Big Kaiser Covers Key Topics at Breakfast & Learn

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling held its annual 3-day Breakfast & Learn event, with technical presentations and an open house that featured demonstrations of the company’s tool presetters, tooling, and zero-point workholding solutions.


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Big Kaiser Technical Presentation Matt Tegelman discusses digitally connected tooling systems.


Earlier this month, Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. held its annual 3-day Breakfast & Learn event, presented at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The company opened its showroom for visitors to see its lineup of tool presetters, tooling displays and zero-point workholding solutions, with engineers available to provide demos and to discuss solutions achieving higher performance in the shop.

Along with breakfast, each day of the event also featured a new technical presentation covering various systems and products. On Tuesday, Cory Cetkovic, applications engineer & product manager – Sphinx, presented “Higher Productivity Milling—Advanced Cutter and Tool Holding Technology” geared towards manufacturing engineers and programmers looking for information about the effects of high performance tooling in increasing productivity and reducing cycle time.

In Wednesday’s presentation, “Digitally Connected Tooling Systems,” Matt Tegelman, applications manager & product manager – Modular Systems, discussed how digitally connected tools offer several advantages to machining processes. He covered how these tools assist in giving a real-time assessment of productivity and permit better decision making for future planning.

On Thursday, the “5-Axis Workholding” presentation featured John Zaya, applications engineer & product manager – workholding. Targeting programmers, fixture designers, and manufacturing engineers with limited exposure to 5-axis machining, this session offered helpful tips and understanding of workholding systems that are available to maximize and simplify machine setup.

The event is a nice opportunity to see the company’s offerings first hand, do a little networking, and pick up a few helpful pointers for improved productivity.