How to Move the Dial Toward Lights Out Machining and Higher Degrees of Automation

August 21

Industry 4.0, lights out machining, automation - all hinge upon process repeatability. This webinar will cover pre-machining best practices and strategies that will dramatically improve cutting efficiency in the machine and the repeatability of that efficiency long term. We will discuss topics such as centralized crib management, tool holding methods, presetting, balancing and various forms of data communication (RFID and post-processing technology). 

Primary Topics: 
- Pre-machining best practices 
- Tool setting 
- Balance inspection 
- Picking the right tool holder 

Presenter: Drew Straunchen 
Andrew “Drew” Strauchen is currently Vice President at Haimer USA, responsible for Marketing and Business Development in North America. He previously served as Vice President of Marketing and National Account Sales for one of the largest cutting tool manufacturer's in the world. Drew has spent the last 18 years of his career in the industrial metalworking space, where he has overseen core functions including engineering, marketing, product development, quality assurance and sales. 

He received his MBA from Northern Illinois University and his undergraduate Industrial Engineering degree from Ohio University’s Russ School of Engineering and Technology.


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