Software & CADCAM

Interactive Training Brings The Shop Floor To The Classroom

Engineering apprentice numbers at one college in the north of England surge from 12 to more than 400 in six years

Training students to become CNC machinists has never been easier, according to Kris Richens, programme leader for engineering apprenticeships at Burnley College and one of its senior lecturers. His comment follows the acquisition last year (2015) of a Heidenhain Interactive Training (HIT) system comprising workbooks, server software and a network of 20 workstations for students. The material covers DIN/ISO programming, while a separate module teaches Heidenhain’s widely used conversational data input.

Delcam Customer Jaivel Programs 50 Bloodhound SSC Parts With PowerMILL

International manufacturing technology company, Jaivel, has used Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software to generate programs for the machining of more than fifty parts for the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car project.

Bloodhound SSC, which is powered by a combination of a Rolls Royce jet engine and a rocket, aims to set a new world land speed record of 1,000 mph in South Africa next year.

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