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CNC AUTOMATION SIMPLIFIED: Demystifying the Machine Shop of the Future

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Are you Ready for the Machine Shop of the Future? Your Competitors are Trying to Get There!

More than just the impact of the supply chain and reshoring, American manufacturing is being dramatically reshaped. Global competition has never been tougher.

What is happening in America now happened in Europe ten years ago. We have brought in machine shop experts from Europe to share their experience, expertise and insights.

Forward thinking machine shop leaders want to see where the future is headed so they can guide their business to the success they want. This event provides machine shop leaders with a unique perspective on the future that you won’t get anywhere else.

Register now to start your journey to automation!

Who should attend?

Forward thinking machine shop leaders and their key staff.

Why attend?

At this event, machine shop leaders and their key staff can:

  • The prominent business leaders share valuable insights
  • Learn from leaders who have already taken their shops into the future
  • Experience hands-on time with CNC machine tending robots
  • Network with best-in-class peers
  • Explore business solutions from select providers

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Tuesday, July 12 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration, coffee, and networking

9:00 – 9:30 AM Introduction and Dr. David Boulay, President IMEC. Keynote: Productivity, Automation, Workforce: Trends That Will Influence the Future of Manufacturing

9:30 – 10:00 AM Jan Van De Wouwer of RoboJob NV – Economic Benefits of CNC Automation: European Perspective

10:00 – 10:30 AM Misa Ilkhenchi/Formic – Capital Purchase, Leasing, or Robotics-as-a-Service: How to Choose the Financing Option that’s Best for Your Business.

10:30 – 11:00 AM Akshat Thirani/Amper – Getting Started With Industry 4.0: For Small and Mid-sized Manufacturers

11:00 – 12:00 PM Automation Panel: Learn from machine shop leaders who have already moved their organizations into the future

11:45 – 4:00 PM Food trucks serving lunch

8:30 – 4:00 PM Exhibit area and hands-on experience with robots available

Forward-thinking machine shop leaders and their staff won’t want to miss this powerful event. You’ll get a perspective that you won’t find anywhere else.

Can you afford to navigate the next 12 to 18 months of uncertainties without a compass? Tickets are free, but you must register to attend.

We are excited to present excellent speakers and hands-on experience.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event? Click here to learn more.




Contact Name: Simone Erskine
Contact Email: serskine@imec.org


Fusion OEM
6951 High Grove Blvd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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