Seminar Schedule WITS – Wichita Industrial Trade Show

One of the reasons we have the WITS Show is for the exchange of ideas. At pasts WITS Shows, we have had knowledgeable speakers on a variety of subjects .  It is a good place to see the future and get your questions answered.  All seminars are free.

All the seminars will be in either rooms 101A  or 101B these rooms are located North of the registration area, look for the signs.

We are starting to assign seminars times and dates, keep checking this website for the latest addition of speakers and subjects

Seminar Schedule WITS – Wichita Industrial Trade Show


TUESDAY

2:30 pm  Room 101A  Tues Oct 26


TUESDAY

2:30 pm  Room 101B  Tues Oct 26


TUESDAY

4:00 pm  Room 101B Tues. Oct. 26 

 TOPIC – Recent Advances in Deburring Technology

Presenter :  LaRoux Gillespie, Dr. Eng, FSME, PE, CMfgE,  Manufacturing Consultant   

Topic of Discussion:

Mr. Gillespie will blend his study of over 2,000 recent publications on deburring technology with his previous research and application of burr prevention, burr minimization, deburring, and deburring economics. This presentation is focused on what engineers and shop owners can do in efforts to reduce deburring costs on challenging products. This is a broad based presentation covering details of his work and others on over 126 different deburring processes, and to how to minimize burr issues.

LaRoux’s Bio


TUESDAY

4:00 pm Room 101A Tues. Oct. 26  

ALLIED OIL

TOPIC

Presenter

Topic of Discussion:


TUESDAY

5:30 pm  Room 101B  Tues. Oct. 26 

ACIETA

IS NOW THE TIME TO GET A COBOT (Automation & Robots)

Presenter – JAKE CORNING 

Technological advances in collaborative robots for industrial manufacturing have made implementation and operation faster and easier than ever before. Jake Corning from Acieta will discuss two real Midwestern job shops whose recent steps into automation.

Topic of Discussion:

During this presentation, you’ll learn how to:

1.    Identify signs that you need to add a cobot to your operation.

2.    Debunk robot myths

3.    Calculate ROI for a cobot

  Jake’s Bio


WEDNESDAY

10:30 am  Room 101A  Wed  Oct 27


WEDNESDAY

10:00 am  Room 101B  Wed  Oct 27

Acieta

Adapt your Manufacturing Process:  Do More With Less

Nick Cowell ,  Regional Automation Manager for Acieta

Topic of Discussion:

Manufacturers today face a major paradox: high demand for faster lead time and a dwindling workforce. Integrating robotic automation into your manufacturing process frees up floor space and increases productivity, all with fewer workers. Acieta will expand on the benefits of robotic automation and how to choose the right robotics integrator. Mark will share real-world examples of how automation has helped Acieta customers address labor shortages, increase capacity, and position their business for future growth.

Key takeaway point:

How do you set yourself apart from other companies to attract and keep good workers? Hire a robot to do the dirty, dull and repetitive stuff.

  Nick’s Bio


WEDNESDAY

11:30 pm noon -Room 101A  Wed Oct 27

Company

ALLIED OIL

TOPIC

Presenter

Topic of Discussion:


WEDNESDAY

1:00 pm Room 101A  Wed. Oct. 27

 TOPIC – Recent Advances in Deburring Technology

Presenter :  LaRoux Gillespie, Dr. Eng, FSME, PE, CMfgE,  Manufacturing Consultant   

Topic of Discussion:

Mr. Gillespie will blend his study of over 2,000 recent publications on deburring technology with his previous research and application of burr prevention, burr minimization, deburring, and deburring economics. This presentation is focused on what engineers and shop owners can do in efforts to reduce deburring costs on challenging products. This is a broad based presentation covering details of his work and others on over 126 different deburring processes, and to how to minimize burr issues.

LaRoux’s Bio


WEDNESDAY

1:00 pm Room 101B  Wed. Oct. 27


WEDNESDAY

2:30 pm  Room 101A Wed Oct 27 


WEDNESDAY

2:30 pm  Room 101B Wed Oct 27


WEDNESDAY

4:00 pm  Room 101A Wed Oct 27

Company

TOPIC

Presenter

Topic of Discussion:


WEDNESDAY

4:00 pm  Room 101B Wed Oct 27


THURSDAY

10:30  am Room 101A Thurs. Oct. 28


THURSDAY

10:30 am noon Room 101B   Thurs.  Oct. 28


THURSDAY

12:00 pm Room 101A  Thurs. Oct. 28