Successfully machining big parts can highlight man’s ability to overcome the forces of nature in a way that few other achievements can. The recent imX event in Las Vegas featured metalworking industry suppliers presenting process solutions and unique information about their capabilities that helped the audience better understand their strengths.
When I sat in at a Seco Tools presentation, I learned about some of its unusual cutting tool developments and applications. One speaker I found particularly interesting was Seco Tools customer Neville Withers of Iljin America (Greer, South Carolina). He talked about the development of custom tooling for machining 10- and 13-foot-diameter yaw and pitch gears for wind turbines.