LMT Group Academy expands programme
Focus on employee expertiseThis subject is extremely important, especially when it comes to the use of precision tools, because so much depends on employees’ expertise. That begins, for example, with the choice of the right tool: which cutter and cutting material is the best when a new material is introduced into production or the geometry of a component changes? After that, attention focuses on finding the right cutting parameters at the machine. Feed rate and cutting speed have to be set at the optimum values to guarantee efficient processes. “When you consider that materials and tools are constantly being improved, it soon becomes clear that the ongoing training of users in this area is highly significant,” explains Dr. Diethard Thomas, director of the LMT Group Academy.
Technology seminars with practical relevanceFrom its base in Schwarzenbek the LMT Group Academy has been offering a variety of training programmes in the tool technology sector since 2006. The central focus is on technology seminars covering various fields of application ranging from gear-cutting technology to die and mould making. They are held in English and German at different locations. “This year we are again also organizing various specialist conferences, such as the event on cutting materials and coatings being held in June at our alliance partner Boehlerit in Kapfenberg, Austria,” explains Dr. Thomas.
Web seminars every month
The academy launched a major innovation last year: the LMT Group Academy’s first Web seminar was held in December on the Internet platform at http://www.lmt-tools.com/videos-eng.htm. Customers and LMT colleagues from all over the world were able to learn more about machining composites through an Internet video stream. And the programme will be continuing this month with a Web seminar about milling on 27 January. Each of these Web events involves live presentations and tool demonstrations and offers the possibility of asking presenters questions directly using an Internet chat feature. The seminars last 30 minutes with another 15 minutes of online discussion for immediate questions and feedback. “The format gives customers all over the world the opportunity to improve their knowledge of their subject quickly and simply – without advanced planning or having to travel long distances. We provide information about new products, their technical potential and correct use. The goal is always the same: improving the productivity of processes even further.”
Make a note of this date now:
The next Web seminar on machining will be held on 27 January.
Title: “High-performance machining with TERAspeed and the use of shrink technology in the machining of cast materials”
Direct login at: http://184.108.40.206/videos/livestreams/page1/
You can receive registration details for taking part in the online chat from:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transmission times are
08:00 a.m. for the Asia region (EN),
11:00 a.m. for the German-speaking countries,
03:00 p.m. for the American continent (EN)
(all times are based on GMT+1)
More information about Web seminars and the programme of the LMT Group Academy are available at:
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