2015 Conference Program

Get a Glimpse of the Future of Your Industry

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  • What the experts think about the future of the powder and bulk solids industry?
  • What lessons have been learned from past factory explosions?
  • What new materials are being used in 3D printing?
  • What will the next generation of 3D printers do?

Check the Agenda at a Glance below for the can’t-miss educational sessions on powder and bulk solids, 3D printing, and quality in manufacturing. Knowledge that you need to succeed.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Industry Outlook—A Glimpse into the Future of Powder & Bulk Solids   more details ▾

    Keynote Panel Discussion

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    • Professional perspectives from different industry verticals: food & beverage, chemical, plastics, and pharmaceutical
    • Insight into emerging materials for powder & bulk solids handling and processes
    • Successfully navigating the job market: what are the best options for the new engineer and the industry veteran?

    Timothy Bell, P.E., Engineering Fellow, DUPONT
    Pankaj Gupta, PhD, R&D Director, R&P, Transmission & Mining, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
    John Liffiton, Principal Engineer,  formerly with the Kraft Heinz Company
    Bob Reed, VP, Global Engineering, KELLOGG COMPANY

    About Timothy Bell, P.E.

    Timothy A. Bell, P.E. received his BSME from the University of Michigan and a MBA from West Virginia University. Tim spent 9 years in DuPont plant operations and project engineering groups before joining DuPont’s engineering consulting organization in 1985. He leads DuPont’s competency in bulk solids handling. Tim has numerous patents for particulate products and process technology and many conference, magazine, and journal publications. He is the past chair of the ASTM committee governing the testing of bulk solids, and lectures at the University of Delaware.

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10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Fundamentals of Bulk Material Handling and Flow   more details ▾

    Track A - Fundamentals

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    10:00 am - 11:45 am

    Understanding material properties, flow problems, and flow patterns is essential to avoiding common powder and bulk solids handling problems. This session will dive into the crucial to-dos and not-to-dos in material handling.

    • Common flow problems experienced in powders and solids handling
    • Options for making your bulk material move reliably and accurately
    • Critical design tips for screw, belt, rotary valve feeders
    • Effective prevention of flow problems (segregation, ratholing, caking, etc.)

    Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant/Director, JENIKE & JOHANSON, INC.

    About Eric Maynard

     

     

     

     

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  • Solving Operating Problems in Pneumatic Conveying   more details ▾

    Track B - Advanced

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    10:00 am - 11:45 am

    Pipeline blockage, systems not achieving rate, bend erosion, and particle breakage are the four major problems encountered in practical pneumatic conveying systems. This session will explain the causes of these problems and provide practical strategies to address these issues in the field. Case studies will be used to illustrate these techniques.

    Mark Jones, Director, TUNRA BULK SOLIDS HANDLING RESEARCH | Professor of Engineering & Built Environment, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

    About Mark Jones

    Professor Mark Jones is Head of the School of Engineering, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids Handling Research Associates and has held the Chair in Bulk Solids Handling at the University of Newcastle since 1999. His research interests span the broad area of Bulk Materials Handling and he specialises in pipeline transport. He has worked with many multi-national companies in the US, Europe, South America, India, China, Russia and South Africa. He has been a Member of Council of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London, Chairman of the UK National Bulk Material Handling Committee, Member of the IChemE Particle Technology Subject Group Committee and a Member of the Board of the CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management. He is currently President of the International Freight Pipeline Society (USA), Honorary Secretary of the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling, Vice-President of the International Federation of Measurement and Control of Granular Materials and has been appointed Guest Professor of Central South University, Changsha, China and Visiting Professor at Teesside University in the UK.

    TUNRA Bulk Solids is a world leader in applied and fundamental bulk solids handing research. Successfully completing some 4,000 projects for more than 1000 companies in Australia as well as in 40 countries world-wide, TUNRA Bulk Solids has built a strong reputation in industry for its professional consulting service and world-class research in all aspects of bulk solids handling. Established 40 years ago, TUNRA Bulk Solids’ model is based on driving bulk solids innovation through research, it focuses on providing innovative and cost effective solutions to the resource and process industries worldwide.

  • Key Elements for Creating an Innovative Environment   more details ▾

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    Quality

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    10:00 am - 11:45 am

    Tamara Viles, Knowledge Management Specialist, FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Kim Glover,
    Manager of Knowledge Management, FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    About Tamara Viles

    Tamara Viles joined the Center for Innovative Collaboration at FMC Technologies following a brief stint serving on Halliburton's IT Organizational Change Management team. Before that, she co-managed the KM program and award-winning intranet at Aspen Technology. She has an MBA in Marketing and a B.S. in Journalism. Tamara's speaking engagements include sessions at the APQC KM Conference, ASQ Services Quality Conference and ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Pneumatic Conveying in the Room: System Design & Optimization Guidelines   more details ▾

    Track A - Fundamentals

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    When handling combustible dusts in industrial settings that have dust collectors, elevators or silos, or other enclosures, manufacturers and engineers must consider explosion hazards in addition to processing concerns. This session will explore options for risk reduction in a safe, cost-effective way.

    • Managing combustible dust hazards without breaking the bank
    • Identifying risks and prioritizing which to address first
    • Preferred methods for explosion protection

    Jack Hilbert, Principal Engineering Consultant, PNEUMATIC CONVEYING CONSULTANTS LLC

    About Jack Hilbert

     

     

     

     

  • Common Sense Approach to Combustible Dust Risk Reduction   more details ▾

    Track B - Advanced

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    When handling combustible dusts in industrial settings that have dust collectors, elevators or silos, or other enclosures, manufacturers and engineers must consider explosion hazards in addition to processing concerns. This session will explore options for risk reduction in a safe, cost-effective way.

    • Managing combustible dust hazards without breaking the bank
    • Identifying risks and prioritizing which to address first
    • Preferred methods for explosion protection

    Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, Global Sales Manager Explosion Safety Senior Consultant Explosion Safety, REMBE INC.
    Eric Finley, Engineer, REMBE INC.

    About Dr.-Ing Johannes Lottermann

    Johannes Lottermann Dr.-Ing Senior Consultant Explosion Protection; Head of Projects and Expansion Department, REMBE® GmbH. Johannes has spent most of his life studying, researching and developing new concepts and approaches to combustible dust explosion protection. In addition to his doctoral thesis, “Approaches to Integrated Fire and Explosion Safety…”, Johannes has worked for notified bodies charged with certifying compliance with ATEX certifying requirements in Europe, governmental regulatory bodies equivalent to OSHA, standards associations equivalent to NFPA, as well as conducting risk analyses in manufacturing facilities.

    REMBE® is a leader in the development and manufacture of cutting edge combustible dust explosion protection/prevention equipment and is the inventor of indoor flameless venting technology currently being used in many locations in the US and throughout the world.

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  • ISO 9001:2015—An Overview of the Changes   more details ▾

    Session

    Quality

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Ben Ames, Vice President, AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    Mark Ames, President, AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Testing to Assess Your Powder’s Fire & Explosion Hazards   more details ▾

    Track A - Fundamentals

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Identifying each material’s potential to be explosive is crucial to protecting lives and equipment. This session will investigate:

    • Selection of materials for testing
    • How to choose the best testing method
    • Conditions required for explosions
    • What to do with test results

    Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer, PROCESS SAFETY SOLUTION AREA | Chief Executive Officer, CHILWORTH NORTH AMERICA

    About Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.

    Dr Vahid Ebadat Ph.D., M.Inst.P, MIEE, C.Eng., C.Phys. is the CTO of Chilworth Process Safety Solutions Area and CEO of Chilworth Asia Pacific. He has worked extensively as a process and operational hazards consultant for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Dr. Ebadat is a regular speaker at training courses on gas and vapor flammability, dust explosions, and controlling electrostatic hazards. He is a member of NFPA 77 Technical Committee on Static Electricity, NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particular Solids and ASTM E27 Committee on Hazard Potential of Chemicals. Dr. Ebadat's research has culminated in the publication of numerous technical articles and papers.

  • Hoppers and Silos: Troubleshooting Storage Problem-Areas   more details ▾

    Track B - Advanced

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Every material will start or end in a storage device and sometimes they don’t work properly. This presentation will analyze and explain reasons behind certain designs and how to retrofit equipment to yield immediate improvements for flow.

    • What type of flow problem requires solving?
    • Critical proven techniques for retrofitting bins, hoppers, feeders
    • Successfully troubleshooting problem areas on storage vessels

    Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant/Director, JENIKE & JOHANSON, INC.

    About Eric Maynard

     

     

     

     

  • Quality Looping for Excellence in Assembly Operations   more details ▾

    Session

    Quality

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Dele Awofala, Director of Quality, EATON CORPORATION

    About Dele Awofala

    Dele Awofala is currently the Director of Quality – Vehicle Group, North America at Eaton Corporation, a global manufacturer and technology leader in power management solution for electrical, hydraulic, aerospace and transportation industries. Previously, he served as global quality director at Barnes Group, a diversified manufacturer of industrial and aerospace systems. Prior to this, he worked at Chrysler Corporation for twelve years, serving in various leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, quality and program management. He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, MI and Executive MBA from Michigan State University. He is a certified six sigma black belt.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Lessons Learned from West, Texas Chemical Fire & Explosion   more details ▾

    Keynote Case Study

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    In April 2013, an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility killed 14 people and injured hundreds of others. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is currently investigating and advocating for improved chemical safety practices. This session will provide a first-hand look at what led to the disaster and what lessons can be taken away from it.

    Manuel “Manny” Ehrlich, Board Member, U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

    About Manuel “Manny” Ehrlich

     

     

     

     

9:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Print it Forward: Enabling a Better World with 3D Printing   more details ▾

    Keynote Presentation

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    Whether printing food, clothes, prosthetic devices, human tissue, and possibly even emergency shelters, 3D printing technology is tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. This exclusive session will take you on a journey that shows you how innovating with 3D printing is advancing the field of bionics and becoming the hope for engineering.

    Albert Manero, Executive Director, LIMBITLESS SOLUTIONS
    Dominique Courbin, Director of Production, LIMBITLESS SOLUTIONS

    About Albert Manero

    When Albert Manero was young, his parents taught him the importance of making the world a better place. “[They] always encouraged me to use my education to help others and to dream big dreams,” he says. “Now I want to inspire others to help engineer hope for the world.”

    Today, he’s focused on making a positive impact on the grandest and smallest scales. As a doctoral candidate in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and a Fulbright Academic Fellow, Manero’s research uses X-Rays to test advanced aerospace materials for next-generation jet engines that will power hypersonic vehicles designed to accelerate the future of space exploration. “Our collaboration with the German Aerospace Center and Argonne National Laboratory has provided incredible research opportunities and innovation,” he says. “Learning in such a diverse and globally minded campus prepared me to lead a team spanning nine time zones and across cultural differences.”

    Manero is also the founder of Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit devoted to bringing 3-D printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost to their families. Leading a multidisciplinary group of volunteer UCF students and alumni, he has designed and donated battery-operated devices to young people across the United States, and given the plans to international groups so they can assist children in their regions. “I have a dream that someday we can work with the U.N. and UNICEF to set up 3-D stations around the world to help every child who can benefit from this,” Manero says. And to help future students with disabilities, Manero and his team also created an endowed scholarship fund for these students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering or math at UCF.

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Development in Materials: Understanding and Selecting the Right Material   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • How are new materials being utilized in various applications of additive manufacturing?
    • Identifying material choices based on composition, characteristics, tolerance, and material handling techniques
    • Assessing biocompatible and bioresorbable material options for medical device manufacturing, from bio materials to inorganic materials
    • Development and application techniques for high resolution materials, exotic materials, precious metals, powders, polymer, plastic, and more

    Susan York, North America Business Manager of Materials, STRATASYS

    About Susan York

    Susan York is the National Field Manager for the Consumables Line of Business at Stratasys. Her nearly 18 years of experience in the industry has included roles in engineering, R&D, applications development and sales management. As one of the pioneering developers of rapid prototyping technology, she has authored several white papers and technical guides. Her broad range of experience in this industry has made her a key contributor to the increasingly broad adoption of rapid prototyping technology throughout American industry. After almost a decade of highly successful sales and channel management, she is now transitioning into managing the consumables line of business in the United States.

    This session will explore the exciting new trend toward designing smart medical devices that provide critical force feedback to eliminate guesswork, improve outcomes, and increase consistency. Technical topics covered will include the unique advantages of force sensing resistor technology over traditional technologies such as strain gauges and load cells including simpler electronics, wider dynamic range, ease of integration, and lower cost.

10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Standards Compliance: Breaking Down the Latest from OSHA and NFPA   more details ▾

    Track A - Fundamentals

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    10:00 am -11:45 am

    Aligning company safety procedures with a number of different regulations checklists can be a complex process. Managers and engineers need to know which set of rules to follow and when they apply.

    • Examining the new requirements of NFPA 652
    • How the changes will affect the industry
    • Understanding a prescribed approach vs. a performance-based approach

    Ashok Dastidar, Ph.D., VP, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services, FAUSKE & ASSOCIATES LLC

    About Ashok Dastidar, Ph.D.

    Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar specializes in Chemical Process Hazards Analysis, Flammable Dusts, Liquids & Vapors Explosion and Combustion Hazards Analysis and Testing and Electrostatic Hazards Analysis. He has extensive technical experience performing tests and analyzing data to determine the following:

    • Electrostatic Hazards – Field measurements, discharge potential, charge transfer and ignitability,
    • Dust Explosibility Hazards – ease of ignitability and explosion severity,
    • Flammability Hazards – ease of ignitability and explosion severity of liquid and vapor explosions,
    • Thermal Stability and Reactivity Hazards – by Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Dewar Tests,
    • Hazard Analysis and Risk Mitigation – using HAZOP, FMEA/FMECA, and FTA.

    Dr. Dastidar is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Powder Bulk Solids and Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.He has published over 12 articles including:

    • S. P. Boilard, P. R. Amyotte, F. I. Khan, A. G. Dastidar, R. K. Eckhoff, “Explosibility of micron- and nano-size titanium powders”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volume 26, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages 1646-1654.

    He has also presented at more than 23 conferences including:

    A. G. Dastidar, “ASTM E2931: A New Standard for the Limiting Oxygen Concentration of Combustible Dusts” 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans, LA, April 2014.

    He is also an NFPA Technical Committee Member for NFPA 664 (wood dust), NFPA 61 (agricultural dust), NFPA 484 (metal dust) and NFPA 654 (chemical dust). Additionally, he is the subcommittee chairman for ASTM E27.05 overseeing dust explosibility test standards.

  • Conveying Selection for Material Handling Success   more details ▾

    Track B - Advanced

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    10:00 am -11:45 am

    Conveyors are vital to increasing process efficiency and effectively transporting materials from one place to another. Each machine serves a different purpose and has advantages and disadvantages when conveying various products. This session will examine when one method might be better than another.

    • What conveyor options are out there? (pneumatic, mechanical, bucket, belt, drag, etc.)
    • The pros and cons of each
    • How to increase efficiency and output through conveyor selection

    Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant/Director, JENIKE & JOHANSON, INC.

    About Eric Maynard

     

     

     

     

10:30 am – 10:55 am

  • The Next Generation of Printers: Exploring New Functionalities and Capabilities   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    10:30 am - 10:55 am
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • An overview of the printer options in current market, industry usage, printable material and what’s coming up on the horizon
    • Examining the latest trends in 3D printing, what advancements are being made, and how open source/open material printers will disrupt the 3D market
    • Examples of new technology launched by innovative printer companies
    • What benefits and opportunities does the commercialization of 3D printers offer for new product and business development?

    Samantha Snabes, Founder:Catalyst, RE3D

    About Samantha Snabes

    Samantha is a Co-founder & Catalyst for re:3D, makers of one of the world's first affordable toilet-sized 3D printers. After a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign and tenure in Start-up Chile as Generation 6's Hardest Working Social Entrepreneur, Samantha is now a digital nomad facilitating connections between others printing huge and/or using recycled materials to create more access to 3D printable solutions worldwide. Previously, she served as a Strategist for NASA after selling a start-up for a co-patented tissue culture device. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Hispanic Studies, a MBA with concentrations in Supply Chain Management and International Business, and certifications as a firefighter and EMT-B.

10:55 am – 11:20 am

  • The Future of 3D Printing Electronic Components   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    10:55 am - 11:20 am
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • Examining various approaches to integrating electronics using 3D printing
    • Exploring new approaches  that allow 3D printing of electronics and plastics in integrated manufacturing
    • Developing the integration of antennas for biomedical sensors that continuously transmit health data and the value continuous data streams deliver

    Girish Wable, Project Manager of Advanced Technology, JABIL

    About Girish Wable

    With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Girish Wable is a technology, operations, sourcing and business solutions strategist for Jabil. With more than 18 years of global experience in electronics manufacturing, high performance coatings, material handling, automation, additive manufacturing and printed electronics, Girish leads up business and technical strategic initiatives for Jabil.

11:20 am – 11:45 am

  • Determining Cost-Effectiveness of Additive Manufacturing   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    11:20 am - 11:45 am

    • How do you identify and determine which parts are commercially viable candidates for additive manufacturing? Outlining the framework and discussing the specific steps that are necessary to conduct this analysis.
    • Creating a process for selecting the right machines and materials for a specific application
    • Examining case studies spanning across industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, consumer products, and automotive

    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    About Annie Wang

    Annie Wang is the President and Co-Founder of Senvol, a consulting and analytics company that exclusively serves the additive manufacturing industry. Annie’s particular area of expertise is supply chain process engineering and financial analysis for the additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry. She helps companies understand how specific choices along the product lifecycle (e.g. design, manufacturing, supply chain) impact the company’s bottom line. Annie is a member of the ASTM International F42 Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Annie received a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Cum Laude, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School and an MA in International Studies from The Lauder Institute.

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

  • Panel Session - Going Beyond Prototyping: Accelerating Regulatory Approval and Speed-to-Market   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

    • Common pre-development design failures to consider prior to production
    • How do you differentiate your prototype functionality and performance from your final product?
    • Strategies for navigating regulatory inspections, testing, and clinical trials
    • Tactics for better analyzing the composition of prototype versus final product

    Moderator:
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    Panelist:
    Jayanthi Parthasarathy, Director of Engineering, MEDCAD
    Lance Pickens, Founder, MADESOLID
    John Dobstetter, Business Development Manager, STRATASYS
    Alan Rothenbuecher, Partner, ICE MILLER

    About Jayanthi Parthasarathy

    Director, Biomedical Engineering MedCAD Dallas TX USA. Dental Surgeon and Bio manufacturing specialist. Develops patient specific implantable and non-implantable biomedical devices using advanced design and Additive Manufacturing. Unites clinical experience as a dental surgeon and engineering higher education training and research experience to arrive at solutions for challenging clinical scenarios with proven engineering technologies. Recipient of :Dick Aubin award for Distinguished paper SME - Rapid 2008.

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Design Theory: Best Bets for Hoppers, Silos, and Feeders   more details ▾

    Track A - Fundamentals

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    1:00 pm -2:30 pm

    Most bulk solids required some sort of storage and feeding device.  If not designed properly, these storage devices will not work properly. This presentation will provide design fundamentals to ensure reliable material flow.

    • Bin flow problems and flow patterns
    • Why do hoppers and silos fail?
    • Overcoming materials challenges through proper design
    • Don't forget the feeder, as it is just as important as the storage device

    Joe Marinelli, President, SOLIDS HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    About Joe Marinelli

    Joseph Marinelli, President of Solids Handling Technologies, Inc. in Fort Mill, SC is a bulk materials handling expert who has taught hundreds of highly acclaimed engineering seminars. Since 1972, he has been active in testing bulk solids and consulting on materials handling systems design. With Jenike & Johanson, Inc., world-renowned experts on solids handling, Mr. Marinelli received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

    He lectures frequently, teaching courses on solids flow principles and flow property testing, and has authored several papers and an encyclopedia section on the subject. Since 1997, he has been involved with very popular seminars at the University of Wisconsin in the areas of bin and feeder design and solids flow property testing. He is also a columnist (“Powder Perspectives”) for the website, www.powderbulksolids.com.

  • Understanding & Using Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) for Material Flow Behavior   more details ▾

    Track B - Advanced

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    1:00 pm -2:30 pm

    Discrete element modeling (DEM) is an emerging option for addressing particle flow complications, but there are still some questions and uncertainties over its accessibility.  

    • How it works
    • Application analysis: when to use DEM and when not to
    • Particle limitations
    • Strategies for making DEM practical and affordable

    Andrés Orlando, Ph.D., Project Engineer, JENIKE & JOHANSON, INC.

    About Andrés Orlando, Ph.D.

    Andrés D. Orlando received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate degree in Granular Mechanics from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. During his graduate studies Dr. Orlando focused in computational modeling of granular materials flows using the discrete element method and comparing numerical models against physical experiments. Prior to joining Jenike & Johanson, Inc. he spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California researching the micromechanical behavior of sheared sands. As a project engineer for Jenike & Johanson, Inc. he has been involved in troubleshooting and recommending corrective action for solids flow problems, providing recommendations to avoid solid flow related problems in new installations, and the design of customized handling equipment related to this field.

1:40 pm – 2:05 pm

  • Advancements in 3D Design Software and Open Source to Improve the Pre-Development Phase   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    1:40 pm - 2:05 pm
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • What are the latest software options in current market?
    • Examining the latest trends in 3D design, the advancements being made, and new approaches to pre-development design
    • How will open source software revolutionize workflow and how can it expedite team collaboration for the better?

    Sachlene Sign, Technology Evangelist, AUTODESK

    About Sachlene Sign

    Sachlene is a Technology Evangelist at Autodesk. This gives her the unique opportunity to work with users of design software and make them successful. With a more recent focus on emerging technology companies, Sachlene has played the role of mentor, design advisor, engineer and team member to help startups bring their products to market. She is a Mechanical Engineer, has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has several years of experience in the industry and at Autodesk.

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Getting Rapid ROI from Not-So-Rapid Prototyping   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    2:05 pm - 2:30 pm
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • Strategies for increasing speed-to-market and maximizing your ROI
    • Exploring ways to justify investments in new 3D technology and how to retain value no matter the results
    • Best practices in marketing 3D products and maximizing revenue

    John Jaddou, Managing Director, New Product and Business Model Innovation, VERAXIA

    About John Jaddou

    John is a Managing Director at Veraxia and works with companies on business development, innovation management, technology commercialization, and product strategy. More recently he was a Director at Cabot Corporation where he built the global innovation program, established the 3D printing/additive manufacturing business, and led the introduction of a new product blueprinting methodology to boost the front end of the innovation pipeline. John has been working with fortune 500 companies and helping business leaders harness the value of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and integrate digital design, development, and commercialization tools into their business model for a sustainable competitive advantage. John holds an MSc in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from UM Ross School of Business.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Segregation of Particles & How to Control It   more details ▾

    Track A - Fundamentals

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Particle segregation is a major problem in many industries. In this session, we will discuss:

    • The mechanisms that cause segregation such as sifting, fluidization, air entrainment, etc.
    • Several case histories
    • Ways to resolve the problems experienced

    Joe Marinelli, President, SOLIDS HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    About Joe Marinelli

    Joseph Marinelli, President of Solids Handling Technologies, Inc. in Fort Mill, SC is a bulk materials handling expert who has taught hundreds of highly acclaimed engineering seminars. Since 1972, he has been active in testing bulk solids and consulting on materials handling systems design. With Jenike & Johanson, Inc., world-renowned experts on solids handling, Mr. Marinelli received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

    He lectures frequently, teaching courses on solids flow principles and flow property testing, and has authored several papers and an encyclopedia section on the subject. Since 1997, he has been involved with very popular seminars at the University of Wisconsin in the areas of bin and feeder design and solids flow property testing. He is also a columnist (“Powder Perspectives”) for the website, www.powderbulksolids.com.

  • Optimal Blender Selection and Sampling   more details ▾

    Track B - Advanced

    Powder & Bulks Solids

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Selecting the right blender is paramount to successful operation of a mixing process.  The proper blender will depend on the cohesive flow properties of the bulk material as well as the segregation tendencies of the mixture.  We will present a methodology to determine the best blender for your material.  We will also discuss how to sample blenders to accurately measure mixing. 

    • Relationship between blending and flow properties
    • Relations between blending and segregation
    • Prediction of blending concentrations
    • Correct sampling procedures for blenders and blending systems
    • Application to industrial blenders

    Kerry Johanson, Ph.D., COO, MATERIAL FLOW SOLUTIONS, INC.

    About Kerry Johanson, Ph.D.

    Dr. Kerry Johanson began his career in powder flow and material handling as a summer lab technician with Jenike & Johanson in Billerica, Massachusetts during his high school and undergraduate years. After receiving his BS in 1985, he spent 14 years with JR Johanson, Inc. in San Luis Obispo California, finally serving as their Chief Technical Officer. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1994 and in 2000, he branched out and moved to Florida, where he divides his time researching at the University of Florida Particle Engineering Research Center and serving as the Chief Operations Officer for Material Flow Solutions, Inc., the consulting firm he founded in 2001. He has authored 40+ technical papers which have been published in numerous technical journals internationally. He has developed a course for teaching powder flow and technology to graduate students and mentored three recent doctoral graduates at the University of Florida. Dr. Johanson has presented numerous industry seminars on the topic of powder flow in industrial applications. Married for 35 years, he is the father of six children, and a grandfather to 9. He holds the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and continues to serve as a Scout leader in his community. Dr. Johanson holds PE licenses in both Florida and Utah and is an active member of AAPS, AIChE, ASME, ASTM, and IChemE

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

  • Case Study - 3D Imaging and Printing Models for Pre-Medical Operation Planning   more details ▾

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    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    This disruptive med tech pioneer is developing revolutionary new tools through 3D printing that aid surgical staff to better visualize and strategize surgeries in advance of an operation, expedite time in the operation room, and decrease overhead cost for hospitals. Learn how AccuPlan modelling technology is transforming patient care and saving lives, and how MedCAD is spearheading novel medical applications of 3D printing technology.

    Jayanthi Parthasarathy, Director of Engineering, MEDCAD

    About Jayanthi Parthasarathy

    Director, Biomedical Engineering MedCAD Dallas TX USA. Dental Surgeon and Bio manufacturing specialist. Develops patient specific implantable and non-implantable biomedical devices using advanced design and Additive Manufacturing. Unites clinical experience as a dental surgeon and engineering higher education training and research experience to arrive at solutions for challenging clinical scenarios with proven engineering technologies. Recipient of :Dick Aubin award for Distinguished paper SME - Rapid 2008.

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

  • The Sky is the Limit - Advancements for Automotive Parts Manufacturing… What’s Next?   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • Assessing the latest 3D printing advancements in automotive parts manufacturing and how 3D printing will continue to change the automotive parts manufacturing process
    • What are the leading 3D printed automotive parts available for integration with outside industries?
    • Identifying the opportunities in printed hardware components for industrial manufacturing, including space expedition

    Erick Wolf, Founder, AIRWOLF3D

    About Erick Wolf

    Erick Wolf is co-founder of Airwolf 3D and leads the research and development departments. He is an expert in the field of desktop 3D printers and rapid prototyping, having designed the AW3D v.4, 5, 5.5, XL and HD line of professional-grade 3D printers. Mr. Wolf earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1997. Mr. Wolf has 20+ years of hands-on automotive mechanical experience to compliment his mechanical engineering degree. Mr. Wolf is also an accomplished patent attorney and well-versed in the field of intellectual property law as it relates to 3D printing technologies.

    Erick has been an active 3D printing evangelist and has been teaching others about the power of this emerging technology.

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Behold, Bio Manufacturing: 3D Printing for Medical Device and Tissue Engineering Applications   more details ▾

    Conference

    3DP

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    3:35 pm - 4:00 pm
    Chairperson: Annie Wang, President, SENVOL

    • Understanding 3D printing and how it can be brought to the medical device market safely
    • Discovering bio material choices and how they can be used in next generation medical device manufacturing
    • How can 3D printing technology improve quality of life through bio manufactured solutions?
    • How can 3D printing advance regenerative medicine and medical device manufacturing?

    Roger Narayan, Professor, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA / NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

    About Roger Narayan

    Dr. Roger Narayan is a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He is an author of over one hundred publications as well as several book chapters on processing and characterization of biomedical materials. He currently serves as an editorial board member for several academic journals, including as editor-in-chief of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications (Elsevier), which is a leading journal in the biomaterials field. Dr. Narayan has also edited several books, including the textbook Biomedical Materials (Springer) and the handbook Materials for Medical Devices (ASM International). Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the University of North Carolina Junior Faculty Development Award, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award. He has been elected as Fellow of AAAS, ASM International, and AIMBE.

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