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October 17 -18, 2018

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS)


AMTS 2018 Educational Sessions

New for 2018!  AMTS is elevating its own game by bringing you the most rewarding, engaging show experience yet. In addition to the thousands of qualified customers you’ll reach, your team will appreciate our revamped educational seminars and tech demonstrations. Topics will be timely and relevant to growing business, presented with a healthy dose of show fun. See below for a list of sessions being offered and short description of each.

Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Workshop

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 and Thursday, 18 Oct, 2018 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm (both days);
Training Room 202 – 2nd floor
Presenter: Kevin McNeeley, Sinclair Community College

Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Workshop: provides participants with a working knowledge of the ASME Y14.5-2009 GD&T Standard. Tailored for manufacturing technicians, it is a practical course focused on the correct interpretation and application of GD&T concepts with explanations on their impact on manufacturing and inspection processes.

A six-hour course, taught in two 3-hour sessions, covering the basic principles of reading and interpreting engineering drawings utilizing geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to the ASME Y14.5-20009 Standard. Covers concepts of symbols, features, datums, and tolerances of form, location, runout, orientation and profile. All attendees will receive a GD&T reference guide as part of the program. Requires attendance at both sessions to successfully complete the program. Standard cost of $249.00 has been discounted to $149.00 per participant through scholarships from Sinclair Community College and FASTLANE. This session requires upfront registration and payment to Sinclair, please use the following link –

Who should attend: Manual/CNC Machinists, Tool & Die Machinists, Quality Technician/Engineer, Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers


Quality System Panel – Best Practices from regional Manufacturers

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm; Room 106 – 1st floor

Panelists: Thomas L Banks, Compliance Manager, Hohman Plating
Suzy Brock, Quality Administrator, Greenville Technology Inc
George A. Kloos, Independent Management Consultant, most recently DRT Medical LLC
Stephanie A. Rice, Quality Systems Manager, NanoSperse
Moderated by Mary Miller, FASTLANE

Quality is as imperative to manufacturing as blood is to the human body. Manufacturers shipping bad parts won’t stay in business for long. Even though manufactures know this, quality is all too often seen as a bad word. A panel of quality experts from various industries (aerospace, automotive, general industrial and medical) will discuss best practices. They will share how they tackled their quality management systems ensuring it was effective, efficient and practical. This best practices discussion is to help attendees learn what others have done, trigger improvement ideas for their own facility, and help to determine whether to obtain certification or not.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, Plant/Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineers


Collaborative Robots 101

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 from 10:30am – 11:30am; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Andrew Dill, Vice President of Sales at Allied Automation

Using collaborative robotics in the high-mix, low-volume manufacturing workspace to improve throughput and enhance the workforce.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, Plant/Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineers


The Benefits and ROI of Robotic Automation in Fabrication

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Chris Poole, Segment Manager-Fabrication at Acieta, Inc.

Maintaining the status quo is not an option for fabricators who struggle to secure quality labor. Robots have become less expensive and easier to use than ever before, which has opened the door for both integrated manufacturers and contract fabricators to take a serious look at the benefits and ROI of robotic automation. Join us to learn how robotic systems enable fabricators to deliver higher quality parts and maximize throughput, all while keeping their workforce numbers consistent and employees safe.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, Plant/Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineers


Design for Additive Manufacturing – Unlocking the Secrets

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 from 1:45pm – 2:45pm; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Scott Young, Director of Operations and Engineering at BasTech, Inc.

Additive Manufacturing presents an opportunity to reduce mass, retain strength, increase capabilities and combine components in both the production and tooling workspace. While this opens up so many opportunities for the creative designer, knowing how to design for AM will make the difference between making an object and producing a product efficiently and effectively.

Who should attend: Designers, Design Engineers, Engineering Management, Process Engineers

Advantages of Additive Manufacturing Beyond Prototyping – Product Development, Production Improvement and Quality Inspection

Date/Time: Thursday, 18 Oct, 2018 from 1:45pm – 2:45pm; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Brad Hopkins, Quality Manager at McGregor Metalworking Companies

As additive manufacturing continues to become more readily available, manufacturers are leveraging the technology to benefit their business to improve quality, reduce lead times, and minimize costs. Continual advancements in printing technology and materials have led to additional uses for manufacturers within product development, beyond just the prototyping phase. McGregor Metalworking will demonstrate the advantages of additive manufacturing by sharing its experience to create fixtures (previously made through traditional manufacturing methods) to benefit product development, production improvement & quality inspection.

Who should attend: Quality Engineers/Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers, Supervisors


How to Increase Results and Reduce Risk During Your Next Manufacturing Software Implementation

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 from 9:15am – 10:15am; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Kristin McLane, President at CIMx Software

Manufacturers are investing in software in record numbers. However, the value of a system can be overshadowed by the complexity of the technology and the frustrations of past experiences with messy ERP and MES installs. CIMx President, Kristin McLane shares her industry insider tips for maximizing the benefits and mitigating the risks of your next manufacturing software project.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, IT, Plant/Operations Management


The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Manufacturing

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2018 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Kelly Beigh, Research Software Engineer at University of Dayton Research Institute

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and computer vision have enormous potential to increase quality, efficiency, and capability in manufacturing. These technologies have proven revolutionary in many applications including scrap reduction, predictive and preventative maintenance, part quality assessment, process parameter optimization, supply chain risk assessment, situational awareness, and demand forecasting. This session will cover a high-level overview of the technology, its capabilities, and successes in manufacturing applications.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, Plant/Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineers


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) 101: What, Why, Where and How should you use IIoT in Manufacturing

Date/Time: Thursday, 18 Oct, 2018 from 9:30am – 10:30am; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Presenter: Josh Gold, System Architect & Team Lead at University of Dayton Research Institute

Today, everything is connected to the internet. There were 8.4 billion connected things in 2017, setting the stage for 20.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices to be deployed by 2020, according to analyst firm Gartner [Feb 7, 2017]. So, what is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? This presentation will be an introduction to what it is, why/where you might want to use these sensors/actuators in your manufacturing process, and lastly, how to use them in a safe and secure way.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, Plant/Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineers


Cyber Security for the Manufacturing Industry Panel – Concerns, Threats and Solutions

Date/Time: Thursday, 18 Oct, 2018 from 10:45am – 12:00pm; Knowledge Center Stage – 1st floor

Panelists: Dyan McClamma, Director at The Greentree Group
Rebecca Onuskanich, Owner at iCyberi
Shawn Waldman, CEO at Secure Cyber Defense
Moderated by Rob Gillen, FASTLANE

If you are using or considering the use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve your manufacturing business then you should be aware of the Cyber risks. Three local cybersecurity experts will discuss the latest trends in cybersecurity threats and solutions, how the threats are not as scary as they seem, and how the solutions are timeless.

Who should attend: Business Owners, Executive Management, IT, Plant/Operations Management


November 1, 2018

Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit 2018

A statewide convening of Ohio manufacturers and their workforce partners.

At this statewide convening of manufacturers and their workforce partners, attendees will:

  • Hear about workforce best practices and initiatives underway across Ohio,
  • Learn about tools and resources that support regional workforce development,
  • Share lessons learned, and
  • Celebrate progress because this is hard work!

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November 8, 2018

Greater Dayton Additive Manufacturing Leadership Conference

Learn from and network with the best and the brightest in additive manufacturing, featuring business and manufacturing leaders from multiple industries sharing emerging additive manufacturing trends and best practices.

This event will inspire you to implement new technologies, improve your own processes, and give you the tools you need become a leader in additive manufacturing.

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Space is limited, register today!



November 29, 2018


Creating a Compelling Employee Value Proposition

Speaker: Bill Ratterman with Aliniti

According to a recent Gallup study, 37% of engaged employees are looking for jobs or watching for opportunities, 56% of employees who are not-engaged are more likely to seek a new job. And for employee’s who are actively disengaged, the percentage of individuals likely to look for another job climbs to 73%. The evidence is clear, the more disconnected employees feel, the more likely they are to leave their job.

So how can you strengthen the connection between your employees and the company? You may be missing a compelling [Read More]

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Funding is Available for Additive Manufacturing
But, time is running out!  Hurry to apply for the FASTLANE
3D Printing – Additive Manufacturing Program.  Have questions about how this rapidly growing innovative technology could help your manufacturing business?  Ask our team how other manufacturers are using additive in their business or click here to learn more.

Funding is Available for Cyber Security
Many small companies are getting hacked, customer records are accessed, trade secrets are stolen…the State of Ohio wants to help you to protect your business.  It has gotten to the point that the Department of Defense will no longer do business with companies who are not taking the measures to ensure they are compliant with NIST 800-171.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your firewall is enough.  Ask our team how you can protect your business or click Cyber Security Compliance Program to learn more.

Funding is Available for AS9100 Related Services
This funding opportunity includes expenses for training, gap analysis, consulting, audits, certifications, etc.  Ask our team how you can get funding to help with your AS9100 certification.

Funding is Available for Import Impacted Manufacturers
Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) Grant, is for companies that have lost business due to recent impacts to imports.

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