The right people. The right solutions. The perfect location.
Get the technology solutions you need at WESTEC 2017. The most machining, metrology, design, waterjet, software, digital, 3D printing and engineering expertise than you can find anywhere at WESTEC , September 12-14 in Los Angeles. The West Coast’s premier manufacturing event, WESTEC gives you access to hundreds of experts in such critical industries as aerospace, medical, industrial machinery and consumer goods. It also gives you an opportunity to find solutions to manufacturing challenges with an enhanced exhibit area and more of the exhibitors you want to see.
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The Business of Manufacturing
Technology is amazing, but manufacturing is also a business. Workforce development and training sessions at WESTEC will help you to grow your business and understand how to maximize your profits and exceed customer expectations.
September 12, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Millions of dollars of new funding was recently released by the State of California – specifically for workforce development. Learn how your company can take advantage of these funds to up-skill your team members in essential skills and advanced technologies. Ensure that you get the support you need to develop talent in your organization.
Presented by: AMP SoCal
September 13, 2017 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Meet major industry OEMs and learn from their supplier development teams what it takes to ‘run with the big dogs’. Understand what certifications and technical requirements are needed, their selection process and more. Also, meet face to face with company representatives following the panel.
Presented by: ToolingU SME
September 13, 2017 11:00 am – 11:30 am
The perfect storm of decreasing costs for robotics and machine tools, the dramatic increase in artificial intelligence, and the proliferation of connected devices will usher in an ever increasing demand for a technology savvy workforce across multiple sectors to include manufacturing. It is imperative to get ahead of this now by creating opportunities for companies and schools to engage young people into activities that get them excited about joining the future advanced manufacturing workforce. FlexFactor, a program developed by NextFlex, one of the National Manufacturing Institutes for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation, does just this by blending entrepreneurship, technology, and project based learning into a rapidly growing success.
September 13, 2017 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
See how your shop compares to the country’s leading machining businesses in this comprehensive benchmarking program, which identifies optimal shop-floor practices as well as operational and business metrics that define world-class competitiveness in discrete parts manufacturing. Whether your company is a small job shop or a large captive operation, you’ll be able to take advantage of survey data gathered from a number of machining businesses. Not only will this benchmarking data serve as your baseline “report card,” it will eliminate your need to rely on gut feelings to identify and prioritize improvement efforts.
Presented by: Top Shops
September 13, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The space industry is harnessing a new generation of innovators to fuel its meteoric rise to the cosmos. But how do top companies find the tools and talent to soar? Our star panel will discuss the technologies and opportunities allowing mankind to fly higher, reach farther, and travel faster – including what it takes for manufacturers to find people with the right skills to get us there.
Presented by: AMP SoCal
September 14, 2017 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Advanced Manufacturing is hot in California with jobs like CNC machinists, programmers and engineers projected to grow over 50% in the next 10 years. We’ll crack the code on how to collaborate with workforce, industry, and education. Learn how partnerships and the California Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Collaborative (CAMAC) have led to an apprenticeship model with funding that addresses the workforce needs in advanced manufacturing – and how you can get involved.
Presented By: ToolingU SME
Special Guests at WESTEC
Keynote – American Built: Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers
Presented by Titan Gilroy
TITAN has fast become the voice of the manufacturing industry. Through his story, TITAN shares a message of hope and redemption that the country and world need today. With his expertise in running an elite aerospace CNC shop, TITAN offers practical tools and inspiration to students, educators, shop owners, and business leaders around the world. Find out how to solve problems in a global market and how to compete on a worldwide scale with American based manufacturing jobs, among other innovative strategies to drive your business and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Shop Talk with Counting Cars
Presented by Kevin Mack and “Horny” Mike Henry
Meet the celebrities from the hit show: Counting Cars! Kevin Mack and “Horny” Mike Henry talk shop at WESTEC.
Count’s Kustoms, a one of a kind hot rod and chopper customization/restoration shop located in the heart of Las Vegas and owned by Danny “Count” Koker.
Metal on metal, mild to wild, the Count’s Kustoms’ team puts great pride and care into every one of our projects, no matter how big or small. Using only the highest grade parts available, we customize our vehicles to fit the particular tastes and desires of each individual customer. We are your one-stop shop for in-house paint.
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