Smart Manufacturing Webinar Series

In collaboration with Olympus Controls, Dallas Data Science Academy, CREAN Innovations and The Keck Center for 3D Innovation, TMAC is proud to present a webinar series covering various smart manufacturing topics.

Each 1 hour webinar is FREE and will be held at 2:00 pm CST on nine consecutive Tuesdays in June and July 2020.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020Smart Manufacturing Overview – COMPLETED
Tuesday, June 9, 2020Collaborative Robotics: Democratizing Automation – COMPLETED
Tuesday, June 16, 2020Understanding the Power of Data
Tuesday, June 23, 2020Applied Advanced Data Analytics – A Journey from BI to AI
Tuesday, June 30, 2020Design, Optimization and Operation of Industrial Systems Through the Digital Twin
Tuesday, July 7, 2020Additive Manufacturing Application for Small and Medium Manufacturers
Tuesday, July 14, 2020AR/VR Technology for Manufacturing
Tuesday, July 21, 2020Cyber Security in a Smart Manufacturing World
Tuesday, July 28, 2020Are You Ready for Automation? (Automation 101)

Smart Manufacturing Overview – June 2, 2020 – COMPLETED

Presented By: Satya Kudapa (TMAC)

In this first session of the Smart Manufacturing Webinar Series, TMAC will provide you an overview of the origins of Smart Manufacturing (SM), what it means and where it is headed. The audience will be exposed to the various technologies with examples that enable “Smart Manufacturing.” We will also introduce you to an assessment tool that evaluates your maturity level on your SM journey. Finally, learn the benefits of being early adopters the forthcoming changes in manufacturing practices.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of What Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing is
  • Introduction to SM technologies
  • Learn how to measure your readiness for Smart Manufacturing practices
  • Gain an opportunity to win a free Smart Manufacturing Assessment for your organization

Collaborative Robotics: Democratizing Automation – June 9, 2020 – COMPLETED

Presented By: Nick Armenta (Olympus Controls)

During this webinar, the speakers will present a brief history of industrial robot arms and then introduce the paradigm shift created by collaborative robots via their safety, ease-of-use, and open architecture. Additionally, they will cover the evolution of the capabilities and the solutions that have been built around them. Also provide guidance on ideal applications, proven approaches, best practices, and pitfalls. Finally, the speakers will share their favorite “COBOT” success stories.

Understanding the Power of Data – June 16, 2020

Presented By: Satya Kudapa (TMAC)

All organizations have data analysis capabilities and the decision makers within that organization utilize the information from analyzing data to make insightful decisions that impact the whole organization. This data analysis process may be formal or informal depending on the size and culture of the organization. Decision makers at different levels of the organization may look at the same information, but may be asking very different business questions. In this information age where we are constantly bombarded with masses of data every day, you need to ask yourself: How effective is your data analysis capabilities? Do I need to automate my data analysis capabilities? Am I leveraging my data the right way? During this webinar, the speakers will discuss various basics of data analytics, emerging techniques, and how to leverage data analytic capabilities.

Applied Advanced Data Analytics – A Journey from BI to AI – June 23, 2020

Presented By: Vamsi Nellutla (Data Science Academy)

With Data Analytics needs influencing every major industry, it is time to understand the tools and resources that help day-to-day analysis activities and most importantly – what’s in it for me! This session is targeted to provide a quick understanding of the Big Data Analytics landscape by sharing a real-life successful implementation project, and understand how open source tools and proprietary tools like Tableau, Azure ML, IBM Watson AI studio, Google Colab Deep Learning can actually help you and the organization.

Design, Optimization and Operation of Industrial Systems Through the Digital Twin – June 30, 2020

Presented By: Dr. Ivan Arutro Renteria-Marquez (TMAC)

A Digital Twin of a manufacturing system can be defined as a virtual representation of a manufacturing system that allows one to see how the system will perform in the real world; where the digital twin can be used to design, optimize and operate the system.

Additive Manufacturing Application for Small and Medium Manufacturers – July 7, 2020

Presented By: Dr. Francisco Medina (The University of Texas – El Paso; Keck Center)

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) webinar will provide an overview of the various AM technologies, their advantages and disadvantages, and industry applications.  The audience will be exposed to the seven AM process categories with their individual specifications, capabilities, and typical applications.  The participants will also be introduced to various engineering tasks related to AM. Finally, the attendee will learn about the various education and training opportunities for gaining structured knowledge about AM.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Overview of 3D printing methodologies and emerging trends
  2. 3D Printing applications and its advantages and disadvantages
  3. Typical industry applications for small and medium manufacturers
  4. Education and Training in AM

AR/VR Technology for Manufacturing – July 14, 2020

Presented By: Franco Van Heijningen, Bob Specchio and Richard Bell (Crean Innovations and NOVO PLM)

Augmented Reality connects the digital and physical worlds by providing the overlay of digital content and information on top of physical environments and objects. While there are many business cases within the enterprise that can benefit from AR, most current projects are focused in these areas:

  • Product Visualization and Integration  

Reduce time required to design, iterate and bring products to market

  • Real-Time Collaboration and Remote Service  

Reduce Travel Costs via AR enabled communications 

  • Workflow Guidance 

Increase in worker efficiency and retention rates

  • Measurement Analytics

Increase product adoption rates 

Decrease training costs with reduction in errors

Increase speed to market rate

Cyber Security in a Smart Manufacturing World – July 21, 2020

Presented By: Kristin Wheatley (TMAC)

We understand the importance of cyber security in the modern world; privacy, information security, the ability to access the data we need every day at our pc’s to run our lives and businesses and the IT resources it takes to manage it.  How is cyber security different in the Smart Manufacturing world of interconnected machines?  This webinar will address some of the cyber security issues unique to the Smart Manufacturing environment which demands operational performance, reliability and safety.

Are You Ready for Automation? (Automation 101) – July 28, 2020

Presented By: Juan Paramo and Cyrus Rahimzadeh (TMAC)

This webinar will cover the different levels of automation, when to automate and when not to, typical applications, robotics overview and our recommended automation road map (e.g. start small/quick wins). This session is targeted to provide a quick understanding of the automation world landscape and understand how it can help your organization.