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2016 Fort Lauderdale Seminar Schedule

2016 AmCon Fort Lauderdale Seminars

Tuesday, Nov 15th


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
Top 5 Things You Should be Doing With a 3D Printer
Dan Perreault, NeoMetrix

3D printing, or Additive Manufacturing (AM) has become one of this decade’s hottest subjects.  Nevertheless, many situations in which 3D printing may boost innovation and production, while simultaneously decreasing cost and time to market, are commonly overlooked.  AM is one of the most effective prototyping methods for design optimization, however the process also lends itself wonderfully to less-likely considered applications which include the printing of jigs and fixtures, useable injection mold cavities, casting patterns, and durable end-use parts.  Whether your application calls for the smooth finish and ultra-high resolution of PolyJet, or the strength and durability of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), here are the top 5 things you should be doing with your 3D printer.


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
How to Choose an Engineered Plastic for you’re Application
Jody Walker, SABIC Polymershapes

Many Engineers Equipment Designers and Maintenance Teams struggle with choosing an Engineering Plastic solution for their application. Polymershapes will present a no non-sense approach to material selection. Topics covered will be: An overview of Engineering Plastics, properties and how to quickly narrow your selection to a small manageable group of materials to research for suitability for your specific application.


12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
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.

Wednesday, November 16th



Lithium Ion Battery Pack Design and Manufacturing.
Steven Mortensen, AEM LLC


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