Manufacturing Enablers for the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

HCL enterprise

Overview

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour


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Summary

Today’s technologies make working remotely more feasible than ever and the COVID-19 pandemic is hastening both the demand for automation and increasing the need for smart solutions and distance manufacturing.

In this two-part presentation, webinar attendees will get an in-depth look at the context, challenges and solutions for workflow between engineers, CNC programmers and shop floor machinists.

Details and examples will be provided of technologies to help manufacturers increase automation and stay competitive within the changing landscape of manufacturing.




Kip Hanson
Freelance Writer and Manufacturing Consultant


Kip Hanson is a freelance writer and manufacturing consultant with nearly four decades of industry experience, much of that on the shop floor. He's written six books and more than 1100 magazine articles, covering everything from machining and fabricating, 3D printing, CAD/CAM, tooling and workholding, metrology, and various software systems including ERP and MES.




Marc Bissell
Senior Applications Specialist
HCL America


Marc Bissell is a driving force behind the development, marketing, and distribution of digital manufacturing solutions for HCL’s ERX business unit. The ERX portfolio of solutions includes computer aided manufacturing (CAM), smart digital manufacturing, and additive/subtractive solutions to encourage digital transformation through automated manufacturing.

Marc has worked in the manufacturing and CAD/CAM industry for more than three decades, overcoming manufacturing & assembly challenges and solving precision manufacturing problems using cutting-edge technology for a wide variety of industries. Originally trained as a CNC machinist and programmer before going on to become a manufacturing engineer and plant manager, Marc’s experience includes decades of hands-on tool & fixture design, manufacturing engineering, solid modeling, and CAD/CAM design and development. As a Senior Applications Specialist, he is a key member of the team which led to the development of Tolerance Based Machining, SOLIDWORKS CAM, CAMWorks ShopFloor, and new digital transformation technology currently in development.