Each morning we'll be hosting a new technical presentation and serving up a hearty and robust complimentary breakfast to get your body and mind ready for the day. The following are the Breakfast & Learn topics for 2018.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY MILLING — ADVANCED CUTTER AND TOOL HOLDING TECHNOLOGY
Presented by Cory Cetkovic, Applications Engineer & Product Manager – Sphinx
High-performance milling centers are purchased with the intention of increasing throughput and workpiece quality. To achieve this goal, many of the traditional methods and tooling must be changed, especially when working with hard metals and/or high speed cutting. BIG KAISER, an industry leader in the production of many different types of tool holders will outline the current advantages and disadvantages of each type of tool holder and offer suggestions for applying each technology for optimum output and quality.
Manufacturing Engineers and Programmers who want to know how to justify high performance tooling to increase productivity and reduce cycle time.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
DIGITALLY CONNECTED TOOLING SYSTEMS
Presented by Matt Tegelman, Applications Manager & Product Manager – Modular Systems
Digitally connected tools offer a number of advantages to machining processes. From permitting better assurance of correct sizing adjustments to providing historical data of past adjustments, and eventually real-time data on cutting conditions. These tools will assist in giving a real-time assessment of productivity, and permit better decision making for future planning.
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Presented by John Zaya, Applications Engineer & Product Manager – Workholding
Five-sided machining requires workholding products that offer maximum versatility and functionality, while providing interference-free spindle-to-workpiece access. Quick change workholding must also locate and clamp a multitude of different workpiece designs without compromising accuracy, especially when multiple set-ups are necessary. The purpose of this session is to define the work zones of 5-axis machining, inherent associated tooling problems and methodology for designing the most versatile quick-change solution for the machine.
Programmers, fixture designers, and manufacturing engineers with limited exposure to 5-axis machining will find helpful tips and understanding of workholding systems available to maximize and simplify machine setup.