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Oktoberfest Tool Show!
august 2015
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Productivity's Oktoberfest Tool Show is just around the corner, from September 22-24, 2015. The Oktoberfest Tool Show tradition started in 1981 as a means to showcase new equipment, accessories and other innovations while in a fun-filled atmosphere inspired by a German Oktoberfest theme with the usual music and food-fare. Held every other year, this event continues to be one of the largest tool shows hosted by a distributor with visitors from all over the Midwest and further. You can expect to see machine tools, tooling & accessories and related suppliers, demos, metalworking experts to answer questions, 4 seminars daily and of course, the show wouldn't be complete without Oktoberfest fare and music.

Haas #41 car

Productivity Inc website tooling catalog web page

Check out the Haas #41 Nascar on display. With two wins apiece, SHR (Stewart-Haas Racing) team-mates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are locked into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

  • There will be several FOBA Laser Marking and Engraving machines on display. Be sure to grab a free bottle opener and have it personalized!
  • Visit Productivity's vending Experience the simplicity of Productivity's Advanced Supply Vending Systems for a chance to win great prizes.
  • The Matsuura MX520 will be 5-Axis machining a miniature engine block
  • The Haas 20SSY with the new Haas barfeeder turn and live mill an engine piston
  • The NEW Citizen L20 E-IX with laser will be cutting stainless steel tubing with a laser

Many more live demos to see!

School day

Productivity continues its ongoing commitment to manufacturing education by holding a special Student and Career day, on the Monday before the show, for those students in tech programs from local schools. These students get to see the latest manufacturing technologies under one roof and witness first-hand what these machines can do and how manufacturing impacts lives.

things to do at the oktoberfest tool show
  1. Check out over 40 machine tools on display
  2. Visit with over 60 tooling & accessories suppliers
  3. See real-time demos of our website
  4. See over 27 lines of measurement products with Productivity Quality
  5. Find out about AIS' advanced inspection services and ACT's host of software solutions
  6. See live demos
  7. Attend any of the 12 seminars going on throughout the show
  8. Visit with experts in the metalworking industry
  9. Play air hockey against a robot
  10. Watch a FANUC M-1iA sort pills by color in high speed
  11. Get a close-up look of the Haas #41 race car
  12. Enter to win prizes
  13. Check out the food and beverage tent
  14. Dance to oktoberfest themed music
NEW! Citizen cincom L2000 Laser system  

Citizen L2000 Laser system imageSee the New Citizen Cincom L2000 laser system on the Citizen L20E IX. The L2000 system is not limited to one model Citizen machine and can be installed on several Citizen models. In addition the L2000 can be retrofitted to many existing Citizenmachines!

Benefits Of Laser Machining

  • Near Endless Geometric Shape Possibilities
  • Minimal Burrs
  • Faster Than EDM Machining

Benefits of Laser Machining On Cincom Machines

  • Conventional and laser machining on a single machine
  • Machine accuracies to .00001”
  • Auto loading system – mMaterial lengths up to 12"
  • Utilize standard length tubing
  • Complete multiple operations in a single set up
  • Create tubing from solid stock for prototype work
  • Reduced handling improved process control
  • Increased throughput
  • Minimal burrs

See the L2000 in action.

L2000 YouTube

For more information, download the brochure.

QVI SNAP measurement systems  

QVI SNAP imageThe QVI SNAP measurement systems are designed to measure small, intricate parts right on the manufacturing floor. Just place a part on the SNAP and press GO. Single parts, multiple parts, or a mixture of different parts are all measured automatically. SNAP is offered in three configurations to suit your measurement needs: SNAP, SNAP DM200 with extended measurement range, and SNAP DM350 for larger parts. For more information, download the brochure.


Productivity is proud to offer informative seminars throughout the show to help you in your business. Here is the list of the 12 seminars to choose from.

Tuesday, Sept 22nd:

  • 9:00-10:00 Understanding Toolholder Dynamics and the Spindle Interface
  • 10:30-11:30 Closing the QA Gap in Set Up Reduction Time
  • 1:00-2:00 Medical Laser Marking
  • 2:30-3:30 Zero Downtime Initiative (ZDT) for Robotic Systems

Wednesday, Sept 23rd:

  • 9:00-10:00 End Milling for Greater Productivity
  • 10:30-11:30 The Productive Process of Pyramid: A New Approach to Process Control
  • 1:00-2:00 Makino Milling: "Making What Matters"
  • 2:30-3:30 Managing Tooling Everywhere

Thursday, Sept 24th:

  • 9:00-10:00 High Speed Tapping and Threadmilling
  • 10:30-11:30 Citizen Cincom Miyano: The Evolution Continues
  • 1:00-2:00 Automate Your Machining Work Flow to Increase Productivity
  • 2:30-3:30 Collaborative Robotic System- Is It For You?

For more details on the seminars or to register, click here.

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