The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) is offering a new, online CNC machine training program for manufacturers in spring 2021.
An optional weeklong in-person pilot bootcamp training in summer 2021 is also being offered in collaboration with Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Future in-person training will be offered across the U.S. after this pilot project.
This training is part of the America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) program, a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement supported by the Department of Defense Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment program at ORNL. The ACE program’s intent is to train the next generation machine tool workforce, including future manufacturing engineers, machine tool designers, entrepreneurs and machinists.
The program is free, but registration is required. Registration is open and will remain open through the first few months of 2021.
Note that the online training is a stand-alone offering. Students who finish the online training with a grade of 70% or higher will receive a certificate of completion from IACMI and a copy of Machining Dynamics: Frequency Response to Improved Productivity. The in-person training is completely optional.