The first of four machining focus days for 2018, CCAM's Machining Research Day attracted manufacturers from aerospace and other industries for an opportunity to hear from industry experts about machining technologies and challenges. After the morning speaker series, the afternoon session included a panel discussion that included Sandvik Coromant's William Durow, Manager, Global Engineering Project Office.
According to William Durow, "CCAM's Machining Research Day was a great opportunity to gather industry leaders and academia together in one room so that we can hear and understand each other challenges. New technologies are often developed in the academic world but they struggle with finding an avenue for that new concepts. Connecting academia with manufacturing allows us to identify opportunities to bring that technology into the manufacturing world. Connecting people is important and this is a forum was a perfect place to do that."
The afternoon panel was moderated by Dr. Sydney G. Roberts, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CCAM and was comprised of industry experts from GF Machining Solutions, Kyocera and Sandvik Coromant as well as academics from UNC Charlotte, Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) and the Air Force Research Library Topics included education and the future workforce, how to determine the biggest opportunities for process optimization in machining, handling new materials with low machinability, the role that process modeling will continue to play and how hybrid machining fits into the future.
Find out more information on Machining Rearch Day and CCAM here.