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VU HTEC Hosts Sandvik Event

50 People Attend Modern Art of Milling Seminar
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On November 5, 2014 Chuck Tate, John Pusatera and Shane Sievers of Sandvik came to the Vincennes University HTEC to present an excellent seminar entitled 'The Modern Art of Milling'. In attendance at the event where 15 students and staff from the VU HTEC CNC Machinist NOW program, about 20 VU Precision Machining Technology students, and about a dozen machining professionals from industry. Did you know that it takes roughly 4 inserts to manufacture a car, and 3000 inserts to manufacture a jet airplane? Do you know the 'Golden Rule' of Chip making? The answer is 'Thick to Thin'. These things alo . . .

VU CNC Machinist NOW Students Make Auto Club Award Plaques for Car Show

Students Learn How to Setup Haas EC-400 to Run Multiple Plaques
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

With the annual Vincennes University Auto Club car show coming up on November 1, 2014, the CNC Machinist NOW students committed to manufacture 33 aluminum award plaques. The plaques will be mounted on a wood base and awarded to the winners of the various categories at the Saturday car show. In addition to helping out the Auto Club the students benefited from the project by learning how to setup a Haas EC-400 with dual pallets and multiple dual action Chick vises. The process included indicating the tombstones in, setting multiple work offsets, using a main program to establish the A-axis orien . . .

VU HTEC CNC Machinist NOW Students Manufacture 20 Prosthetic Legs

VU and Partners Provide the Gift of Mobility to Hondurans
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In partnership with the Gene Haas Foundation, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Foundation (SME), Curbell Plastics and Brian Copes and his Calera High School students in Calera, Alabama, the Vincennes University CNC Machinist NOW students machined the components for 20 prosthetic legs that are now in use by citizens in the country of Honduras. For more details, please copy and paste this address in your web browser:

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Visits the Vincennes University HTEC

CNC Machinist NOW Students Design and Machine a Commemorative Plaque for Governor Pence
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On October 16, 2014 Indiana Governor Mike Pence made a stop in the HTEC CNC lab during his visit to Vincennes University. Governor Pence was greeted by the CNC Machinist NOW students who were anxious to have the Governor press the green cycle start button on the Haas VF2 in order to complete the machining of the commemorative plaque that they had designed, setup and machined. The students milled the basic shape of the plaque, powder coated it gloss black, and then engraved the details, all except the outline of the state of Indiana and a star representing Vincennes. After Governor Pence comple . . .

New CNC Machinist NOW Video Produced

by VU Electronic Media Faculty and Students
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The faculty and students from the Electronic Media program at Vincennes University produced a four minute video highlighting students and graduates of the CNC Machinist NOW program. The video production team consisted of faculty members Tom Young and Nicole Carrie, and students Matt Drescher, Haylee Leeds, Danyelle Long, Robert Murphy, Tommy Pool, Brody Shaffer, and Chad Staylee. Thank you to everyone that played a part in the production. A special thanks also goes out to Flying-S, Inc. and Stark Industries. To view the video, please click on the title link above, then click on the Youtube lin . . .

Third 16 Week CNC Machinist NOW Class Underway

Chips are flying in the VU Haas Machines!
Friday, September 19, 2014

September 2, 2014 marked the beginning of a new 8 hour per day, 5 days per week, 16 week, 600 hour CNC Machinist NOW class. 11 Veteran and Civilian adult students from Indiana and Illinois have already completed 1 of 6 NIMS credentials, and they are busy working hard to achieve the rest. Students are also working on Immerse2Learn LearnHaasCNC and Mastercam University online training outside of class time. "We have a great group" says Instructor Bob Nash, "This is a lot of fun". Doug Bowman, VU HTEC Director credits the VA, the WorkOne Service Centers, the Gene Haas Foundation, and the VU Found . . .

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