Join BIG KAISER at its 2018 Breakfast & Learn Event

Hoffman Estates, IL – BIG KAISER, a leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, will be hosting its 6th annual Breakfast & Learn event on May 8-10, 2018.

BIG KAISER’s facility is located in Hoffman Estates, IL right next to DMG MORI, which will be hosting its Chicago Innovation Days event on the same days. Before the event starts, join BIG KAISER at 7:30 am each morning to enjoy a complimentary breakfast followed by technical sessions on important topics and new trends in the industry.

Below is an overview of the technical presentations which start at 8:30 a.m. each day:

Tuesday, May 8th

Topic: Higher Productivity Milling – Advanced Cutter and Tool Holding Technology

Presenter: Cory Cetkovic, Applications Engineer & Product Manager – Sphinx

High performance milling centers are purchased with the intention of increasing throughput and workpiece quality. To achieve this goal, many of the traditional methods and tooling must be changed, especially when working with hard metals and/or high-speed cutting. Cory Cetkovic will outline the current advantages and disadvantages of each type of tool holder and offer suggestions for applying each technology for optimum output and quality.

Wednesday, May 9th

Topic: Digitally Connected Tooling Systems

Presenter: Matt Tegelman, Applications Manager & Product Manager – Modular Systems

Digitally connected tools offer several advantages to machining processes. From permitting better assurance of correct sizing adjustments, to providing historical data of past adjustments, and displaying real-time data on cutting conditions. Discover how these tools will assist in giving a real-time assessment of productivity, and permit better decision making for future planning.

Thursday, May 10th

Topic: 5-Axis Workholding

Presenter John Zaya, Applications Engineer & Product Manager – Workholding

Five-sided machining requires workholding products that offer maximum versatility and functionality, while providing interference-free spindle-to-workpiece access. Programmers, fixture designers, and manufacturing engineers with limited exposure to 5-axis machining will find helpful tips and understanding of workholding systems available to maximize and simplify machine setup.

Visitors will also have the chance to tour BIG KAISER’s showroom that is equipped with tool presetters, extensive tooling displays and zero-point workholding solutions. Doors will be open all day long for visitors of Innovation Days Chicago to stop by and talk to engineers about tooling solutions and needs.

To register, please visit our registration page.


BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Switzerland and Japan. In addition, BIG KAISER is the North American representative of Sphinx, Speroni, and UNILOCK by Innotool.

For more information, contact BIG KAISER, Hoffman Estates, IL at 224-770-2999, e-mail or visit

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