BIG KAISER Tech Topic Presentations Making the Rounds in MMS, MMT
We had full houses during our Breakfast & Learn presentations last month, which were concurrent with the Chicago Innovation Days event held by our next-door neighbors at DMG MORI. Among our guests were journalists from Gardner Business Media, including editors from Modern Machine Shop and MoldMaking Technology magazines.
Russ Willcutt, associate editor at Modern Machine Shop, took in the workholding presentation, hosted by John Zaya, product manager for workholding systems. Willcutt was interested in how five-axis and five-sided machining have different workholding requirements for maximizing performance. He blogged about it here, and posted the video of the full presentation. Be sure to watch for details on workholding solutions for both five-axis and five-sided situations, and distinctions between the two.
Meanwhile, Matt Danford, senior editor at MoldMaking Technology, was particularly interested in cost-effective tooling methods designed to increase cutting speeds on existing machine tools. In many cases, otherwise perfectly capable machine tools are just a bit low in rpm capacity to tackle certain light-touch, low-horsepower, but high-precision jobs. He shared this blog post with his readers and included a video of Jack Burley’s presentation on air-powered spindle speeders.
Both Modern Machine Shop and MoldMaking Technology magazines are leaders in their field, and have done a good job over the years in reporting on us here at BIG Kaiser, and the industry in general. Be sure to sign up for their newsletters for weekly coverage—you’ll see us in there from time to time, along with our partners, our friendly competitors, and many other great industry stewards that seek to provide you with more information about our metalworking industry.