Educational Panels

Tuesday, 12. November

12:00 Room S502B

Roll Forming: Design and Welding Techniques

When defining the process to roll form a welded profile, there are several factors that influence the configuration of the manufacturing system. These factors include profile complexity, material, production volume, engineered hole features and part variations. The appropriate welding method will be greatly influenced by these variables. This presentation will review how these variables influence the selection of two primary welding methods used in the roll forming process: laser and high frequency induction. Jack Pennuto - TRUMPF Inc.
2:00 Room S502A

Sheet Metal Design and Press Brake Automation

Sheet metal part design incorporates the effective use of all available manufacturing equipment. It focuses on laser cutting, punching, bending, software, laser welding and conventional welding. Personnel involved in designing, programming, manufacturing or quoting parts using these technologies must understand their equipment capabilities and limitations. Currently this information is not taught at universities and can only be learned on the job. Designing parts without this knowledge prevents machines from being used to their full potential. The goal of this presentation and of formal Sheet Metal Design training is to fill this gap. This presentation will change the way those involved in the design process think about the part from start to finish. Machines and software are the tools to implement design changes. New designs must be innovated by beginning with the end in mind. The end goal is to reduce processes, mistakes, and ultimately costs. Grant Hagedorn - TRUMPF Inc.

Wednesday, 13. November

8:00 Room S403B

Laser Welding Workshop: Essential Considerations for Laser Welding – From Component Design to Implementation

As the use of lasers become more widespread, designers and product engineers need to gain familiarity with not only the properties, advantages and applicability of the laser welding process, but also with how to design components, assemblies and systems for successful laser welding. Material selection, weld joint design, component part preparation, and part fixturing are all critical to successful implementation. These topics are presented using multiple examples and case studies. David Havrilla - TRUMPF Inc.
12:00 Room S403A

Lasers and Additive Manufacturing Processes – The Additive Process Chain with Laser Metal Fusion

Powder bed fusion (PBF) [Laser Metal Fusion] is one of the highest potential production processes. In industrial applications, we see the first movers who are already implementing their first automation solutions. But we also see companies that are just entering the topic area. This is the majority of companies. When looking at the entire process, each company has to define the right subprocesses that can be product dependent. When the first steps are taken, the potential of LMF can be fully exploited, which will be shown in examples in this presentation. Michael Shaffer - TRUMPF Inc.
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