Tooling University Class
Get ready for more Tooling
University classes focused on the GE Fanuc control. Our current offering of
intermediate and advanced-level classes based on the CNC lathe will be expanded
to include a similar series of
classes on the mill.
Tooling University has experienced
some exciting growth in the last six months!
We have begun development on the new milling classes, addressing how to power
up, home the machine, and enter offsets. More difficult classes will focus on
activating and executing programs, adding programs from various storage methods
and using the editing features of the control.
We expect to complete our series of GE Fanuc classes based on the mill by April
2006. These classes will use the 0-M control as the basis for following
With the addition of the
following seven new employees, we have grown to serve you better.
Dave Lienert –
Director of Sales
Tracy Smart-Sweet – Regional Sales Manager – Southern Region
Hamid Farzad – Regional Sales Manager – Western Region
John Civatte – Regional Sales Manager – Southern Region
Christa Garman – Inside Sales
Jeremy Sobeck – Content Writer
Kristin Boyers – Content Writer
University in the News!
the pages of Production Machining Magazine
In the March 2006 issue of Production Machining Magazine, you'll find an
article witten by Chris Felix, featuring Tooling University.
"When I began writing for Production Machining, I
wanted to be sure I had a solid refresher. I began reading. I read a lot, from
back issues of our magazine to text books. One of the best tools I found,
though, was Tooling U." - Chris Felix, Associate Editor, Production Machining
Click to read the entire article: Training For Now And The Future.
Spotlight: Prince Industries, Inc.
Industries is globally recognized as a premier manufacturer of precision
machined and sheet metal fabricated components. At Prince Industries, they have
embraced the challenges of today’s rapidly changing manufacturing marketplace
and are prepared to meet the most demanding applications from short runs,
quick/immediate delivery of JIT components and high volume production. Their
customer-first attitude has enabled them to achieve "certified supplier" status
with several of their major customers. They have also obtained ISO 9002
certification. Prince Industries’ commitment to quality and continuous
improvement is unsurpassed in the industry.
Tooling University and Prince Industries have partnered to assess, train and
measure the skill level of the Prince Industries workforce. Working together,
the training team at Prince and Tooling University support staff have developed
a customized training program including: skills assessments, class bundles and
all-access subscriptions to deliver effective training for the Prince team.
This partnership will continue to grow throughout the upcoming year and we look
forward to a great partnership. Prince Industries and Tooling University are
manufacturing the workforce for tomorrow!
Use a common fly
cutter to extend the reach of a boring head. (See example photo)
easy way to extend the reach of a boring head is to install a fly cutter in the
cross slide of the head. Coarse diameter adjustments can be made by adjusting
the position of the cutting tool in the fly cutter. Precise diameter
adjustments can be made with the boring head.
- James A. Harvey, author of:
Machine Shop Trade Secrets: A Guide to Manufacturing Machine Shop
Machinist Calculator (MC-20)
MC-20 Machinist Calculator is
a compact, hand-held device programmed with built-in formulas making it easy
and quick for machinists to establish speeds, feeds and time without the
guesswork or clumsy conversion charts.
Pressing any one of the five Function keys — Revolutions Per Minute (RPM),
Surface Feet Per Minute (SFM), Inches Per Minute (IPM), Feed Per Tooth (FPT) or
Cut Time (CT) — activates a built-in prompter that takes the user through a
Machinist Calculator comes
with a User’s Guide, and other features include a Conversion Center Function, a
Stop-Watch/Timer Function, and a Standard Math Calculator. The MC-20
Machinist Calculator is
useful for Machinists, Programmers, Inspectors, Estimators, Supervisors and
Students. A protective cover is included.