Case Study Reports

Jim Walton, AutoGlo: "The training system is quite comprehensive. As someone who is self taught in cnc programming, setup and operation of Swiss screw machines, I wish I had known about your company when I was learning. I could probably have saved myself alot of time, aggravation and money."

Andrew Bergstrom, William Russell Limited: "We needed him to be able to learn about programming on the Fanuc zero (on Tsugami) and ten series controls. I liked the fact that he could take the lessons from home as well as in the office. He mentioned that it helped him quite a bit and I've noticed that his programming skills have improved."

Don Slewinski, Camcraft: "Seven years ago our cost of quality, which includes scrap, rework, returns from customers and so on, averaged about 5% of sales. Since then we have added 30 people to the company, most of whom had no previous shop experience when they were hired. Over that 7 year period we have provided 29,000 hours of training to both these new people and our existing people. Despite a 50% increase in sales during that time, our cost of quality has dropped noticeably. The projection for this year reflects a total reduction of about 76%."

Gary Fagan, Independent Learner: "I was shown the job, shall I call it piecemeal, over the last 15 years. I never was truly trained. This guy wanted to make sure I never got as good as he was. After completing the course, I am able to setup pretty quickly. I'm running most of the jobs at a faster rate than the former setup person ran them."

Jason Fardink, D & E Machining: "Within 7 weeks we were able to train a new kid right out of high school to the point where he is able to do simple setups. I've found it easier to train new people than to hire experienced people. Often they don't want you to find out what they don't know so they resist the training."

Keith Coleman, Farrar Corporation: "Courses are going well. We have not had any issues. The training gives a good knowledge base for the new hires that have little to no experience and is a good refresher for those that have experience."

Jim Andrews, Independent Learner: "I was in a local college CNC class, but I was not happy at the pace they were going. Your material looked a lot more complete and I could move ahead as fast as I wanted. I ran a centerless grinder and manual lathes in the past and I needed to move further into CNC. I learned a lot of things I had trouble with before. The other guys are now asking me to help them solve problems. I am being called 'The Professor'. I love the lessons!"

Larry Rhodes, Decimal Engineering: "I looked very carefully at your major competitor and found their content to be considerably less than Mastertask and also their lessons were not nearly as comprehensive. I think you guys really got it figured out."

Bob Grove, Cosmos Enterprises: "We are relatively small, and we can't afford for people to make mistakes. I especially liked the ability to have people practice on the simulations of the CNC controls so we don't have them learning by trial and error at the machines. We were also pleased that the course produced the type of documentation we needed for ISO 9000 purposes. I've been informed by QA that scrap has gone down significantly. It is basically nil. I thought they didn't care. But since they went through the training I now realize they just didn't know."