Virtual CNC Training Goes beyond Simulation

Teaching CNC technology doesn't have to require an actual CNC. Learn how some cash-strapped educational institutions (and risk-averse manufacturers) are using virtual training.


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Raymond Mark, director of education for Machining Training Solutions, conducts an online high school honors CNC training course.

Teaching CNC technology doesn't have to require an actual CNC.

That’s the view of Machining Training Solutions (MTS), a Longwood, Florida, developer of a virtual training system designed to provide an alternative to traditional approaches for cash-strapped educational institutions and risk-averse manufacturers alike.

In addition to MTS’ own CNC simulation software, the instructor-led program instructs students in Solidworks CAD software and CAMWorks CAM software. Virtual training also doesn’t preclude the opportunity to see real metalworking equipment at work. Via a live video feed to a precision machine shop adjacent to the MTS training center, students can see various machines and tooling in action and even ask questions.

This brief article offers more details on the program.