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Education sessions expanded at Montreal manufacturing show set for May 17

Montreal, QC -- The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) takes place May 17-19, 2004, at Place Bonaventure...


Montreal, QC — The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) takes place May 17-19, 2004, at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The event consists of the Montreal Fabricating & Machine Tool Show — Quebec’s largest marketplace for machine tools, accessories and industrial supplies — and the National Factory Automation Show — he only show devoted exclusively to plant floor automation and control systems.

With more than 400 suppliers gathered under one roof, the show will be a convenient, cost-effective way to gather information to make sound purchase decisions.

Register online at www.mmts.ca or call 514 845-1125 or 888-322-7333 for more information. Registration on-site is $20.

Show sponsors include the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association and the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada.

The event includes an educational program featuring a seminar titled High-Speed Machining – Technological Challenges and Solutions, presented by Guy Ltourneau and Yan Boutin of the Service d’appui l’industrie en usinage haute performance (Industrial Extension Service for High-Speed Machining), cole Polytechnique de Montral.

This seminar will address the technological aspects of high-speed machining. It will also introduce the Service d’appui l’industrie en usinage haute performance, an initiative financed by the Economic and Regional Development Department (MDER). This session is offered in French only.

A second seminar, also in French, is Machine Safety: The Risk Management Process, a presentation by IRSST, Programme scurit-ingnierie (Engineering and Safety Program). The machines used for industrial and commercial production often pose a risk of injury for their operators. In all phases of operation, workers are often faced with situations where their safety is at risk. To minimize that risk, one must first identify its causes. Only after evaluating these risks, can effective means of protection be chosen.

Part of the process of managing risk includes an appreciation of the risk involved and the taking of actions to minimize it. This seminar will show an overall approach, which will include, among other things, a method of risk analysis and the implementation of several protection devices.

Other educational sessions are as follows. Visit www.mmts.ca for complete details. MMTS is produced by Reed Exhibitions of Toronto.

A workshop on World-Class Physical Asset Management and the Education and Training will be presented by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) May 17, 18 and 19. The workshop by PEMAC members and a local college will introduce the MMP (Maintenance Management Professional) certification program and world-class engineering and maintenance practices.

TIPS – Technical Information Product Sessions

A Hoskin Scientifique session presented by Centris Technology will be about Open IEC 61131-based software packages and applying them to real-life applications using ISaGRAF. Presented by Michel Kakos, Centris Technologies engineering manager, and John Moseley, sales manager, on May 17 and May 18.

Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions: Help Reduce Your Time To Market, will be presented May 18. It will discuss how manufacturers can take better products to market faster and for less cost with the latest innovation in 3D design technology with Inventor Series software. The presenters are Luc Groulx and Jocelyn Lavallee of Autodesk Canada.

SolidXperts will present Advanced solutions for each step of the work cycle: Design using SolidWorks, Numerical analysis (validation) using CosmosWorks and Prototyping using the "Dimension" 3D printer. The May 18 session is to be presented by Sylvain Trudel, director – technical team, SolidXperts.

Also on May 18, a session by CAP Technologies, a supplier of software technology for CNC manufacturing, will discuss Mastercam and Cimco CAD/CAM technologies that are available for efficient programming of all numerically controlled machinery. Presented by Chahe Bakmazjian, a director at CAP Technologies, and Garen Cakmak, a technical consultant at the company.

On May 19, Advanced Design Inc. presents Profitable Mold Design and Manufacturing. The presentation will review what is important for the mouldmaker and how Pro/Engineer Wildfire addresses the complete mould design process from art to part. Presented by Francois Lamy, technical marketing director for Production Applications.