Bringing cutting-edge automation solutions to help propel your growth
About this event
Increase your productivity and position your company for growth with automation. MTS is bringing a variety of automation technologies to your town to showcase practical applications that your facility can use today. This half-day event will cover four automation topics: Robotic Welding, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, AI Robots for Assembly, and Automated Laser Inspecting. Subject Matter Experts will be presenting hands-on options for automation with manufacturing case studies.
Lunch will be served during the event.
TOPICS + SPEAKERS
Robotic Welding for Everyone -Presenter: Jimmy Howell - Hirebotics
See the latest in welder-driven robotics and how robotic welding can be implemented in both high and low-volume production. See a live demo of collaborative welding that can be programmed using a mobile app, and used to enable today’s welders to automate their own processes using robotic welding. There will also be available time for demonstrations of the robotic welder on your parts after the event.
3D Vision in Production - Presenter: Sean Foley - Banner Engineering
Learn the latest on 3D capabilities, how it works, implementing 3D vision into production, the difference between 2D and 3D vision systems, and how they can build capacity in your organization.
The Future of Additive Manufacturing - Presenter: B9 Creations
The future of additive manufacturing will disrupt the one-size-fits-none approach. While you wouldn’t use the same milling machine in a dental lab that you would on the manufacturing floor, many in additive sell the same printer regardless of industry. See what an application smart approach would look like with entire AM workflows customized for industries or technology made invisible to solve workforce challenges. Plus learn how additive manufacturing technology is reshaping the customer experience, pushing the boundaries of microscale, moving towards the production capability of traditional methods like molding or milling, and keeping up with an ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Lunch Speaker: The Rise or Fall of American Manufacturing: How the Pandemic, TikTok, Robots, and Artificial Intelligence Have Shaped the Future of Manufacturing and What You Can Do About It. -Presenter: John McElligott - York Exponential
There's no denying that the last two years have changed everything. From mask mandates, worker strikes, the rise of Amazon, and "the great Resignation", our society has been rocked to its core. There may be a deep feeling that we just need to get back to normal. But can we? In this session, Roboticist, Inventor, Educator, Technical Futurist, and CEO John McElligott will give you a crash course on all of the technologies that have accelerated through the pandemic as well as dive into the massive societal changes that are set to change manufacturing forever.
9:00 AM - Robotic Welding
9:45 AM - 3D Vision
10:30 AM - Break
10:45 AM - Additive Manufacturing
11:30 AM - Lunch Speaker: Artificial Intelligence + Robots
Thanks to the support of this event from key partners Elevate Rapid City and Western Dakota Technical College