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septiembre 26, 2007

CoVE lead provider ATG - offers WorkNC training in Aylesbury and Manchester

Sescoi has extended its collaboration with Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) lead provider ATG, to provide training facilities for WorkNC CAM/CAD software in both Aylesbury and Manchester.

A registered charity, ATG obtained its Centre of Vocational Excellence status following rigorous evaluation of the quality of its training by the Learning and Skills Council. Its aim is to provide practical, hands on training and apprenticeships to individuals between 16 and 24 years of age in order to develop skilled resources for local industry. This will help companies to maintain their competitive edge and expand successfully.

ATG uses six licences of WorkNC to programme its new CNC machining centres, providing sufficient facilities to run courses for local apprentices and for Sescoi’s own customers when they upgrade or purchase new software. ATG trainers qualified as WorkNC course leaders following the completion of extensive training at Sescoi, thereby making additional valuable resources available at two of ATG’s centres in Aylesbury and Manchester. Steve Gledhill the CoVE Project Manager said, “The relationship started through work on a collective production unit (CPU). The development of the CPU provided the opportunity for small companies to access advanced manufacturing technology including 5-axis CNC. This provided companies with an opportunity to see for themselves the productivity and quality gains that can be achieved over conventional machining, without having to make the initial investment. It is hoped that this opportunity to “pre justify” the benefits will lead to greater use of advanced machining centres”

The CoVE works in collaboration with seven partner companies - PERA, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Abingdon and Whitney College, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, ISIS Training Services and the GTMA, to provide sustainable and affordable training resources aimed at closing the skills gap for local companies.

By offering WorkNC training ATG will be able to expose trainees to advanced machining techniques for three axis and five axis machining, using the sophisticated tools for roughing, finishing and high speed machining within the software. Notably, ATG will be able to showcase WorkNC G3, the latest version of the software which combines design, analysis, machining and verification into one ergonomic interface, and which includes powerful new algorithms for smoother machining and faster metal removal.

Keith Juggins, UK Sales Manager for Sescoi said, “Extending our collaboration with ATG and the CoVE will significantly expand our training resources while giving companies the opportunity to evaluate advanced machining methods, transferring the most appropriate technology to their own factories in order to optimise productivity.”

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