Rochester Hills’ FANUC America, a factory automation solutions provider, and New Jersey’s Doosan Machine Tools America, a provider of CNC machine tools, have developed the FANUC Certified CNC Training Program that offers manufacturing skills development using Doosan machine tools.
The new offering adds to FANUC’s CNC training tools and allows operators a hands-on experience with Doosan’s CNC machines, which have been used in manufacturing for more than 40 years.
The agreement is in collaboration with the FANUC Education Authorized Reseller Network and the Doosan machine Tools Distributor Network. Together, they will provide industry-recognized training and equipment to educational institutions.
“Our collaboration will provide secondary and post-secondary schools with hands-on skill development, and industry-recognized certifications using world-class Doosan machine tools combined with FANUC’s industry-leading CNC controls,” says Paul Aiello, director of education at FANUC America. “We look forward to seeing students and job seekers develop the skills that will help them obtain exciting and high-paying careers in manufacturing.”
The machines offered to education providers will be the DEM 4000 three-axis vertical machining center the LEO 1600 turning center. They are suited for existing FANUC CNC Milling and Turning curriculum, but additional machine tools will be offered through FANUC’s authorized reseller network in the future.
The program will also eventually add digital twins of Doosan’s DEM 4000 and LEO 1600 machine tools to the CNC simulators and machining simulation software for those learning how to run and program the Doosan machine tools virtually.
FANUC America is a subsidiary of Japan’s FANUC Corp.