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Education (STEP)

Expand your knowledge and release hidden productivity with the SECO Technical Education Program (STEP).

The rate at which people and organizations learn and apply new technologies usually lies far behind the actual pace of development.  Many companies in our industry use toolholders, insert grades, geometries, and machining techniques that have been superseded. The result - an increase in the so called "technology gap" which has a detrimental effect on a company's ability to compete, with productivity often falling well behind that which is possible.

 

 

Click here for the brochure (GT12-509)

The Seco Technical Education Program (STEP) is a well developed and practical program designed to familiarize users with the latest tooling systems and techniques. STEP enables companies to combat the "technology gap" and achieve maximum machining productivity. Without an in-depth understanding of new technologies in the market, many customers find the decision making process more and more difficult as the range of tooling available expands.

Who should participate in the STEP program?
Courses are designed to cover customer specific requirements, so that machine operators, manufacturing engineers, programmers, and company owners can begin to understand the simplest way to choose the correct tooling and machining strategy.

What is STEP INTO?  To meet the needs of those with little or no experience in metal cutting and to prepare that person for STEP 1, Seco is offering a voluntary class that will provide an introduction to the use of the Navigator (product catalog) and introduce some basic manufacturing and metal cutting vocabulary.  This class is completely voluntary and is not required for admission to or graduation from STEP 1.  However, the information presented is necessary to take full advantage of STEP 1.

What information does STEP 1 and 2 contain?
STEP is currently made up of twenty modules, split between STEP 1 & STEP 2, although we do customize class styles and topics to suit customer needs. STEP 1 modules provide an introduction to tooling and machining technology and STEP 2 modules look at more advanced machining techniques and tooling systems.

 

STEP INTO:  1/2 Day

1:00 - 4:30pm Session

  • Catalog selection of the right tool for an application
  • Describing the difference between SFPM and RPM

 Define and illustrate manufacturing terms:

  • Machining
  • Casting
  • Forging
  • Turning
  • Profiling
  • Threading
  • Milling
  • Bending

STEP 1:  3 Days

Tues & Wed 8:30-4:30pm, Thurs 8:30-3:00pm

  • Introduction to Machining
  • ISO/ANSI Standards
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Holemaking
  • Threading
  • Thread Milling
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Workpiece Materials
  • Carbide Metallurgy
  • Carbide Manufacture
  • Analyzing Tool Life
  • Understanding Productivity
  • Tooling Systems

STEP 2:  3 Days

Tues & Wed 8:30-4:30pm, Thurs 8:30-3:00pm

  • 3D Milling
  • 3D Milling Tools
  • Optimum Turning
  • PCBN Tooling
  • Advanced Tooling Systems
  • Capto Quick Change
  • Solid Carbide Tooling

Solid Milling:  2 Days

Tues 8:30-5:00pm, Wed 8:30-12:00pm

  • Tool Manufacturing
  • Tool Geometry Evaluation
  • Product Nomenclature
  • Speeds and Feeds
  • Grades and Coatings
   

 

Locations:

  • Seco Tools North American Headquarters Technical Center - Troy, MI
  • Training on the road - key cities in U.S.
  • Customer specific locations

 


*CUSTOMER Machining Education Programs
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       *not intended for authorized distributors

Click on the appropriate school date, complete the registration form, and click submit. The STEP 1 course is a STEP 2 prerequisite.

Limited seating - register early.

CUSTOMER 2016 Classes Course Prerequisite Location Registration Deadline *
March 7-10 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Feb 21
March 8-10 STEP 1 None Troy, MI Feb 21
April 19-21 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Apr 5
June 13-16 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI May 20
June 14-16 STEP 1 None Troy, MI May 20
July 26-28 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI July 12
August 29-September 1 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Aug 15
August 30-September 1 STEP 1 None Troy, MI Aug 15
September 27-29 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Sept 13
November 15-17 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Nov 1

 

CUSTOMER 2017 Classes Course Prerequisite Location
March 6-9 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI
March 7-9 Step 1 None Troy, MI
April 18-20 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI
June 12-16 STEP 1 and 2 Combined None Troy, MI
July 25-27 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI
August 28-31 STEP Into and STEP 1
None Troy, MI
August 29-31 STEP 1 None Troy, MI
September 26-28 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI
November 14-16 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI
December 11-14 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI
December 12-14 STEP 1 None Troy, MI

 

DISTRIBUTOR Schools:  Available only to authorized SECO Tools Distributors. 
Click on the appropriate school date, complete the registration form, and click submit.  The STEP 1 course is a STEP 2 prerequisite.
 

Limited seating - register early.

DISTRIBUTOR 2016 Classes Course Prerequisite Location Registration Deadline *
January 18-21
STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Jan 4
January 19-21 STEP 1 None Troy, MI Jan 4
February 23-25
STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Feb 9
March 22-23 Solid Milling None Troy, MI Mar 7
May 16-19
STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI May 2
May 17-19
STEP 1 None Troy, MI May 2
June 21-23 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI June 7
July 11-14 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI June 28
July 12-14 STEP 1 None Troy, MI June 28
August 23-24 Solid Milling None Troy, MI Aug 8
October 3-6 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Sept 20
October 4-6 STEP 1 None Troy, MI Sept 20
October 25-27 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Oct 11
December 13-14 Solid Milling None Reynoldsville, PA Nov 28

  

DISTRIBUTOR 2017 Classes Course Prerequisite Location
January 23-26
STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI
January 24-26
STEP 1 None Troy, MI
February 7-8 Round Tools None Reynoldsville, PA
February 21-23
STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI
May 15-18 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI
May 16-18 STEP 1 None Troy, MI
June 27-29 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI
July 10-13 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI
July 11-13 STEP 1 None Troy, MI
August 15-16 Round Tools None Troy, MI
October 16-19 STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI
October 17-19 STEP 1 None Troy, MI
October 31- November 2 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI

For problems registering, please call 248.528.5401 or email mary.scalise@secotools.com
*Registration deadline subject to seating availability.
 

 

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