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Detroit (Novi) Seminar Schedule


2017 AmCon Novi Seminars

Tuesday, October 31

 

9:00am-10:00am
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
Molded Plastic Part Design
Duane Gettelfinger, American Plastic Molding Corp.             www.APMC.com

  • Materials Selection
  • Mold Costs
  • Minimize Lead Time
  • Common Design Errors
  • Designing for Low Cost, High Quality Parts
  • Design Rules of Thumb
  • Strength Measurement Methods
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Amorphous & Crystalline Materials
  • High Temperature plastics

Additional Topics:  Wall Thickness, Coring, Draft, Radii, Reinforcements, Ribs, Fillets, Holes, Undercuts, Threads, Inserts, Surface Finish, Lettering, Postmolding Operations, Finishing, Decorating, Degating, Tolerances, Gate Type and Location, Weld and Meld Lines, Warping, Orientation, Venting, Entrapped Gasses, Finite Element Analysis, Mold Fill, etc. Further information 812-752-7000

 

11:30 am to 12:30 pm                                   
Product Development: Design for Manufacturing (DFM)                       
Duane Gettelfinger, APM Corporation        www.APMC.com

Overview: Economically successful designs ensure both high product quality and minimization of product costs. The seminar will provide an overview of the DFM process, one of the most widely used methods for achieving this goal.

 

  1. Estimate the Costs of Components: Fixed vs. variable costs; The BOM; Estimating standard components; Estimating cost of custom component; Estimating cost of assembly; Estimating overhead costs
  2. Reduce the Cost of Components: Understand the process constraints and drivers; Redesign components to eliminate processing steps; Choose appropriate economic scale for the part process; Standardize components and processes; “Black Box” component procurement
  3. Reduce the Cost of the Assembly: Keeping score; Integrate parts; Maximize ease of assembly; Consider customer assembly
  4. Reduce the Costs of Supporting Production: Minimize systemic complexity; Error proofing

Consider the Impact of DFM Decisions on Other Factors: The impact of DFM on development time; The impact of DFM on development costs, product quality, and external factors; Component reuse; Life cycle costs

 

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm                                                                       
Beyond Stereolithography: Functional Aluminum & Plastic Prototypes
Bob Summa , Armstrong Mold Corp.                        www.armstrongmold.com

By marrying the new rapid prototyping modeling techniques with traditional crafts based casting and tooling approaches, it is now possible to get high quality, spec material metal and plastic prototypes in 2-3 weeks at relatively low cost. This seminar will take you from CAD concept thru finished prototype parts.

 

2:00pm-3:00pm
Supply Chain Labor Update
Brian Devine, Resource MFG       www.resourcemfg.com

During this session, we will:

  • Provide the most recent local and national labor market statistics
  • Describe recent labor market trends
  • Review the results of a national survey of thousands of houly empolees
  • Provide practical recommendations to attract and retain great employees in your market.

 

Wednesday, November 1

9:00am-10:00am
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 -11:15am
Aluminum V-Process Castings                                                                                   
Erik Depczynski, TPI Arcade                                    www.tpicast.com

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.

 

11:30am -12:30pm
Comparison of Metal Casting Techniques
John Watkins, Taylor Metalworks     www.taylormetalworks.com

Discussion of the most common types of metal casting methods. Included are a description of the individual casting processes, the advantages and disadvantages, relative costs involved, and typical applications. Also a brief discussion in utilizing the 3-2-1 datum system to coordinate the casting and machining designs.

 

12:45pm-1:45pm
Intelligent Solar Power: Using the Sun to Generate, Conserve, and Manage Electricity Supplies for Manufacturing and Fabrication
S.K. Ayer, Ecojiva       www.ecojiva.com

Poor power quality can affect every aspect of your Manufacturing/Fabrication operation. Power Factors that deviate from the expected level set by the utility company can result in expensive fines. Also, poor power factors can cause unexpected equipment shutdown, unreliable lighting, motor failure, voltage surges, and fluctuations in power frequencies. Solar energy is an ideal alternative to power from the grid: decrease load fluctuations; improve power quality; stabilize voltages; protect and prolong the life of equipment; and avoid utility company penalties for Power Factor fluctuations. With over 40 years of combined experience in the electrical utility industry, ecojiva, LLC is a full-service solar energy management systems company serving commercial-level agricultural and manufacturing industries.

 

 

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