Seco hosts training courses as part of its Seco Technical Education Program (STEP) that focus on metal cutting innovation and processes.
Throughout the year, Seco conducts its STEP classes both at its facility in Troy, MI, and various off-site locations throughout the country, such as manufacturing facilities, trade shows, tech schools, hotel meeting rooms and retail locations. While on-site training is for Seco customers, off-site training is also open to the public. Seco offers four different levels of STEP courses to accommodate all skill sets, from beginners to experts. Seco will also tailor a course to focus on a unique manufacturing challenge.
For the second quarter of 2012, Seco will host STEP classes at these locations:
- May 1-3: Seco Headquarters at 2805 Bellingham Drive in Troy, MI.
- May 14-18: DMG-Mori Seiki at 9890 S. Pioneer Blvd. in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
- June 12-14: Seco Headquarters at 2805 Bellingham Drive in Troy, MI.
All of the above dates reflect general training courses, except the May 14-18 dates, which will focus on the aerospace industry. Overall, STEP attendees learn how to achieve substantial productivity increases, lower costs by eliminating tool waste, shorten machining times and boost competitiveness, the company said.
Please note classes fill up quickly, and the number of registrants is limited to ensure everyone receives adequate attention. Classes can run anywhere from one hour to three full days. To learn more about STEP and register for upcoming classes, please contact Koni Sarkisian at 248-528-5478 or email@example.com.
STEP courses are non-commercial and blend hands-on training and classroom discussions, providing students with both practical experience and technical knowledge. For example, participants will learn strategies on how to effectively move tools through a workpiece during the machining process, as well as how to use a microscope to analyze worn tools. Expert trainers who are at the top of their field and well versed in a particular tooling area conduct these classes.
"Our goal is to increase the competitiveness of all who attend," said Lisa Seidl, Manager of Marketing Communications for Seco. "Our classes typically begin with a discussion that centers on keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States. We then move into topics that involve making proper choices in regards to the latest technologies as well as demonstrating how to reduce part costs and keep shops viable."
Seidl also noted that when students leave STEP training, they are immediately equipped to go back to work and begin implementing changes that will improve the manufacturing processes and overall productivity at their respective companies.
The four STEP education packages involve the following:
- Introduction: An introduction to metal cutting that benefits participants of multiple disciplines, including stakeholders who may not necessarily engage in machining processes.
- Metal Cutting: Participants receive in-depth education on tool design principles, tool selection and application techniques.
- Technology Education: Participants gain extensive knowledge on milling, turning, holemaking, toolholding and solid carbides.
- Specific Education: Participants learn about advanced cutting materials, production economy, thread turning and milling, machining navigator, tool maintenance, security in metal cutting, controlling tool wear, machinability of workpiece materials and machining in various industrial segments.
For more information contact:
Seco Tools Inc.
2805 Bellingham Drive
Troy, MI 48083