Technician Program

A full-day Technician Program will be offered to meet the needs of busy technicians and practitioners. The Academy Fabrication Sciences Society is a key contributor to this years programming.

Time Program Code Friday, March 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Technician Program
New Components and Their Importance to Your Practice
Gary Bedard, CO, FAAOP
Staying on top of the latest O&P componentry is essential for today’s O&P technician. During this presentation, you’ll hear from six presenters, who will provide an overview of new components and outline their features and benefits. You’ll also learn how these new components can be useful to your practice.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Technician Program
New Tools to Optimize Your Workspace
Desmond Masterson, CO, CPed
What new tools should be on your bench? During this workshop, you’ll get an overview of all the latest new tools and learn about the features, benefits, and usefulness of each.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   Technician Program
3D Printing in Practice
Michael Brncick, CPO
A number of central fabrication facilities are adopting 3D printing technology. During this workshop, staff members from several central fabrication facilities will demonstrate how they are using of 3D printing technology to optimize device fabrication.
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM   Technician Program
Implementing Lean Manufacturing
Greg Mattson, CPA, CTPO
Implementing lean manufacturing principles in a central fabrication facility doesn’t have to be overwhelming. During this workshop, we’ll discuss simple and effective techniques you can use to bring lean manufacturing to your central fab.

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