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Keynote Presentation: Is an Unconventional Innovation Project Worthwhile?
Gerardo de la Concha, Vice President Mexico Operations, Medtronic
Developing new ideas by escaping routine procedures or even industry expectations can be challenging. An unconventional project at Medtronic took a small team out of their normal working environment to develop, giving them exceptional freedom from organization constraints to reverse engineer and develop medical device using nitinol. The shape memory and superelasticity properties of the nickel and titanium alloy, provides opportunities to create unique devices. De la Concha will share his experience working on this project including things that went well and things that could be improved.
Optimizing Titanium Machining of Aerospace Parts
Randal Vonmoll, Technical Sales Director, Fives Machining Systems
Fives Machining Systems (Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis and Liné Machines) are setting new standards for Titanium metal removal. From the 33+ cubic inches on the Giddings & Lewis high torque machining center to the 100+ cubic inches per minute on a Cincinnati multi-spindle XT Profiler, the recent results produced for aerospace customers are impressive. Machines from these leading builders share the attributes of high dynamic stiffness and sustained power. Technical experts will share their process knowledge at a presentation dedicated to optimizing Titanium cutting. The discussion will include information regarding tooling and machine requirements for hard metal removal.
- Machine tool considerations for titanium machining
- Tooling and Fixturing
Laser Additive Manufacturing for Remanufacturing of Critical Components
Bingbing Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management, California State University Northridge
Dr. Bingbing Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management at California State University Northridge. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology in 2005 and 2008 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University in May of 2012. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee from June 2012 to August 2013. His research areas are additive manufacturing, sustainable design and manufacturing, life cycle assessment of manufacturing processes, sustainability of nanotechnology.
Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) is a rapidly developing field that uses 3D CAD data as a digital information source and energy in the form of a high powered laser beam to create three-dimensional metal parts by fusing fine metallic powders together. In this presentation background, introduction, fundamental, and application of LAM is presented. Selective laser melting technology, one important laser additive manufacturing process, is applied to remanufacture the die cutter and blade in the rotary cutting die equipment and piston head and exhaust valves & valve seat in the marine engine.
- Remanufacturing, lases additive manufacturing, metal parts
Tools for Dynamic Milling
Tyler Martin, Technician, Niagara Cutter
For the last 5 years I have worked at Seco tools performing training, component testing, and research and development. During this time I have put a specific emphasis on dynamic milling and advanced roughing techniques for milling and turning. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.
Dynamic milling is a strategy becoming more widely used and embraced due to its high metal removal rates, low cycle times, and ease of programming. This strategy has been widely publicized and implemented by a wide variety of end users. However, little emphasis has been put on the most effective tool to use in dynamic milling. The number of flutes, geometry, and coating can greatly influence the efficiency of the dynamic milling operation. With the correct tooling choices, superalloys and hardened steels can be machined with superior productivity using dynamic milling. Tooling selection for dynamic milling will be discussed. The application of tooling geometries, and sizes, as well as specific tool features that provide a stable process for dynamic milling will be covered. Strategies for tool selection when machining difficult materials will have a special focus during this presentation.
- Best practices for tooling choice when using dynamic milling strategies
- Best practices for material specific operating parameters
- The benefits of using dynamic milling in difficult to machine materials
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