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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  Many companies in our industry use toolholders, insert grades, geometries, and machining techniques that have been superseded.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.

 

 

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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

 

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 Classes Course Prerequisite Location Registration Deadline * Flyer
2014          
Jun 9: 1:00-4:30pm and Jun 10-12 all day STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI May 30 None
Jun 10-12 STEP 1 only None Troy, MI May 30 None
July 8-10 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Jun 27 None
Sep 30-Oct 2 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Sep 19 None

 

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 Classes Course Prerequisite Location Registration Deadline *
2014        
Apr 22-24 FULL STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Apr 11
May 5: 1:00-4:30pm and May 6-8 all day STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Apr 25
May 6-8 STEP 1 only None Troy, MI Apr 25
Jun 3-5 FULL STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI May 23
Aug 4: 1:00-4:30pm and Aug 5-7 all day STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Jul 25
Aug 5-7 STEP 1 None Troy, MI Jul 25
Aug 19-21 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Aug 8
Oct 28-30 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Oct 17
Nov 17: 1:00-4:30pm and Nov 18-20 all day STEP Into and STEP 1 None Troy, MI Nov 7
Nov 18-20 STEP 1 only None Troy, MI Nov 7
Dec 2-4 STEP 2 STEP 1 Troy, MI Nov 21

  

For problems registering, please call 248.528.5478 or email ksarkisian@secotools.com
*Registration deadline subject to seating availability.
 

 

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