Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC) which
offers machine tool dealers, importers and end-users of Sinumerik CNCs a complete range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training.
Operating since 2009, the TAC, located in the suburbs of Chicago, boasts 3,150 square feet of dedicated space. The newly expanded Machine Lab now features three milling machines and one turning center for hands-on learning, plus a Kuka robotic center, and NX-CAM training station.
Two classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using SinuTrain software and Sinumerik CNC simulators.
“Manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to train their employees on evolving CNC technologies as they transition to digital factories. Hands-on training and virtual programs like these are extremely important. We’re excited to offer machine tool users a more expansive program to develop their employees,” says Sascha Fischer, segment manager, Siemens Motion Control, Machine Tool Business.
Siemens offers professional-level training courses ranging from Sinumerik Operation and Programming to Sinumerik service and maintenance. In addition, the following advanced training classes are offered:
• Mixed technology operation and programming
• Flexible NC programming
• Multi–channel operation and programming
• Advanced measuring cycles
• Post-processor development
• PLC commissioning and service
• 4th-axis integration
• Part and tool probe installation
In addition to the expansion of the TAC, a virtual TAC is also available to individuals looking to expand their CNC knowledge. The virtual TAC is open to anyone and available at no cost, enabling individuals to watch professional-series webinars online. Live training webinars are presented monthly by Siemens Sinumerik experts, covering a range of cost-saving and performance-enhancing insights, techniques and processes. Webinar topics range from milling and turning, to general operations, maintenance and service. Attendees will also benefit from engaging Q&A sessions following the main presentation.
All past webinars are available for ongoing career development and viewing in the archive library, and virtual one-on-one, custom tailored training courses can be requested for larger user groups looking to enhance specific skills of their programmer and operator teams.