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Quality Forum Series Part 2

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Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.

Today’s manufacturers face an array of disruptions from emerging technologies, agile manufacturing, and supply chain localization. The 2021 Quality Forum Series will take place on Tuesday, June 8th, and Tuesday, July 13th from 1 to 4:30 pm EDT.

This series will focus on all facets of organizational excellence and will provide actionable strategies and deep insights into organizational excellence, disruptive technologies, leadership and change management, and quality fundamentals.  Attendees will come away with vital tools and tactics to affect change, increase value and drive their organizations towards quality goals.

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This is a 2 part series. If you have registered for the June 8th date then you are already registered for this part. 

Tuesday, July 13

1:00 PM          Peer to Peer Networking This session is back by popular demand! Growing peer-to-peer networks is a primary component of this Quality Summit. Attendees will have the chance to interact with peer groups during this session on topics that are unique to their job functions in their specific groups. Driven by past attendee feedback, these focused sessions have been highly requested and are expected to be one of the biggest hits of this year's event. They are a perfect way for professionals to find new ideas, expand their professional networks, and explore new methods of improvement.

2:00 PM          Gaining Efficiency Through Machine Vision Presented by: Dean Elkins, Motoman

While Machine vision has become more sophisticated over the years, its evolution has led to ease of use and robustness that allows it to be integrated into solutions in a simpler and more cost-effective way than ever before.  Whether it is 2D or 3D vision, its deployment is saving companies time and money while increasing quality in a variety of applications including insert picking, feature detection, part location, part verification, and more.

2:00 PM          Repair? Rebuild? Or Replace Equipment?  Your Decision’s Impact on Quality Presented by: Josh Kane, Bear Industrial Group

Every business utilizing costly manufacturing equipment shares a common goal to realize the maximum possible value of their capital assets. Production equipment does important work that keeps production moving and affects the bottom line as well as overall efficiency.
So, any company that manages costly manufacturing equipment face the ultimate decision at one point or another – to rebuild/repair or simply replace it.  When replacing though, do you buy new or used? 
This presentation will cover the key factors to take into consideration when deciding whether to repair, rebuild or replace your equipment and will assist in lessening your stress and help you make higher quality work.

3:00 PM          Presentation on Vision Systems Place Holder

3:00 PM          Understanding Part Sensitivity to Process Parameters Changes  Presented by Michelle Di Biase, Sigmasoft

What are the key process parameters that influence critical dimensions on an injection molded part? What is the impact that changing cooling time has on critical dimensions for injection molded parts? When a plastic part is out of spec, do you know exactly what process parameter to change to meet print requirements? These and several other questions will be answered throughout the presentation.

SIGMA works with molding companies that are frustrated by issues that arise in the design and production stages of their parts. Anything from filling-related issues like air entrapment, knit lines, flashing, short shots, or shrinkage & warpage, to name a few are all concerns for our customer. We also know that trying to decide if issues are coming from the process, material, part design or tool design can be a challenge. Some molding companies are concerned about the number of trials & errors that are happening on the production floor, which affects their bottom line. We help solve these problems through SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding and our 'Autonomous Optimization' technology. Especially, during these times, we see companies are evaluating their entire operation and exploring new opportunities to run lean and be more efficient, we are becoming part of the conversation.

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