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HEIDENHAIN is helping to develop the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

"STEM opens up a world of possibilities for your students," said a company spokesperson. "We want to help develop the next generation of manufacturing professionals in the field of motion control and the students interested in the precision metalworking field by offering the latest and best technology available today. ACU-RITE digital readouts and easy-to-use CNC controls have been made in the USA for more than 40 years and have long been the first choice of machine tool/metalworking instructors across the country. Our forte is turning your used or new manual milling machines, lathes, grinders and EDM machines into a productive tool that is ideal for preparing your students for their future in the manufacturing industry."

HEIDENHAIN recently added the droPWR iOS app to the readout line. droPWR turns an iPad into a digital readout, taking machine tool experience to the next level (iPad not included).

Also new to the line is the Bridge Adaptor Kit, which bridges the gap between ACU-RITE and HEIDENHAIN controls.

"Education of our young adults is very important to ACU-RITE as well as the parent company, HEIDENHAIN," said the spokesperson. This is why we are prepared to offer high-discount incentives to all technical schools across the country. Discounts start at 25%, including special hands-on training incentives."

To see videos recorded at schools it has partnered with, including Randolph Community College in North Carolina and Horry Georgetown Technical College in South Carolina, go to

Designed for the future of advanced manufacturing is the TNC7 from HEIDENHAIN. This CNC control offers an enhanced user experience and is intuitive, task focused and customizable.

HEIDENHAIN offers interactive learning with HIT 3.0. This cost-effective learning concept for advanced programming is available in several languages and it runs in a standard web browser.

HEIDENHAIN Education Support Program (HESP) from HEIDENHAIN promotes NC training in the metalworking industry with a focus on milling and turning. This support is available to:

  • Vocational training institutions
  • State vocational schools
  • Universities
  • Apprentice training programs.

The support includes:

  • Programming stations for milling and turning
  • Training courses for teachers and trainers of CNC apprentices
  • HIT multimedia training system for interactive learning
  • Training kit for explaining high-accuracy encoders
  • Extensive support materials such as user manuals and posters

HEIDENHAIN Technical Training Academy has also been introduced. It offers three classes per month. View the schedule online at

HEIDENHAIN training resources features and benefits:

  • Innovative teaching tools based on Moodle technology
  • Curriculum ready to go including animations, testing tools and PDFs
  • Technology for each training level
  • HEIDENHAIN grants funding for acquisition/retrofitting
  • Products used on entry level machine tools to high-end 5-axis machining centers
  • Support team to train faculty
  • Marketing and communication vehicles to promote your school.

For more information contact:

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

333 E State Parkway

Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337


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