Allied Machine Donates Tools and Time to LA-NTMA Training Center
Allied Machine & Engineering has partnered with the Los Angeles NTMA Training Center to donate tools and conduct demonstrations for student training.
Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and hole finishing tools, joins forces with the Los Angeles, California, chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) to provide resources and real-life precision machining expertise. Allied recently donated several tooling sets to NTMA’s Los Angeles training centers, including cutting tools from its drilling, boring and thread milling product lines. In coordination with LA-NTMA board member Darin Martinez, President Brian Grigson, and executive directors Carey Knutson, Kaity Van Amersfort and Norma Meza, the tools will be used in training demonstrations and will be available for student use. Nate Craine, Allied’s regional field sales engineer, will be volunteering to conduct classroom demonstrations throughout the year at both the Ontario and Santa Fe Springs NTMA Training Centers of South California.
“I am excited to get our tools on the machines and demonstrate best practices for holemaking and thread milling in real-world scenarios,” Mr. Craine says. “We’re proud to partner with the L.A. chapter of NTMA, which has been accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills and is the largest of 35 regional NTMA chapters.”
Mr. Craine will present an overview of holemaking in metal, demonstrations of the company’s Gen3Sys XT Pro and Revolution drills, Wohlhaupter MultiBore precision boring tool system, and the AccuThread thread mill. He will also provide programs for thread mills and speeds/feeds for the demonstrated drills. Machines utilized in training curriculum include the Haas VF-2 and several manual drill presses with demos running in 6061 aluminum.
Both companies share a passion to provide the most advanced tools and expertise available in order to offer the best machine technology training for the 21st century, says Allied. Through this tooling donation, live classroom demos and the addition of Allied’s knowledge of holemaking to supplement LA-NTMA’s current curriculum, the two groups look forward to shaping the next generation of precision machinists.
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