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Caron Engineering provides advanced hardware and software solutions for CNC machines, focused on machine tool monitoring, control and process automation. It is based in Wells, Maine.

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116 Willie Hill Rd

Wells, Maine, 04090,

United States

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HMUSA 2022 Conference: The Rules Still Apply to Additive Manufacturing

Aug 27, 2022

GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group HMUSA 2022 Conference: The Rules Still Apply to Additive Manufacturing Learn how to overcome the challenges of additive manufacturing. August 27, 2022 About the presentation It’s impossible to sell production parts into the aerospace, medical, or automotive markets without the ability to quality assure those parts are manufactured to standards set by customers, such as the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) or regulatory authorities including the FDA, FAA, or Nadcap. In terms of part quality, the method of production might’ve changed, but the rules still apply. Data carrying the engineer’s original intent travels from design, prototyping, materials, simulation to quality inspection (internal and external). This digital thread enables quality inspection, the key to industrializing additive manufacturing (AM). The nightmare scenario for an AM parts maker is to have a box of parts returned by a customer for being out of “spec” and not having the tools to understand why. This session covers the three main reasons why adhering to the rules is more challenging using AM methods, but certainly achievable. Conforming to quality assurance regulations using AM methods is more difficult when compared to subtractive processes. This shouldn’t be a surprise, as the rules developed around subtractive manufacturing. The obvious problem is there’s no equivalent to inspection between discrete machining operations for AM. The rules still apply when it comes to producing and validating precision, mission-critical parts for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Quality assurance has been a roadblock for the AM industry in its evolution to become a serious contender in the precision parts arena. There are now a considerable number of advanced measurement and inspection technologies applied to AM from laser scanners to coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), structured light systems to computed tomography (CT) scanners. Some combination of these systems, along with automation capabilities, can readily address the part verification needs of AM users and finally lead to the industrialization of AM. Registration Powered by AMT and managed by GIE Media,  The IMTS 2022 Conference  features 69 different sessions you won’t want to miss so  register today . Focused on a range of topics that include process innovation, plant operations, quality/inspection, and automation,  The IMTS 2022 Conference  addresses improving productivity; improving part quality; and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand. Meet your presenter Giles Gaskell has worked in the field of non-contact scanning for reverse engineering and inspection since 1997. He worked with many of Europe’s most prestigious design, engineering, and manufacturing companies before moving to the United States in 2004. Gaskell is a recognized subject matter expert and communicator in the field of 3D metrology and 3D scanning. He served as an adviser to the society of manufacturing engineers for the RAPID+TCT Conference and presented 3D scanning educational workshops each year at this conference from 2008 – 2022. Gaskell also serves as an advisor and 3D scanning track leader for the annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference. For six years from 2016 - 2022, presented 3D scanning workshops to a wide range of expert, intermediate, and novice users attending AMUG to advance their knowledge of commercial AM technologies. In 2021, Gaskell was awarded a DINO (Distinguished Innovator Operator) by the AMUG, recognizing an individual’s contribution to the AM industry. Awardees are selected based on their intent to advance either the industry, or the knowledge and skills of fellow industry professionals. About the company Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. We’re putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality, and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. Part of HexagonAB, our technologies shape production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous. Hexagon’s manufacturing intelligence division provides solutions that use data from design, engineering, production, and metrology to make manufacturing smarter. Guill Tool opened an in-house rheology laboratory, making it the only extrusion tooling manufacturer in the industry with such a capability. Seeking to obtain better results and minimize time needed between testing and production, Guill built its own rheology lab in the West Warwick, Rhode Island facility. The lab features testing equipment including a hybrid rotational rheometer, a differential scanning calorimeter, and a thermal conductivity meter. Third-party testing facilities aren’t typically experienced in extrusion processes. Guill, however, gathers data the same way third-party testers do but interprets it as it applies specifically to extrusion. Likewise, third-parties supply data, not recommendations. Guill is now equipped to test customer’s materials and work with them to create extrusion tooling that gives a competitive edge. Accurate simulation and interpretation by extrusion experts reduces the physical reworks needed because the tooling has a greater chance of producing a good product at the outset. In-house testing speeds the turnaround on test results, reducing delays during the tool design process and offering better control over the processes and test parameters. The rheology lab processes standard materials and custom formulae and is equipped to mix materials including plastics, thermoplastic elastomers, all types of rubber, and silicone. Information from the lab is transmitted directly to the engineering department via computer link for review by the design team. The lab will be offered for use by extruders and chemical formulators, among others in the industry. Contact Guill for full details. About the presentation To thrive within the current era of Industry 4.0, manufacturers, workforce agencies, and educators must identify the key challenges they face and pursue integrating new technologies and upskilling of personnel that’ll help streamline businesses for the future. The questions this presentation address include: 1. What are a few key tangible changes to the system integration process that must be implemented to encourage an adaptable user-friendly environment between automation and human beings on the factory floor? 2. What new technology methods must be implemented within education and industry to assist manufacturers in hiring the correct talent to deliver cutting-edge systems that provide a rich data experience? Registration Powered by AMT and managed by GIE Media,  The IMTS 2022 Conference  features 69 different sessions you won’t want to miss so  register today . Focused on a range of topics that include process innovation, plant operations, quality/inspection, and automation,  The IMTS 2022 Conference  addresses improving productivity; improving part quality; and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand. Meet your presenter Before joining Festo Didactic, Ted Rozer had 18 years of experience in leading the automation engineering department for Doosan Infracore Machine Tool Corp. He specialized in the design and development of robotics and machine tool turnkey systems for the automotive, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industry. Rozer managed the development of several user-friendly automation control turnkey systems on a global scale. As director of engineering of Festo Didactic, he’s passionately looking to advance Festo Didactic in designing and implementing Industry 4.0 learning factories and career pathways with the view to systematically prepare individuals to excel working in dynamic and complex industrial automation environments. About the company Festo is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. Celebrating 50 years in the US, Festo Corp. has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment. Through advanced technical and industrial education, Festo Didactic Learning Systems and its partners prepare workers for current and future manufacturing technologies. The Smartforce Student Summit will be held at IMTS. Produced by the Smartforce Development team of AMT , which owns and operates IMTS , the Student Summit brings students from elementary school through college, scout troops, robotics and STEM clubs, home-schooled students, and educators of all levels to explore the latest Industry 4.0 digital technologies driving manufacturing today. Students can look forward to fun, interactive, and engaging exhibits from leading manufacturers demonstrating technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, generative design, and digital twin. The event benefits educators by informing curricula to ensure classrooms align with standard practices of the manufacturing workplace to include shop safety, technical skills and acumen, problem-solving, and critical thinking. New in 2022, attendees will go beyond learning about manufacturing technologies to better understand how advanced machinery and software synchronize to build needed equipment and infrastructure for cutting-edge products and programs across industries. Exhibits include NASA Artemis, which relies on advanced manufacturing for long-term space exploration and the agency’s upcoming return to the moon, and Boston Dynamics, featuring Spot the Robot Dog, a revolutionary robot that combines automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. This year, Smartforce Career Connections will allow exhibitors at the summit to display QR codes that, when scanned, link students directly with job opportunities in manufacturing technology. The summit plays a key role in AMT Smartforce Development’s efforts at guiding students toward fulfilling and well-paying careers in manufacturing, as well as updating the perception of manufacturing as a technology-driven, digital field. At IMTS 2018, over 24,000 attendees visited the summit, representing a diverse population of students and young people of all ages, backgrounds, and groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in manufacturing. The summit collaborates with the Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K Race held at IMTS and other AMT events throughout the year for additional funding and support. All fees and proceeds of the M4M 5K are donated to community-based organizations that champion students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), CPS STEM schools, and FIRST robotics teams to promote education and career pathways to manufacturing. About the presentation Modern data science techniques are used across many industries, but the manufacturing industry has been slow in adopting advanced analytics to optimize and accelerate operations. There are a lot of reasons for this lack of adoption, for example, a shortage of data science and analytics talent and an attitude: if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. However, forward-thinking manufacturers are starting to embrace the power of big data and analytics to improve their operations and create a nimbler work environment. Several companies have stepped into the analytics gap, offering software and hardware solutions that provide more data and actionable insights into everything from toolpath optimization to overall production intelligence in real time. With the amount of information production by CNC machines and advanced toolpath optimization solutions, there’s a big opportunity to use machine learning and advanced analytics to develop deeper insights that span from tooling to the machine, and all the way to overall factory performance. In this session, Greg McHale, CTO and co-founder of Datanomix, and Rob Caron, founder and CEO of Caron Engineering, discuss the types of data that are available from these manufacturing optimization solutions and the possibilities for driving deep insights into overall factory performance using advanced data science and machine learning. Registration Powered by AMT and managed by GIE Media,  The IMTS 2022 Conference  features 69 different sessions you won’t want to miss so  register today . Focused on a range of topics that include process innovation, plant operations, quality/inspection, and automation,  The IMTS 2022 Conference  addresses improving productivity; improving part quality; and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand. Meet your presenter Greg McHale founded Datanomix on the premise that the 4th industrial revolution would require turnkey products that integrate seamlessly with how manufacturers work today. He brings enterprise data skills to a market ripe for innovation. McHale held engineering leadership positions at several venture-backed companies and is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 1986, after working in the CNC machining industry for many years, President Rob Caron, (P.E. ), identified a gap in the market when it came to CNC tool monitoring and machine control. He decided to start his own company in the basement of his Wells, Maine-based home to pursue the development of these conceptual technologies. Today, Caron Engineering has a new 12,000ft2 facility with more than 35 employees and a dynamic product line of smart manufacturing solutions that are unmatched in the industry. About the companies Founded in 2016 in New Hampshire, Datanomix offers automated production intelligence for precision manufacturers. When we started Datanomix, we met with dozens of manufacturers who were trying to use data from their equipment to optimize operations. Not one company was getting what they wanted out of their existing monitoring systems ? information was either too complicated and cumbersome, or too simple and not insightful. The user interfaces on those systems made it look like those companies didn’t understand manufacturers. Based on their input, we built a system designed with a few key principles: ? The system would require no human input for the data to be useful ? The information provided by the system would be actionable right now ? The system should be a “member” of your team, capable of providing answers and insights in the way you think about your business At Caron Engineering, our mission is to transcend the industry standard by developing advanced sensor and monitoring technology to optimize performance, productivity, and profitability. As an employee-owned entity (ESOP), we work together to bring the best possible service and quality to our customers. It’s our goal to provide leading smart manufacturing solutions to reduce cycle times, promote unattended operation, drive down tooling costs, and minimize expensive damage to machines and work-holding. Our people are in the business of developing adaptive solutions for the future of manufacturing through strong leadership, foresight, and diligence. At Caron Engineering, innovation is what drives us.

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    Caron Engineering's headquarters is located at 116 Willie Hill Rd, Wells.

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