WMTS workshops are in-depth sessions that expose attendees to the newest technology, trends, processes and more in manufacturing today.
Wednesday, June 5 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Workshop: Understand the Power of IIoT and How IIoT can Accelerate Operational Excellence
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0, brings together brilliant machines, advanced analytics, and people at work. A digital transformation is underway, driving huge change across all industries.
IIoT is the network of multitudes of devices from different vendors connected by different communications technologies that results in systems that can monitor, collect, exchange, analyze, and deliver valuable new insights like never before. These data-driven insights can help drive smarter and faster business decisions only possible with machine learning and advanced analytics.
This workshop is meant for industrial and business professionals who wish to come up to speed with this new technology and to use it in their own industries and businesses.
Thursday, June 6 | 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Workshop: Product Design for Easy Manufacturing
Presented by SME Northern Lights Chapter #370
Even the best ideas cannot become successful products if they cannot be manufactured in a cost-effective manner. A key part of the product design process is the knowledge and application of manufacturing methods: creating a product that can be easily made. Yet all too often, production considerations are an afterthought, and it’s up to the manufacturer to somehow shave costs out of a sub-optimal design.
This workshop will investigate some examples of successful products by breaking them down into their basic components, and then looking at the methods used in their production and assembly. We will share analytical methods and our experience to help you and your teams turn your ideas into a successful reality.