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October 28-30
Charlotte, NC

Session 7: Tuning-Up the Process

Process improvement is often overlooked but plays a vital role in enhancing a print process. There are many different process improvement methodologies used in manufacturing today. Throughout the entirety of the conference print project, we utilized FIRST methodology; in doing so, we have generated a large amount of usable data.

We will take a look at several process improvement methodologies specific to flexography and put one to the test by taking a deep dive into that data and determining what could have been done differently to add value to the process.

“Many times, converters receive data and aren’t sure how or what to do with it. This session is a systematic approach to take the data and implement it in a way that will impact a printer’s processes positively.”

Keith Nagle, Fall Conference 2019 Program Chair

Speakers

headshot Dan Uress

Leveraging Data to Optimize Process Performance
Dan Uress, Colorware USA Inc

A wealth of information is captured with each spectrophotometric measurement. Primarily we use this information in our process control procedure, but it also has great value when aggregated together and analyzed over multiple pressruns. Dive into the data captured during the project’s printing to understand how it helped control production and provided insight to potential process improvement. We’ll discuss the measured results of the pressrun, demonstrate how the data helped tune the press during production and show how the whole set of measurements can be used for process improvement on future jobs.

headshot Ann Michaud

Optimal, Consistent and Productive: Tuning-Up the Process
Ann Michaud, 3M

Optimizing the print result is a critical step in the process and achieving that print result consistently in production, day after day, is where the rubber hits the road. Using mounting tape as an example, see an exploration of a total process approach to delivering optimal, consistent and productive results.

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Book your stay at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and get a discounted rate with FTA’s room block.

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Plan your time in Charlotte with eight technical sessions and multiple networking opportunities.

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Tabletops

An intimate setting to see the latest products and services, and to make lasting industry connections.

Tabletop Info

Hotel

Book your stay at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and get a discounted rate with FTA’s room block.

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Schedule

Plan your time in Charlotte with eight technical sessions and multiple networking opportunities.

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