Patrick De Vos
Born in Belgium, holds a master’s degree in production technology & production economics.
Since 2006, he leads the creation of the Seco Technical Education Programme STEP and drives technical education and consulting activities for Seco customers worldwide.
Patrick developed the NEXT STEP production model that describes the relation between the machining process, manufacturing organisation and production economics. Throughout the years, Patrick has published numerous technical articles, papers and technical books on machining processes and systems, tooling technology and production economics. His book publications comprise following titles: Metal Cutting, theories in practice; Tool Deterioration, Best Practice; Applied Metal Cutting Physics, Best Practice; NEXT STEP, a practical model for efficient HMLV production and Knowledge, Insight and Skills for Sustainable Machining.
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