FLORENCE, Ky., October 2, 2019 – Stemming from its various collaborations geared toward the advancement of manufacturing technologies and strategies, Mazak will welcome several of the manufacturing industry’s leading minds as keynote speakers at its upcoming DISCOVER 2019 event.
Scheduled for November 5-7 and 12-13 at Mazak’s North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Campus in Florence, Kentucky, the DISCOVER 2019 technology and education event will feature presentations from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), University of Cincinnati, Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, Cisco Systems, AMT -The Association for Manufacturing Technology and several others on such industry-critical topics as automation, workforce development, HYBRID Multi-Tasking, digitally connected factories and cybersecurity.
Dr. Lonnie Love, Corporate Research Fellow and Group Leader of Manufacturing Systems Research Energy and Transportation Science Division at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will discuss the lab’s collaboration/CRADA (cooperative research and development agreement) with Mazak. Working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, ORNL and Mazak are further developing the use of HOT WIRE DEPOSITION (HWD) in additive manufacturing part production operations.
Upon completion, the project, which involves Mazak’s HYBRID Multi-Tasking HWD technologies as a commercially viable solution, will result in a closed-loop control system with the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments according to sensor feedback during HWD builds. Such in-process adjustability will further ensure the consistency, quality and reliability of HWD additive technology, especially for those manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and die/mold industries, among others.