Conference Agenda

This agenda is subject to change. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:00 AM

Room: Prefunction Area

Abstract

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Simulation - Validating the Impact of Conformal Cooling Systems

Jeff Higgins , Technical Specialist, Moldflow SME
Autodesk, Inc.

10:00 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Morning Break

10:15 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Conformal Cooling for Injection Molds Based on Bonding Technologies

Reiner Westhoff , President
Contura MTC GmbH

11:15 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Vacuum Brazing for Conformal Cooled Molds

Dr. Jan Pfeiffer , Deputy General Manager
PVA Soldering and Materials Engineering GmbH

12:15 PM

Room: Lake Minnetonka

Abstract

Lunch

1:00 PM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Case Studies: Conformal Cooling and How to Evaluate the Business Case for Candidate Components: Packaging, Industrial & Automotive Applications

Dr. William Sames , Chief Executive Officer
HTS International Corporation

2:00 PM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Potential Applications & Benefits of Diffusion Bonding - Conformal Cooled Molds

Dr. Jan Pfeiffer , Deputy General Manager
PVA Soldering and Materials Engineering GmbH

3:00 PM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Afternoon Break

3:15 PM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Using Conformal Cooling Technologies

Kevin Klotz , Sr. Project Engineer / Simulation Services - QA
MGS MFG. Group

4:15 PM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Panel Discussion / Q&A | Day 1

Dr. Jan Pfeiffer , Deputy General Manager
PVA Soldering and Materials Engineering GmbH
Jeff Higgins , Technical Specialist, Moldflow SME
Autodesk, Inc.
Kevin Klotz , Sr. Project Engineer / Simulation Services - QA
MGS MFG. Group
Reiner Westhoff , President
Contura MTC GmbH
Dr. William Sames , Chief Executive Officer
HTS International Corporation

5:00 PM

Room: Fireside Room

Abstract

Reception | Sponsored by: Autodesk

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

8:00 AM

Room: Prefunction Area

Abstract

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Metal Additive Manufacturing: Strengths, Weaknesses & Opportunities

Dr. Dan J. Thoma , Director
Grainger Institute for Engineering

9:30 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Connected Software for Additive Manufacturing & Design

Sualp Ozel, PE , Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.

10:15 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Morning Break

10:30 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

R&D Tax Credits Earned in Implementing Conformal Cooling Molds

John Madsen , Vice President, Consulting Manufacturers
Black Line Group

11:00 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

How to Financially Justify Conformal Cooled Molds to Your Management & to Your Customers

Robert Beard P.E. , President
Robert A. Beard & Associates, Inc.

11:30 AM

Room: Calhoun Salon

Abstract

Panel Discussion / Q&A | Day 2

Dr. Dan J. Thoma , Director
Grainger Institute for Engineering
John Madsen , Vice President, Consulting Manufacturers
Black Line Group
Dr. William Sames , Chief Executive Officer
HTS International Corporation
Robert Beard P.E. , President
Robert A. Beard & Associates, Inc.
Sualp Ozel, PE , Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.

12:00 PM

Room: Lake Minnetonka

Abstract

Lunch | Sponsored by: Black Line Group