MASTERCLASS - MASTER THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL AND MACHINING EXCELLENCEBalancing the needs of production and the planet in this interactive course centered on sustainable machining and manufacturing principles.
Sustainable machining and manufacturing is easy to define and challenging to achieve. Defined through five criteria – competitive product pricing, customer satisfaction, quality throughout the product life cycle, reduction in environmental impact, efficient use of raw materials and energy – it balances the needs of production with the needs of the planet itself.
Manufacturers need to recognize and understand the core indicators that determine efficiency and sustainability, including costs, productivity, quality, output and environmental footprint. These indicators determine the health of a business. From there, shops can make correct decisions about how to address problems and pain points.
Machining processes and systems form the core of every manufacturing company. When you manage this core reliably, with cost-efficient productivity, minimal energy consumption and environmental impact, you begin to meet the challenges of this industry. The rest of the success paradigm depends on production efficiency and effective staff contributions.
Sustainable machining holds the key to sustainable business. In a rapidly changing world, this two-day Masterclass focuses on the challenges of complex manufacturing – small-batch production of diverse parts. Through demonstrations, event-based learning, knowledge sharing and networking, this course outlines the essential balance between economic, social and environmental responsibilities on the one hand and cost control, productivity and product quality on the other.
This Masterclass on sustainable machining is for manufacturing business leaders who want to understand, control and manipulate the elements and key indicators that define and guide sustainable, cost and time-efficient operations to exceed customer expectations.
- Engineering Managers
- Managing Directors
- Manufacturing Managers
- Operations Managers
- Plant Managers
- Production Heads
- Senior Engineers
- Challenges of and solutions for complex manufacturing
- Integration of Industry 4.0
- What is sustainability in machining and pricing? Why and how do you implement it?
- Challenges of and solutions for complex manufacturing and production (small batches or single products)
- How to optimize cost control and production time
- Important considerations of a sustainable production organization
Resource-efficient machining system and processes
- Description and comparison of various process and system settings
- Standardization and rationale of group technology
Principles of a sustainable machining process
- Steering elements
- Definition of and trade-offs in tool quality
People and the machining environment
- Roles and mission
- Knowledge and skills
- Leadership, mindset and motivation
Total production economy
- Overall definition
- Description of the fully integrated model – including hidden costs – with five KPIs: cost control, productivity, quality assurance, total revenue and environmental impact
- Cost Performance Ratio (CPR) of productive-machining methodology
- Environment Impact Performance Ratio (EIPR) charts the impact of dry/wet machining
Description of reliable, predictable machining process
- Total quality
- Tool wear and tool life
- Practical process optimization through the five KPIs
STEP technical publications, including:
- Knowledge, Skills and Insight Makes Sustainable Machining
- Applied Metal Cutting Physics, Best Practice
- Global Tool Deterioration, Best Practice