Modern Machine Shop

MAR 2017

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46 MMS March 2017 mmsonline.com SHOP TALK o n t h e m a c h i n e to o l , c r e a t i n g t e a m s t h a t are tasked with choosing a grade and geometry for an application, then calculating the proper speeds and feeds for each one as well. We dis- cuss each team's findings as a group before we demonstrate the application, allowing everyone to pa r ticipate a nd ma ke s afe mista ke s." H e adds that the company has received positive feedback from this hands-on approach. Attend- ees say that the modules on tool selection and calculation of speeds and feeds have been the most beneficial. Dapra Corp., call 800-243-3344 or visit dapra.com. F. ZIMMERMANN EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS F. Zimmermann GmbH ( N e u h a u s e n a u f d e n F i l d e r n , G e r m a n y ) recently hosted a grand opening ceremony for a new branch in Wixom, M i c h i g a n . W i t h t h i s 13 , 2 5 0 - s q u a r e - f o o t f a c i l i t y, t h e m i l l i n g machine manufacturer a i m s t o e x p a n d i t s activities in North Amer- ica. The guests, some 4 0 i n a l l , i n c l u d e d employees, business p a r tn e r s, c u s to m e r s and representatives of the county and state. Zimmerman person- nel at the event stressed the company's resolve to be a stronge r a nd more reliable par tner through local ser vice a n d s u p p o r t a n d f a s t d e l i v e r i e s o f error, "which can obviously get expensive and frustrating," he says. In a program intended to benefit milling machine operators of var ying skill levels, the intensive two-day seminar has been reduced to a maximum of 14 attendees at a time, allowing for one-on-one support. "We do not simply lecture for two days on milling techniques and formulas," Mr. Bitner says. "We engage the class with practical demos

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