Different focus – Different strategy – Different structure
Mike Fleming, Seco Tools UK’s sales & marketing manager
Seco Tools’ Inspiration through Innovation 2018 – a whole new ball game
Seco Tools UK’s annual and ever popular ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ advanced manufacturing best-practice event will take place this year at the company’s Technology Centre in Alcester, on the 9th and 10th of October.
‘Inspiration through Innovation’ is firmly established as the ‘go-to’ event for manufacturers looking to find out more about the latest innovative technology solutions in the market.
This year’s event is no different and, with over 40 exhibitors, a full and varied seminar programme, a new series of best-practice tutorials and 18 innovative and challenging machining demonstrations planned, Inspiration through Innovation 2018 has even more reasons to visit than in previous years.
This year the event has changed focus, with much more emphasis being given to the range and type of innovative and challenging machining demonstrations taking place.
Mike Fleming, Seco Tools UK’s sales & marketing manager explains: “This year we’ve put machining demonstrations right at the heart of the event.
“There are more demonstrations taking place. All of them are industry-specific and all are either actual ‘customer’ components or have been based on actual customer components.”
Although the focus has changed, the emphasis is still very much on collaboration, best-practice and knowledge-sharing, with every demonstration being the result of a collective working partnership between Seco Tools and its many Technical Partners.
All Technical Partners, representing machine tool builders and leading CAD/CAM, workholding, cutting fluid, metrology specialists, are directly involved in at least one machining demonstration taking place at this year’s event. However, making the machining demonstrations more relevant and partnership-led isn’t the only change.
Mike Fleming continues: “In previous years, the machining demonstrations took place in the main exhibition area, surrounded by Technical Partner exhibition stands. This arrangement meant that visitors didn’t always have good access to the demonstrations taking place.
“For the 2018 event, a large and specific machining demonstration zone has been created, totally separate from the exhibition area.
Leading-edge Seminars and Tutorials
There are nine leading-edge seminars planned over the two day event, each one delivered by a recognised Industry-expert and each focused on a relevant manufacturing and/or machining issue.
In addition to the seminars a new series of tutorials is also planned. These tutorials, more focused in scope and scale, tackle specific challenges that include best-practice machining of different workpiece materials such as stainless and nickel-based alloys.
Inspiration through Innovation’ is very much focused on the future and is aimed at component manufacturers looking to get out more from their manufacturing processes, systems and people.
The emphasis throughout reflects Seco’s ethos that collaborative approaches to problem-solving and sharing best practice with customers deliver truly inspirational and innovative solutions. The focus for 2018 is on the partnership-led machining demonstrations, augmented by a comprehensive seminar and tutorial programme.
Mike Fleming concludes: “Inspiration through Innovation 2018 is about teamwork and cooperation and how both can help manufacturers raise their game.”
The event is free to visitors, with doors opening on both days at 9.00 am and closing at 7.30pm on the 9th October and 5.00pm on the 10th October.
Manufacturers wishing to attend Seco’s Inspiration though Innovation 2018 event can register by visiting Seco’s website www.secotools.com/ITI