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Registration Open for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020

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Registration is now open for the co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 exhibitions, North America’s premiere events for the construction industries and the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

Registering early will save you time and money and you can take advantage of the best hotel and travel rates available.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 will be held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA. Register online at www.conexpoconagg.com and www.ifpe.com.

Both CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE have already set exhibit space records and will feature industry-leading education programs. Several show ticket options are available, and all tickets include a monorail pass. New for 2020 is the opportunity to mix and match education sessions between CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE for one price.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE come around every three years for a can’t-miss event. No other shows bring together as many segments of the construction industries and of the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries in one place.

Attendees will have up-close access to the leading manufacturers and suppliers, latest product innovations, and knowledge resources to help their businesses thrive. For 2020:

  • The Tech Experience returns with two locations.
  • The show campus has expanded with the new Festival Grounds for a total of 10 areas to explore.
  • Plenty of show shuttles and hotel shuttles will run during the event, plus information stands and staff will help attendees easily navigate the show campus.
  • Key insider’s tip: Create a plan for each day so you’ll be sure to see the exhibitors and products you want to connect with, but also be on the lookout for ones you’ve never heard of!
  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE make it easy to prepare with an interactive online exhibitor directory and a show mobile app that will continuously synch to your online customizable show planner.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and related industry segments.

IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is the leading North American exhibition bringing together the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

The co-located exhibitions are the international industry gathering place every three years showcasing the latest product innovations, equipment, and expertise to help attendees stay competitive in an ever changing and global marketplace.

AEM Reports: 3D Printing of Construction Equipment: 3 Things You Should Know  

3D Printing of Construction Equipment: 3 Things You Should Know  

 If you were at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, you may have seen the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed excavator at the event’s inaugural Tech Experience.

It was more than just an attention-getter.

3D printing has slowly but surely developed into a disruptive technology poised to have far-reaching effects on the equipment industry.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) was part of the team effort that developed that 3D-printed excavator.

AEM relays three things to keep in mind when looking at 3D printing and its potential for equipment manufacturing.

3D printing has enormous potential, but it is still growing and evolving.

The consensus right now among leading additive manufacturing experts is that the technology’s immediate potential can be most readily found in smaller-scale deployments, according to Dr. Lonnie Love, a corporate research fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“(3D printing) is not going to change all of manufacturing overnight,” says Love. “It’s not going to displace casting. It’s not going to displace welding.”

One key hurdle to adoption is that 3D printing is not yet fast enough, says Love.

“When you make these great parts at low volumes, you don’t care that it takes a week or a month… but we’ve got to go faster because it drives the productivity up and the costs down (for manufacturers).”

3D printing can help manufacturers do things they’ve never done before.

Love and his colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can attest to both the technology’s incredible capabilities and its value proposition for manufacturers.

They were involved in building the world’s first operational 3D-printed excavator unveiled at the Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017.

Known as Project AME (Additive Manufactured Excavator), the excavator was 3D printed using a variety of machines to create and assemble three components: a cab, a boom and a heat exchanger. The excavator’s boom was fabricated using a cutting-edge free-form additive manufacturing technique to print large-scale metal components.

It was an incredible undertaking, and the success of Project AME proved the sky’s really the limit in terms of what 3D-printing technology can do.

Play video of Project AME’s creation. Learn more about industry trends through AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 initiative (https://www.conexpoconagg.com/subscribe/).

3D printing can help manufacturers create efficiencies and save money.

The costly and time-consuming process of tooling is a prime example of an opportunity for manufacturers to leverage 3D printing to create efficiencies.

According to Love, the production of molds, jigs, and fixtures used in the mass production of heavy equipment can take months, run six-figure costs and very often involve tooling companies based overseas. However, Love believes that the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing could change all that.

“This may be a mechanism to rapidly get tooling back in the U.S.,” Love says, “To make it take days and not months. It costs thousands instead of hundreds of thousands. We’ve already proven this on the automotive and aerospace sides. Now it’s time to take a look at construction and see where it fits.”

The equipment industry has earned a well-deserved reputation for designing and building machinery that stays in use for decades. But manufacturers spend heavily to keep massive inventories of spare parts on hand to meet customer needs.

According to Love, companies are now combating that challenge by cutting back on the overhead costs of warehouse space through 3D printing.

“The advantage of this technology is you could actually print a replacement part without having to have that inventory,” Love says. “That, to me, has tremendous potential.”

The Tech Experience returns to the next CONEXPO-AGG and IFPE, in 2020. Learn more about industry trends through AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 initiative (https://www.conexpoconagg.com/subscribe

 

 

View photos of 3D excavator development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View photos of 3D excavator in action at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

 

IFPE Announces 2020 Show Chair — David Price of HydraForce Inc. Heads Show Management Committee

David Price, Global Marketing Manager of HydraForce Inc., has been named 2020 IFPE chair and will lead the show’s management committee, a volunteer group of industry

David Price

executives responsible for overall show planning.

IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is held every three years and focuses on the latest innovations, product advances and expert insights for the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

The next IFPE is set for March 10-14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, USA, co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest gatherings for the construction industries.

“Technology and innovation will continue to drive the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications,” said Eric Lanke, President & CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, IFPE co-owner. “IFPE provides a dynamic global resource for industry professionals to keep up with the latest advances and interact with the fluid power community.”

“David has been an active and enthusiastic participant in IFPE planning and contributed greatly to the show’s success,” said John Rozum, IFPE show director. “We are very pleased to welcome him as 2020 chair.”

Price began his career serving nine years in the United States Navy where he held numerous positions in the electronics systems management and training fields. He joined HydraForce in 2008 and has been instrumental in growing its brand image around the world. Price has served on past IFPE Management Committees as well as chairing its Marketing Committee.

“I look forward to this new role and working with the very talented members of the IFPE managing committee to oversee another successful exhibition that provides real value to the exhibitors, attendees and the entire industry,” said Price.

Visit www.ifpe.com for the latest information on attending and exhibiting.