MASTERCLASS - MASTER THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL AND MACHINING EXCELLENCEExpand your team's knowledge of machining principles and understand the practical models, workpieces, and materials in this masterclass from Seco Tools.
Manufacturers strive to create productive, cost-efficient machining processes with minimal environmental impact. To achieve these outcomes, begin with an understanding of the practical models that describe and analyze the machining of various workpiece materials and types of machining processes. This STEP Masterclass presents many of these models and their guidelines, verified in experimentation with real-world examples.
The machining process in manufacturing represents the interaction among the geometry and material properties of workpieces and cutting tools, the characteristics of machine tools and ancillary equipment, and the overall environmental impact of the entire system. Cutting tool properties and loads lead to tool wear, which in turn determines tool life. These conditions define material removal under specific process conditions. Overall, machining relies on this interconnected sequence of factors to define machining time in terms of production quality and cost.
To understand this complex interaction, manufacturers need insights into the process conditions that develop between cutting edge and workpiece, including combined mechanical, thermal, chemical, tribological and environmental loads.
This Masterclass in Machining Excellence demonstrates the practical basis for cost efficiency, productivity and continuous improvement in machining, both in technology and in manufacturing approach.
This Masterclass is for 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
Introduction of the NEXT STEP production concept
- Challenges of and solutions for complex manufacturing
- Integration of Industry 4.0
Resource efficiency for machining processes and systems
- Group technology
- Standardization and rationale
People and the machining environment
- Roles and mission
- Knowledge and skills
- Leadership, mindset and motivation
Detailed definition of machining as a physical process
- Kinematics of metal cutting
- Machinability models for various workpiece materials
- Models for cutting forces
- Thermal analysis of cutting operations
- Tool life and deterioration
- Machine surface quality
- Best practices: technological optimization of practical cutting processes
Total production economics
- Definition of the global cost equation and its variables
- Five key elements of successful machining: Costs, productivity, quality, yield and sustainability
- Use of Cost Performance Ratio (CPR) factors
STEP technical publications, including:
- Knowledge, Skills and Insight Makes Sustainable Machining
- Applied Metal Cutting Physics, Best Practice
- Global Tool Deterioration, Best Practice