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NUM donates advanced CNC system to Taiwan’s National Formosa University

19 November 2020

NUM’s Taiwan subsidiary has donated a complete CNC hardware and software package to the National Formosa University in Huwei.

The package forms part of a major control upgrade to one of two precision tool grinding machines in the university’s College of Engineering.

The upgrade project is being handled by the machine’s manufacturer, Top Work – one of Taiwan’s leading producers of tool grinding machines. Based in Taichung City, and only a few miles away from NUM’s Taiwan facility, Top Work has collaborated with NUM on numerous CNC projects over the past few years and nowadays incorporates NUMROTO software in many of its tool grinding machines.

The National Formosa University (NFU) is ranked as one of Taiwan’s best technological universities. It has four colleges and 19 departments, and runs 18 Master’s degree and two doctoral degree programmes. Over 10,000 students are currently enrolled at the university.

Postgraduate students pursuing Master’s degrees in engineering have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of modern tool manufacturing technology. The university’s engineering facilities include, among others, three- and five-axis milling machines, two Top Work tool grinding machines, and a Zoller genius 3 universal measuring machine.

Adrian Kiener, CSO Asia and Managing Director of NUM Taiwan, said, “We have links with a number of universities in Taiwan, and are pleased to support them whenever practicable. In this case, we became aware that the control software on one of the NFU’s original Top Work grinding machines was starting to impose limitations, so we decided to donate a complete CNC system.” The system comprises NUM’s latest-generation Flexium+ 68 CNC hardware and software, together with a number of the company’s high-performance digital servomotors.

NUM has also donated 20 copies of its NUMROTO tool manufacturing and re-sharpening software, to help students acquire hands-on machine programming skills using 3D simulation techniques on the college’s computer workstations.

NUM Taiwan Ltd will be exhibiting at TIMTOS 2021 – the 28th Taipei International Machine Tool Show – from 15 to 20 March 2021.

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