Educational Event

From: Lynne Hoffman (HoffLyn@sme.org)
Date: Tue Jun 03 1997 - 22:11:25 EEST


The Rapid Prototyping Association of SME announces the final agenda for:

Rapid Tooling Applications
for Metalcasting . . . advancing pattern and foundry tooling
Clinic & Exhibits
June 19-20, 1997
Somerset Inn
Troy (Detroit), Michigan

ANDů
Fundamentals of Rapid Prototyping and Application in Manufacturing
June 18, 1997
Somerset Inn
Troy (Detroit), Michigan

Featuring:
Presentations from Industry Experts
A night of tabletop exhibits including attendee reception
Money-saving rapid prototyping and casting techniques
Plant tour

Sponsored by the Rapid Prototyping Association of SME

Endorsed by the:
American Foundrymen's Society
Investment Casting Institute
Steel Founders' Society of America

Fundamentals of Rapid Prototyping and Application in Manufacturing
June 18, 1997
Somerset Inn
Troy (Detroit), Michigan

Agenda
Wednesday, June 18th
Fundamentals of Rapid Prototyping & Applications in Manufacturing
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Course: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12 noon - 1p.m.

Fundamentals of Rapid Prototyping & Applications in Manufacturing
This special course will give you the firm foundation you need to
seriously evaluate rapid prototyping for your company. You'll build
your rapid prototyping foundation while obtaining a reference manual
packed with technical information.

Course Instructor
Bob Flint is Executive Vice President and Senior Engineer for Prototech
Engineering a prominent rapid prototyping service bureau located in
Willowbrook, Illinois. Mr. Flint is a writer, frequent speaker, and
recognized authority on the issues and benefits of rapid prototyping.

He is currently on the Board of Advisors of the Rapid Prototyping
Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and is a past
board member of the 3D Systems North American Sterolithography Users
Group. Mr. Flint is a consultant, co-author for the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers' course on The "Fundamentals of Rapid
Prototyping" and is a moderator for advanced courses on Rapid Tooling
Options.

Rapid Tooling Applications for Metalcasting . . . advancing pattern and
foundry tooling
Clinic & Exhibits
June 19-20, 1997

Agenda
Thursday, June 19th
Rapid Tooling Applications for Metalcasting
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 20th
Rapid Tooling Applications for Metalcasting cont'd.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Tour Check in: 12 noon
Bus Leaves at 12:15 sharp!
Bus Returns to Somerset Inn at 3:30 p.m.

Clinic Chairpersons
Tom Sorovetz, Chrysler
Susan Nichols, Chrysler
Michael Riffe, Chrysler

Speaker Lineup

Introduction to Rapid Tooling Uses in Metalcasting
Mike Maguire
Sandia National Lab

Flexible Casting Productions Using DSPC
Bert Evans
Midwest Regional Manager
Parts Now

Rapid Prototyping Applications for Sandcastings
Brian VanderLaan
Regional Sales Manager
Plynetics Express

Using the V-Process as a Rapid Tooling Casting Technique
John Watkins
J.A. Watkins & Associates

Metal Rapid Prototyping Using Investment Casting
Merlin C. Warner
BarronCast, Inc.

Rapid Prototyping/Tooling for Cast Components
Ron Gustafson
President
Clinkenbeard & Associates

Casting Process Simulation - Virtual Prototyping
Doug Starr
Magma Foundry Technologies, Inc.

CALORCAST TM: Production Die-cast Alloys in the Prototype Environs
Randy Erickson
Vice President Technology
METALCAST Engineering

Rapid Pattern Based Powder Sintering (RPBPS) - A New Technique for Rapid
Tooling and Manufacturing
Dr. Jack Zhou
Director, Rapid Tooling/Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering
Drexel University

Rapid Prototyping in the Foundry - Growing Sand
Richard Beaudoin
General Motors
Power Train Casting Operations

Recasting the Liberty Bell
Paul Carey
Executive Director Training & Applied Technology
Ashland Chemical

Exhibitors
On Thursday, June 19th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., exhibitors will be on hand
to display designs, patterns, tools, software, and materials currently
in use in metalcasting. Users will also be on hand displaying tools
from their applications of rapid tooling. If you would like to
participate as an exhibitor, contact Carol Bossio at SME, (313)
271-1500, ext. 357 or email: bosscar@sme.org

Confirmed Exhibitors Include:
BarronCast, Inc. - Oxford MI
METALCAST Engineering - Oakland, CA
DTM, Corp. - Austin, TX
Soligen, Inc. - Tama, IA
Rapid Prototype, Inc. - Auburn Hills, MI
Tool Chemical Co. - Madison Heights, MI
Harmony Castings, Inc. - Harmony, PA
C.A. Lawton, Co. - DePere, WI
Cunningham Pattern & Engineering - Columbus, IN
Plynetics Express -- Shalmburg, IL

Plant Tour
On Friday, June 20th, the bus departs for a plant tour of
BarronCast Inc., Oxford, Michigan
During this tour, you will see how rapid prototyping patterns are used
to produce foundry tooling. See how rapid prototyping methods are used
to produce both metal castings and cast to size tooling for mold and die
cavities, core boxes, trim dies, gages and fixtures. Observe metal
castings produced for prototyping utilizing several rapid prototyping
processes such as, SLA QuickCast, LOM, SLS, FDM, and CNC cut foam.

For more information or a full clinic brochure contact Carol Bossio,
(313) 271-1500, ext. 357 or e-mail: rapid@sme.org
Lynne Hoffman
Technical Program Administrator
Conferencing Division
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
1 SME Drive
Dearborn, MI 48121

Phone: (313) 271-1500 ext., 368
FAX: (313)240-8254

e-mail: hofflyn@sme.org



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