Session Details

Session 5: Advancements in Metal Finishing Technical Improvements

Abstract Number:

37

This presentation enlightens the audience on the benefits, myths ‎and consequences of the transformation technologies 4.0 in the ‎Surface Finishing Industry. Many companies are pushing their ‎organizations to get onboard. Many others neglect to walk into it. ‎How can a company know if they should move into it and/or if ‎they´re ready for it? What to expect from this technology and how ‎to handle it without affecting the know-how for future ‎generations.‎

Topics:

Technologies for Improved Performance or Increased Efficiency

This presentation enlightens the audience on the benefits, myths and consequences of the ‎transformation technologies 4.0 in the Surface Finishing Industry. Many companies are ‎pushing their organizations to get onboard. Many others neglect to walk into it. How can a ‎company know if they should move into it and/or if they´re ready for it? What to expect ‎from this technology and how to handle it without affecting the know-how for future ‎generations.‎
This session will discuss the impact that disruptive transformation technologies 4.0 bring to ‎the ‎surface finishing industry and the effects on operations, commercial efforts, ‎competitiveness, ‎economic life of capital equipment, organizational culture, governance, ‎education, IT security, ‎among other perspectives.‎

The advance of disruptive technologies at a global level, reflected daily in our homes, leads ‎us to ‎accept that a hasty technological evolution is inevitable. Successful cases require that ‎an aligned ‎business strategy must be in place, an adequate continuous improvement plan, in ‎addition to ‎maintain a positive attitude towards these changes, so these technologies can be ‎fully exploited and ‎ensure that its true added value can be used to its fullest extent.‎

This session will also talk about the metrics that must be considered, the myths, the Top ‎‎Management questions regarding these initiatives, the impacts on the industry, effects on ‎the ‎organizational culture, the technical and business knowledge requirements to be able to ‎adopt them ‎successfully, among other topics. Food-for-thought and call-to-action to adopt ‎disruptive ‎technologies 4.0, but especially a call to analyze what is the ideal scenario with ‎tangible results.‎

IMPACT OF TRANSFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 4.0 ‎IN THE ‎SURFACE FINISHING INDUSTRY

Pedro Castillo

Managing Director for Mexico and LATAM

Therma-Tron-X, Inc.