Technical center for CNCs, machine learning expanded

Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC), which is designed to offer classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training for machine tool dealers and computer numerical control (CNC) end users.


Two classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using software and computer numerical control (CNC) simulators. Courtesy: SiemensSiemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC), which is designed to offer machine tool dealers, importers and end-users of computer numerical controls (CNCs) a wide range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training. Operating since 2009, the TAC provides the ideal setting for enhancing your CNC machining knowledge. The facility occupies more than 3,150-sq-ft of space at the Elk Grove Village, Ill. facility, which is a short drive from O'Hare International Airport. The expanded machine lab now features three milling machines and one turning center for hands-on learning as well as a robotic center. Two classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using software and CNC simulators.

"Manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to train their employees on evolving CNC technologies as they transition to digital factories. Hands-on training and virtual programs like these are extremely important," said Sascha Fischer, segment manager, Siemens Motion Control, Machine Tool Business.

Professional-level training courses are offered on topics including: 

  • Mixed technology operation and programming
  • Flexible numerical control (NC) programming
  • Multi-channel operation and programming
  • Advanced measuring cycles
  • Post-processor development
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) commissioning and service
  • 4th-axis integration
  • Part and tool probe installation.

In addition to the expansion of the TAC, a virtual TAC is also available to individuals looking to expand their CNC knowledge. The virtual TAC is open to anyone and available at no cost allowing individuals to watch professional-series webinars online. Webinar topics include milling and turning, general operations, and maintenance and service. Virtual one-on-one, custom tailored training courses can be requested for larger user groups looking to enhance specific skills of their programmer and operator teams.


- Edited from a Siemens press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering CNC and motion control stories.

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