A multi-day course custom tailored to fit your needs!
Give your CNC environment a tune-up!
Every CNC manager wants highly motivated, proficient people to program,
setup, and operate their CNC machine tools -- but getting there has never been
easy. Most companies depend solely on basic courses conducted by local
technical schools and machine tool suppliers. While basic courses are very
important, most stress only generic and easy-to-handle CNC problems.
Unfortunately, the easiest way to handle a problem is seldom the most efficient
CNC Tune-Up is a training course held in your own facility that's
custom-tailored to your specific needs. Aimed primarily at your
experienced CNC people, improving CNC utilization is our primary goal.
The CNC turn-up can last from three to five days, depending upon the number of
sessions you wish to schedule and the number of people who will be attending.
Free performance evaluation!
Your people will not be the only ones studying. Our instructor will also be
learning. Learning how your programmers design cutting tools, setups and
programs -- learning how your CNC operators run the equipment -- learning how
your setup people make setups -- and in general, learning your company's
current CNC methods. Based on his findings, you will be given an evaluation of
your company's current CNC performance level. In many cases, you can pay for
the cost of your CNC Tune-Up by simply implementing the improvements he
Course name: CNC tune-up
Machine types: Machining centers and turning centers
Prerequisites: Knowledge of G-code level manual programming for the
machine type/s of interest
Course length: Multiple days depending upon interests
Students should bring: Note taking materials and calculator
Recommended class size: 2 - 20 students
Recommended breaks: Five minute breaks each hour and a ten minute
break in morning and afternoon
Any of these sessions can be modified to suit your specific needs. In fact,
we'll need you to help us understand your company profile before we can
finalize the design of your CNC Tune-Up. The sessions we list are just to
provide a starting point. Rest assured we can structure these sessions in a way
that makes the best sense for your company.
CNC basics (2 hour - 2 days)
Depending upon your current CNC level, it we offer three alternatives for
this session. First, if you wish us to completely train CNC novices from
scratch, we recommend at least two days per machine type. Second, if you wish
to give people in your company that are not working directly with CNC equipment
(design engineers, managers, tool designers) an introduction to CNC principles,
we offer a one-day introductory session. Third, if all people included in your
CNC Tune-Up have extensive CNC experience, we recommend a quick two-hour review
of the basics.
Advanced CNC techniques (one day)
Today's market is competitive. Often the only difference between profit and
loss is one company's ability to do something a little better or faster than
their competition. This session will relate many special techniques that are
not taught in basic CNC courses.
CNC setup time reduction (one day)
The more setups you make, the more important it is that your setups be made
as efficiently as possible. This session will introduce the basics of setup
time reduction and show countless specific techniques that can be applied to
CNC machines to reduce setup time. Everything from making the last workpiece in
the previous production run to making the first good workpiece in the next
production run is covered.
CNC cycle time reduction (one day)
The higher your production quantities, the more important it will be that
your CNC cycles run as efficiently as possible. This session will introduce the
principles of cycle time reduction and show countless specific techniques that
will reduce cycle time on CNC equipment.
Other sessions you can include in your CNC-Tune-Up!
While we recommend that the previously mentioned sessions be included in
all CNC Tune-Ups, you can further tailor your sessions to suit your own needs.
Other sessions you can include are Parametric Programming (2 days), Probe
Programming (2 days), Advances in High Speed Machining Controls for 3D Work
(1/2 day), How To Teach CNC Principles (1 day), Control Parameters (2 hours),
Documentation Issues (3 hours).
Remember, this is in-plant training - we can custom tailor the
content to your liking.
IP-CNCT ~ CNC tune-up in-plant course (multi-day) ~ $1,500.00 per day