2021 HTEC CNC Educators Conference
Breakouts, Workshops & Tours
  • On-Demand: How-To
    Accessing Webinars
    Join Monday Mornings "Welcome Kick-Off" webinar for this brief overview of accessing the webinars and to receive a copy of the agenda. Or, you can come back to this webinar, anytime for the same 5-minute briefing to get familiar with the webinar platform so you can make the most out of your HTEC CNC Educators Conference experience!

    The Conference Agenda PDF can be accessed from every webinar. Go to the Webinar Landing Page, and look in the summary for a link to the Conference Agenda.
  • Kick-Off: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Welcome Kick-Off
    Join us as we kick-off the 3-day HTEC Conference in style! Hear from HTEC Council President on what's to come and how to navigate the next three days to get the most out of this years HTEC CNC Educators Conference. Stay tuned for details on how to access Digital Swag Bags and when the Conference Raffle will take place. HINT - Build up your session hours!
  • Keynote Speaker: Monday, July 19, 2021
    The Struggles of What to Teach by Mark Terryberry
    If you only had 10 hours with a student before they moved on to their first job in a CNC Machine Shop, what knowledge would you impart? 80 hours? 200? Join us as we look at the ever-changing landscape of advanced manufacturing, and the opportunity costs involved as we decide what to teach. Enjoy the morning as we unpack some central and relevant manufacturing topics before opening things up for questions and feedback.
  • Haas Automation Highlights: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Education Updates from Haas Automation
    Join this session for an overview of everything new from Haas Automation provided specifically for educators around the world!
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Introduction to CNC Macro Programming
    This breakout session introduces CNC educators to the basics of CNC macro programming along with how macros can be implemented in a CNC program to facilitate factory automation and lights-out machining
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Monday, July 19, 2021
    How to Build a Successful STEM / Manufacturing Program
    STEM fields are going to dominate careers of the future, but how do you create a program which prepares students for success? Our nationally recognized program is a model of a cross curricular STEM/ Advanced Manufacturing Program which utilizes 3D printing, laser cutting, waterjet, and machining to enhance student learning. There will be a focus on creating authentic projects and how students can earn meaningful industry credentials including HAAS CNC Certification.

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  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
    This presentation will be an overview of what we do to teach GDT and the results we have achieved so far with time for questions and open discussion.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session
    NIMS Credentialing Simplified
    This session is intended to help instructors of all levels streamline the NIMS credentialing process.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Simple is Good: Proven CNC Milling Projects for the Entry Level Machining Student
    I will present three simple machining projects that can be used very successfully for introductory CAD/CAM/CNC machining projects at the high school and college levels. Participants will be given the prints, CAD models, and directions on how to machine custom trailer hitch inserts, drill sharpening gauges, and fly/lure boxes with their students. I will also expand on how the project can be taught to incorporate solid modeling, basic contour, pocketing, high speed tool paths, basic inspection and community service. During the workshop, teachers will do a brainstorming session on how they could implement the projects into their classes and how each can be adapted to their programs.

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  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Undergraduate and Graduate-level Courses & Graduate Research Projects
    Participants will learn how BYU is utilizing HAAS CNC equipment in undergraduate courses, graduate courses and graduate research.
  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Autodesk: Train the Trainer Pathway for Educators New to CAM+CNC
    Within many schools CAM and or CNC machining can be new to many educators. Not only are students learning this software and techniques as they go through a program, but so are the instructors in many cases. No matter your experience, having a train-the-trainer curriculum can help with dual credit instructors, new instructors, and instructors transitioning to new skills. Not only can this be used for educators, but industry can also benefit. Learn how we develop a curriculum to help with these transitions and issues as it relates to instructors understanding and adopting CAM+CNC.
  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Monday, July 19, 2021
    Verisurf: How to Use Verisurf Software to Inspect Parts with any CMM
    Verisurf family member Educators enjoy multiple support mechanisms, from curriculum to full live support. Join us to learn how you can reap the benefits of low-cost, high-precision metrology software with Verisurf.

    The workshop begins with inspection and measurement of a common part found in High School and College programs Using our 6-axis Master3DGage PCMM Arm (the lowest cost, highest precision PCMM available today). We will demonstrate how fast and easy tolerances and dimensions can be determined using CAD Models in real-time and make final Reports to save, edit, and export.

    The Verisurf Reporting engine has Boeing-certified templates and other formats to use, or you can create your own. Finishing up with Automate, see how it guides the manual PCMM operator or joystick controlled CMM to probe a part then automatically generates finished report. Discover why SpaceX, Northrop, and others find Verisurf so fast and easy, with powerful features for any inspection, analysis, build, or reverse engineering application.
    Verisurf is currently the only professional measurement software with an integrated CAD foundation, as it is built on Mastercam Design. This is a plus for both Verisurf and Mastercam users, because CAD is a differentiator compared to CAM/CAI only programs. The ability to have model-based, associative CAM and measurement on a single platform maintains the digital thread, is part of Industry 4.0, and will play an important role in the future of manufacturing.

    Some benefits of a single user experience include:
    • Easier to train, learn and use.
    • Simplified maintenance and support.
    • Employee cross training for improved staffing.
    • A single reseller to work with and depend on.

    Educators receive a full suite of modules with each License: Measure-Analysis-Reverse-MBD-Automate-Levels & Planes. You will appreciate full 3D CAD modeling with the ability to import, create, and manipulate wireframe, surfaces, STL, and solids data.

    You have access to a large selection of CAD model importers, so no matter where a model was created, you can import and modify as needed for your inspection purposes. Verisurf can read CAD files from ASCII, CADL, DWG, DXF, EPS, IGES, Inventor (IPT, IDW, IAM), KeyCreator Files (CKD), Parasolids, Rhino 3DM, SOLIDWORKS (SLDPRT, SLDASM, SLDDRW), SAT (ACIS solids), Solid Edge (PAR & PSM), SpaceClaim Files (SCDOC), STEP, STL, and VDA.

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  • Keynote Speaker: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Keynote: Upskilling the American Workforce by Nicholas Pinchuk
    Hear about Snap-on's beginnings, leading to a rich, 100+ year manufacturing heritage. How important is today's skilled workforce to society and how do we encourage and inspire young people to expand their abilities? How do we match curriculum to the needs of manufacturing and how do schools collaborate with local businesses? How can we help instructors serve their students through certifications and curriculum? And, hear how skilled labor drives our economy and has kept it safe and strong amidst the threat of the pandemic and the importance of community colleges and technical schools in helping upskill the workforce.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Integrating High School Students into a Technical College Program
    Kidia and I will be presenting on Gateways relationships with our local High Schools. We will cover the basics of various programs such as Racine Engineering, Arts and Leadership (REAL) School, CNC High School Academy, Start College Now and discuss transcripted credits.
    We will cover the basics of each initiative as well as the positives and negatives of each program. Topics will include items that fall into the Diversifying Student Population and Recruitment, Retention categories. We will also touch on best practice in teaching and
    learning within these groups using our experiences as the main focal point. Kidia and I will share a few of the machined projects that we use in our classrooms.
    The attendees will walk away from this presentation with a few great ideas to integrate CNC learning within their institution. The attendees will also gain an understanding of
    different methods to build relationships between High Schools and their local Technical Colleges. Educators from all grade levels are the intended target of this presentation.

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  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Global Collaborative Manufacturing Projects
    This session is intended to introduce the mechanics behind the German American Manufacturing Exchange (GAME). This program provides the foundation for multiple schools to work together to produce various parts within a bigger project. This session will also serve as a forum for interested parties to create a similar project between various HTEC schools for a similar experience.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Smart Manufacturing at the Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab
    The MILL has partnered with the CESMII Northern Regional Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center at RPI to create a resource for future engineers to discover the benefits of data collection, analysis, and data visualization to gain efficiencies in manufacturing. This discussion will cover the history of the relationship, examples of projects, and future plans for the partnership.
  • HTEC Business Meeting: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    HTEC Preliminary Business Meeting & Digital Swag
    As per tradition, the first of two HTEC Business Meetings will start off with the Nominations for 2022 HTEC Council, follow with Review of Submitted National HTEC Hosting Bids, next up a Vote for 2023 National HTEC Host. Webinar attendees will have special access to Digital Swag Bag downloads!
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Probing for GD&T
    Part Design and Fixture/Setup Recommendations based on taking advantage of both the Haas IPS probing system for part setup and the ASME Y14.5 GD&T standard for positioning features using Maximum Material Condition (MMC).

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  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Bridging the Gap from 2D to 3D Design with Laser Cutting
    Using a laser cutter, students can acquire a deeper understanding on how to integrate multiple planes of 2D design in creating a final 3D product. The laser cutter acts as a transitional tool in helping students who have limited 2D computer aided design experience reach a deeper understanding of the CNC manufacturing process.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Fast Tracking CNC Education
    Today, the definition of a machinist remains in a state of continuous evolution. Manufacturing educators and its administrators must be flexible and willing to adjust, on demand, to the needs of industry. The Techniques in this presentation were tested & proven over a 15-year span to be highly successful in developing programming and setup skills from basic to advanced, in just a few weeks.

  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Sandvik: The Digital Thread – What you and your Students Can Expect to See in Machining Operations
    OEE, ERP,MES, IIOT, Industry 4.0 – What do these acronyms really mean in manufacturing operations and in the context of what you and your students will experience in the workforce? Join Bijal Patel, BSME,MBA, in a technical discussion and presentation of what industry is using now, how to include it into your programs, what you can expect to see in the area of digital machining, machine operations monitoring, operations planning, machine productivity and the manufacturing value chain from a practical and academic perspective.
  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Project MFG: Building a Healthy Manufacturing Trade Workforce
    Are we preparing the future manufacturing trade workforce with the capabilities required to be successful and are we inspiring more young people to pursue the skilled trades? This session focuses on promoting, accelerating, and elevating the next generation of highly skilled trade professionals. Backed by funding from the Department of Defense’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program (IBAS), Project MFG is a manufacturing competition series designed to inspire “moments that spark a movement” to restore America’s industrial base. Project MFG competitions demonstrate the problem-solving abilities and technological aptitudes requisite for success in integrated advanced manufacturing.
  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Immerse2Learn: Rigorous Teaching Method of G-Code-to-CAM-to-Inspection to meet Certification Standards
    The Total Machinist online learning system has developed a systematic approach to logically progress a learner from manual M&G code programming to automate CAM programming through GD&T. This process using coherent content to deliver rigorous instruction that helps students prepare for the evolving demands of digital manufacturing.

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  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Ready Robotics: Enabling Automation Education with Forge/OS
    READY Robotics has created the world's first universal operating system for industrial automation, Forge/OS. This workshop will detail how Forge/OS, and it's programming interface Task Canvas, enables educators to greatly reduce technical overhead and engage students in new ways, with almost any system or component.
  • Keynote Speaker: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Keynote: Addressing Low Enrollment and Program Justification by Chelle Travis

    In this session Chelle Travis will share a wealth of knowledge with the audience of educators on challenging and relevant topics such as addressing low enrollment and program justification for new, existing and expanding programs by providing key insight on how to best approach these challenges in CTE programs.

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  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    America's Cutting Edge (ACE) Machinist Training Program
    This presentation will describe a new CNC machining training program developed in collaboration between the University of Tennessee (UT), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and IACMI – The Composites Institute. It is part of America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Shifting the Mindset: Help Administrators, Counselors, and Parents Recognize the Value of Skilled Trades
    Every year millions of students feel the pressure of applying to four year colleges. Many students, parents, and educators believe a four year College education is the only way for students to find future success. It is time to change the narrative. In this workshop, you will hear directly from a High School Principal and School Counselors on how this Top 2000 High School has made the shift
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Which CNC Machining Skills Should We Teach?
    If we are to prepare the next generation, what should we be teaching them to prepare for? Should we be looking backwards at manufacturing processes or should we only be looking forward? This session will focus on current skills and technologies that will drive our students through the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Proving CNC Machining Projects via Prototyping with 3D Printing
    This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of rapid prototyping using 3D printing methods to provide proof of design concept prior to CNC Machining. This will reinforce to students the benefits of cross-disciplinary integration to effectively implement cost savings, time management, and effective design outcomes prior to producing final CNC projects.
  • Educator-led Breakout Session: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Mechanical Engineering Design Capstone Projects
    This talk will introduce the capstone program at Clemson University and discuss four mechanical engineering capstone projects to illustrate the diverse range of design challenges undertaken by senior undergraduate students and the creative solutions they developed, for various industry sponsored projects - all with a manufacturing emphasis.
  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Tooling U-SME: Integration of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in Manufacturing Education
    Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies (XR Technologies) are poised to change the way we work, shop, play and learn. In this workshop, we will cover an overview of XR technologies, market trends and best practices in using XR technologies. The workshop will focus on training applications and how they can be used in manufacturing applications. We will preview the new Tooling U – SME Virtual Reality labs coming in 2021.
  • Partner-led Technical Training Workshop: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Mastercam: New Features & Resources For Your Classroom
    We will show you some of the exciting new features in Mastercam 2022 that you will find helpful in your classroom. Additionally, we want to highlight the learning content we have available for you, including an exciting new Multiaxis course on Mastercam University. We also want to make sure all of you have the Haas post-processors that you need, so we will let you know how to get them at no cost.
  • HTEC Business
    HTEC Business Meeting & Raffle
    This HTEC Business meeting will provide a platform to vote for the 2022 HTEC Council which will be responsible for the planning of the 2022 Conference at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro, TN! The results of the votes will be announced, as will the 2023 National HTEC Host Location! Closing remarks will include a grand finale high-value raffle; one you don't want to miss!
  • On-Demand: Projects Tour
    Showcase of CNC Projects from HTECs across North America
    We often wonder whether our pedagogy aligns with that of a neighboring school. You may have thought, what learning objectives are they teaching with each of their CNC projects? In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn just that! Project pitches are 3-minutes each, and all are combined into a single emceed webinar.
  • On Demand: Facility Tour
    Tour of HVCC's Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS)
    Step inside this $14.5M state-of-the-art facility sprawling over 37,000 square feet.
  • On Demand: Industry Tour
    Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard & Brooklyn STEAM Center
    Brooklyn Navy Yard founded in 1801. America’s premier US Naval ship building facility for 165 years. Now a billion-dollar project to bring manufacturing back to New York.

    The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is home to 450+ businesses employing more than 11,000 people and generating over $2.5 billion per year in economic impact for the city. Building on the Yard's history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers.

    BNYDC’s mission is to fuel New York City’s economic vitality by creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard.

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