BIR Training Center: Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics (CNC) School in Chicago
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Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics

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What is Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics?

Computer controlled machines create the vast majority of consumer products, from cars and boats, to toothbrushes and electronic devices. Examples of sophisticated computer controlled machines utilized in computerized manufacturing include Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mills and Lathes, Robots, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), 3D Printers, and Laser Machines, among others.

 

BIR: A Leader in Computerized Manufacturing and CNC Training

BIR Training Center is the Midwest’s leader in Computerized Manufacturing training since 1993. We offer instruction in CNC machining and part programming, CMM precision inspection and measurement, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Robot Automation and more. With five locations across Chicago, the opportunities to learn CNC, CMM, CAD/CAM, and Robotics are closer than you think.

 

Careers in Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics

The demand for programmers and operators of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) and robotic equipment is strong today and is expected to grow. BIR prepares students for employment as CNC, CMM, Robotic, and CAD/CAM Operators, Set-up Personnel, and Programmers. Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics provides attractive career opportunities for both women and men.

 

Computerized Manufacturing & Robotics Programs and Certification Pathway Information

  • (M1) Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics,
    35 Credits | Full-time: 16 months
    – includes training in CNC machine tools, CMM, Robotics training, and CAD/CAM skills and Industry Certification Preparation.

  • (M2) Machine Tool Technology:
    29 Credits | Full-time: 14 months
    – Includes CNC machines training with advanced CAD/CAM skills
    (M2R) Milling Machine Tool Technology: The M2 program with an additional focus on Robotics

  • (M3) Machine Tool Operations:
    17 Credits | Full-time: 8 months
    Has a machine specific focus Machining or Turning Centers.

  • FANUC

    • Robotics Handling Tool Operation and Programming Certificate
    • Robotics iRVision 2D Operation and Programming w/R30iA Certificate

    NIMS Metalworking Skills Certification

    • CNC Turning Operations
    • CNC Milling Operations
    • Measurement, Materials, and Safety
  • Program Information

    • Hands-on Training: Machine shop sessions held in the Computerized Manufacturing Lab where students work with CNC machines, robotics, CMM, and standard industry equipment.
    • Support: Additional help with math, English and computer skills is available.


  • JOB TITLE DUTIES SKILLS/EDUCATION

    MACHINE OPERATOR

    Load and unload work pieces, monitor machining in process, inspect finished parts, Statistical Process Control charting.

    SKILLS

    Regular check-up of operation, general knowledge of machining

    EDUCATION

    Training at a career technical school or college

    MACHINE
    SET-UP

    Set up fixture and cutting tools, coordinate the machine, determine and enter offset and compensation values, correct errors in tooling and programming, test the program.

    SKILLS

    Solid knowledge of machining and tooling, understanding of part programing, and machine functions.

    EDUCATION

    Training at a career technical school or college Machining experience with extensive CNC knowledge

    PART PROGRAMMER

    Prepare part programs, CNC documents, and setup instructions.

    SKILLS

    Command of geometry/trigonometry, sound knowledge of machining, blueprint readings, G / M code programming use of CAD/ CAM software, hands on experience

    EDUCATION

    Training at career technical school or college, Industry specific software training.

    PROCESS PLANNER

    Determine what machining processes / sequences to use and with what machines; select cutting tools and work holders/fixtures; prepare operation sheets.

    SKILLS

    Overall knowledge of machining, and tooling; strong background in manufacturing and CNC

    EDUCATION

    College degree in Manufacturing is preferred

    CNC MANAGER or SUPERVISOR

    Oversee CNC operations, personnel hiring/training and job assignment, coordination with other departments, evaluation and acquisition of new CNC machine tools and CAD/CAM software.

    SKILLS

    Management skills, machining knowledge, CNC programming, and manufacturing experience

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor or advanced degree

    ROBOT TECHNICIAN

    Perform robot alignment, loading/ unloading for robotic cells. Prepare basic program changes.

    SKILLS

    Understanding of an industrial robot anatomy, familiarity with manufacturing processes

    EDUCATION

    Training at a career technical school or college in Robotic Technology Coordinate

    MEASURING MACHINES (CMM) OPERATOR

    Perform dimensional and/or mechanical inspections to ensure conformance with quality standards.

    SKILLS

    Knowledge of precision measuring tools, blueprint reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances, and CMM operations and software

    EDUCATION

    Training at a career technical school or college in Metrology and Inspection

M1 Program Gainful Employment Disclosure


M2 Program Gainful Employment Disclosure



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