From Roads to Skies, TaeguTec’s Customer Seminar Brings Innovation to China, India, Poland
TaeguTec held its spring season 2105 customer seminar at its head office in South Korea, providing current and potential customers an overview of its diverse line of technologically advanced cutting tools, customer support and services.
Over 60 Guests from China, India and Poland attended the seminar with the aim of being introduced to the Asian metalworking giant’s newest cutting tools and have an opportunity to personally discuss some of the creative machining processes that improve manufacturing operations in every sector with experts in the field.
“These seminars show us what TaeguTec has recently introduced and how it can be applicable to our operations while at the same time creating an awareness of the company and people that work there,” said a longtime customer that produces auto parts in India.
“Technically, they are showing us the state-of-the-art tools that are out now and will be out in the future so these are tools that we can use for our production,” he added.
India has emerged as Asia's third largest exporter of automobiles, behind Japan and South Korea and is expected to top the world in car volumes with approximately 611 million vehicles on the nation's roads by 2050, according to a report by Saurashtra University.
“Knowing what is available may be important now or may be of importance later, but it’s important to know what is available so that we can cater to any of our customer’s demands in the near future,” said the auto parts executive.
During the two days, guests from the three countries attended informative seminars that cover the gamut of manufacturing processes.
The customer seminar also included real-world demonstrations on the materials customers use, from carbon steel to difficult-to-cut materials like titanium found in the aerospace industry.
One executive from China’s rapidly growing aerospace sector explained that the industry in his country is going through a sort of renaissance due to the positive contributions and policies implemented by the Chinese government.
Because of the country’s growing competition in this sector, he said that machining workpieces quickly and efficiently is more important today than ever before.
“There is a new coating that will be very helpful in machining our workpieces so that’s why I came to Korea, I wanted to see this tool in action before we start to run product tests at our plant,” said the aerospace executive from China.
About a year ago, TaeguTec introduced two new grades that have garnered a lot of positive feedback in the global aerospace manufacturing community. The PVD TT3540 and CVD TT9540 have proven to be stable and reliable workhorses that continuously produce quality parts at a lower cost.
“We can’t afford any sudden breakages of the cutting tool so these grades seem to be perfect for our operations,” added the Chinese executive.
China has grown to become the second largest air travel market in the world after the United States, leading to considerable opportunities for foreign investment in the country’s aerospace and aviation industry.
For a longtime TaeguTec customer from Poland, also in the aerospace industry, the extended tool life made available by TaeguTec cutting tools is what keeps them as a reliable customer.
“For us, long tool life is most important because it makes the process stable. We don’t really want to have our process unregulated; we want a stable process with small variations and little surprises,” said the executive from Poland.
“We are using special processes, like milling and turning, and this is a field where we use TaeguTec tools because we want to reduce the overall machining time and cut the cost while also extend tool life so this is very helpful to have a partner like TaeguTec,” he added.
Over the last decade there has been an influx of large aerospace companies from Western Europe and North America into Poland. Now most Polish aerospace companies are fully integrated into a global supply chain, including medium and small-sized companies that are growing.