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HEIDENHAIN opens TNC-CNC Academy training centre


June 14, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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TNC-CNC Academy

June 14, 2019 – HEIDENHAIN recently opened the TNC-CNC Academy, an expanded CNC controls training centre in the Chicago area.

The centre is available for users at all levels, including those interested in five-axis machining. All classes are taught by HEIDENHAIN specialists with many years of controls and CAM experience.

Located in HEIDENHAIN’s North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., the facility includes dedicated areas called ATC and ITR. ATC is the Applied Technology Center that houses various machine tools equipped with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls for hands-on use. ITR is the Interactive Training Room, a dedicated controls classroom with individual monitors and training materials.

An expansive list of multi-level classes is available, including basic CNC training and in-depth training sessions on new HEIDENHAIN control software upgrades, postprocessor optimization and specialized classes for connected machining and in-process inspection, among others.

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“Completing these classes will allow TNC users to improve efficiency and accuracy of the parts they machine by going beyond just the standard features and functions provided by a CAM postprocessor,” says Gisbert Ledvon, HEIDENHAIN’s TNC business development manager, in a release. 

In addition, the Academy offers service classes for service teams to practice troubleshooting and repairs of HEIDENHAIN components on real machine tools. This includes practice on a five-axis high precision machining centre equipped with spindle speeds of up to 42,000 rpm.

Those registered are provided lunches on class days and offered discounted area accommodation options. HEIDENHAIN also intends to expand TNC training opportunities to the west coast in 2020.