Coleg Gwent develops CNC capability

As one of the biggest, and most successful colleges in Wales, Coleg Gwent is not resting on its laurels. The college has embarked on an ambitious expansion programme to deliver day-release and full-time apprenticeships in support of the engineering sector in its catchment area. The first phase of this plan is now complete following the arrival of four CNC machines supplied by XYZ Machine Tools.

The four machines, two XYZ CT52 turning centres and two XYZ Mini Mill 560 vertical machining centres, will be used to develop full-time courses to introduce students to automation in the manufacturing process, as well as involving them in initial component design, CADCAM, programming and general machining. Courses are also designed for part-time students already in industry who want to upskill to make their qualifications more relevant to modern industry standards.
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