PartMaker, REM Sales/Tsugami and Kennametal to host Swiss Machining Course; Three industry leaders collaborate to host educational seminars on the benefits of CNC Swiss-turning technology


                                        Figure 1:  Above, a photograph of the Tsugami SS machine to be shown at the Swiss Machining course

                                                           to be held at Kennametal’s facility in Latrobe, PA .

January 3, 2008 - Fort Washington, PA, Latrobe, PA and Windsor, CT– PartMaker Inc., a division of Delcam Plc and the developers of PartMaker SwissCAM software, REM Sales LLC, the exclusive U.S. Importers of the Tsugami line of Swiss-type lathes and Kennametal Inc., a leading global tooling supplier, have teamed up to offer a two-day educational course titled “Swiss Machining Fundamentals” to be held January 16 - 17 and May 21 – 22.  The course will be held at Kennametal’s world headquarters in Latrobe, PA at the Kennametal Knowledge Center.  The Kennametal Knowledge Center is a state of the art learning laboratory dedicated to providing expert instruction in metal cutting application engineering.

The two-day Swiss Machining Fundamentals Course is designed to develop specific competencies in process optimization and tool selection and application for micro machining applications. The course covers the metal cutting processes of ID turning and OD turning for micro applications, while also detailing such areas as rotating tooling and quick-change tooling for micro machines. Finally, part processing application techniques will help with micro machining success. This two-day course is designed specifically to address the needs of Process Engineers, CNC Programmers and Tool Engineers.  The course will be taught by Ted Woodward, Manager of Education Programs for the Kennametal Knowledge Center.

PartMaker Inc. and REM Sales are co-sponsoring this class by providing their unique technology to the Kennametal Knowledge Center. 

REM Sales has provided a Tsugami SS-20 Super Swiss, the latest addition to the Tsugami line of Swiss-type lathes.  The Tsugami SS-20 features include a modular tool zone with up to twenty-five (25) resident tools, a Fanuc 31i-A dual path CNC, 220mm (8.67”) of stroke, and the most rugged fine ground cast iron base in the industry.   The Tsugami SS-20 easily handles cross and face milling, drilling, and tapping as well as angular drilling, thread whirling and polygon turning.

PartMaker Inc. has also provided the Kennametal Knowledge Center with its PartMaker SwissCAM software, the industry leading CAM system for automating the programming of CNC Swiss-type lathes.  PartMaker Inc. and REM Sales have collaborated to create a seamless programming solution for the new Tsugami SS which features a robustly developed post processor and comprehensive 3D “Full Machine Simulation” facility. 

PartMaker SwissCAM and Tsugami product specialists will be on hand during the two-day seminar to aid Kennametal’s instructors in demonstrating each company’s unique technology relates to the CNC Turning process.

For more information on registering for this course, visit:

More on PartMaker

PartMaker is a Knowledge Based Machining system, allowing it to provide a substantial gain in programming efficiency by remembering the tools, material and process information necessary to machine individual part features.  It thus relieves the user from reentering the same features information for subsequent parts.  It also improves productivity by placing the emphasis on tool management functions.

PartMaker pioneered the field of CAM software for Turn-Mills and Swiss-type lathes with its patented Visual Programming Approach for programming multi-axis lathes with live tooling. It assures quicker learning and easier use. It makes an extensive use of pictures to help the user describe tools, part features and machining data.  Synchronization of tools working on multiple spindles is achieved by a few mouse clicks.

PartMaker Inc. is a subsidiary of Delcam Plc, the world’s leading developer and supplier of complete CAD/CAM software solutions.  Delcam Plc is publicly traded on the AIM exchange in London.  While PartMaker is sold direct in North America by PartMaker Inc. PartMaker is sold overseas through a network of sales partner offices operating in over 120 countries.

More on REM Sales LLC

Rem Sales LLC is a division of Morris Group Inc.  A network of twelve machine tool distribution and engineering companies, Morris Group, Inc. companies cover the  eastern half of the united States: an area responsible for 65% of domestic machine tool consumption. Located in Windsor, Connecticut, Rem Sales LLC has been the North American importer of Tsugami machine tools since 1978.  The Tsugami Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, manufactures swiss-turn lathes, multifunction lathes, grinders and machining centers that are prized for their speed and accuracy. Rem Sales LLC partners with The Tsugami Corporation to deliver and support custom engineered manufacturing solutions.


More on Kennametal

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials that are consumed in production processes. We provide customers with a broad range of technologically advanced tools, tooling systems and engineering services. Our products use highly complex metallurgy and materials science in tungsten carbide powders, high-speed steels, ceramics, industrial diamond and other materials that are particularly resistant to heat, abrasion, pressure and wear.

Kennametal is the market leader in North America in metalcutting tools and is second in Europe and worldwide. It is the undisputed global market leader in tools for the mining and highway construction industries. Kennametal markets its products under several highly respected, widely recognized brand names, including Kennametal, Kennametal Hertel, Widia, Rübig, Cleveland Twist Drill, Greenfield, Hanita, Circle Machine, Vermont Tap & Die, Disston, Blu-Mol, RTW, Carbidie and Adaptive Technologies.

Kennametal serves a vast array of end markets, including industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction and farm machinery, power generation and transmission equipment, home appliances and oil and gas exploration. Kennametal markets its products and services through a multi-channel network that includes a highly trained and skilled direct sales force, direct marketing, the Internet, integrated supply programs and a network of industrial distributors.

Headquartered in Latrobe, Pa., USA, Kennametal was founded in 1938 by metallurgist Philip M. McKenna and today is represented in more than 60 countries.

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