Tech Talk Workshops

Tech Talk Workshops

Tech Talk Workshops

Talk Workshops are free, exhibitor-run training sessions at the top of every hour on the third floor exhibit hall floor.


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Tuesday, Oct. 1

Mold Making with Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)
11 AM - 12 PM, WK01

We will cover how Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) is used to create molds for boat-making and other similar large-scale applications.

Booth 1-615

Marine Motion Control & Automation
12 PM - 1 PM, WK02

In the marine industry, we always strive to better the operational readiness of a vessel and implement automated features for function and luxury. Learn about electrical actuation that will make life easier.

Booth 1-711

Dust-Free Sanding Innovations for a Healthier Work Environment
1 PM - 2 PM, WK03

Join us for a demo on market leading dust-free sanding solutions and new products and SOPs for sanding and buffing.

Booth 1-1003

How To Finish WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Repair with Gelcoat
2 PM - 3 PM, WK04

Learn how to apply polyester gelcoat over WEST SYSTEM Epoxy repairs on fiberglass boats. We’ll cover best practices for epoxy cure, effective fairing, surface prep, and gelcoat applications.

Booth 3-943

Orca3d Marine CFD: Affordable, Accurate CFD Without the Need to be a Specialist
3 PM - 4 PM, WK05

Orca3D Marine CFD is an easy-to-use CFD solution, providing an affordable, powerful, and proven set of analysis tools for the naval architect, without the need to become a specialized CFD analyst.

Booth 1-816

Boat Connectivity for Marine Manufacturers
4 PM - 5 PM, WK06

Join us for a demo on the market-leading connectivity solution for recreational boats and learn about our unique approach when working with OEMs. We will showcase vessel monitoring as a service and integrated maintenance as examples of services of the future, available to boatowners today.

Booth 1-004

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Which Solar Solution Is Right for You? Learn about Panels, Installation, and Application
10 AM - 11 AM, WK08

The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry. Launched originally in 1992, the Freedom series today is available in a variety of power levels for different applications. A boat’s electrical system is becoming more and more complex. The advancement in lithium ion technology, solar integration, co-existence of an inverter with a generator, remote system monitoring and other newer technologies is making our life easier while also creating unique challenges in terms of properly understanding and using the system, troubleshooting and installation. In this workshop, Xantrex sales applications engineer Don Wilson will discuss common installation scenarios, product compatibility and integration of newer technology in your existing system.

Booth 3-1639

Robot Automation for Marine Manufacturers
11 AM - 12 PM, WK09

The benefits of automated manufacturing encompass every critical aspect of manufacturing, including labor, hazardous environments, compliance, productivity, quality, and economy. How can these benefits improve boat and marine product manufacturing? We will follow the necessary steps to determine how you can benefit from robotic automation and explore robotic processes.

Booth 3-843

Tax Planning for Marine Manufacturers
1 PM - 2 PM, WK11

Join us as we tackle tax reform for manufacturers and learn more about Research & Development Credits, 199A Deduction, Cost Segregation, Sales Tax updates & book keeping best practices.

Booth POD 1

SureShade – New Product Advancements in Marine Shade Systems
2 PM - 3 PM, WK12

This workshop will focus on the technical aspects, benefits, and features of SureShade’s latest advancements—including the silent-glide automated shade system and new SurePower Controller that significantly reduce the power burden on a boat. You’ll also learn about how to integrate SureShade into new boat designs.

Booth 3-441

Integrated Autonomous Power Systems
3 PM - 4 PM, WK13

Learn how new technology in Lithium Ion batteries combined with state-of-the-art integrated power-conversion systems enable fully autonomous power on the water.

Booth 3-1403

Transitioning Your Shop to Epoxy Resins
4 PM - 5 PM, WK14

This workshop will focus on the technical aspects, benefits, and features of SureShade’s latest advancements—including the silent-glide automated shade system and new SurePower Controller that significantly reduce the power burden on a boat. You’ll also learn about how to integrate SureShade into new boat designs.

Booth 3-945

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