The Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre (AMAC) is pioneering, technologically advanced centre at the forefront of both the manufacturing and engineering industries.

A dynamic team of experts recruited directly from industry, deliver accredited and bespoke training courses which are designed to develop and grow specialist skills which are directly applicable within the workplace, utilising the latest in equipment and technology.

Our modern centre is also ready for commercial use with an experienced team able to assist wherever required.

The AMAC provides an environment to support the region’s manufacturing base with the opportunity to outsource capacity constraints.

Additionally the centre provides a safe pre production environment to support new product introduction and development work.

Whether upskilling your current workforce or enhancing an apprenticeship, by training with the AMAC employees with grow skills and knowledge which will set both them and their employer apart from the competition – at the very forefront of manufacturing and engineering production and technology.

View our range of courses below:

 

3D CAD

Cost: £300

You will learn to navigate the User Interface, control and use precision drafting tools to generate 3D Solid models and dimensioned Engineering drawings using Inventor Professional.

2D CAD

Duration: 4 days

Cost: £150

You will learn how to navigate the User Interface, control and use precision drafting tools to create a dimensioned Engineering drawing using AutoCAD.

Intermediate Coordinate Measuring Machine

Level: Intermediate

Duration: Over five 2.5 hour sessions

Cost: £400

Construct and calibrate a CMM tool. Construct a CMM program to measure a component with multiple features.

  • Create environment
  • Set up and calibrate a sphere
  • Create ref tool Create further tools.
  • Locate and calibrate a rack
  • Change tools in the new environment
  • Tool selection and calibration
  • Manual programming (CAD)
  • Manual programming (Non-CAD)

Intermediate CNC Machining

Level: N/A

Duration: Over five 2.5 hour sessions (6:00-8:00pm)

Cost: £300

Programme and operate a multiaxis machine tool. Including the manufacture of component with multiple features.

  • 3 axis machining
  • 3+2 axis machining
  • Simultaneous machining
  • Multiaxis machining applications
  • Tool library & offset page
  • Load tools into library, carousel and measure(laser)
  • Set a WPC datum (Probe)
  • Program creation (3 axis)

Intermediate CNC programming (Milling)

Level: N/A

Duration: Over five 2.5 hour sessions (6:00 to 8:30pm)

Cost: £300

A 5 x 2.5 hour course covering the planning and programming of a detailed CNC program using conversational techniques. Delegates will study an engineering drawing and produce a program using correct cutting strategies and tool selection based on the component features.

Intermediate Computer Aided Design

Level: Intermediate

Duration: Over five 2.5 hour sessions

Cost: £300

Navigate the User Interface, control and use precision drafting tools to generate a 3D Solid model and a dimensioned Engineering drawing using Inventor Professional.
Introduction to 3D CAD, Sketch & Constrain, Extrude & Revolve, Drawing Creation.

Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machine

Level: Beginner

Duration: 6pm-8:30pm (Over five 2.5 hour sessions)

Cost: £200

CMM is a device for measuring the physical geometrical characteristics of an object. This machine may be manually controlled by an operator or it may be computer controlled. Measurements are defined by a probe attached to the third moving axis of this machine. Probes may be mechanical, optical, laser, or white light, among others.
Understand CMM principles.Load and run pre-written programmes.Generate a basic alignment programme.
Principles of CMM measurement

  • Explanation of the software functions
  • Interface and handset overview
  • Appreciation of XYZ co-ordinates and AB head movement
  • Open and run a manual program
    Open and run an automatic program
  • Print and understand reports
  • Generate a basic alignment program

Introduction to CNC Machining

Level: N/A

Duration: 6:00pm-8:30pm (Over five 2.5 hour sessions)

Cost: £150

CNC is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium.
Understand and operate a multi axis machine tool. Including the manufacture of a small component.
What is CNC machining?

  • H&S risks around a machine tool
  • Basic M/C Maintenance, coolant care, 5S
  • Axis movements
  • Ref Axis
  • HMI control overview
  • Over rides
  • Manual axis movements (jog & hand wheel)
  • MDI / TSM functions
  • Methods of work holding
  • Cutting tool selection
  • Tool library & offset page
  • Load tools into library and carousel (touch)

Introduction to CNC programming (Milling)

Level: N/A

Duration: 6:00pm-8:30pm (Over five 2.5 hour sessions)

Cost: £150

A 5 x 2.5 hour course covering CNC concepts, axis identification, directional movement and an introduction to basic ISO programming. The delegate will learn how to safely structure and write a CNC program which will include some basic G and M code functions with positional coordinates.

Introduction to Computer Aided Design

Level: Beginner

Duration: 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Over five 2.5 hour sessions)

Cost: £150

CAD is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation.

Navigate the User Interface and learn how to control and use precision drafting tools to create a dimensioned Engineering drawing using AutoCAD.

Drawing Principles, Introduction to 2D CAD, Inputting methods, Layers & Printing,1st & 3rd Angle Projections

Advanced Electro-Pneumatic Techniques and Application

Duration: 3 1/2 days

Cost: £600 plus VAT

Course objective: To enable delegates to build advanced pneumatic circuits and use the correct fault finding techniques – whilst gaining knowledge on the application of the correct skills and techniques.

Introduction to Pneumatic Techniques and Application

Level: Upskilling

Duration: 3 1/2 days

Cost: £600 plus VAT

This course will allow delegates to build basic pneumatic circuits and use the correct fault finding techniques – whilst gaining knowledge on the application of the correct skills and techniques.

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

Level: Upskilling

Duration: 4 days

Cost: £600 plus VAT

Course objective: Delegates will learn about working with a PLC within an engineering and manufacturing environment.

The course will enable non electrical personnel to fault-find on systems incorporating PLCs, with upskilling which will save on down time and reduce unnecessary dependence on electrical staff.

Electro-Pneumatic Techniques and Application

Level: Upskilling

Duration: 3 1/2 days

Cost: £600 plus VAT

Course objective: To enable delegates to build basic electro-pneumatic circuits and use the correct fault finding techniques, alongside the application of the necessary principles.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Level: Bespoke

Duration: Varied

Cost: Price available on request

Lean Kaizen

Course objective: Delegates will gain knowledge in lean manufacturing techniques, and how a technical understanding of machines and their processes inform analytical and decision making skills – delivering the most efficient means of product delivery.

Techniques and principles will be instantly applicable to a delegate’s own production environment.

3D CAD Modelling

Level: Upskilling

Duration: 4 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Course objective: Gain knowledge and experience in a practical setting, with delegates understanding the principles of 3D CAD modelling, designing in CAD and recreation of engineering drawings using 3D CAD systems.

DMG Mori Tool Presetter Training

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £150 plus VAT

Course objectives: Enable delegates to gain in pre-setting tools using cutting edge, industry-leading equipment in a deliverable way.

Mazak Programming Milling including Variaxis

Level: Upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Course objective: Gain skills and knowledge to utilise Mazak programming on CNC systems and learn how to use within a manufacturing and engineering production environment.

Shop Floor Gauging (Equator)

Level: Upskilling

Duration: 3 days

Cost: £450 plus VAT

 

Become accustomed and gain practical experience with equator’s gauging technology, learn how to configure and apply the gauging system within a manufacturing setting, operate software and gain knowledge for both manual and automated operations.

CMM advanced course

Level: Level 3/upskilling

Duration: 3 days

Cost: £450 plus VAT

Programming

Course objective: Build on current knowledge of co-ordinate measuring machines. Understand advanced principles of CMM programming and performing calibrations.

CMM introductory course

Level: Level 3/upskilling

Duration: 3 days

Cost: £450 plus VAT

(Programming)

Course objective: Introduce new and experienced users of co-ordinate measuring machines. Understand the principles of part alignment, and how to perform a CMM calibration, alongside the first principles CMM operation and programming.

Advanced CNC turning with driven tooling and ‘Y axis’

Level: Level 4/Upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Programming and operating

Course objective: Delegates will gain knowledge in a wide variety of CNC turning disciplines including how to safely operate an advanced multi-axis CNC lathe, programme a CNC turning program incorporating driven tooling, using C & Y axis to ill features and understanding movements of a multi-axis CNC lathe.

Intermediate CNC turning

Level: Level 3/upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Intermediate CNC turning with an introduction to driven tooling, production and setting

Course objective: Expanding on the introduction to the CNC turning course, delegates will learn how to safely operate a multi-axis CNC lathe whilst setting and utilising driven tooling in a production environment.

Introduction to CNC turning

Level: Level 3/upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Basic CNC turning with an introduction to live tooling

Course objective: Safely operate a multi-axis CNC lathe, select and run a multi-axis CNC turning program, understand movements of a multi-axis CNC lathe and first principles in CNC turning alongside the machine console, human/machine interface and functions. Delegates will also be able to carry out the simulation of a machine program.

Advanced positional multi-axis machining

Level: Level 4/upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

5 axis programming with multi-axis setting and operating

Course objective: Delegates will safely operate a multi-axis machining centre, program and run a 5 axis CNC program using Siemens Shop-Mill, set work piece and tool offsets, understand the machine console, human/machine interface and functions alongside probing and tool measurement capabilities.

Intermediate multi axis machining

Level: 3/upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

3 axis programming with multi-axis setting and operating

Course objective: Enables the delegate to safely operate a complex machining centre to maximise quality and performance, safely program, set and operate a multi-axis machining centre. Delegates will also be able to program and run a CNC program using Siemens Shop-Mill.

Introduction to multi-axis machining

Level: 3/upskilling

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £750 plus VAT

Introduction to multi-axis machining (operating)

Course objective: Delegates with limited machining experience will learn to safely operate a complex machining centre to maximise quality and performance, safely set and operate a multi-axis machining centre. Delegates will be able to select and run a CNC program utilising 5 axis capabilities.

High quality, industry-led training

in a pioneering, technologically advanced facility

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