We hosted our first Slant-PRO workshop last weekend, here at Tormach World Headquarters in Waunakee, WI. This free Saturday event provided current and future 15L Slant-PRO lathe owners an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of CNC lathe and check out the lathe product line firsthand. Throughout the day, visitors attended five seminars with the Tormach machine tool specialists and special guest presenter George Bahn. As an industrial professional, George is an expert in gang tooling and works on large lathes at Honeywell. He was a key consultant with our engineering team during the development of the 15L Slant-PRO lathes. The seminars started with workholding and tooling basics, followed by everything from tool offsets to conversational programming, as well as a guided overview of lathe programming with SprutCAM 9. The experts provided tips and experienced knowledge, which rarely translates properly in books and online, in two live cutting demos.
Beyond the set agenda, there was a lot of information, networking, and personal experience shared amongst the attendees. Don’t miss your next chance to visit Tormach, during our 2nd annual open house event on Saturday, August 1. This event is open to the public and will feature a number of informative seminars on Tormach products and CNC in general. As we prepare for future events and seminars, what would you want to learn at one of our workshops?