LMT and industry partners organize joint technology seminars
Just how effectively two companies can work together is demonstrated time and again by the technology seminars that LMT holds jointly with industry partners. Customers benefit from the companies’ combined know-how and find out more about how to improve the efficiency of tool processes – with regard to both tools and machining centres. The latest examples were technology seminars organized by LMT in collaboration with Mazak and Hahn & Kolb.
Joint Mazak seminar focused on complete machining
Attention centred on gear-cutting and threading applications. What possibilities arise from the complete machining of a component using a turning-milling spindle? And how can you guarantee the efficient high-precision processing of modern cutting materials and coatings? Over 50 customers received answers to these and similar questions within the framework of six “technology blocks”. Each of these sections focused on a specific tool application – from thread-rolling, turning, thread-forming and -drilling to gear-cutting and general milling. Initially, LMT Tool Systems experts introduced the subject with a specialist lecture, which was then followed by a live demonstration on different Mazak machining centres. “The event was a complete success,” said Niklas Lehming of LMT Tool Systems at the end of the seminar. “We demonstrated how users can achieve real increases in performance. The right interplay between machine and tool is of course crucial here and that was precisely what we focused on.”
Seminar with Hahn & Kolb presented hands-on demonstrations
Customers also showed a similarly great interest in the seminar that LMT Kieninger organized jointly with sales partner Hahn & Kolb at the offices of Perform, the Regensburg-based service provider in the field of injection moulding tools. The seminar was soon fully booked with 65 participants. The subject here was cost-effective milling in die and mould making. Why are these events so popular? Martin Augstein, the LMT Kieninger presenter in Regensburg, explains the background: “We make clear the opportunities offered by high-performance tools in practical use. High-feed cutting using new LMT Kieninger tools, for example, repeatedly attracts great interest because it opens up enormous efficiency potentials in production. We were able to demonstrate that live on one of Perform’s machining centres.
Immediately put into practice
An interesting example illustrates just how practically oriented the seminar was: one of the participants used the LMT Kieninger tool he had only just seen for the first time during the night shift on the very same day. “He took the tool with him immediately after the event and when we visited him the next morning, he was already able to show us a finished, perfectly formed mould,” said Augstein.