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PTC Member Events Roundup

PTC Member Events Roundup

Article Published: January 18, 2016

Direct Metal 3D Printing and Its Alternatives

FREE Webinar: January 20th, 2016, 2pm Eastern

Special guest presenter: Kevin Dyer, Owner of InterPRO, a 3D Printing Service

This webinar will open up to you the options for:

  1. Alternatives to metal parts. Companies like BMW are using additively manufactured thermoplastics for jigs and fixtures to replace machined aluminum components. Airbus recently revealed its latest airliner has 1,000 flying parts in ULTEM thermoplastic—replacing metal alternatives. These are just two examples of how a traditionally manufactured metal part might actually be better created in an FDM 3D printer using ABS, Nylon, PC or even ULTEM.
  2. Getting metal parts using 3D printed patterns/molds. By far, the most economical solution to get metal parts with the speed and design freedom of 3D printing is to use one of several casting methods. This is the “secret” of how many metal parts are created today using 3D printing, but without the cost of direct metal technology.
  3. Direct metal 3D printing. For some cases, the expense of 3D printing directly in metal is the best option. We’ll explain the possible materials, how the process works, and why even large organizations like NASA often opt for outsourcing their direct metal 3D printing.

Register here.

Announcing a Pittsburgh Data Class from Pittsburgh’s Data Guy

 Bob Seiner is a regular columnist (It’s All in the Data) in PTC’s TEQ Magazine and a frequent guest (as Pittsburgh’s Data Guy) on PTC’s TEQ-Vibe radio show on KDKA radio.

How to Build & Implement a Non-Invasive Data Governance™ Program With a Strong Focus on Roles, Tools, Templates and Models for Success

What: 2-Day Workshop / Seminar

When: Monday & Tuesday, March 21 & 22, 2016

Where: Sheraton Hotel at Historic Station Square Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

Download the class brochure and registration form here.

The data or information that you define, produce and use to operate your business is one of your most important and valued assets. What you know about your customers, suppliers and competition and how you use and protect that data separates you from your toughest competition and helps you to take care of your greatest customers. Organizations across all industries are putting formal Data Governance programs in place to maximize the value and formalize protection of this most valuable resource.

If you answer “YES” to any of these questions:

* Are you considering or planning to put a Data Governance program in place?

* Have your auditors told you that formal Data Governance is necessary?

* Are you concerned about the cost and resources required to be successful?

Or if you answer “NO” to any of these questions:

* Are you making strategic decisions based on high-quality and consistent data?

* Can you assure that all Personal and Health information is being protected?

* Is high-quality data easily and quickly available to your most powerful data users?

Then this class may be right for you or your organization.

Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting & Educational Services in Pittsburgh has been implementing successful data governance and data stewardship programs for more than twenty years. Seiner has been transferring “how-to” knowledge to corporate, government and education entities in the Pittsburgh-area and across the globe via consulting, consultative mentoring & education for the same period of time. A significant amount of the Seminar relates to Mr. Seiner’s experiences with many notable companies, government organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Seiner has consulted with and educated many notable organizations including Walt Disney World, PepsiCo International, Consumer Reports, CostCo, Saudi Aramco, PNC Financial Group, SunTrust Bank, USAA Insurance and Bank, Mellon Bank, Wachovia, JP Morgan Chase, The Mayo Clinic … to name a few. 

Space is limited to the first twenty five paid registrations. Register today!

$1250 if paid by February 22, 2016 – 3 for 2 Registrations Until 2/22 as well.

$1350 if paid after February 22, 2016 and before March 21, 2016.

Prices include the 2 day Seminar, Seminar materials, breakfast and lunch both days

Mention “KIK Consulting” When Registering to Get Blocked Room Rate.

Call the Sheraton directly for reservations at (412) 261-2000


Download the class brochure and registration form here.

Randall Family Big Idea Competition Awards Showcase

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom        

This year's competition promises to be the biggest and best yet, and the finalists are going to amaze you! Mark you calendars now. 

Get more details here.

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