While we may not be able to gather in-person for our annual Breakfast & Learn egg-stravaganza, we’d like to continue this tradition. Please join us on Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. CT for our first Virtual Breakfast & Learn.
We, too, will miss the in-person camaraderie – not to mention the bacon, eggs, yogurt parfaits and, of course, a great cup of coffee — however, this virtual event allows even more people to attend.
Get a tour of our showroom and meet our product managers and then sit back and relax for an informative presentation on tooling and workholding considerations for 5-axis machining.
Be one of the first 150 attendees to RSVP and we will send you a snazzy BIG KAISER Breakfast & Learn mug.
We hope to see you there.
Platinum Tooling is stocking many common styles and sizes of Tecnicraft collets and guide bushings at their Illinois facility.
These high quality collets and guide bushings for Swiss type CNC lathes are manufactured with run-out tolerances as low as 5 microns. Also available for special order with long nose, extended carbide, and special bore shapes.
Our friend, Bernie Martin at Rapid Production Marketing sent us this document produced by Catalyst Connection in Pittsburgh, PA. It's a very detailed outline and workbook made for manufacturing companies to help them set up standard and policies durning the Coronavirus pandemic.
It's really worth digging into and taking a look at!
You can download the entire manual below.
Customers and partners of BIG KAISER teamed up to generate a $7,283 donation to benefit the National Robotics League (NRL). The amount is nearly 10 percent more than last year and the fourth year-over-year increase in NRL funding from BIG KAISER.
The donation is a 2% match of all qualified orders from NTMA and AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) member companies during the final two months of each calendar year. Manufacturers placed orders for cutting tools, tool holders, workholding and tool measurement systems, earning funds for the NRL at the same time.
“We need to get involved at every level to grow the next-generation workforce. Our company does that by partnering with local schools, our community colleges and the trade associations,” says Chris Kaiser, CEO of BIG KAISER. “NRL is just one more way for us to engage kids and promote careers in manufacturing.”
“We’re not just fighting a skills gap in our workforce, we have an ‘interest gap’ too. The NRL helps create excitement about manufacturing technology and STEM careers,” says Roger Atkins, president at NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association). “We appreciate BIG KAISER’s continued support year over year, and of course all of the NTMA and AMT members who participate in the program to support the NRL.”
The National Robotics League (NRL) is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) where students design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition.
Through the manufacturing process of Bot building, students’ imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations.
Through this hands-on effort along with industry partnerships, students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing.
As companies begin to implement policies to protect from any outside physical interaction in their facilities due to the coronovirus, our entire team as Next Generation Tooling is still available to to meet with you via voice or video call to provide technical support.
To schedule a call with a member of our team just click the button below.
Platinum Tooling recently announced that it has an extensive line of Heimatec tooling available for the new Haas BMT turret.
Please welcome Tim Fugazi to our Next Generation Tooling team. Tim will be working in Northern California as Regional Manager for our principals.
Tim graduated from San Joaquin Delta College with a Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting December in 1999 and finished up his Associate Degree in Machine Tool Technology in May 2010 at the same college.
Tim spent 7 years as a Auto CAD Technician and then added Laser programming to the mix. For the past 18 years Tim has worked as a Machinist, SolidWorks Technician & Lab Technician.
His experience with SolidWorks software was to provide mechanical drawings for production, fabrication and/or machining. He operated SolidWorks & HSMWorks software to produce “G” code for vertical mills and lathes as well as working in quality control and dealing with customer warranty issues.
Our principals and distributors will be excited to know that Tim has a great understanding of shipping procedures so he has a great understanding of your capabilities and expectations.
Our blog section is written by several different people. Sometimes, it from our team here at Next Generation Tooling at other times it's by one of the wonderful manufacturer's we represent in California and Nevada