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Sintering Seminar Classroom

Robotics & Automation in Powder Metallurgy Seminar

December 11–12, 2018
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel • State College, PA

Help your plant eliminate waste, improve quality and productivity, and streamline labor usage.
  • Discover what technologies are available.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages.
  • Find solutions to your robotics and automation challenges.
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Questions? Call 609-452-7700
Fee includes course registration, breakfasts, lunches, and breaks
Advance by November 2 After November 2
MPIF member $950 $1,050
APMI member $1,050 $1,150
Non-member $1,250 $1,350
No Camera

Restrictions on Recording. No photography, or audio or video recording of presentations is permitted.


Tuesday, December 11

Dan Byroade/Larry Dixon

Overview of Robotics in Manufacturing
Dan Byroade / Andrew Sauerwald, BCS Motion

Zak Bogart, Productive Robotics

Vision Guided Robotics
Laura Evans, FANUC

Vibratory Feeding
Mike Carno / Dan Walker, Roboshop

Internet of Things
Larry Dixon, Gasbarre Products

Vacuum Technology
Joe Marra, Schmalz

Vision - Defect Detection
Neven Cyrus, Keyence

Optical Safety Devices & Applications
Mike Masten, Keyence

Wednesday, December 12

Affordable Automation for Furnaces
Stephen Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company

Robotic Automation for Small Batches
John Burg, Acieta

Machine Safety
Michael McConnell / Toni Grassi, Schaedler Yesco

Economics of Automation in PM
Tracy Potter, Potter Innovations, LLC

7:30–8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–Noon Morning Session
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
8:00–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch

Schedule subject to change.


Advanced Registration
Take advantage of special pre-registration discounts by registering advance. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, November 2, 2018, to qualify for the reduced rates. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by e-mail within 10 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember (sschember@mpif.org).

All registrations must be completed online through the MPIF website – www.mpif.org.

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fees but MPIF has reserved a block of rooms at the special rate of $123 single; this rate is guaranteed for attendees registering during the advanced registration period, no later than November 2, 2018. After that date, room reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Hotel Cancellation
Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged room and applicable taxes for one (1) night.

Seminar Cancellation Policy
Registration fees will be refunded in full if a written request is received no later than Friday, November 2, 2018. Thereafter, written requests received up to Friday, November 30, 2018, will be subject to a $325 cancellation fee. Registrants who fail to attend, and have not cancelled as noted above, are liable for the entire registration fee.

Special Needs
Attendees that require special arrangements or have a special need (dietary or physical), please contact Diane Haggerty (dhaggerty@mpif.org) in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Restrictions on Recording
No photography, or audio or video recording of presentations is permitted.

Code of Conduct Policy
Presenters, Vendors and all other Attendees at MPIF/APMI/CPMT events are expected to comply with instructions from staff members, and are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a courteous, professional and respectful manner, refraining from language and conduct that might bring discredit upon themselves, their organizations, and MPIF/APMI/CPMT. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to disrupting the businesslike atmosphere, harassment, discrimination, inappropriate language, failing to comply with local, state, and federal laws, and conduct that puts themselves and others at risk. This code of conduct applies to both official activities of the event and its program as well as to any informal and social activities taking place in connection with the event. Presenters, and any other Attendees who do not comply with this code of conduct may be removed from the event and barred from attending future MPIF/APMI/CPMT sponsored or co-sponsored events.