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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the step-by-step procedures for accurately setting up production moulders and properly grinding profile knives. In the classroom, time will be spent focusing on basic moulder theory and principles that impact machining quality. You will then apply the knowledge gained in the classroom through hands-on practice on industrial machines in our state-of-the-art facility.

*To better facilitate hands-on learning, this workshop is limited to six participants.

Who Should Attend?

Moulder Technician Trainees, Grinderman Trainees, Sales Representatives, Production Supervisors, Plant Managers or others that deal with the machining quality of wood products.

Class Schedule

Monday, June 10; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Theories & Principles That Impact Machining Quality

  • Basic Tool Geometry
  • Tooling Material and Types of Tooling
  • Machining: Surface Quality and Stock Removal
  • Moulder Configurations
  • Moulder Calibration
  • Knife Grinding Principles
  • Profile Grinder Set-Up
  • Knife Stock and Cutterhead Selection
  • Straight-knife Grinding

Tuesday, June 11; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hands-on Training

  • Precision Measurement: Axial and Radial
  • Moulder Set-up: S4S
  • Profile Grinding: Casing
  • Moulder Set-up: Casing

Wednesday, June 12; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hands-on Training

  • Profile Grinding: Casing
  • Moulder Set-up: Casing
  • Profile Grinding: Hardwood Flooring
  • Moulder Set-up: Hardwood Flooring
  • Wrap-up


Northcentral Technical College Antigo Campus
Wood Technology Center of Excellence
312 Forrest Avenue, Antigo, WI, 54409


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