The TRAM ’12 International Conference brought together people interested in making industry even more innovative.

The first TRAM in the United States was a success by all accounts, with more than 300 attendees representing 15 countries. Nearly 30% of the attendees identified themselves as part of Corporate Management.

For the complete attendee demographic report, click here.

To view photographs from the TRAM 2012 Conference and Networking Reception at the House of Blues, click here.

Armed with insight as to what our attendees want to see, TRAM will be returning to Chicago in 2014, once again co-located with the International Manufacturing and Technology Show.


Why Attend?

TRAM ’14 will examine the implications of trends focusing on these key areas:

Advanced Machining Processes to produce more complex parts for the latest designs in aircraft structures and engines, as well as other industries that can benefit from similar machining processes. The conference will examine the impact of these processes and techniques.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies have been introduced and traditional methods have been improved. The conference will consider the effectiveness and benefits of using new and developing technologies.

Advanced Materials are being used, including composites and titanium alloys, which produce lighter, stronger structures. Aircraft engines are using materials that enable them to work at higher operating temperatures, increasing their efficiency and operating performance. The conference will examine the impact of these materials and the new manufacturing technologies being developed.



Interested in learning new technologies in advanced manufacturing?

The conference is for manufacturing business leaders, managers, engineers—anyone who leads or plays a key role in a machining and manufacturing facility that serves the aerospace sector. Sponsored by leaders in the industry, the conference will cover the machining of new, difficult to machine materials, advanced manufacturing methods and will give you a glimpse into the future to put you ahead of your competition.




A sample of 2012 attending companies:

3 Points Machining/Aerospace
Aero Dynamic Machining, Inc
Aerodyn Engineering
Aerospace Dynamics
Allied Machine & Engineering Alp Aviation
Alpha Q Inc
Areva Inc.
Ascentec Engineering
Asco Industries
B/E Aerospace
Barnes Aerospace
Belac LLC
Belmont Equipment
C&A Tool, Inc.
Carpenter Technology
Cristal Global
Daco, Inc.
Deere & Co
Element Six
Exotic Metals Forming
F&B Manufacturing
Federated Precision, Inc.
Fuchs Lubricants Co.
GE Aviation
General Dynamics Electric
Giddens Industries
GKN Aerospace

GPI Prototype
Grid Logic
Heller Machine Tools
Hexagon Metrology Inc.
Hirschler Mfg Inc
Hydromach, Inc.
Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
Invema- Spanish Machine Tool
J D Machine Corp.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jet X Aerospace, Llc.
Kaman Aerostructures
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd
Komet of America
Lai International, Inc.
Lindquist Machine
Lockheed Martin
Locust USA
Maintenance Service Corp.
Marvin Engineering Co.
Micro Facture LLC
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Mitsubishi Electric Research
Moog Inc.
Morris Technologies Inc
North Hartland Tool
NSK Corporation
Omni Aerospace, Inc.
Patriot Machine, Inc.
Perfekta Aerospace
Plano Machine & Instrument
Pratt & Whitney
Precision Aerospace

Precorp Inc
Produktech Engineering Ag
Prospect Mold and Die
PTI Technologies
PVP Advanced Eo Systems,
PX Group
Radiac Abrasives, Inc.
RBC Bearings
Resortes Y Partes Sa DE Cv
Rolled Alloys
Rolls Royce
Royal Aeronautical Society
Royal Engineered Composites
Seco Tools
Sierra Lobo, Inc.
Solid Concepts, Inc.
Southwire Co.
Spirit Aerosystems
Stanley Engineering Co., Inc.
STF Precision
Surface Enhancement Technologies
Talon Innovations
TDM Systems Inc.
Technicut Ltd
Triumph Aerostructures
Truline Industries Inc.
United Machine Company
USF Fabrication
Varney Manufacturing, Inc.
Vibrant Corp
Weaver Manufacturing
Woodward, Inc.


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