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VU Staff Assist with SkillsUSA National CNC Machining Competition

June 25-29, 2018 SkillsUSA National CNC Competition in Louisville KY
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

From left to right in the picture are Bob Nash, Samantha Parker, Doug Bowman and Dan Flick.

Bob Nash is an Instructor at the VU Haas Technical Education Center on the main campus at VU and served as a contest judge. Samantha Parker is a graduate of the VU Right Skills Now - CNC Machining program and she ran parts on the Haas CNC machining center and turning center. Doug Bowman is the VU HTEC Director and he served as a contest judge. Dan Flick is the Director of the Gene Haas Training and Education Center located in Lebanon IN, and he also served as a contest judge.

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VU HTEC Staff and Students make a new Mace

A Multi-axis CNC Project
Friday, May 4, 2018

Using solid models designed by the students in the Product Design program at Vincennes University, the staff and students in the VU HTEC programmed, setup and machined the components for a new university mace. The mace is used at each graduation commencement ceremony to represent Vincennes University. The project required a variety of machining techniques including 5-axis machining on the Haas UMC-750. The new mace was used for the first time at the 2018 commencement and will be used for many years to come.

See the New VU HTEC Teacher Training Flyer

Register Now for Summer/Fall CNC Training
Friday, May 4, 2018

If you are interested in coming to Vincennes University for CNC Teacher Training this summer or fall, now is the time to register while there are still seats available, and there are are still Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships available.

South African Teachers Attend Vincennes HTEC Teacher Training

A Gene Haas Foundation, NIMS, and VU HTEC Teacher Training Partnership
Monday, March 16, 2015

With scholarships provided to the teachers by the Gene Haas Foundation in the United States, and the National Tooling Initiative Programme in South Africa, the Vincennes University HTEC Teacher Training facility hosted two groups of instructors from South Africa for a week of training the weeks of March 9 and the week of March 23, 2015.

NIMS has partnered with the National Tooling Initiative Programme, based in South Aftrica, to train and prepare an internationally competitive workforce and to ultimately assist individuals in developing the skills needed for a manufacturing career. . . .

VU HTEC Hosts SkillsUSA CNC Technician Competition

First Time Contest at Regional Level
Monday, February 23, 2015

The Vincennes University HTEC teamed up with the VU Precision Machining Technology program to host the regional SkillsUSA machining competition on February 14, 2015. High school students enrolled in machining programs in Southern Indiana competed in the brand new CNC Technician competition for the first time in the HTEC CNC machining lab. 'It was a pleasure to have the students competing in our lab. Instructors Bob Nash and Mark Stockhover did a great job of monitoring the students as they completed set up, programming, operation and inspection work on the Haas CNC machining centers and turn . . .

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 . . .

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