Monday, May 13, 2019 | 8:30am

Workpiece stabilization and non-traditional fixturing for machining, welding and other processes

John Zaya, Product Manager Workholding

In today’s marketplace where part mix is high and volumes are low, the ability for a shop to thrive requires flexibility with the ability to change at a moment’s notice, all while maintaining part quality. Fixturing requirements are becoming more complex as workpiece complexity increases. We will look at how parts that have traditionally posed workholding challenges are being held rigidly and securely with modern-day solutions.
 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 8:30am

Making the Switch from Negative to Positive Tool Offsets

Patrick Cratty, Assistant Product Manager TMS

Companies are often trying something new to win more work, more customers and ultimately beat their competition. Join us to learn how setting up tools outside the machine optimizes spindle time and reduces the chance of human error. Understand the difference between negative to positive tool offsets, why it’s important, and how it saves time and reduces the burden on operators.
 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 8:30am

Closing the Loop on Automatic Boring

Matt Tegelman, Applications Manager & Product Manager Kaiser
Nick Jew, Research and Development Engineer

Today’s machine operators are relying more and more on digital equipment to help produce parts. Everything is digital – even the tooling. The next step is automated tooling adjustment that bypasses the operator interface completely. Discover the advantages of automatic boring vs. manual boring processes, breakthrough technologies aiding automatic processes and learn to pick the right applications for closed-loop boring. We’ll also unveil details on BIG KAISER’s EWA program.
 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:30am

Maintain a Healthy Machine and Spindle

Jack Burley, Vice President Sales & Engineering

Vibration and chatter due to long reach tooling causes lost productivity and is harmful to the health of machine and spindle. Dampened tooling systems can be the cure.
 

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