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VU Participates in ABB Technology Days

Demonstration of Haas CNC / ABB Robotic Work Cell
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ABB Robotics hosted their annual Technology Days at the ABB Tech Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan October 11 -13, 2011. This event is a showcase for ABB and it's partners to demonstrate the latest in manufacturing technology. Vincennes University's ABB Training Center Director Scott Brown, and HTEC Director Doug Bowman demonstrated the CNC - robotic work cell that they designed and assembled over the past couple of months. The two machines were shipped up to Auburn Hills, which is just north of Detroit, just prior to the show. The work cell was one of many excellent live displays that were . . .

First VU-Renishaw 'Getting Started with Ballbar Testing' Class

Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Lab
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Renishaw's Dan Skulan presented the first of many monthly 1-day ballbar training classes to be held at the VU HTEC CNC training center. The class is built around the use of the Renishaw QC20-W ballbar to test the accuracy and repeatability of CNC machine tools. One of the participants Dennis Sharples, owner of Sharples Machinery, Inc. of Hackettstown, New Jersey commented that 'Dan was very knowledgeable about ballbars, and all aspects of machine tools. I would recommend this course.' For more information about the classes, see the 'Training' section of this website, or contact Doug Bowman . . .


A New VU-Renishaw 'Getting Started with Ballbar Testing' Course
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This one day "Getting Started with Ballbar Testing " course is for new and potential ballbar users. It provides an overview of the ballbar hardware and software along with hands-on experience with a variety of Haas CNC machine tools in the VU HTEC lab. The class is $495 per person, and the fee includes a printed ballbar training manual, DVD, and lunch. Class sizes are limited and places cannot be guaranteed until paid in full.

Indiana Secondary Teachers attend VU for CNC Milling Level 1

Vincennes University HTEC CNC Training Lab
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Teachers from some of Indiana's top secondary Precision Machining programs attended the Vincennes University HTEC CNC training center for the CNC Milling Level 1 NIMS class. Listed below are a few quotes from the course evaluation forms: "Best hands-on course in 26 years of teaching and taking classes." "Great! This will greatly help me teach my students. I got just what I wanted. I got more out of this class than any other class I have ever taken." "I learned a lot, and enjoyed myself." "What a great bunch of guys! These teachers and their programs are doing a great service for thei . . .

VU HTEC Presentation at the HTEC Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

5th Annual Americas HTEC CNC Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona July 12-14, 2011. Click to view the pdf version of the presentation by Doug Bowman and David Tucker, VP of Workforce Development and Community Services.

VU HTEC CNC Milling Teacher Training

Teachers Gear-Up to Teach CNC Education Classes
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NIMS Level 1 CNC Milling Course in Action.

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