Milling workshop at the university
The shortage of qualified personnel is a problem that cannot be underestimated – in Germany as well as elsewhere. Vocational education and advanced training is therefore an important topic for Tebis. In this connection, Tebis collaborates on a regular basis with universities – in early December, for the first time in Romania, with the Polytechnic University of Timișoara (UPT).
Timișoara is an economic center and university city in the Banat region. Many suppliers for the automotive industry as well as leading technology companies are located in this region. Manuel Marrico, Tebis Channel Sales Manager, describes the situation in Timișoara as follows: "Companies that are located here often report that they have difficulty finding qualified personnel. We want to counteract this. Thus, in cooperation with UPT, we organized for the first time a workshop on milling strategies." This was held on December 7, 2017, using rooms at the university. UPT uses a floating installation of Tebis and trains its students in working with the software, among other things. More than 30 students, interested parties and Tebis customers attended the event. Using an actual part, they learned about programming and milling strategies in Tebis and observed the manufacturing.
Different milling strategies
The workshop was led by MBVTIM Consulting, the official Tebis distributor in Romania. The company, headquartered in Timișoara, provides optimization solutions in mechanical engineering and production. MBVTIM employees designed the part specifically for the workshop. They presented the programming and pointed out various milling strategies such as plunging in the part and full-cut avoidance. Workshop participants then observed how the part was manufactured at different quality levels on a Haas 3-axis CNC milling machine. Also present was partner Broos Tools, the official distributor for Pokolm in Romania, who provided information on suitable tools. "Participant feedback was positive," says Marrico. "Our concept is well-received and we plan to repeat this kind of workshop in the coming year."