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2017 Seattle (Bellevue) Seminar Schedule

Bellevue Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am
The Opportunity with Direct Digital Manufacturing
Dylan Oliver, FATHOM                             

3D printing is often thought of only during the prototyping phase of product development, but designers and engineers should expect more from the additive technologies and materials available today. By embracing a direct digital manufacturing (DDM) strategy, companies are driving greater innovation, mitigating risk, lowering costs, and gaining agility. DDM enables design freedom, reduces lead times, and allows for more decentralized production, which will have significant impacts on communities across the globe.

Ultimately, less rigid development and manufacturing means that more optimized, customized, and specialized products suddenly become viable as the barriers of scale are torn down. In this session, FATHOM will discuss why companies are opting for tool-less manufacturing for end-use products with real world application examples.

How 3D Printing and Laser Scanning Complement Each Other

  •       3D scanning a part to get important dimensions, mounting holes, surfaces, ect…
  •       We will also show the 3D scanning for reverse engineering work flow.
  •       We then show the possibilities of using the 3d scan data a to create custom 3D printed parts.

Getting the Most from Your Visit to an EMC Testing Laboratory
Randy Clark, CKC Laboratories, Inc

EMC Basics: The physics of EMC.
– Targeted towards complete newcomers to EMC, i.e. you don’t have to be an electrical engineer
– A general introduction to the topic of EMC
– General EMC design principles
– Technical and non-technical solutions
– Recommendations for your trip to the lab

Color Management For Manufacturing
Kelly Espe, Eclipse Screenprinting   

The intent of this seminar is to give an overview of the LAB color model, and how it may be used to provide a quantitative, objective color specification for printed parts. We will also address best practices for color management and quality inspection.

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.

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Wednesday April 12, 2017

9:00am to 10:00am
Enhanced Product Development: Designing with 3D Multi Jet Fusion Technology
Don Harring, Sigma Design            

SIGMADESIGN, a Pacific NW product development firm, is a partner with HP for early use of the new HP Multi Jet FusionTM 3D printer. Other partners chosen for this initial use phase include BMW, Nike, Jabil and more. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution revolutionizes design, prototyping and manufacturing. It delivers superior quality physical parts faster and at half the cost of current 3D print systems.

In this presentation you’ll learn how SIGMADESIGN is designing at the voxel level. We’ll explain new findings regarding the benefits and challenges of product development using this new technology. From the perspective of designers and engineers, you’ll learn how “designing at the voxel level” is changing the design process. We’ll also share what we’ve learned about this new platform that could help accelerate and advance the technology.

ABOUT SIGMADESIGN, INC. SIGMADESIGN is a full service product design and engineering firm headquartered in Vancouver, WA. We, offer professional services that support projects from concept through production. SIGMADESIGN provides turnkey solutions for projects through solid engineering, broad experience, and focused execution. The firm was founded in 1994 to serve product design needs of the US Pacific Northwest. Now with multiple locations and an office in Singapore, we serve a world-wide client base. Our services include Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Firmware and Software Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, Machine Shop/Part Fabrication, Product Testing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Shipping.

Fourslide: High Precision, Low Cost Slide Forming
Tom Malolepsy, Northwest Fourslide, Inc.  

Fourslide is an established and innovative slide forming technology that offers cost effective, high precision small sheet metal parts with reduced lead time and lower cost for tooling. This seminar will provide an overview of the slide forming process and design guidelines for your use. Topics include details of the process and tooling, material selection, design tips and process capabilities. Learn about the advantages of fourslide technology to save time and money for low to high volume precision metal parts.


Social Security: Understanding the changes and how to maximize your benefit
Jarrod Haynes, Voya Financial Advisors, Inc

Voya Financial Advisors will be speaking about the recent changes to Social Security involving the cancellation of the file and suspend and restricted application process. When to take social security is arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you retire and once you make a decision you cannot retroactively change it. We will have an educational presentation covering the following topics.

“When is the optimal time to take social security”,
“What is the benefit of waiting”,
“How to determine your Full Retirement Age (FRA)”,
“Your personal replacement ratio”
“Understanding your benefit”,
“The cost of taking your benefit early”


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