Formtek is proud to announce that Brian Rodgers, Senior Application Sales Engineer, will speak at FMA’s upcoming 2023 World-Class Roll Forming Workshop. The World-Class Roll Forming Workshop will take place April 18-19, 2023 in Elgin, IL. Formtek is also a proud Silver Level Sponsor of the 2023 event.
Interested in learning the ins and outs about roll forming tooling installation? Brian will share his knowledge about standards for proper roll tooling installation and how to set up lines to ensure product quality and process efficiency. The proper tooling setup is essential for the success of any roll forming operation. A good tooling setup is repeatable and can be easily adjusted as necessary. Learn how to evaluate a setup, make necessary tooling adjustments, and document your setup so it can be easily repeated in the future. Catch his presentation “Roll Forming Tooling Installation” on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 1:50 PM – 2:35 PM.
Note of interest: On Tuesday, a networking reception will feature the ever-popular Roll Forming Jeopardy hosted and developed by Formtek’s Paul Williams for attendees to test their knowledge about all things roll forming. During the reception, attendees will play a full round of Jeopardy with workshop speakers acting as judges to validate answers. The crowd gets in on the fun by throwing hints to players that need them. This is where bragging rights are won! The game has grown in popularity over the years and is always fun. Catch the reception and the game on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the TRUMPF Smart Factory from 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM.
For additional details about his presentation and the full schedule of sessions see the workshop schedule.
The FABRICATOR spoke with Formtek's Paul Williams, a member of the FMA Roll Forming Technology Council, to provide an overview of the event. To learn more, read the article here.
About Brian Rodgers
Brian began his experience as a roll form operator. He realized he had a great interest in roll form methodology and entered an apprenticeship program to learn troubleshooting and department leadership. During the apprenticeship, his duties included new tooling tryout, troubleshooting of roll form processes, set up, and leadership.
Brian became a supervisor with duties including scheduling and troubleshooting of 22 roll mill lines, 25 operators, and setup personnel. He then expanded into tool engineering where he focused on new tooling and continuous improvement projects. Additional duties included new tooling and equipment buy offs.
Today Brian is a Sr. Applications Engineer where his experience helps create solutions for Formtek customers in the industry of roll forming through equipment and tooling. Brian is a member of and a past Chair of FMA’s Roll Forming Council.
Attend the only completely comprehensive roll forming conference the industry has to offer, April 18-19 at FMA International in Elgin, Illinois! This year, all fifteen workshops will be presented back-to-back in the same location. Speakers and attendees will experience the event together, without needing to choose between topics being presented simultaneously. Acquaint yourself with the best network from every aspect of the industry – from equipment, tooling, lubrication, safety, automation, and more. See the future in action with an exclusive FMA tour of the new TRUMPF Smart Factory, where fully networked production has come to life, and the popular Roll Form Jeopardy tradition will be held.