Allied Machine Opens Ohio Training Center
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Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tool systems, has launched an engineering training department to provide comprehensive, hands-on education programs for new employees, end users, and distributors.
The new 3,000ft2 facility, located in Dover, Ohio, includes two vertical and one horizontal machining center to showcase the complete range of Allied’s tools. Each machining center features a dedicated camera with a live feed connected directly to 60” monitors, giving participants an excellent view of tools in action.
Demonstrations are available featuring Allied tools running in a wide variety of materials including low carbon steel, alloy steel, high strength alloy, 304 and 17-4 stainless steel, structural steel plates, 6061 aluminum, and iron. Training demonstrations include active participation with attendees helping to select speeds and feeds.
The training department instructs new Allied associates in the proper use and application of Allied’s tooling in all phases of holemaking solutions in metal. Trainees participate in a three-month technical and hands-on training program, focusing on how the tools work and where to apply them in various applications.
For users and the distributors who support them, Allied offers a two-and-a-half-day technical educational seminar (TES), featuring classroom and metal cutting demonstrations. These seminars, limited to groups of 15-30 attendees, are designed to keep participants abreast of the latest industry trends and the technology offered.
For those unable to travel to the Dover, Ohio, training facility, the training department sponsors open house events held at machine tool manufacturers’ distributors, as well as on-site training programs for engineers and machinists. Customizable training programs are available for groups of all sizes.
Andrew Fliger, Allied’s current engineering trainer, said, “Our training programs are focused to equip participants with the right tooling and knowledge for the jobs they’re facing today.”