FIRST Robotics Team 696 Tours Haas Factory

Before heading to the FIRST Robotics regional competition, students from Clark Magnet High School’s Team 696 visited the Haas Automation Factory in Oxnard, CA. There, they were greeted by tour guide Kenneth Foulks who gave students valuable insight into the manufacturing industry and future careers. The students were also able to see a live demonstration of 5-axis machining on a Haas UMC-750 and tour the catwalk above the factory floor where Haas machines are assembled. With more than 1,000,000 square feet of production floor, the Haas factory in Oxnard, California is one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the state, if not the western half of the country. At peak production output, Haas manufactures up to 1800 machines every month!

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Inventor HSM 2016 Now Available

Autodesk’s CAM solution for Inventor has been updated to include turning capabilities and AnyCAD support, which allows it to import model data from virtually any other CAD application. Inventor HSM is integrated seamlessly into Inventor and allows users to easily take their ideas from concept to completion using one software product. CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software is used to generate toolpaths which are then translated into commands for CNC machines to produce precision components from raw materials.

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