| 1 MINUTE READ

Trak Machine Tools Opens New Showroom in Training Center

The partnership allows the supplier to better serve its customers in the region while equipping the workforce with advanced manufacturing skills. 

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Trak Machine Tools’ new Pittsburgh showroom, located at New Century Careers (NCC)’s Anselmo Innovation Training Center, continues a partnership the companies say will benefit Pittsburgh’s regional manufacturing industry. “This unique strategic public-nonprofit partnership launches the next iteration of regional post-COVID recovery for the industry,” says Neil Ashbaugh, president and CEO of NCC. “It will help to reframe NCC for a larger role in the industry as a whole.” A grand opening is scheduled for August 25-26. 

At the Pittsburgh location, Trak will offer regional manufacturers, prospects and customers in central and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio demonstrations of Trak machines, as well as comprehensive support for Trak and ProtoTrak products performed by factory-direct personnel. Companies visiting the showroom also will be introduced to NCC training programs and Job Shop, which provides parts for prototype to small-batch production runs.

“The partnership between Trak Machine Tools and New Century Careers creates a unique opportunity and synergy that will equip the southwestern Pennsylvania workforce with the advanced skills employers need for the challenges of Industry 4.0,” says Steve Pinto, president and CEO of Trak Machine Tools – Southwestern Industries Inc. 

The new showroom expands the Trak equipment NCC currently uses for its onsite training programs, including the DPMRX3 bed mill, 1845RX lathe, the 2op-M11 portable VMC, and the new VMC5. The NCC training center floor plan was revamped over the last few months to accommodate the additional machines.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Drilling Deep Holes On A VMC

    The recipe for best results is simple: Start with a rigid machine, add a high pressure through-the-spindle coolant system, then combine these with the right drill geometry plus the right speeds and feeds.

  • When Spindle Speed is a Constraint

    Though it won’t replace high speed machining, Boeing sees “low speed machining” as a viable supplement to higher-rpm machines. Using new tools and techniques, a shop’s lower-rpm machining centers can realize much more of their potential productivity in milling aluminum aircraft parts.

  • How to Improve Machining Center Accuracy

    Accuracy is not just inherent to the machine—it also depends on how the machine is used. Try these techniques to let a new or existing CNC machining center achieve its potential precision.