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Hosted by Rose Brooke, Editor of European Plastic Product Manufacturer, in this dynamic webinar you can hear directly from industry experts, Amos Breyfogle from Stratasys, and Jim Sargent from Whale Pumps who have already discovered the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and productions parts. Tune in to learn how you can redefine productivity in your business.
What you will discover:
-Explore the possibilities of going from design to production floor in just hours with ultra-light assembly aids
-How to reduce your tooling cost by 70-95%
-How to increase performance of parts by combining traditional and additive components
-How to produce production parts quickly using 3D printing
Help your wood products company grow business by utilizing proven strategies from the WOOD 100. Experts from Woodworking Networks' WOOD 100 share their tips and techniques for improving productivity, service, marketing, and product development —giving you the tools you need to improve your business.
Learn how to:
• Improve customer service and delivery: Logistics
• Expand and identify sales & product growth opportunities
• Determine the ROI for new technology & lean manufacturing
Stratasys and product design consultancy Design Reality will explore what is possible today with advanced 3D printing. Multi-material, multi-colour 3D printing has provided a significant shift forward in terms of ultra-realistic prototyping. This webinar will lift the lid not just on the latest technology, but also on the most innovative techniques. Stratasys continues to produce the most capable 3D printers and materials. These allow designers worldwide to create better products, thanks to better testing at prototype stage. Design Reality specialise in all aspects of product design consultancy, focusing on product development through industrial design, product design and the aid of 3D printing. They support clients’ projects from concept through to manufacture. Join us for this interactive webinar to find out how your own product design can be maximised thanks to ground-breaking 3D printing.
-Optimising the capabilities of state-of-the-art 3D printing
-Understanding the latest advances in multi-material and multi-colour 3D printing
-How cutting edge product designers exploit 3D printing’s unique benefits
-Creating ultra-realistic prototypes and end-use products with Stratasys
Project Managers (PMs) are the key to a professional services firm's success. Yet many firms promote technical people into roles they are not prepared or ready for. As a result, project profitability suffers and there is frustration at every level of the organization. By enabling project managers, through financial and systems training, automation, and accountability measures, the firm's profit margins can increase substantially.
In this webinar, attendees will be able to:
-Evaluate the challenges that cause many Project Managers to struggle with project profitability
-Understand the reasons that projects go over budget
-Review the financial aspects of project management that Project Managers need to know to be successful
-Learn how technology can help Project Managers deliver more profitable projects
-Develop some best practices to help Project Managers succeed
June R. Jewell, CPA, President AEC Business Solutions
Jewell, a thought leader and expert in AEC firm profitability. has more than 28 years of business management consulting experience, and unsurpassed knowledge of the AEC industry. In addition to this role, she is the original founder and current strategic advisor of Acuity Business Solutions, a Deltek Premier Partner and consulting firm that works with AEC firms to support business profitability through web-based enterprise management technology.
She is the Amazon best-selling author of the book “Find The Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms.” Jewell has built and run a successful consulting practice, and is a highly sought after speaker at industry events and conferences. Her past speaking engagements include AIA, ACEC, SMPS, Design and Construction Network (DCN), Society for Design Administration (SDA), Zweig Group (formerly ZweigWhite), PSMJ, ROG Growth and Ownership Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI), Deltek Insight and Business of Architecture (BOA).
Es ging um die Frage, wie lassen sich Kosten in der Produktentwicklung und Fertigung sparen?
3D-Drucklösungen können bei der Anwendungen wie Spritzguss, Produktionshilfsmittel, Roboterendeffektoren und Produktionsteile enorme Vorteile bieten.
Im Rahmen des Webinars wird u.a. das Praxisbeispiel aus der Murtfeldt Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG präsentiert, um den sinnvollen und erfolgreichen Einsatz zu demonstrieren.
Durch den Einsatz der 3D-Druck Technologie können eine große Auswahl an leistungsfähigen Materialien bereits im Prototyp eingesetzt und sorgfältig durchgetestet werden, bevor das Produkt in die Produktion geht.
The influence that supervisors have within an organization’s safety culture cannot be overstated. If safety excellence is the goal, empowering supervisors to leverage positive recognition on the front line is non-negotiable. Join Caterpillar Safety Services Senior Safety Consultant Jenny Krasny as she presents the final installment of a four-part webinar series on supervisor development. Learn why recognizing successful performance is the critical final step in a successful accountability strategy, and how to properly execute it.
• Review of accountability model
• Understand the value of ‘catching’ people doing things right
• Explore the 3W’s (when, what and who) of effective recognition
• Learn the simple steps to create an effective recognition system
The new Clean Water Rule has significant implications for the way property due diligence will be conducted throughout the U.S. by altering the definitions and categories of jurisdictional waters and wetlands relating to the discharge of dredged/fill material into Waters of the U.S. These changes have the potential to greatly affect anyone involved in property assessments, land use, planning, development or lending.
Attempts to block its implementation made for a dramatic late summer and early fall. Tune into this time-sensitive event to ensure that you don’t miss out on important updates, the timing of the new revisions, and more importantly, how these changes impact the work you do, particularly for properties on or adjacent to waterbodies and wetland areas.
Attendees will benefit from:
· A leading expert’s take on the “what?” and the “why?” behind the changes
· Gaining clarity on who will be impacted
· Learning the specifics on how the new rule redefines “Waters of the U.S.”
· A close look at what you can expect and what you should be telling your clients
· An understanding of the differences between the new rule and existing rule
Don’t be caught off-guard. The new Clean Water Rule impacts the work you are doing today and could drastically impact the work you do tomorrow. Tune in for the latest!
Every fleet has unique management requirements. In this webinar you will learn to use three specialized products that can enhance the management of your drivers and assets.
•Compliance regulation responsibilities can be simplified when integrated into fleet management software. See how to electronically manage driver and vehicle inspection reports, hours of service, fuel taxes and more.
•Driver ID lets fleet managers know which driver is operating which vehicle at all times—automatically. Learn how to track driver performance, identify problem behaviors, and be alerted to unauthorized vehicle use.
•Asset tracking protects your investment in high-value equipment in three ways. Learn how monitoring asset location and movement can improve response times, protect equipment from theft and connect the right vehicle to the right asset.
Directions in colors and finishes for kitchen cabinets are already firming up for the coming year, and this free webcast will help you keep on-target for design trends that customers will be seeking. We'll look at where the market stands on everything from frameless cabinet designs, to species specifications, to the newly released color forecast for 2016.
Presenters will also examine:
- Minimalist (i.e., frameless) cabinet trends
- The move to real wood interiors
- How cabinet trends impact commercial design
- Impact of color trends on cabinett finishing lines
It is no secret that the Modular Data Center Market is witnessing extremely high growth rates. This webinar will explore the market trends and growth opportunities in different regions, vertical application sectors, and application types. We will provide a realistic picture of the current market size and conditions, and include market insights from our guest speaker, Ted Reddicliffe, chairman, Cannon Technologies.
The organisers of ADIPEC and World Heavy Oil Congress (WHOC) in partnership with the NATIONAL OIL AND GAS AUTHORITY (NOGA) bring to you MEHOC 2015 that offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear the latest trends, commercial issues and technologies through strategic and technical sessions focusing on the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (processing and conversion) sectors.
In this webinar, Tim Middleton, Product Manager for Stiles Machinery Inc. will discuss several important processes that could change the way you approach sanding cabinet and interior doors.
Tim will explain calibration sanding, what it is, why do it and give tips on how to calibrate consistently. He will take us into the world of brush sanding explaining the differences in brush manufacturers and talk about edge break and color uniformity and he will address orbital sanding defining what it is, why it’s required and where it should be placed in the line for optimal results.
In a culture of safety excellence, safety activities aren’t just check-the-box exercises – they’re interactive, informative and preventative. Caterpillar introduces a new smartphone and tablet app to assist customers in completing walkaround inspections of equipment and job sites that truly increase the presence safety.
Cat Inspect, available on Apple and Android devices as well as Windows tablets, allows you to perform timely and informed inspections of Cat and non-Cat equipment. Identify safety concerns easily and share them instantly to mitigate risk.
Join David Frager, Program Manager in Caterpillar’s Equipment Management Technology & Solutions Division, to learn more about this tool to improve your safety processes. We will review the inspections forms available, show you how to perform your daily inspections, and explain how to create custom forms to meet your business needs.
Do you know where the market for property due diligence is heading? How is your business performance this year compared to industry benchmarks? How confident are you in your business forecast for next year?
The fourth quarter of 2015 is almost upon us, and that means, of course, that 2016 is just around the corner. Join us for our final ScoreKeeper webinar of the year when EDR Insight’s principal analyst Dianne Crocker will share her unique perspective on the latest state of the property due diligence market. Her presentation will provide attendees with a deep dive into the underlying economic and commercial real estate trends impacting the environmental due diligence market, and an in-depth look at the latest trends. Attendees of this 30-minute webinar will get answers to the following types of questions:
• Is my business over- or under-performing the overall market?
• What story does ScoreKeeper’s output tell about the regions driving the strongest 3Q growth?
• Is my state among the top 10 fastest-growers this year?
• Are the hottest mid-year metros still hot or cooling? And if so, who are the new entries taking their place?
• What do the latest data on market indicators impacting demand for your services say about the future business climate you’ll have to contend with?
• How aggressive should your business forecast be for 2016? How about 2017?
Wood manufacturing has changed from mass production of large quantities in one style, to made-to-order manufacturing, with small batches, even Batch One production, delivered just in time. Learn about the tools you'll need to adapt to and serve this marketplace.
The market for sustainable building and remodeling is maturing, driven by improvements in panel, adhesives, and other materials. Consumer expectations are also changing, with formal green pedigrees less important than credible explanations about why materials are green.
'Green Building Today & Beyond' takes a look a these and other trends in sustainability that will help your business capitalize on contemporary sales opportunities.
Data breaches strike all industries, but for the hospitality industry the stakes are extremely high, and the financial impact to a company can be significant. As an owner, controller or CFO, your responsibility now includes the safety of corporate data. We will explore how you can effectively work with IT to develop a risk management profile that protects your data and maintains your financial success.
Meet the Panel: H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB, President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Julie Eisenhauer, CPA is a shareholder at Clark Nuber, a CPA and consulting firm in Bellevue, Washington, where she provides audit, assurance and consulting services to privately owned companies. Peter Henley, CPA, CITP, serves as Clark Nuber’s Senior Director of IT, and is responsible for aligning IT with the firm’s strategic business plan and making Clark Nuber the most technologically advanced accounting firm in the Northwest.
Discover how to gain more control over the performance of your vehicles and stop risks from harming your drivers, vehicles, and bottom line. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to significantly reduce risks—and the costs that go along with them.
You’ve likely already heard, and seen first-hand, the link between sleep deprivation and workplace accidents. You probably recognise the signs of extreme tiredness (yawning, restlessness, head nodding, poor concentration, etc.) and know which policies and procedures are in place to address employees operating while tired. Yet we consistently see employees who are fatigued continue to operate, creating significant risks to themselves and others.
Join Jenny Krasny as she exposes the truth about the stigma of fatigue and discusses how you could be inadvertently reinforcing a culture of shame in your workplace.
Walk away from this webinar equipped with knowledge about fatigue risk, an understanding of how to assess your fatigue culture and some basic tools to make a positive difference.
• To appreciate your own perspectives on fatigue and impact this has on the culture in your workplace
• To equip you with some basic tools to gain awareness about the impacts of fatigue in your organisation
Concentrations of credit, particularly those related to commercial real estate loans, have been a common factor in bank distress during economic downturns. Since the financial crisis, regulators have been laser focused on ensuring that the nation’s largest financial institutions – those with $10+ billion in assets – have sound stress testing and capital planning programs in place to ensure financial stability.
The focus is trickling down to the community bank level and examiners are now asking smaller institutions to have appropriate programs in place. For many community bankers, there is uncertainty as to what examiners expect, as well as a lack of resources and expertise to comply. There is also a misconception about the value of stress testing, with attitudes ranging from “it’s a necessary evil” to “it is an integral part of our strategic planning process.”
EDR, in partnership with sister company Trepp, is pleased to offer this complimentary webinar “Stress Testing 101 – Best Practices for the Community Banker.”
Attendees with get answers to some commonly asked questions, including:
-What is a stress test?
-What is capital adequacy stress testing?
-What are the regulators’ expectations?
-What are the larger banks doing?
-What is the current state of stress testing?
-What do stress testing results look like?
-What macroeconomic variables go into projections?
Recent enforcement actions by bank regulators are heightening the need to establish formal policies for third party vendor management. Financial institutions that use outside firms for all types of underwriting and other bank functions are ramping up their oversight of outside firms and for some, the data management burden is not insignificant. This timely event will focus specifically on how risk managers can develop effective policies for managing outside vendors for appraisals and environmental assessments.
EDR is pleased to host a webinar on this timely topic with Mitch Kreeger, a well-known subject matter expert on valuation, environmental and seismic risk, and regulatory compliance topics, will share his insights and advice on establishing an effective vendor management policy for appraisers and environmental professionals. Kreeger will explore the myriad ways that attendees can improve vendor management, from initial project bidding to vendor selection to monitoring vendors over time.
At this educational webinar, attendees will receive advice on managing relationships with appraisers and environmental consultants, including answers to the following:
• What should we consider in selecting the “right” vendor for the job?
• How do we find quality appraisers? EPs?
• What guidance should our institution be giving our appraisers and EPs?
• What criteria should we be using to grade vendors and monitor performance?
• How are banks facing today’s vendor management challenges?
Smart grid has emerged as a fast-growing area in the past five years. However, it is not one big market; it is an amalgamation of different sectors, technologies, products, and components. Installation of smart meters is considered the first step toward smart grid implementation. The smart meter rollout in Europe is well under way, boosted by the European Union legislation to achieve 80 percent coverage by 2020. However, there are other growth areas, beyond smart meters, that are interesting for U.S. companies to invest into.
For example, the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps U.S. companies expand their exports to overseas markets. Around the world, 1,400 Commercial Service officers promote U.S. business interests abroad. In this briefing find out what the company can do to support export objectives in the smart grid space.
This analyst briefing also will highlight and discuss the opportunities that exist for the US companies within the European smart grid market, including a special offer available to those interested in European Utility Week, the largest and most comprehensive Smart utility event in Europe. About 10,000 visitors and 450 solution providers will do business, network and share best practices in Vienna this year.
One of the most influential figures in the workplace is the front-line supervisor, who plays a pivotal role in determining what gets done, how it gets done and what gets ignored. Measuring supervisor safety performance, therefore, is critical to ensure the processes designed to build and sustain safety excellence are being completed in a quality way.
Drawing on practical research findings, Caterpillar Safety Services Senior Consultant for Australia, Jenny Krasny, will explain the process of identifying measures that motivate supervisors to lead zero-incident performance on the front line.
•Explore the measures that matter in a culture of safety excellence
•Understand the supervisor’s role in creating and sustaining safety excellence
•Identify the sources of feedback that drive excellent supervisor performance
Drivers are often uncomfortable with the idea of GPS vehicle tracking. When they learn that GPS tracking is about improving their productivity, safety and job security—not monitoring their every move—they’re far more likely to support the solution.
During this webinar you will discover how to overcome concerns by communicating how GPS vehicle tracking can:
- Protect drivers in unsafe or remote areas
- Defend drivers during customer disputes
- Enable help to respond quicker to roadside emergencies
- Reduce accidents by improving unsafe driver behaviors
- Exonerate drivers from false claims
3D printing has emerged as an important, growing trend in medical in 2015 and is expected to increase in 2016. From patient specific models for surgical planning, to clinical training and education using anatomical models, to additive manufacturing of end use parts, this webinar will present a range of applications to employ 3D printing across your R&D, clinical, marketing, manufacturing and training organizations.
Presentation featuring up-to-date hotel performance data trends as tracked by Smith Travel Research. Join H. Brandt Niehaus, president of Hotel Brokers International, and Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/HotelNewsNow.com, as they discuss the hospitality industry outlook for next year and opportunities for investment.
Meet the Panel:
H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB is President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Mr. Niehaus has over 30 years of experience in hospitality real estate sales and consulting. He has successfully transacted the sales of hundreds of hotel properties from limited-service independents through full-service luxury hotels representing sellers in conventional sales as well as lender-owned transactions for banks and institutions. A consistent top sales producer, Niehaus was recently named Broker of the Year in recognition of his record-setting sales performance in 2014. Mr. Niehaus holds the professional designations of Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Jeff Higley serves as the Vice President of Digital Media and Communications and as Editorial Director of STR / STR Global / Hotel News Now. He oversees all aspects of the Hotel News Now (HNN) digital platform, including the Hotel News Now website and daily newsletter. Jeff also leads the STR family of companies’ efforts with corporate public relations and press releases. He is the former editorial director for Hotel & Motel Management magazine and has specialized in hotel industry journalism for many years. He frequently writes articles on the lodging industry.