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Joey Warren, applications technician with Thomas Skinner, middle, with customers in front of the Haas VF-3 machine at the Calgary facility.

 

Thomas Skinner's recent Haas Factory Outlet DemoDay20 events at its Calgary, AB, and Winnipeg, MB, facilities on October 2 celebrated the two companies' 30 year partnership in Canada.

 

"We are celebrating 30 years of Haas Automation and the excellence they have brought to the industry," says Paul Krainer, president Thomas Skinner. "Being the exclusiv, full service Haas Factory Outlet in Western Canada, we offer sales, service, training and applications support."

The Calgary event welcomed students from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). "It's 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, an industry-lead initiative that enables technical schools to acquire the latest Haas machine tools and CNC-related equipment, software and educational materials," says Ross McDonanld, VP, sales, Thomas Skinner.

The Calgary location has several machines under power, including a Haas VF-3 equipped with Sandvik Coromant tooling for drilling and high speed roughing; a Haas ST-30BB two axis machine; an Okuma Multus B300W multi-function machine and an Okuma Genos L300M machine.

 

Click image to enlargePaul Krainer, president, Thomas Skinner, far right, discusses manufacturing technology with customers at the Winnipeg, MB location.

 

The Winnipeg location featured a Haas VF5 that showcased fast removal techniques using Sandvik Coromant tooling for high speed machining; and a Haas ST-30 machine for large hole drilling and heavy threading. The Winnipeg facility also featured an Okamoto grinder, the ACC12-24DX. Thomas Skinner is now the exclusive distributor for Okamoto in Western Canada.

Thomas Skinner

 

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