WIkademy® Webinars

Band sawing practice know-how!

Become a sawing expert with our live webinars

Expand your sawing knowledge with our online training series “Band sawing practice know-how“ on new products, exciting topics related to the band sawing process and current trends. The webinars will be practice oriented and our trainers will answer all of your questions.

Check out our live webinars:

Data, facts and application: the right tool selection enables the efficient machining of materials.  Our webinar will teach all major facts about the basics of material groups for machining as well as all WIKUS products.

Within two hours only this beginners’ seminar teaches the basics of sawing and material. We will give you an overview about the major technical terms about band saw blades, the required theory for the cutting process as well as their influences on the machinability.

Learn more about the significant material differences and gain knowledge about the aggregation of different material families relating to their machinability. This is the basis for the right tool selection.

The training is focused to newcomers & beginners in the field of band sawing technology and will give you an insight into WIKUS sawing solutions. The webinar also offers enough room for your technical questions.

Contents

  • Basics of materials    
  • Composition of a band saw blade and technological basic terms (tooth shapes, tooth pitch, geometry, tooth setting, blade-life)
  • Insights into the machining process of band sawing
  • Influences on the machinability
  • Insight into WIKUS band sawing solutions bimetal and carbide

Target group

  • Users and beginners at the professional field of production, manufacturing and machining
  • Dealers and sales managers for education on practice-oriented, technical knowledge
Start

2021-03-25 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2021-10-26 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 5

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration2h
Where

Online – conveniently from your (home) office

InvestmentParticipation in the online training at a price of €149.00 plus VAT.

Are you a WIKUS dealer and would like to learn more about sawing technology, online? Then take advantage of our new digital training, which was only available as an attendance seminar in the past.

The technology of band sawing rapidly developed in the recent years. Our webinar trainer will introduce the WIKUS products and band sawing solutions to you. Obtain lots of background know-how of machining as well as profound product and application knowledge on all existing performance levels. At the same time, you will learn how to transfer your know-how of band saw technology easy and understandable to your customers.

By the way, you will also gain insights into digital optimizing processes. With the digital tools and services from WIKUS, sawing processes can be completely optimized and costs in procurement and production can be reduced: starting with the selection of the right band saw blade, throughout the determination of the correct cutting parameters, up until cutting analyses.

WIKUS products stand for highest precision and productivity. Finally, we will introduce you to the WIKUS added value and sales arguments which are particular important for the classification in the sector of global band saw blade manufacturers.

Content

  • From strip steel to saw tooth – basics of machining and basic terms on the band saw blade
  • A brief introduction to technological basic terms (tooth shapes, tooth pitch, geometry, tooth setting, etc.)
  • Materials science – understanding materials and analyzing machining groups
  • Accident prevention - the correct use of the band saw blade – handling and safety
  • Selection of the right band saw blade – expert knowledge about the WIKUS product portfolio
  • Practice application – requirements to the band saw blade and machine during the sawing process
  • Determination of the right cutting parameters related to your application
  • Analysis of blade-life-end, natural and unnatural
  • Application issues and reasons for it
  • Enhance your power of arguments about the WIKUS brand and the high quality of WIKUS products

Target group

  • Dealers and sales managers
  • Purchasing/product managers
  • Sales representatives
  • In-house service
Start

2021-03-16 | Part 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2021-03-16 | Part 2 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2021-03-17 | Part 3 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2021-03-17 | Part 4 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2021-06-08 | Part 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2021-06-08 | Part 2 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2021-06-09 | Part 3 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2021-06-09 | Part 4 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2021-11-30 | Part 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2021-11-30 | Part 2 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2021-12-02 | Part 3 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2021-12-02 | Part 4 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 7

Maximum number of participants: 16

Duration2 days (2 units of 3 h each)
WhereOnline – conveniently from your (home) office
Investment

Participation in the online training at a price of €796.00 plus VAT.


Which is the perfect band saw blade for different material sizes and shapes in a single or bundle clamped cutting process? Our technical trainer provides answers and explains application-oriented how your sawing process will benefit by selecting the right band saw blade.

There is a WIKUS sawing solution for almost every application – from steel and concrete to rubber and silicon to granite up until exotic alloys.

During the webinar, our trainer will guide you step-by-step towards the correct band saw blade selection. Factors, general conditions and challenges that should be taken into account will be explained by the trainer while guiding to the right blade selection. This will help to optimize the sawing process and increase the blade life.

The cutting edge material and, if necessary, the additional coating also play a key role in the machining process. Because HSS bimetal, carbide, diamond, and cubic boron nitride (CBN) do all have different technological properties. In the webinar we will take a closer look at the WIKUS product portfolio to discover the specific differences and technological properties of the offered cutting edge materials.

The webinar will enable you a great WIKUS product know-how. You will learn how to use the digital blade selector and find the perfect blade for your application.

Content

  • Practical examples of band sawing projects and definition of goals (economic efficiency, cutting time, surface quality and blade-life)
  • Technical explanation of the relevant parameters for blade selection (blade length, blade width, blade thickness, tooth pitch, tooth shape, set style and cutting edge material)
  • General conditions for product selection (band saw machine types, cutting material grades, dimension, workpiece shape as well as clamping description => single, layer or bundle cut)
  • Deeper explanation of the WIKUS product program  
  • WIKUS Blade selector: Six steps only to find the right band saw blade for your cutting application    

Requirements

  • Knowledge from the webinar “Band saw technology for beginners”

Target group

  • Band saw machine operators
  • Production managers
  • Dealer and sales experts for education on practice-orientated, technical knowledge
Start2021-05-18 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2021-09-30 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 5

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration2h
WhereOnline – conveniently from your (home) office
InvestmentParticipation in the online training at a price of €149.00 plus VAT.

The new design version of WIKUS ParaMaster® software and app for calculating cutting parameters is now even more application-oriented. The webinar will provide an overview of the most important functions of band saw blade selection, determination of cutting parameters, cost per cut analysis and the correct use of ParaMaster®.

The free ParaMaster® software shows almost every sawing application and contains all the important information a machine operator needs during the band sawing process.

With the help of practice examples during the webinar you will learn what ParaMaster® is and how the online cutting data program works. The program will guide you precisely through the description of the sawing application. ParaMaster® automatically calculates three different performance related tool recommendations with the optimal cutting parameters for each case.

We will take a look at different performance scenarios and compare the cutting parameters, cutting performance and cutting costs.

In the webinar, you will learn everything about the advantages of determining the optimal cutting parameters and how to use this for a more economically sawing process. Due to the fact that not every band saw machine on the shop floor includes a tablet, smart phone or computer, our WIkademy trainers will also show you helpful instruments and tools for calculating cutting parameters manually for you band saw blade operation.

Note: after applying for the webinar, you will receive a  WIKUS cutting data slide rule for bimetal and carbide for free for your use at a value of 20€

Content

  • Functionalities and advantages of ParaMaster® – the online cutting data program as well as its app
  • Application examples for calculating cutting parameters
  • Optimal setting of cutting parameters to increase cost efficiency
  • Costs per cut analysis
  • Supporting instruments and tools for manual determining of cutting parameters

Target group

  • Machine operators, application engineers and production planning
  • Dealer and sales experts for education on practice-oriented technical knowledge

Requirements

  • Application knowledge and practical experience
Start

2021-06-15 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2021-11-16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Note: Registration deadline is one week before webinar starts

Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 5

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration2h
Where

Online – conveniently from your (home) office

Investment

Participation in the online training at a price of €149.00 plus VAT.


The main reason for the end of blade life is caused by wear of the cutting edges, but the blade life also can end unnaturally due to tooth breakage, un-straight cuts, bad cutting surface, blade- or weld breakage.

In the intensive online webinar regarding maintenance our trainer will explain the most common failure reasons of premature blade life end.

If a band saw blade suddenly fails, unexpected downtimes and additional costs arise due to loss of production and the need of purchase of new band saw blades. Technical problems such as unnatural wear factors or premature tool failures may occur in every sawing operation, but they are preventable.

To ensure your band saw blade`s maximum efficiency and lifetime, it is necessary to prevent band saw blade failures. This online training is focused on maintenance hints which will enable you to quickly identify and avoid possible breakdown reasons. A good and more constant machine condition will guarantee an efficient and plannable production.

Content

  • Influences on blade-life
  • Consideration of natural and unnatural end of blade-life
  • Recognition of difficulties in the sawing process
  • Prevent and eliminate unexpected failures
  • Practical examples: analysis of the band sawing process and blade-life influencing factors

Requirements

  • Knowledge of band sawing technology and band saw machines

Target group

  • Machine operators, maintenance staff and application engineers
  • Dealer and sales experts for education on practice-orientated technical knowledge
Start2021-04-13 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2021-12-07 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 5

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration2h
WhereOnline – conveniently from your (home) office
InvestmentParticipation in the online training at a price of €149.00 plus VAT

You are a machine operator or application engineer and you would like to know how to increase the life of a band saw blade by simple measures? Our live Webinar will give you an overview of the five most important influencing factors on blade life, machine checkup and application scenarios.

Improved blade life for more efficiency in the sawing process. The life of a band saw blade can be extended with simple measures – from the perfect selection of band saw blades to the right adjustment of cutting parameters up until professional maintenance and service of your band sawing machines.

In this webinar, you will learn more about the factors beyond the actual sawing tool influencing the blade-life. Practically we will clarify what will be important when implementing measures to increase blade-life evolution. The webinar offers enough room for your questions as well as specific tips and recommended actions by our experienced technical trainers.

Content

  • Natural and unnatural end of blade-life
  • Discover the five most relevant influencing factors on blade-life
  • Presentation of goal-oriented measures to increase the service life of band saw blades
  • Basic information on band saw machines and machine condition as well as maintenance and repair hints
  • Adjustment of cutting parameters and the correct break-in of band saw blades 

Target group

  • Production managers, machine and system operators, and maintenance staff
  • Dealer and sales experts for education on practice-orientated technical knowledge
Start2021-03-23 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2021-11-02 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 5

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration2h
Where

Online – conveniently from your (home) office

InvestmentParticipation in the online training at a price of €149.00 plus VAT.

Is it worth buying the cheapest possible band saw blade in order to reduce costs per cut? The more expensive band saw blade often does not create the higher costs. The webinar will inform you about important facts and saving potential in purchasing band saw blades smartly and cost efficiently.

The success of a sawing operation is based on the following three pillars: productivity, cost efficiency and resource efficiency. In practice, many purchase agents only rely on low-priced band saw blades to lower their cutting costs. Thereby it is recommended to consider performance and blade life in the decision process because both have a major influence on the total costs such as machine costs, personnel costs and tool costs.

In the webinar, you will learn about the WIKUS method: “Cost per cut as a decision-supporting tool”.  Reduced cost per cut as a function of reasonable usage of resources (given band saw machine and operator) in combination with high productivity and blade life of the right band saw blade will help to succeed. This will effect the three above mentioned pillars: productivity, cost efficiency and resource efficiency.

Our digital tools, blade selector and ParaMaster® – the cutting data program, will support you in this decision process.

In addition, our WIKUS WIstockIT®, a digitalized, automated purchasing process may help you to relieve your administrative and storage costs. Cost savings of 20–30% are no exception in your sawing operation.

Content

  • Learn to assess general conditions and cost influencing factors in the sawing process
  • ParaMaster® – the cutting data program – online or via app
  • Calculation and best practice example cost-per-cut
  • Blade selector – the direct way to an optimal band saw blade selection and quotation request
  • WIKUS WIstockIT® – automation of your ordering processes

Target group

  • Purchasing agents
  • Production manager
  • Managing director
  • Dealers and sales experts
Start2021-04-20 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2021-10-12 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 5

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration2h
Where

Online – conveniently from your (home) office

InvestmentFree of charge

Learn all facts and news from our trainer about the WIKUS world and how your production process can benefit by using our products.

Right in the middle of the company`s innovative production facility at Spangenberg, the saw blade manufacturer WIKUS established its headquarter “WI.com” with an ultra-modern building concept “openness in space and mind”. This is a perfect base for developing innovative sawing technology.

By using our sawing solutions, you do not only benefit from our high-tech tools in consistently high quality. WIKUS also will support you with comprehensive services to increase your productivity but decrease your production costs at the same time.

In this webinar, you will find out which WIKUS support can help you to be more successfull and lower your costs. This will help you to succeed in a very competitive global market.

Content

  • Insights into the WIKUS world
  • Production and manufacturing processes of a bimetal and carbide band saw blade
  • Get to know the WIKUS product and consulting program for industries as well as digital process optimizers around the sawing process
  • Get to know the WIKUS promise: quality, innovation, productivity and cost efficiency

Target group

  • Dealers and sales managers
  • Machine operators and customers
  • Interested parties
Start2021-03-30 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2021-09-28 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Number of participants

Minimum number of participants: 4

Maximum number of participants: 20
Duration1h
Where

Online – conveniently from your (home) office

InvestmentFree of charge

Apply now for the webinar:

Please use the registration form to apply for the online training courses stating your name and billing address.

Why you shouldn’t miss our webinars:

Sawing expertise from A to Z

Well-founded specialist know-how with specific application tips for your daily work routine.

Knowledge transfer customized to the target group

The training courses are offered practically, small grouped and in two languages. (German/English)

Specific training

A range of technical trainings along the sawing process.

Cost reduction in sawing operation

Increase you saving potential in the cutting application and in the process.

Increase sales at trading companies

Increase margins and turnover with our concrete recommended action.

Geographical independent

In real-time audio communication, the webinars are accessible online from any location.

 

Couldn’t find the right webinar?

We will find out which is the right webinar for you by personal consultation! The content of our trainings and presentations can be designed to meet your specific needs. Just contact us and we will create an individual training offer at your request.

If you still have questions contact us

Frank Gresens, Head of Technical Competence Centre & WIkademy®

 

Current website / language

WIKUS Global

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WIKUS FRANCE S.A.S.
WIKUS Nordic AB
WIKUS AUSTRIA GmbH
WIKUS Saw Technology, Corp
WIKUS Canada Ltd.
WIKUS Saw Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
WIKUS India Pvt. Ltd.