Cimatron Helps Indiana College Manufacturing Program With CAD/CAM Software Donation
South Bend, IN (PRWEB) October 17, 2007
Continuing its tradition of supporting the education of tooling professionals, Cimatron Technologies, Inc. has donated twelve seats of its leading CAD/CAM software to Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana.
The Ivy Tech manufacturing training programs are designed to support industries and businesses that have a growing demand for highly skilled workers. Cimatron is utilized at Ivy Tech in two 16-week training courses, focusing on CAD and CAM skills. Using Cimatron, Ivy Tech is able to offer students a hands-on experience in key technologies, giving them the advanced skills needed to advance their careers and serve the needs of local tooling and manufacturing shops.
The program is led by Jeff Lambert, a veteran toolmaker and Ivy Tech alumni. “The trade is changing rapidly,” says Lambert, who has run local mold shops and is currently an engineering manager at ASTAR Incorporated. “Many employees are not well trained in modeling or programming. Shops that need to train such employees send them to Ivy Tech.”
Ivy Tech had been using another software package for the CAD/CAM courses, but it was expensive to maintain and did not provide the capabilities required to keep up with today’s demands. “We kept coming across areas in projects that were difficult to model or produce with the software we were using. I knew Cimatron would help me overcome these issues and provide the students with more effective training,” notes Lambert.
After being approached by Ivy Tech, Cimatron donated the software and maintenance for free and has provided extensive support for the program, also at no charge. Lambert notes, “The support from Cimatron has been excellent. Anything I needed has been supported and taken care of right away.”
The Cimatron donation helps Ivy Tech reduce costs and provide students with more up-to-date training. “Cimatron’s automated tools for the manufacturing process removes wasted time and allow our classes to go beyond basic CAD/CAM,” says Lambert.
Lambert and Ivy Tech plan on expanding the use of the Cimatron software to introduce new courses that will provide advanced training on specific topics such as mold and die design and electrodes.
Sam Golan, CEO and President of Cimatron Technologies, Inc. says “Our educational programs are designed to support both employees and businesses. Students gain the skills they need to advance their career, while the industry benefits from the addition of higher skilled workers.”
For more information about Cimatron’s support of educational programs, please see the Education page on the Cimatron Technologies website.
About Ivy Tech
With 23 campuses throughout the state of Indiana Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution, serving over 106,000 students a year. Ivy Tech serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that is aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information visit http://www.ivytech.edu/.
With more than 20,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Cimatron’s cutting-edge CAD/CAM solutions are widely used in the automotive, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries. For more information, please visit http://www.cimatrontech.com/.
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