Smart Manufacturing / 3D Printing

Siemens expands its Technical Application Center in its Elk Grove facility

By Siemens news release

Jan 18, 2018

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With digitalization and the rapid changes in technology, training is more important than ever to keep employees’ skills up to date with the newest industrial technologies. In support of this need, Siemens announces the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC) which offers machine tool dealers, importers and end-users of Sinumerik CNCs a complete range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training.

Operating since 2009, the TAC provides the ideal setting for enhancing your CNC machining knowledge. Occupying more than 3,150 square feet of dedicated space at our Elk Grove Village, Illinois facility, the TAC is a short ride from O’Hare International Airport. The newly expanded Machine Lab now features three milling machines and one turning center for hands-on learning, plus a Kuka robotic center, and NX-CAM training station.

Two state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using our exclusive SinuTrain software and Sinumerik CNC simulators.

“Manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to train their employees on evolving CNC technologies as they transition to digital factories. Hands-on training and virtual programs like these are extremely important. We’re excited to offer machine tool users a more expansive program to develop their employees,” says Sascha Fischer, segment manager, Siemens Motion Control, Machine Tool Business.

Siemens offers professional-level training courses ranging from Sinumerik Operation and Programming to Sinumerik service and maintenance. In addition, the following advanced training classes are offered:

  • Mixed technology operation and programming
  • Flexible NC programming
  • Multi–channel operation and programming
  • Advanced measuring cycles
  • Post-processor development 
  • PLC commissioning and service
  • 4th-axis integration
  • • Part and tool probe installation