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Lunch & Learn Presentations

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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“Bidemics” A New Era in Machining Hi-Temp Nickel Materials

Craig Beeghly
National Sales Manager
NTK Cutting Tools

Bidemics is a new proprietary group of advanced composite cutting tool materials that was specially developed for machining High Temp Alloys like INCO718. Bidemics can provide companies that machine High Temp Alloys with the potential to increase machining capacity without investing in new machinery. Key benefits are: high speed capability, superior surface finishes and longer tool life potential.

The discussion will include information on the two new grades of Bidemics which have been developed. The first grade is “JX1”, a solid geometry for all non-scale machining. The second grade is “JP2”, a coated multi-tipped brazed grade for semi-finishing and finishing applications. Learn how these new materials relate to current Whisker, SiAION and CBN materials currently being used in machining Hi-Temp Nickel Alloys.

About NTK Cutting Tools
NTK Cutting Tools is a world-wide global supplier of advanced cutting tool materials which include ceramic, cermet, cubic boron nitride (CBN), polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and micro grain carbide. In addition, NTK produces a complete comprehensive product line of tooling for CNC Swiss lathes. Some of the industries serviced include: aerospace, automotive, steel, oil & gas, trucking and medical.

NTK Cutting Tools is a division of the parent company NGK Spark Plugs Co., LTD. NGK/NTK produces sensors and spark plug related products, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, medical products and industrial components. NGK Spark Plug Co. LTD. was established in Japan in 1936 and the USA office opened in 1984. NGK/NTK is a global company with sales and manufacturing plants in numerous countries.

NTK continues to develop innovative new cutting tool materials to improve productivity. Their goal is to optimize our customer’s production. NTK will continue to produce consistently high quality products no matter where in the world they are made.

Speaker Biography

Craig Beeghly, National Sales Manager, NTK Cutting Tools
Craig Beeghly has been with NTK Cutting Tools for 4 years as the National Sales Manager. He is responsible for all sales in US and Canada. Prior to joining NTK, Craig was employed at Kennametal Inc. for almost 30 years. Craig held various positions in: Operational Management, Sales Management, Market Management and Product Management.

During his metalworking career, Craig has acquired global machining experience in the aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment and energy industries. Craig also had specific involvement with advanced ceramics development during his time in the Product Management and Market Management positions.

Craig holds a Business Management degree from North Carolina State University.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

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New Closed Loop Process Technologies for Blades & Vanes and EDM Hole Drilling, Oil versus Water

Billy Grobe, Manager, Aerospace Engine Technology Group and Brian Pfluger, EDM Product Line Manager, Makino

New Closed Loop Process Technologies for Blades and Vanes
With the significant increase in jet engine order backlogs and new fuel efficient engine designs, the demand for the production of high temperature alloy parts will grow substantially. Pressure on the supply chain will increase dramatically and new manufacturing technologies will be required to meet the demand.
In this seminar you will learn about new grinding machine technologies which provide the highest quality part at lower costs in as few set ups as possible. See how the machine platform is coupled with engineering expertise that includes fixture design, part programming, probing, alignment, closed loop processing and automatic correction and process capability which is continuously monitored with statistical control maintained.

EDM Hole Drilling, Oil versus Water
Learn about different EDM hole drilling technologies and the impact on performance, accuracy and quality between oil and water di-electric systems. Hole size, entry and exit conditions, speed and L to D ratio will determine which system provides the superior solution. Several different technologies and systems will be reviewed that match the requirements of the EDM drilling application.

Speaker Biographies

Billy Grobe, Manager, Aerospace Engine Technology Group
Billy Grobe has spent 26 of his last 34 years in the machining industry at Makino, most recently managing the process research and development group. For the last six years, he has focused on grinding applications, and has been involved in the development of many Makino aerospace process solutions.

Brian Pfluger, EDM Product Line Manager, Makino
Brian has previously worked in the Applications Engineering Department at Makino for 10 years, and has 10 years prior experience in the manufacturing industry as a Journeymen Machinist.