Training in the USA
The USA is the oldest and largest market for Renishaw calibration equipment. As such, regular group training has been a feature for over 15 years.
This year we are adding a one-day introductory ballbar course in response to customer demand.
Training in USA
Renishaw is pleased to offer the following training options for North American customers:
Ballbar classes (QC20-W and QC10)
General ballbar metrology class topics:
We strongly recommend that ballbar users planning to take the ballbar class obtain and view a copy of the 'Getting Started with Ballbar' DVD presentation before attending. The DVD is available free of charge from Renishaw by calling (847) 286 9953 or by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laser classes (XL-80 and ML10)
Laser measurement and machine metrology. Duration, four days. Covers basics of machine metrology and use of laser measurement systems. Each class covers a series of general topics (see below) ensuring that the student has a good understanding of the fundamentals of machine tool performance, measurement and testing.
Primarily classroom based, students will also have the opportunity to get some hands on experience in our on-site demonstration facility putting what they have learned into practice. The comprehensive class is held at the Renishaw Inc. facility near to Chicago, IL.
General laser metrology class topics:
A proven successEstablished and improved over 15 years, many customers have sent multiple staff through these courses. Recent testimonials include:
'A lot of material was covered in the 3½ days we were at Renishaw. The visual aids were very good and the interaction between the trainer and our class added to the experience. The 'hands on' with the VMC was a great aid and having lunch on the site helped keep all of us focused and encouraged interaction between everyone in the class. I look forward to improving the value of the diagnostics we get from our ballbar here at Silfex.' -Wayne Ross, Senior Mfg Manager, Silfex Inc - Ballbar class Nov 2012.
'From 4 years of college courses, 5 years in the USAF, and 5 years of training from my company, your class was the most informative I've attended' - Course attendee 2012.
'...this diagnosis and repair would not have been possible without the expertise and training from Renishaw Inc. I highly recommend that all facilities with machine tools be sent on the Renishaw QC10 Ballbar and Metrology training course. My honest opinion is that this class was the best training I have had in the 23 years I have been working on machine tools.' -Machine shop supervisor at a major US auto manufacturer.
Having invested in the hardware, procedures and staff to operate them, these training courses are designed to ensure you get the maximum value from that investment.
Advanced ballbar training achieves "better than new" machine tool accuracy
Ballbar testing is nothing new to those who use fleets of machine tools, including people like Wayne Ross and Jacob Hebbeler of Silfex Inc based at Eaton, Ohio. Both have used ballbar analysis to maintain and enhance the accuracy of the plant's 50+ machines for more than a decade. But, it turns out that experienced ballbar users can still learn a few new tricks that can be transformational to a business.
Please call (847) 286-9953 for current pricing or e-mail us at email@example.com. The fee for the class includes all required books and materials. Lunch will be provided Tuesday through Thursday for students attending comprehensive classes at the Renishaw facility in Hoffman Estates. Please note that all classes must be pre-paid and that reservations cannot be guaranteed until paid for in full.
Vincennes University, ICAT Building, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591. T. 812-888-4159
Renishaw Inc, 5277 Trillium Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. T. 847-286-9953
To register for classes at either location, please contact Ann Molloy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Antongiovanni (email@example.com) on (847) 286-9953. Please be aware that class sizes are limited and that registration will close when that limit is reached.
Bespoke training and advanced classes
In additional to our published schedule, we also offer bespoke training classes tailored to your specific needs and requirements. To discuss your specific training needs, please contact Mike Wilm at firstname.lastname@example.org