Sumitomo Seminars

Our goal is to ensure efficient machining processes for our customers. Qualified employees are a decisive success factor in global competition - and this is exactly where our seminars come in. If process disturbances are detected at an early stage, tool solutions can be used and the production process can be sustainably optimized. Benefit from the exchange of experience with our globally networked Tool Engineering Centers.

In addition to basic seminars, our training programme includes in-depth advanced seminars as well as individual theme workshops and production analyses. The seminars take place in our European Design & Engineering Center (EDEC) in Lauchheim, in our European headquarters in Willich or at your location.

Seminar Dates

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Seminar Content

Our systematically structured seminars contain practice-oriented application examples with direct reference to the lectures shown. Demo videos, plenum discussions and machining examples on the machine complement our training courses.

Target group

Our seminars are aimed at all employees from machining industry, such as trainees, work planners, programmers, purchasers, process developers, machine operators, machine setters, application engineers and production managers.

Participant Certificate

Each participant receives the seminar documents to transfer what they have learned to their daily production process. In addition, they receive a participant certificate. The optimal number of participants is 10 to a maximum of 20.


  • Fundamentals of drilling, milling and hard machining for newcomers and career changers not familiar with the job

Advanced Seminars

  • Strategies and tools to increase productivity.
  • Performance optimization through newly developed cutting materials

Professional Workshops

  • Development of problem-solving strategies.
  • Identifying and exploiting optimization potential

Individual seminars

  • Exactly tailored to your needs
  • Optimization of your machining process

Our seminars - Practical and user-oriented

  • Fundamentals of machining
  • Current cutting materials and coatings
  • Machining environment and machine requirements
  • Selection of inserts according to application
  • Select chip breaker geometry and determine cutting parameters
  • Identify and eliminate process malfunctions during turning
  • Special turning processes such as grooving and threading
  • Wear detection and countermeasures to improve tool life
  • Fundamentals of machining
  • Basics and problems in holemaking
  • Machining environment and machine requirements
  • Drill selection according to application
  • Cutting parameters, tool life, and wear detection
  • Strategies to increase productivity
  • Identifying and solving process faults during holemaking
  • Drilling by milling
  • Deep hole drilling process
  • Creation of fitting bores with high-feed reamer
  • Customer-specific solutions with special, step, and combination tools

Milling 1 - The optimum milling process

  • Fundamentals of machining
  • Basics of milling
  • Selection criteria for milling tools, cutting materials and coatings
  • Use of coolant lubricants

Milling 2 - Milling strategies for productivity efficiency

  • Central chip thickness as a success factor
  • Develope and optimize milling strategies
  • Identify types of wear and initiate countermeasures
  • Optimization of production times and process stability (high feed milling)

Professional Workshop

  • In-depth knowledge and expertise for the advanced seminar
  • Identify milling problems and develop solutions
  • Performance-optimizing milling strategies
  • Primarily practical milling tasks directly at the machine
  • Process optimization methods to increase efficiency
  • Considerations of economic viability

Please note

  • Attendance of the advanced milling seminar is required to participate in the professional workshop.
  • What is hard turning?
  • Basics and advantages of hard machining
  • Applications of CBN cutting materials
  • Requirements for a stable hard turning process
  • Selection of CBN grades and cutting edge designs
  • Hard machining process
  • Composition of CBN cutting materials
  • Machining accuracy during hard machining
  • Special application methods for CBN such as grooving, slab,
  • HFT and hard thread turning
  • Further CBN applications in cast iron, powder metal, superalloys and hardened steel
  • CBN Optimization Guide

Individual seminars designed exactly for your production

Within our individual training courses, the seminar contents and the schedule are tailored to your cutting tasks and operational requirements. Technical and special topics can be compiled individually and adapted to your needs. On request, we carry out production analyses and develop tool solutions to optimize your cutting process.

Simply compose your seminar from the listed seminar topics and add your company's specific needs. We recommend a maximum of 10 to 20 participants for our individual seminars to create an optimal training atmosphere. Let's find a solution for your task.

Our aspiration

In agreement with our company spirit, we offer high-quality products and services. Our seminars also conform to these guidelines and we constantly develop and enhance our training department by the introduction of the latest technologies.

Feedback on our seminars

  • Finally no advertising event, but the transfer of knowledge!

  • I particularly liked the combination of theory and practice!

  • The practical machining examples were great!

Tool Engineering Center

Sumitomo offers systematized tool engineering services to its customers in order to guarantee satisfaction for their machining needs. Tool Engineering Centers (TEC) have been set up in various locations for the convenience of providing such services to our customers:

  • Technical Consulting and Know-How
  • Tooling Proposals
  • Line Diagnosis
  • Test Cutting

Questions or suggestions? Please contact us!


Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH
European Design & Engineering Center
Industriestr. 2, 73466 Lauchheim


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1-1-1, Koyakita, Itami, Hyogo 664-0016


Yokohama Tool Engineering Center
1, Taya-cho, Sakae-ku, Yokohama,
Kanagawa 244-0844


Hokkaido IGETALLOY Tool Engineering Center
776, Naie, Naie-cho, Sorachi-gun,
Hokkaido 079-0304


Kyushu Tool Engineering Center
2374, Fukumo, Omachi-cho, Kishima-gun,
Saga 849-2102


Tokai Tool Engineering Center
2500-5, Ogohara, Komono-cho, Mie-gun,
Mie 510-1222


Tohoku Tool Engineering Center
10-1, Fukasaku, Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun,
Fukushima 963-7700


Americas Tool Engineering Center
5637 S.Westridge Drive New Berlin 53151


Thailand Tool Engineering Center
102 Moo 9, W ellgrow I ndustrial Estate,
Bangna-Trad Road, Bangwua, Bangpakong,
Chachoengsao 24130


Indonesia Tool Engineering Center
Kawasan Industri Kiic, Jl, Permata Raya Lot C-2A,
Karawang 41361


Motherson Tool Engineering Center
A-2 Sector-84, Noida-201301,
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P.


China Tool Engineering Center
Factory Building 12, Xihu Road 8,
Wujin High-Tech Industrial Zone,
Changzhou, 213164