SME launches laser cutting certificate program

The program builds on fundamental knowledge of CNC operations and part design for CO2 laser cutting.

09/28/2007


The Society of Manufacturing Engineers ’ Industrial Laser Community has developed a laser cutting certificate program that builds on fundamental knowledge of CNC operations and part design for CO 2 laser cutting. This information will be applied in an interactive and hands-on demonstration optimizing the operation of a CNC laser cutting machine. Safety and ISO standards will be included in the program, and each attendee will learn how to work in compliance with the parameters of CNC laser cutting machines and demonstrate proficiency. Co-sponsored by SME and the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) and endorsed by the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the first program will take place Nov. 12-14 during the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.
A recent SME survey found that companies are in high demand of a workforce with practical laser experience that doesn’t currently exist. The program addresses this need and provides documentation of knowledge gained through pre- and post-program assessments.
“The LASER Cutting Certificate Program is the result of OEMS, end users, societies and educational institutes coming together with the focus of promoting laser technology in North America,” says Tony Arquisch, chairman of the SME ILC. “This program is the first step in assuring that North America will have a qualified workforce trained in modern manufacturing processes such as lasers in the future.”
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