2/9/2012 - Changes in Machining Mean Changes in Training

Feb. 24, 2012
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Changes in Metalworking Trades Mean Changes for Apprentice Training
A rebound in manufacturing activity is driving new interest in apprentice training programs, like the 28-week courses offered by TMA. One of the most in-demand offerings is its Related Theory Apprentice Training Program, which benefits students as well as the many metalworking companies that need skilled employees. Read the full story here

Turbomachinery Producer Relocates Machining Operation
Concepts NREC, which manufactures precision components for compressors, turbines, pumps, propulsors, propellers, fans, and blowers, opened a new production center this week in Wilder, Vt. Capabilities include 5-axis CNC mills and turning centers that produce turbomachinery impellers, blisks, individual blades, and other components up to 33-in. in diameter. Read the full story here

High-Performance Moldmaking, Precision Parts Production
For producing tools, molds, and high-quality parts, the GF AgieCharmilles Mikron HPM 800U HD 5-axis machining center is designed with the machine builder’s High Dynamics (HD) technology, which it said delivers 1G acceleration rates to increase precision-part processing time and reduce non-cut time significantly. Read the full story here

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24 Years, 125,000 CNCs
California-based Haas Automation Inc. built its reputation by developing high-quality machine tools, manufacturing them domestically, and delivering them affordably. Recently, it produced the 125,000th Haas CNC machine tool, a 2012 VF-1 vertical machining center that will be delivered to a shop in The Philippines. Read the full story here

Cost-Efficiency and Flexibility in One Panel
Siemens Industry Inc.’s new Sinamics DC Master are rated from 15A–850A continuous current, and the developer said they offer more power per panel in the same footprint as the prior two generations of base drives. The pre-wired unit is offered complete, fully tested with all necessary components mounted onto a back panel, and recommended as cost-effective solution for new installations and retrofits where space is limited. Read the full story here

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