Apr 15, 2011

KU Multi-Tasking Class

Turning Class 4-14 5

On Thursday, April 14th Knox Machinery, along with their strategic partners Iscar and Mastercam hosted a one day multi-tasking class at their Franklin tech center.

With more and more companies needing to increase their competitiveness by decreasing their setup and cycle times, this latest class from Knox University was extremely well received.

A very aggressive and complex part was processed live with only 5 tools on a 50HP Spinner boxed way multi-tasking turning center with a Fanuc 31i CNC Controller.

Mastercam showed how to use its on board calculation features to easily program multi-function tools, and Iscar showcased their extensive multi-function tools which allow machinist multiple cuts using one STANDARD tool.

“Wow – your instructors did a great job of breaking it down and making it understandable…it’s really not that hard @ all”

“I picked up a few tricks I will DEFINITELY be using @ the shop tomorrow”

Keep your eye on the Knox Machinery website for upcoming classes, and as always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is a class we could host that could help to make YOUR life easier!