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Denver 2017 Seminar Schedule

AmCon Denver Seminars

Wednesday, April 19th


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.


10:15 am -11:15 am
The Smartest All-In-One 3D Sensors on the Planet
Brett Dooley, In-Position Technologies


  • Scan, measure and control within a single device
  • Laser Line Profile and Structured-Light Snapshot Sensors
  • Using LMI Gocator Series to increase quality and throughput

Inline inspection can make a big difference in production quality and line efficiency.
The LMI Gocator series has built-in measurement tools to provide feedback for assembly
and quality control processes, ensuring quality products. With a user friendly interface, PLC connectivity, and open-source SDK, LMI sensors are easily integrated into existing systems to solve 3D measurement control challenges. With micron level resolution, these sensors are used in applications from inspecting automotive parts, to mapping road geometry, to mechanical inspections of electronic devices and circuit boards. This class will provide an overview of software interface, common applications, and an understanding of the powerful capabilities of using laser light profilers for measurement.

In-Position Technologies combines decades of experience in Motion Control, Automation, and Robotics to provide unmatched support for factories, production centers, laboratories, and machine builders.

11:30am – 12:30pm
3D Hubs: Self-Service Professional Prototyping
Dan Grigoras, 3D Hubs

Organizations often rely on several suppliers to complete even a single product iteration. Additional complexities are introduced when working with multiple engineering teams, multiple material needs, and spread across multiple geographies. Anything less than perfect coordination can frequently lead to project delays or unforeseen project expenses. 3D Hubs’ new enterprise solution aims to facilitate rapid prototyping by introducing one platform for all your decentralized manufacturing needs.

12:45pm – 1:45pm
Aluminum V-Process Castings                                                                                   
Erik Depczynski, TPI Arcade                          

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.


Thursday, April 20th


9:00am to 10:00am
Stratasys 3D Printing Technology and Applications Overview
Dave Scarano and Tim Crennen, MCAD Technologies

Stratasys 3D Printing Applications Overview: The merger of Stratasys and Objet fuses two leading innovators at the forefront of 3D printing. Learn about the latest technology and trends, and how to take your 3D CAD designs from on-screen to in-hand with realistic 3D models. Test form, fit and function. Print assembly tools on the fly or manufacture small quantities of production parts. Move quickly. Cut costs. From individual designer through product development collaboration to the manufacturing department.

10:15am – 11:15am
Next Generation Collaborative Robotics
Brett Dooley, In-Position Technologies


  • The collaborative difference:  Safety, Reliability, and Ease of Use
  • Increasing throughput without hiring more labor
  • Using robotics to maximize the ROI of your most expensive machinery

Automation in manufacturing is seen as a difficult process requiring years of experience.  This seminar is a conversation about collaborative robotics and how they can be applied easily in your facility.  You will get a feel for the types of tasks most suited for robotic automation as well as the basic steps for implementation.  If you prefer to use automation integrators, this seminar will reveal the vocabulary to speak to what you want and the questions to ask to create a successful project. All material will be demonstrated using an actual 6-axis industrial robot and autonomous vehicle to maximize your learning experience with additional “hands-on” time where you apply what you have learned.

In-Position Technologies combines decades of experience in Motion Control, Automation, and Robotics to provide unmatched support for factories, production centers, laboratories, and machine builders.


11:30am – 12:30pm
Systematic Optimization of Plastic & Print Packaging
Tom Paliga, Sonoco Alloyd

Sonoco Alloyd leverages its decades of packaging experience to show how a deliberate, systemic approach to thermoform plastic and print packaging can optimize your manufacturing environment and save you money. Witness a clear and realistic comparison of the traditional component model verses the systemic model and see how you can benefit both short and long term. If you use thermoform plastic and printed packaging…you’ll want to attend.

*More Seminars TBA*