Geometric and Machining Training Solutions work together to fill critical skill gaps

DEC. 2, 2014

Machining Training Solutions (MTS), the developer of the most advanced CNC simulation-based training system in the U.S, and Geometric, a leader in advanced manufacturing software including CAMWorks®, have partnered to address a critical skill gap in the manufacturing industry: The lack of skilled CAD/CAM programmers and CNC operators for advanced computerized machines.

The companies have joined forces to deliver state-of-the-art training programs at Eastern Florida State University to fill the growing demand for skilled, advanced technology positions critical for leading U.S. manufacturers competing on a global scale.

New training programs are being developed through this partnership to leverage Geometric’s feature based CAD/CAM system and MTS’s interactive training programs on PC and mobile platforms and to offer training to students any time on any device. In addition, these fully interactive training programs allow students to learn real-world manufacturing in a virtual environment using the world’s most advanced virtual CNC machine simulation software. “CAMWorks is a perfect partner for providing this solution. Its intuitive approach and the ability to build upon the knowledge of experienced machinists helps the students come up to speed faster than ever before”, says Al Stimac, President at Machining Training Simulation.

A recent survey by Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 51% of the upcoming jobs in manufacturing involved in production will require the ability to operate and manage increasingly complex CNC equipment. “We are proud to be a key technology provider to fill this skill gap and aid in the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S” says Jim Foster, Head – Global Channel Sales at Geometric. For the first time, colleges like Eastern Florida State will be able to leverage this ground-breaking technology to provide students with the skills they require for skilled and high paying positions with leading manufactures in Florida and throughout the nation.

About MTS: MTS, an industry leader in CNC simulation software, is revolutionizing the way Advanced Manufacturing training is being taught. MTS’s simulation software has transformed the training methods of hundreds of organizations including, Fortune 500 companies, colleges and technical schools. Using simulation software, MTS training programs can be adapted to any CNC machine or controller thus programming methods and techniques used during training can be customized to support a customer’s specific type of equipment.

About CAMWorks: CAMWorks, a parametric, solids-based CNC programming software system, brings in a revolutionary way to help machinists around the world program fast and machine faster. CAMWorks significantly reduces programming time and removes the drudgery from CNC programming by using patented Feature Recognition technology in conjunction with full toolpath to solid-model associativity and knowledge-based machining.

About Geometric: Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.

Listed on the Bombay and National stock exchanges in India, the company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 10.95 billion (US Dollars 181.39 million) for the year ended March 2014. It employs about 4400 people across 12 global delivery locations in the US, France, Germany, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.

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