IMTS Spark Ignites Quest for Connections, Knowledge

IMTS Spark.

One of the most difficult parts of this year has been the lack of in-person interaction—few customer visits, no trade shows, no conferences, no open houses. Fortunately, the folks who bring us IMTS have given us a platform to connect—IMTS Spark. The digital platform hosts the latest manufacturing advancements, sessions with industry experts, educational sessions and networking opportunities.  

BIG KAISER is a proud supporter of the IMTS community and Spark, and we have a several upcoming presentations available through IMTS Spark.

 

Expand Your Presetter Capabilities with SPI
Tuesday, October 6
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Central

Tune in for a 15-minute live demonstration on the SPERONI SPI (Simple Post Interface), the newest of BIG KAISER's Industry 4.0 upgrades to its tool presetting solutions. SPI offers a return on investment beyond what a presetter already provides by dramatically reducing the time and steps needed to transfer precise and accurate tool measurements from a tool presetter to a machine tool. Easily identify tools that need attention or need to be replaced for continued performance.
Click here to add to your IMTS Spark Planner today. 

 

Andretti Autosport Hits the Mark with Help of Workholding System
Tuesday, October 13 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central

Machining accounts for only a portion of the time involved when moving a part from concept to reality. Design, engineering, programming and setting up a job take a majority of the time. But when you’re a machinist in a race shop with multiple drivers in five different racing series, time is not on your side. Discover how Charlie Mitchell, manufacturing engineering manager at Andretti Autosport, used a workholding system to shave 70-80% off his setup times.
Click here to add to your IMTS Spark Planner today.
 

Sustainable Manufacturing: The Economy of Quality
Monday, November 2 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central

Many manufacturers can achieve measurable financial and environmental benefits by investing in high-grade tools and machining technology. By focusing on operational efficiency and total ROI over short-term cost cutting, the business case for quality over price becomes clear. Better built tools and smarter systems are easier to use, and savings can be seen from setup to the finishing pass. Join host Bill Herman of AMT and BIG KAISER Vice President of Sales & Engineering Jack Burley as they discuss how to achieve process repeatability and how to stop wasting time on trial-and-error with low-cost tools that don’t perform. See real-world examples and data from U.S. manufacturers who made a change and increased tool life by 30%, accelerated set ups by 80% and reduced scrap rate to less than 0.5%. 
Click here to add to your IMTS Spark Planner today.
 

Live from Chicago
In case you missed Peter Eelman’s conversation with BIG KAISER President & CEO Chris Kaiser during IMTS Network, you can watch it today. As an IMTS show committee member for 20 years, Chris recounts the improvements to the show over the years, including opening the doors to next generation of manufacturers—students.  

Discussing another milestone in the industry—BIG KAISER’s 30th anniversary in the North American market—Chris shared that it’s been “quite a ride” growing from a startup of six people to where the company is today.
To watch the full interview, click here.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the BIG KAISER IMTS Spark Showroom for the exclusive videos, downloads and Spark-only promotions. Click here.