Call for Papers Now Open for 2019 Top Shops Conference

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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, OH. 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 leading 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 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.

Justin Combs, Marketing Manager

About Modern Machine Shop Top Shops:

An extension of Modern Machine Shop's successful Top Shops Benchmarking program, the MMS Top Shops Workshop will connect leading machining and metalworking professionals to the people, the products and the processes that are moving manufacturing forward.