32nd Annual Meeting


October 29 – November 3, 2017
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Conference Chair:
Vivek G. Badami, Zygo Corporation

Technical Tours

Friday, November 3, 2017

More details such as times and tour descriptions are forthcoming.

Siemens Gas Turbine Factory
The Siemens plant in Charlotte is the only Siemens plant in the world that makes both gas and steam turbines as well as generators. The facility also plays a key role in the important power plant service business.

Okuma America
Okuma America is known for its longtime manufacture of CNC lathes, but its product line also includes vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, double-column machining centers, multitasking CNC machines, 5-axis CNC machines, grinders, and wheel machines.

3D Systems
Headquartered in Rock Hill South Carolina, about 40 minutes from Charlotte, 3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools.

Possible other technical tours to come…stay tuned! Chiron, GE Energy Technology Center, Ingersoll Rand, Carl Zeiss Technology Center