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Dallas Seminar Schedule

2017 Dallas (Arlington), TX Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, October 3rd


Power of Persuasion
Video Presentation by Robert Cialdini
Call it persuading, negotiating or convincing. Ethical influence is the foundation of successful leadership, management, sales, and customer service. Robert Cialdini has spent his career systematically studying the psychology of influence. In this video, he reveals what lies at the heart of his findings: the six principles of influence that form the basis of effective, persuasive appeals. These principles-reciprocation, scarcity, authority, commitment, liking, and consensus-may seem like the jargon of social scientists, but Cialdini brings them to life. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Cialdini provides clear step-by-step examples of behaviors that you can put to use daily to increase your influence. You will learn why you say yes to some offers, simply based on the way they are presented. And you’ll learn how to defend against offers that you’re really not interested in, no matter how effectively they’re presented. This free presentation is a $95 value, but it could save you thousands. Attend this Free Negotiating Skills presentation then visit the AmCon exhibits and apply what you’ve learned on the show floor.

10:15am – 11:15am
3D Metal Printing Materials & Capabilities – From NASA Mars Mission to AirBus
Kevin Goold, Advanced Graphics Systems


As a machine shop with over 60 years of service and multiple capabilities, Southwest Industrial Services added a 3D metal printer in an attempt to keep up with ever evolving technology. 3D printing adds multiple challenges–in planning work procedures in the shop, in meeting tolerance requirements of products, and in finding markets for this new capability. Here is a report of how we have dealt with these challenges 10 months in to our endeavor.


Thick Gauge Thermoforming, Pressure Forming, and Twin Sheet Forming
David Grice, C&K Plastics       

C & K Plastics has been thermoforming for over 50 years. The company has over 100 cumulative years of experience. An In- depth look at cut sheet thermoforming and how to determine which process is best for different applications. Materials, tooling and part design will be covered. Processes covered: Vacuum Forming, Pressure Forming, Twin Sheet Forming, Secondary and Finishing operation.


Aluminum V-Process Castings                                                                           
Harmony Castings

This seminar will cover V-Process aluminum casting technology and its advantages, pattern-making techniques and CNC machining of castings. Fundamental casting design and cost drivers for both prototype and production casting and machining requirements will be discussed. Applications to medical, automotive, instrumentation, computer, electronics, optics, and communications will be reviewed. All attendees will be given a “Design Considerations and Technical Data for V-Process Castings” guidebook.



Cyber Security: What’s There to Worry About?
Richard Bergs & Juan Paramo

The Facts:

  • There are over 289,000 small mamnufacturers in the United States
  • 43% of all cyber attacks affect small businesses, costing them an average of $38,000
  • More than half of those attacked will go out of business within 6 months (ref: The US National Cyber Security Alliance)

Scared yet? Come learn how you can protect your organization….
TMAC will review/discuss the basic concepts of Cyber Security. Within these concepts, we will focus on covering why it is important, real examples of threats and useful tips you can use to start gathering information on your system/company related to this topic.
NIST Cyber Security Framework – Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover: Simple steps/examples to improve cyber security.


Wednesday October 4th


Plastic Profile Extrusion
David Grice, Valley Extrusion                    
An in-depth look at profile extrusion. Tired of paying too much for aluminum extrusions and then spending extra to have secondary operations? Come let us show you materials that can replace aluminum and many secondary operations that can be accomplished in-line. Materials and tooling will be discussed as well as part design.


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