With growing demand for education to meet the complexity of the modern manufacturing arena, Sandvik Coromant has now developed the world’s first comprehensive e-learning programme for metalworking skills. As a technical distributor of Sandvik products, Turner Tools has passed the qualification phase and is now regarded as a technical distributor of Sandvik cutting tools.
Commenting upon this achievement, Jason Pither of Turner Tools says: “Unlike other cutting tool distributors, we are not just ‘order collectors’ or suppliers of cutting tools. Being recognised by Sandvik as a technical distributor and undergoing the arduous training process demonstrates our commitment to our customers to provide technical solutions to meet the specific needs of the individual and the respective application.”
The E-learning program from Sandvik enables production workers and technical staff to stay abreast of the latest techniques and technology as the company believes that the better the competence level, the better the rate of productivity improvement.
The Sandvik e-learning programme is based on the company’s 360-page training handbook that is used in training courses at its Productivity Centres. In adapting the material for the Web, Sandvik has broken it into short training courses including animations, voice over, video clips and texts. The focus is to understand terms and definitions and how to apply tools for turning, milling, boring and tool holding.
Concluding upon Turner Tools participation in the programme, Jason Pither says: “Our team has undergone extensive Sandvik training that is well structured and comprehensive. This ensures that as a premier supplier of cutting tool solutions, our technical expertise and advice is second to none. Furthermore, the training is continually ongoing to guarantee that our technical staff is at the cutting edge of the latest technology.”