Business leaders, educators, industry leaders and students have celebrated the opening of a brand new Hurco CNC Technology Centre at the Indianapolis campus of the Lincoln College of Technology. The ribbon was cut this week on the 5,000 square foot CNC machining centre at the US college. The new location has 10 new CNC machining and turning centres built by Hurco, offering modern technology for the purposes of training.
After the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the centre, there were also campus tours and machining demonstrations. Attendees of the event also enjoyed a special guest appearance by Vinnie DiMartino, who is the machinist in the “American Chopper” on Discovery Channel.
The new centre will provide an opportunity for students to train and develop their CNC machining skills on Hurco machines, which will prepare them for a career in CNC machining technology. The Hurco equipment is designed to be very user friendly and easy to learn, which makes it perfect to use for this type of training purposes. The college will prepare students for joining a growing industry as entry level operators of CNC technology. Large numbers of British students have been opting to study in America over recent years.
“We are excited to unveil the Hurco CNC Technology Centre, and for our students to have the opportunity to train on Hurco machines,” added Scott Shaw, Lincoln’s president and COO. “Our CNC Machining programme will prepare students to join a growing and desirable industry as entry-level CNC operators or set-up technicians in today’s modern manufacturing facilities. Opportunities for trained CNC machinists in Indiana alone are projected to increase 19% between 2010 and 2020, making it one of the fastest-growing career fields.”
“Our CNC technology is extremely beneficial to the classroom environment because the integrated control supports multiple ways to programme parts,” said Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies Inc. “Today, manufacturing is about technology — it’s where skilled trades and technology meet, and Hurco CNC mills and lathes provide the technology piece that increases the value and relevance of the skills students learn.”