Methods Plans Multitasking Machining Seminars

December 16 program will highlight multitasking strategies

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced two Multitasking Machining Seminars will take place at its Sudbury, Mass., Technology Center, December 16, 2009. The seminars are designed to be complimentary studies of multitasking strategies for precision parts production, and will be presented in two tracks.

The first seminar will present ways that machinists can approach complex part processing, and will feature the new Nakamura Super NTMX twin ATC B-axis lathe. Calling this “the world’s first twin-ATC B-axis lathe,” Methods says this design makes it easy for operators to take advantage of B-axis machining technology.

The second seminar, “The Tools You Need to Succeed,” will use live machining demonstrations to show how to reduce setup time by 50% or more on their present multitasking machines. Attendees are encouraged to bring prints and parts to review with Methods applications experts.

The program also will include demonstrations on Nakamura’s 3-turret 3-Y axis machining on the new Super NTY3-Jumbo, thread whirling on the Super NTY3, and live, quick-change demonstrations on the WT-100.

Also planned are tooling equipment demonstrations by Hainbuch (workholding), Kennametal (KM quick-change tooling), Heimatec (milling units), Sandvik (Capto System), and CAMplete Software (post-processing.)

The first track will be held from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm; the second track will be held from 12:00 pm through 3:00 p.m. Both tracks will include lunch and refreshments. Required registration is available online, or by phone at 1-877-MT-4CNC.

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