Haas seminars a hit in Western Canada FeaturedWritten by Rob Colman July, 04 2012
“This is the best seminar that Thomas Skinner has ever hosted. The capabilities of the machine shown during the demo where very impressive!” This was the consensus from those in attendance at the recent Haas Y-axis seminars hosted by Thomas Skinner. The seminar series started at the company's Winnipeg location, moved to Edmonton, Vancouver and finished at the Calgary on June 13, 2012.
With application specialists from Haas, Sandvik Coromant and Thomas Skinner assembled, the seminars provided attendees with a first hand live demonstration showcasing the quality and capabilities of Haas Y-axis Turning Centers.
With cameras mounted inside the machine, everyone could see the rigidity and cutting power of the Haas ST30-Y as it machined heat treated and annealed 4140 steel. This live demonstration proved the cutting capabilities of the Haas ST30-Y lathe in a variety of machining operations. Excellent surface finish was also highlighted.
“We wanted to design a demonstration that would emphasize heavy turning and problematic full form threading while showcasing Y-axis milling. Doing all processes in one setup produces a more accurate part, reduces setup time, shrinks in-process work, manpower, floor space and capital investment” stated Bill Rankin, Applications Team for Thomas Skinner.
Although the focus for the presentation was Y-axis capabilities, the presentation gave a complete overview of the Haas ST series, the build of the lathes, manufacturing process developments and improvements over previous generations.
Another important component to machining is the tools used in the machine — Sandvik Coromant specialists proved just that, showcasing increased productivity achieved by using the Capto Tooling Holding System.
“The seminar series was a complete success, we have had several serious inquiries and have sold several ST machines. We are thrilled to be aligned with both Haas and Sandvik Coromant and are looking forward to a long and beneficial future,” said Don Babineau, VP Thomas Skinner.
In response to customers’ continual interest in educational seminars, Thomas Skinner will be hosting more seminars throughout 2012.
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