Top Shops Conference 2019 Call for Papers is Open

Final abstracts for the 2019 Top Shops Conference are being accepted on subjects relating to new technology, concepts and strategies for operating a successful job shop. 

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The call for papers is now open for the 2019 Top Shops Conference, presented by Modern Machine Shop, taking place September 9-11, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The third annual conference is the only event developed by and for job shops and contract manufacturers.

“The goal of this conference is to present practical new technology, strategies and concepts that attendees—owners or managers of CNC machine shops—can quickly implement in their businesses to help them grow and become more efficient,” noted Derek Korn, executive editor of Modern Machine Shop. “The key word here is business, which is why the conference will include presentations about new machining technology and shopfloor practices, as well as business strategies and workforce development.”

The Top Shops Conference is where shops of all shapes, sizes and specialties connect to celebrate their contribution to the manufacturing community and to learn about the tools and technologies that will help them continue to lead and succeed.

Suggested presentation topics include:

  • New machining technology
  • Data-driven manufacturing
  • Cutting tool strategies to reduce cycle times
  • Workholding techniques to lower setup times
  • 3D printing applied in a machine-shop setting
  • Robotics and other forms of shopfloor automation
  • Employee training and development
  • Succession planning strategies

Speakers will receive a complimentary pass to the conference, access to the exhibit hall, download of the proceedings after the event and an invitation to all networking activities, including the Top Shops Awards reception.

The deadline for papers is May 17, 2019. Abstracts can be submitted here. For more detail please contact Justin Combs, marketing manager, at 513-527-8800.