Monday, 9/12

2:15 to 3:10 p.m. / Room W-193-A

Session Topic: Quality – The Dirty Little Secret

The onslaught of low-price products boasting claims of superior or equal quality, often falsely, has blurred the line on quality that once was so clear. Add in the barrage of targeted marketing campaigns, uniformed sales rhetoric, and word of mouth, and that black and white line of quality now more closely resembles an ugly gray smudge.

As someone who has now been on both ends of the tool assembly, cutting tool, and holder, I want to share the eye-opening insights I have gained into the industry, particularly as it concerns tool holder assemblies, in hopes of helping anyone dealing with machining avoid the pitfalls that cost them time and money.

What you will take away:

  • The impact of imbalance, how it can be leveraged to enable lights out machining and a clear understanding of what truly is good enough.
  • An understanding of micro-creeping (the precursor to tool pullout), and the unintentional cover up that prevented you from seeing it.
  • The importance of taper contact, and a look at some data that reveals you may not be getting what you thought you were.
  • New technology that eliminates micro-creeping and tool pullout without sacrificing balance or runout accuracy.

Drew Strauchen

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Haimer USA

Andrew Strauchen is vice president at Haimer USA, responsible for marketing and business development in North America.

HAIMER is a first class German tool holder manufacturer. From the basics of face-mill arbors and ER collet chucks, all the way up to High Precision Collet and Shrink Fit Chucks, HAIMER has the tools necessary to satisfy and exceed your machining center needs. Their product portfolio, which also holds shrink machines, balancing machines, 3D-sensors, and cutting tools, addresses the machining process from spindle to part, giving the customer a complete machining solution.

The philosophy “Quality Wins” can be seen at the shop floor level with the use of Haimer products. Not only will the performance increase, but the cutting tool life and machine tool spindle life will increase. At HAIMER, “Quality Wins” is not just a saying, it’s a way of life.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1452

www.haimer-usa.com