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  • For Immediate Release

    Contact: Don Babineau (604) 276-2131

    Thomas Skinner hosted a successful Haas Factory Outlet DemoDay20, celebrating 30 years of Haas innovation at their Calgary, AB location on October 2, 2013.We are celebrating 30 years of Haas Automation and the excellence they have brought to the industry, states Paul Krainer, President Thomas Skinner. Being the exclusive, full-service Haas Factory Outlet in Western Canada, we offer Sales, Service, Training and Applications Support. Haas Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in the Western World and we are proud to be their partner.

    Thomas Skinner was pleased to welcome a group of 27 students from SAIT. Its great to play host to the next generation of skilled trade workers. SAIT, one of many of our educational customers, is part of the HTech (Haas Technical Education Centre) Network. This network is a unique, industry-led initiative that enables technical schools to acquire the latest Haas machine tools and CNC-related equipment, software and educational materials. We are committed to continued support of the several Haas machines currently part of the SAIT trades program states Ross McDonald, VP, Sales Thomas Skinner.

    Several CNC machines were on display and on demo including: Haas VF-3: (Cover plate) high speed pocket and profile machining,

    plunge milling using Sandvik 880 drill, high speed roughing with the new Sandvik 419 cutter

    Haas ST-30BB: (Coupling part) 2-axis heavy roughing using the new Sandvik 4325 grade insert, API threading

    Okuma Multus B300W: (Oil Field connector) multi-function machine, part with features on multiple sides done-in-one operation

    Okuma Genos L300M: (Nozzle part) heavy OD roughing using the new Sandvik 4325 grade insert, drilling and tapping using live tooling

    Sandvik Coromant was pleased to be a partner of Thomas Skinners Calgary open house on October 2nd. I enjoyed talking and answering questions from the SAIT students, and a positive number of customers and familiar faces. There were lots of interest on the new tools from our CoroPak 13.2 and in particular the new Corocut QD parting and grooving system. I look forward to the next open house states Chuck Blommaert, Sandvik Coromant.

    Thomas Skinner would like to thank the people who attended our Open House and the many suppliers who helped make this event such a success: Blaser Swisslube, Big Kaiser, Haas Automation, Lenox, Mastercam, Mitutoyo, Okuma America and Sandvik Coromant.

    In response to our customers continual interest in educational seminars, we will be hosting more seminars throughout 2013. Go to our website www.thomasskinner.com for dates and seminar topics.

    NEWS RELEASE

    Joey Warren, Thomas Skinner Applications Technician (middle) stands with customers

    infront of the Haas VF-3 demonstration.

    Customers watch a live demonstration on the Okuma L300-M.

    Customers gather around the Mitutoyo booth to checkout the latest in Measuring technology.

    Sandy JamesMarketing ManagerThomas Skinner & Son Ltd.13880 Vulcan WayRichmond, BC V6V 1K6Phone (604) 276-2131Fax (604) 276-8545E-mail [email protected]