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Liberty Engine PartsTime is running out to register for the AERA Tech & Skills Conference hosted by Liberty Engine Parts on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Louisville, KY. The AERA Tech & Skills Conference hosted by Liberty Engine Parts will be held at 3865 Produce Road Suite 213-A, Louisville, KY 40218. FEES: $10 per person ($10 for each additional person from the same shop). Lunch will be provided and attendees will be able to visit with several tabletop exhibitors and win door prizes from vendors.

Do not miss this great opportunity to network with other machine shops and visit with vendors. Register today by calling AERA at 888-326-2372. Attendees will be able to hear from:

Duane Boes, Callies Performance Products

Minimizing failures in crankshafts, connecting rods and engine bearings – As director of sales, marketing and product development at Callies Performance Products, Duane brings a broad scope of the performance market into view. His experience spans a wide variety of manufacturing processes, having over 15 years of manufacturing experience with Cummins Engine Co. prior to joining Callies in 1990. While being well known for crankshafts, Callies is also a manufacturer of premium connecting rods. With years of metallurgical evaluation and fatigue testing experience Callies has the means to examine component failures at a scientific level. We will discuss where to look for problems, their causes and ways to avoid them.

Richard Maskin, Dart Machinery

Engine 101: Blocks and Heads are the Heart of Your Engine Richard Maskin founded Dart in 1981 in a two-car garage in Oak Park, Mich. In the years since Maskin started his business, Dart has become the leader in aftermarket cylinder heads, intake manifolds and engine blocks. Maskin is well known to drag racing fans as a mechanical mastermind whose engines have won NHRA Pro Stock championships and dozens of national events. He developed raised intake runners, offset pushrods, and sheetmetal intake manifolds for his innovative Pro Stock engines in the mid-’70s – breakthroughs that were quickly imitated by rival racers. Eventually Maskin learned how to produce complete cylinder heads from scratch. This hands-on experience laid the foundation for Dart Machinery.

David Clinton, Darton Sleeves

Modern Day Sleeves and the Technology Behind Them
Darton is the primary sleeve supplier of choice for small engine shops and OEM’s alike, including the Ford SVO aluminum engine program. To accomplish this task, Darton continues its research and development and utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to continually market new products such as their latest invention, “Modular Integrated Deck (MID)” sleeve kits. Darton is world renowned and a major supplier to the automotive industry in Europe. Darton’s cylinder sleeve material is from their Portugal foundry or an ISO 9000 firm in India, a leading supplier to the Indian OEM market. All of Darton’s iron is to their chemical specifications and not “off the shelf” ductile iron. Darton is the primary supplier to most NHRA Top Fuel and Funny car teams and continues to advance in the performance racing industry market.

Steve Fox, AERA

PRO-SIS SA Engine Specification Software
Steve Fox will introduce you to PRO-SIS SA engine specification software. This new and improved version of PRO-SIS will now allow you to search for engines, specs and bulletins more effectively and efficiently. A new “special search” section (bulletins, rods, blocks and casting number) is just one of many new features which will be demonstrated in this session.

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