2020 Plant Management Conference

The Annual Plant Management Conference provides a venue for operations and plant management personnel to meet and network with peers from other die casting facilities. Together, attendees can share experiences and gain knowledge and information through round table discussions, topical presentations and facility tours. Benefits derived from the exchange of information include: innovation and product integrity through alternate ways of resolving problems, improved control of processes, reduced costs, increased quality and enhanced productivity.

Conference starts the afternoon of Wednesday May 6. It concludes before noon on Friday, May 8.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
MODERATORS: BEAU GLIM & PAUL BRANCALEON, North American Die Casting Association

 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Welcome, Opening Remarks 
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Hot Topics Discussion
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Hot Topics Discussion
   
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Evening Reception
 
Thursday, May 7, 2020
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:30 am Additive Manufacturing & Conformal Cooling of Die Inserts:
Applications and Benefits to Die Casting Operations
Presentation by Carl Soderhjelm (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hot Topics Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 4:30 pm Tour of FCA Kokomo Casting Plant
   
6:00 pm Dinner
 
Friday, May 8, 2020
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am Hot Topics Discussion
9:30 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am Hot Topics Discussion
11:00 am - 11:30 am Conference Wrap-up 
11:30 am Adjourn
 *schedule as of 3/9/20
 

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