January Roundup: Machining in the News

In January, the industry entered a new safety age, AMUG announced speakers for their annual conference, and methods is to host a chicago-area event. Continue reading our news round-up to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

A New Safety Age

Despite the persistence of injuries, illnesses, and deaths in America’s manufacturing plants, the industry overall has become safer, according to OSHA. In roughly half a century, OSHA and other state partners, coupled with the efforts of employers, safety and health professionals, unions and advocates, have had a dramatic effect on workplace safety. Worker deaths were down to 13 a day in 2020, compared with 38 per day in 1970. Injuries and illnesses were down, too, to 2.7 per 100 workers in 2020 from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972.

For more information on these new statistics from OSHA click here

AMUG Announces Speakers for Annual Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced its keynote speakers for the 2023 AMUG Conference, which will be held in Chicago, from March 19 – 23, 2023. Co-presenters Robert Ducey of LAIKA Studios and Nicholas Jacobson of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus will take the stage on Tuesday, March 21. Max Haot of Launcher will address the audience on Thursday, March 23.

Ducey and Jacobson will present “Collaborations Between an Animator, an Architect, and a Surgeon: The Keys to Impactful Innovation in Medicine.” This collaboration has resulted in innovative designs for pediatric epilepsy, cardiology, and cleft palate. The co-presenters note that new ideas emerge daily. In their presentation, they will discuss the unique collaboration, provide a history of individual methods, dive into the innovations, and share their vision for future explorations.

Max Haot, founder and CEO of Launcher, will share an overview of the breakthrough additive manufacturing innovations in Launcher’s E-2 liquid rocket engine and the Orbiter space tug programs. 

For more information on the conference and instructions on how to sign up, click here.

Methods to Host Chicago-Area Event

Methods Machine Tools, the foremost supplier of high-quality, high-precision CNC machine tools, automation, and engineering services in North America will host Machine Fest on March 8-9, 2023 at its Gilberts, Illinois, location. Machine Fest will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT each day.

Methods Machine Fest goes beyond the traditional open house. Designed to demonstrate the full Methods experience, attendees will get up close to Methods’ entire portfolio of 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC platforms, EDM, multitasking machines, lathes, integrated automation solutions, and service and support. Methods application engineers, tooling experts, and product managers will also be on site to meet with attendees to discuss specific projects for their businesses.

With more than 15 live demos on the floor, more than 20 strategic vendor partners on site, the automation in the showroom, and the technical perspectives of folks in the room, Machine Fest is an immersive environment where attendees can roll up their sleeves with the experts and see firsthand the superior results they can achieve.

For more information on the conference and instructions on how to sign up, click here.

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