufacturing’s hottest markets brought to you by Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, Today’s Medical Developments, and Today’s Motor Vehicles.

ONE Aviation’s Eclipse 550 Very Light Jet boasts best-in-class performance, economics, and safety. Flying at up to 41,000ft at a max. cruise of 430mph, all while consuming only 59 gallons of fuel per hour, the Eclipse 550 is the most efficient twin-engine jet available today.

Planes are assembled using friction stir-welding, a green manufacturing process that uses a spinning tool to push two sheets of metal into each other, stirring the metals together without melting either base metal plate. ONE Aviation officials call the process faster and more rigid than heat-based welding.

The IMTS exhibit shows the aircraft’s delivery paint scheme on its left side and a revealing “X-ray view” of systems below the skin on the right. Visitors may sit in the aircraft’s cockpit and experience the cabin found on production models of this 5-passenger, twin-engine personal jet. www.oneaviation.aero

Pushing the medical industry toward growth, to support an aging population, are the latest medical tools and devices. Today’s Technology Center will display the industry’s most advanced precision instruments that underpin technology innovation in this sector. Explore the materials and tools used to optimally manufacture these medical devices and learn what elements are shifting in the medical industry to adapt to a world of connected devices. Knee, hip, and shoulder implants will be featured in addition to stents, pacemakers, defibrillators, bone screws, plates, and other durable equipment.

Returning to IMTS for its third time is GIE Media’s Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K Run/Walk, taking place on Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. M4M, which debuted at IMTS 2014, is an excellent opportunity to get moving while benefiting manufacturing education! The recipient schools prepare young men and women for success in life-long learning and work by providing customized programs in selected career pathways based on their interests, offering programs in CNC machining, CAD, and welding, along with courses in automotive repair and computer design.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is radically reshaping two of its best-selling vehicles to meet new lightweight standards. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler updates the iconic SUV, using ultra-high-strength steel alloys for the frame and aluminum doors, rear gates, and hoods – improving fuel economy without sacrificing the Wrangler’s off-road dominance.

The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup goes down the same path – heavy use of the toughest-to-process steel on the market, coupled with some aluminum exterior components. The truck can tow and haul more while improving fuel economy. The vehicle also integrates safety systems into its design, hiding camera, Lidar, laser, and other systems, keeping sensors safe from road conditions. www.jeep.com; www.ramtrucks.com

Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) technology can determine 3D microtopography of surfaces with sub-micron resolution, suitable for highly reflective, mirror-like, and transparent materials and multi-layered structures in various metrology and inspection applications of discrete parts, assemblies, and continuous products. Imaging results are used to characterize, for example, a product’s 3D form and dimensions; surface topography, roughness, and texture; and thickness, flatness, and 3D volume. LCI sensors can simultaneously acquire 2D gray-scale (intensity) images from the scanned surface with a depth of focus that covers the sensor’s entire Z-range, up to 5.50mm.

The LCI sensor’s transmitter has a light source that emits white light, containing all visible wavelengths. A complex optical assembly separates the light into wavelengths and focuses a horizontal line of each color at a different distance from the sensor, forming a focal plane. Depending on the vertical position of the imaged surface within the plane, corresponding wavelengths from 2,048 lateral measurement points reflect back to the sensor’s receiver, and its spectral camera captures wavelength and intensity information from each point, forming related height profile and intensity lines.

When the surface moves in front of the sensor, a 3D point cloud and a 2D gray-scale image are generated line-by-line from the scanned surface. Data can be processed, analyzed, and reported with 3D surface analysis and image processing software packages.

Depending on the imaged material, surface type, and resolution requirements, three sensor models are available:

Lateral resolution in measurement line direction (X) varies from 2.20µm to 8.00µm, depending on the sensor model. Y resolution depends on line spacing which also affects the maximum surface motion speed in the application. The length of the sensors’ measurement line is from 4.5mm to 16.4mm. The sensors can be integrated in off-line and real-time metrology systems as they can operate up to approximately 5,000 lines per second – capturing more than 10 million 3D surface points per second. 2D intensity image data, potentially from several layers within the scanned area, can increase this number.

Scanning an area that would take minutes with traditional 3D imaging methods, such as point confocal or interferometric technologies, can be completed within seconds with LCI.

Materials with highly reflective, mirror-like, high-contrast, and transparent surfaces can be evaluated with LCI. Surface color doesn’t affect the results and the sensor’s large numerical aperture and high tolerance for surface angle variation allows for imaging of steep mirrored slopes and glossy curved surfaces. LCI does not suffer from speckle noise, enabling surface imaging at much higher resolution than laser triangulation sensors.

Raw data produced by LCI sensors rarely needs filtering or other manipulation. Since the sensors capture 2,048 measurement points simultaneously, vibration of the imaged surface or the sensor seldom causes issues as relative point height positions within the measurement profile line remain unaffected.

In the late 2000’s, researchers at Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) invented Line Confocal Imaging (LCI)to image 3D microtopography of surfaces at sub-micron resolution. The technique simultaneously captures a continuous line of light reflections in the visible spectrum from more than 2,000 lateral surface points. In 2009, FocalSpec was founded as a spin-off from VTT to further develop and commercialize LCI technology, and the first LCI sensors were installed in commercial applications a few years later.

Depth and shape of embossed and etched 3D features, parting line flash of molded parts, surface roughness and texture of extruded parts and continuous products, and burr in precision-stamped and micro-machined parts can be imaged with LCI in laboratory and production in real-time.

One of the first applications using the deep depth of focus tomographic LCI imaging is non-destructive inspection of completeness and integrity of heat seals in sterile medical packages.

FOCALSPEC’S 3D LINE CONFOCAL SCANNER UULA is a multi-purpose table-top surface metrology tool that can be equipped with any of the available LCI sensors. UULA’s recipe-based, nearly parameter-free operation is suited for research and development (R&D) and quality assurance work requiring quick scans of surfaces, which are sometimes unknown. The scanner is equipped with an X-Y stage (222mm x 310mm). An automated sensor height adjustment and a rotary sample table are options.

One application that benefits from high-speed non-contact 3D surface imaging technology is in-line surface roughness measurement. The MicroProfiler MP900 automatically measures and monitors surface roughness of fast-moving narrow products, such as medical tubing, cables, and extruded profiles. The system’s maximum line speed is 150m/min.

Both systems monitor product surface continuously in real-time and they can be used to minimize roughness or keep it at a desired level.

Bare LCI sensors can be integrated into custom systems for off-line and on-line metrology applications. The software development kit (SDK) allows integrators to control sensor functions and read 3D profile and 2D intensity data as the specific application may require. The SDK includes an application programming interface (API), drivers, and source code examples.

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS01 Room W192-AUnited Grinding North America Inc.Advanced Grinding Takes Aerospace Parts to New HeightsLarry Marchand, VP Profile Group-UGMA10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS02 Room W192-BProto Labs Inc.Adopting On-Demand Manufacturing Models to Drive Supply Chain Efficiencies, Minimize Risks and Reduce CostsRob Bodor, VP & GM of the Americas10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS03 Room W192-CHeidenhain Corp.Efficient Manufacturing Down to a Lot Size of 1Dr. Jens Kummetz, Head of Marketing and Product Management Controls11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS04 Room W193-ALasermet Inc.How to use Active Laser Guarding Systems in High Power Laser ProcessesPaul Tozer, Managing Director11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS05 Room W193-BTebis America Inc.Process Innovation – General Cutting; Plant Operations – Training/WorkforceMark Cadogan, Vice President of Sales11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS06 Room W194-AStratasys Direct ManufacturingMetal Additive Manufacturing Myths: The Tuth About Powder Reuse and Its Effect on Mechanical PropertiesAndrew Carter, Processing and Manufacturing Engineer

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Quality- IMTS07 Room W192-AMitutoyo America Corp.Reducing Calibration Risks in Your Measuring Systems: Leveraging Standards and TrainingDr. James Salsbury, General Manager of Corporate Metrology1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS08 Room W192-BTBDTBDTBD

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations- IMTS09 Room W192-CSeco Tools LLCAchieve Full Process OptimizationBob Goulding, Manager MTB Business DevelopmentTom Funke, CET Manager

2:15 - 3:10 - Alternative- IMTS10 Room W193-ACarbon Inc.Opening Up Design Freedom and Mass Customization Through 3D-Printed Lattices Phil DeSimone, VP of Business Development2:15 - 3:10 - Plant Operations - IMTS11 Room W193-BKyzenLatest Changes in Government Regulations Affecting Solvent Used in Parts CleaningJoe McChesney, Global Products, Line Manager – Solvents 2:15 - 3:10 - Systems Integration - IMTS12 Room W194-AMethods Machine Tools Inc.The Beginner’s Guide to IIoT/Industry 4.0John Lucier, National Automation Manager3:15 - 4:10 - Alternative - IMTS13 Room W192-AOmax Corp.Waterjet Integration into a Machine ShopDan DeWaal, Machine Shop Supervisor

3:15 - 4:10 - Plant Operations - IMTS14 Room W192-BCold Jet LLCReducing Waste with Non-Destructive Environmentally Sustainable Dry Ice CleaningTyson H. Marlowe, VP Global Training & Development

3:15 - 4:10 - Systems Integration - IMTS15 Room W192-CAutodeskThe Path to Smarter Manufacturing Through Connectivity on the Shop FloorSwen Niebann, Business Line Manager

IMTS 2018 Conference Day Pass – $275Includes access to the IMTS 2018 Conference for the day selectedIncudes a lunch voucher for the one day of conference sessions selectedIncludes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six daysIMTS 2018 Full Conference – $475Includes access to all four days of the IMTS 2018 ConferenceIncudes a lunch voucher all four daysIncludes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six daysIMTS 2018 / HANNOVER MESSE USA Combo Discount Package – $675Includes access to the IMTS exhibit floor for all 6 show daysIncludes access to all 4 days of the IMTS 2018 Conference (Sept. 10-13)Includes access to the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 13)Includes access to the Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 11)Includes access to the OPC Foundation Conference (Sept. 13)Includes a lunch voucher for all four conference days (Sept. 10 - 13)

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS16 Room W192-ATDM SystemsTool Lifecycle Management 4.0 – In Line with Industry 4.0 Using Integrated Tool Data Management SolutionsRobert Auer, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific, Global Partner Sales

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS17 Room W192-BFanuc America Corp.5-Axis Machining – Some Best PracticesLongxiang Yang, Project Manager9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS18 Room W192-CWorcester Polytechnic InstituteAchieving Lean Manufacturing through Reuse and Recovery of High-Value Metallic Wastes and Academic PartnershipsBrajendra Mishra, Mechanical Engineering

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Alternative- IMTS19 Room W193-ADMG MORIAM Is Not Just for Rapid Prototyping Any More Dr. Greg Hyatt, Sr. VP and CTO10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS20 Room W193-BDP Technology Corp.Automation: The Missing Link to Productivity in Part Programming Don Davies, Vice President10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS21 Room W194-AFagor AutomationDiversified Machine Systems (DMS) Technological Advancements within Ultra Sonic Milling, Friction Stir-Welding, and 3D printing marketsHarsh Bibra, General ManagerEd Hilligrass, EVP & CSO, 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS22 Room W192-AKomet of America Inc.Digital Productivity SolutionsMark Blosser, Executive Director of Technology and Solutions11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS23 Room W192-BStarrett Kinemetric Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of The L.S. Starrett Co.How “Walk-Up Metrology” Offers QC Versatility from Manual One-Feature Measurements to Semi-Automated Multi-Dimensional TestingMark G. Arenal, General Manager11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS24 Room W192-CSchunkImproving Your Spindle Up-Time with the Right WorkholdingMichael Gaunce, Group Product Manager – Stationary Workholding

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS25 Room W193-AMastercam / CNC Software Inc.Smart Manufacturing: Empowering Small-to-Medium Manufacturers with the Tools to Compete Stas Mylek, Senior Product Marketing1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS26 Room W193-BMitsui Seiki USA Inc.The Blue Arc Metal Removal Process Update: A Case Study in the Benefits of Vendor Collaboration Robb Hudson, CEO1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS27 Room W194-AMeccoTying It All Together: The Crucial Impact of Traceability in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)Dave Sweet, President

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS28 Room W192-ASunnen Products Co.Innovations in Precision Bore Finishing: How Advancements in Honing and Lapping Take Today’s Bore Tolerances to New LevelsDennis Westhoff, Business Development Manager2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS29 Room W192-BStratasys Ltd.Revolutionizing Production of High Performance, Hybrid Composite Structures with Stratasys Additive ManufacturingTim Schniepp, Composites Program Leader 2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS30 Room W192-CLeidosManufacturing as Code (MaC): An Innovative Approach to Agile ManufacturingCorey Stefanczak, Solution Architect

3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS31 Room W193-AOkuma America Corp.Technology Integration and its Profound Impact for ManufacturersGreg Feix, Vice President & General Manager, Gosiger AutomationWade Anderson, Product Specialist Sales Manager3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS32 Room W193-BSLM Solutions N.A.Process Monitoring and Control in Metal 3D Printing: How to Tame the Tiger Richard Grylls, Ph.D., Technical Director3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS33 Room W194-AEOS North AmericaSelective Laser Sintering: Additive Manufacturing with Polymers is Closer Than You ThinkDonnie Vanelli, Chief Operating Officer

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS34 Room W192-AFastems LLCAgile Manufacturing – How to Produce a Lot Size of One Economically? Tomas Hedenborg, CEO9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS35 Room W192-BKeyence Corp. of AmericaAugmented Reality, Machine Learning, Fringe Pattern…Oh My…An Introduction to the Terminology and Technology that will Drive Quality Manufacturing Into the Next Decade Rob Ortiz, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, Quality and Metrology Systems

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS36 Room W192-CSiemens Industry Inc.Digitalization in Machine Tool Manufacturing – You’re Closer Than You May ThinkRamona Schindler, Business Development Manager, Digitalization

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS37 Room W193-AMachinery Finance Resources LLCGrow Your Company While Conserving Cash Huong Do, Vice President of Business Development

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS38 Room W193-BNorton | Saint-GobainHigh Performance Grinding (HPG) of Nickel-based SuperalloysDr. K. Phillip Varghese, Group Leader, Advanced Application Engineering10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS39 Room W194-AIscar Metals USAOngoing Improvement with Indexable Drill Head Technology & Productivity ImpactPatrick Cline, National Product Manager – Drilling11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS40 Room W192-AZeiss Industrial MetrologyEnabling Yield Improvement in 3D Printing Process Chain Dr. Marcin B. Bauza, Head of Additive Manufacturing Process & Control, Director New Technology & Innovation 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS41 Room W192-BIndex Corp.Cost JustificationTom Clark, President & CEO11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS42 Room W192-CHexagon Manufacturing Intelligence7DoF Machine Control Drive Automation in Groundbreaking ProjectsJoel Martin, Product Manager - Laser Tracker Product Line

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Quality - IMTS43 Room W193-AOptical Gaging Products Inc.Industry 4.0 and Model-Based Enterprise for Quality Assurance –  Inspection Efficiencies,  Design Inputs, and Manufacturing Outputs Tom Groff, Vice President of Sales1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Alternative - IMTS44 Room W193-BGravograph & TechniforLatest Innovations in Laser Marking Toch UK, Senior Technical Customization ManagerJohn Beutell, Sr. Traceability Applications Manager, Brands of Gravotech1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS45 Room W194-AMazak Corp.Machine Performance and Value Hang in the BalanceChuck Birkle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS46 Room W192-AUnist Inc.Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL)—Benefits and Lessons Learned for Production Implementation Tim Walker, Senior Vice President, Unist Inc.David Stephenson, Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Co.,Ethan Hughey, Machining Lab Test Engineer, Ford Motor Co.2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS47 Room W192-BKennametal Inc.Achieving Maximum Productivity by Addressing the Weakest Link – Your Connection Plant OperationsJay Verellen, Director, Global Product Management

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. - Tooling Systems - IMTS48 Room W192-CVimanaTransform Traditional Manufacturing to Manufacturing-as-a-ServiceWilliam Sobel, Chief Strategy OfficerDr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, Chief Technology Officer3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS49 Room W193-ASandvik CoromantThe Connected Machine Shop: Building the Digital ThreadMagnus Ekbäck, Vice President Strategy and Business Development3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Quality - IMTS50  Room W193-BQC Training Services Inc.Standards Framework – What is the Right Approach to be Effective? Anish Shah, General Manager3:15 - 4:10 p.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS51 Room W194-AMIE SolutionsJob Shop Costing and EstimatingDon Cutter, COO

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Alternative - IMTS52 Room W192-A3D Systems Inc.Delivering Efficiencies in Certified 3D Printed Aerospace Parts Jim Davidson, Operations ManagerLeslie Peters, President & CEO, Metro Aerospace

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS53 Room W192-BHardinge Inc.Turning to New Heights Bill Clark, Application Lead – Super-Precision9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS54 Room W192-CSpring Technologies Inc.How Automation & Optimization Software Can Maximize Shop Floor CapabilitiesSilvere Proisy, U.S. General Manager

10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS55 Room W193-AShapeGrabber Inc.Using 3D Optical Scan Data to Enhance 3D Printing Capabilities David O’Connor, Manager, Applications Engineering Group10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS56 Room W193-BUniversal Robots USA Inc.Industry 5.0 – The “Human Touch” Revolution Esben Østergaard, CTO and Co-Founder10:00 - 10:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS57 Room W194-ARenishaw Inc.Maximizing Manufacturing Productivity in the Information AgeDan Skulan, General Manager Industrial Metrology Group

11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Quality - IMTS58 Room W192-A4D Technology Corp.3-Dimensional Shop Floor Measurements to Improve Yield Dr. Erik Novak, Director of Business Development11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Plant Operations - IMTS59 Room W192-BProtected Flow ManufacturingA Paradigm Shift in Shop Floor Scheduling: Can LEAN/TOC Principles Make Finite Capacity Scheduling Simpler and More Effective? Mark Lilly, Partner and Director of Sales and Marketing11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS60 Room W192-CCGTechChoosing Part Optimization StrategiesGene Granata, VERICUT Product Manager

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS61 Room W193-AKitagawa Northtech Inc.Light Weight Engineering in Workholding Naga Sai Chakravarthy, Mechanical Engineer1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Process Innovations - IMTS62 Room W193-BMasa Tool Inc.Modern Workholding Strategies for Swiss-type Machining Matt Saccomanno, Co-Founder

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. - Systems Integration - IMTS63 Room W194-AOpen Mind Technologies Inc.How Virtual Machining CAM Technology Solution Improves Manufacturing WorkflowPeter Brambs, Director of Product Innovation

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