CCD Becomes Heidenhain’s First North American Authorized Training Partner

Heidenhain has announced Community College of Denver’s Advanced Manufacturing Center as the first Heidenhain authorized training partner focusing on its CNC controls in North America.

Heidenhain has announced Community College of Denver’s (CCD) Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) as the first Heidenhain authorized training partner (ATP) focusing on its CNC controls in North America. At this facility, both students and industry stakeholders alike can access and train on the manufacturing equipment.

To become a Heidenhain ATP, CCD staff completed several rounds of advanced training on the 5-Axis Heidenhain TNC machine controls and successfully passed an extensive exam.

“We are thrilled to be able to contribute to domestic manufacturing with these advanced capabilities,” says Matthew Sweeney, AMC director. “It’s exciting to see what can now be done just by knowing what buttons to push on these conversational controls. And we are just scratching the surface of what these controllers can do. Even the most experienced machinist can benefit from these advanced capabilities.”

Heidenhain’s TNC Business Development Manager Gisbert Ledvon says, “Heidenhain has been in a relationship with CCD and its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Colorado since 2015, including participating in multiple joint workshops held at CCD for 5-axis machining covering theoretical and practical parts.” Multiple TNC controls are in operation at the AMC, and student classes are currently being offered there, from basic to advanced control programming and training.

More information on the control training opportunities at CCD can be obtained from CCD Machining Instructor Eric Miller at (303) 352-3060 or online at CCD.edu/Machining.

CCD is now listed online as one of the global ATPs of DR. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH, and other North American institutions are now invited to apply to the ATP program as well. This expanded ATP program is part of a larger North American TNC support initiative, which includes increased control training at the Heidenhain offices in Schaumburg, Illinois, an establishment of a controls application group with dedicated contact information (TNCApplications@heidenhain.com), as well as a hotline for on-the-go technical support (847-490-0351, Ext. 2).