The ABCs of Tebis America Software Training
CAD/CAM software is a powerful productivity booster... especially when you know how to use it.
Many of life’s big questions are hard. Fortunately, some are easy. Like this one, for example: How do I ensure that I’m getting the most value and profitability from my CAD/CAM software? The answer is simple: Tebis training.
Training is the invisible part of productivity. You won’t see it on the plant floor, but you’ll notice the lack of it. It’s a key element in parts production—and profitability, especially when it comes to software, particularly CAD/CAM software. Machining is a very expensive activity, involving expensive machines, expensive parts, and expensive man hours. This can lead to expensive mistakes. If a user does not know all the parameters of the software, or does not utilize the software properly, such as skipping a collision check on the virtual machine, crashes can occur. This can result in broken tools, a broken machine, and scrapped parts. And if the machine is down for repair, it makes no profit.
Most users will nod their heads in agreement with the above statements, but questions still remain. For instance: “Should all my users be trained? Couldn’t we just train our main guy and he will train all the others?”
Some companies try to handle training this way, and sometimes it works. But this strategy is often sabotaged by information loss. That’s because when a person learns they do not retain everything they are taught. Then, when they pass that information along to the next person in line, that person also retains only a part of what he is taught. By the time that information filters down to the 4th or 5th person in the chain, valuable data can be twisted and fragmented.
Tebis training has been very beneficial and definitely something we need for the future
The invisible part of productivity
- Master the new functions
- Custom training could be the best option
- Tailored to a user’s specific industry needs
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