Aggregate Tooling – A
New Angle on CNC Machining
Friday, August 26th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Session Code: MFG15
Location: B303 (located in Building B - Level 3)
Presented by: Benz Incorporated and Royce Ayr
Speakers: Paul Roza, National Sales Manager: Benz Incorporated and Scott Burton, Sales Manager: Royce Ayr
A brief history of aggregate tooling and how this product was utilized in our industry. Advancements, innovations and new products that have helped to make these products more and more popular among owners of all CNC machinery. How this product can help existing CNC users make their equipment more versatile by adding 4th and 5th axis capability.
About the Speakers:
Paul Roza has spent the last 30 years of his life in the woodworking industry. His passion for machinery has put him the camps of companies such as The Homag Group, Anderson America, AlphaCam CAD/CAM software, CR Onsrud and Benz Incorporated. An early interest in CNC machining led Paul to focus more specifically on this segment of the machinery world. “I was always a guy who wanted to try everything but got real bored once I figured how everything worked.” The CNC world was the only thing that could keep his attention. “Every time I visited a new customer and they showed me an application that needed a solution – it was like starting a new job. It just never gets old.” Having a rather “inventive” personality combined with being a good “problem solver”, the challenges that Paul faced day in day out fed his interests and love for finding great solutions to difficult problems. “Once I understood the mechanics of the CNC machines, I knew that software was the next step.”
Several years with Licom Systems, who were the parent company of AlphaCam CAD/CAM software, helped him to understand the programming side of the business. Paul joined Benz Incorporated – close to their start up time – when he left AlphaCam. “In the first 2 years that Benz was in the U.S. market – you could ask 10 woodworkers what an aggregate head was and you would be lucky of 1 person knew.” As a result of this, Paul put a real effort into “educating the industry” on what aggregate tooling was all about and what it could do to expand the capability of any CNC machine out there. “I attended every open house, production seminar, dealer meeting, trade show and any other event where I knew CNC machines would be discussed!”
Today, if you ask 10 people what an aggregate head is – there is a good chance that half of them might even know. “The battle to get the message out there is nowhere near over, but it’s been a real great ride trying to make it happen.” Paul currently resides in Waxhaw, NC and works for Benz Incorporated whose new office is located in Hickory, NC. He enjoys tennis, trap shooting and riding his motorcycle and 4 wheeler.
Scott Burton has dedicated 11 years to the cutting tool industry as a technical sales representative in production facilities all over North America.
After completing postsecondary education at the University of Guelph, Scott proceeded to apply his skills in the wood industry and developed a strong technical skill set and understanding of machining principles of all modern materials in various applications.
He currently manages the technical sales division at Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools and provides value added tooling solutions for companies throughout North America.
Scott prefers to explain tooling concepts as part of a broader production process, to allow all parties to understand the true value of tooling solutions, and make decisions based on multiple factors in the production process.
As machinery, software and customer needs have evolved over the past decade, Scott has worked with engineering and production teams to developed new innovations and value added production solutions, to meet the growing demand for efficient and effective machining methods.