Archival News Advisory
This is an outdated document posted for archival purposes. 
Click here for current news.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. COC-Media Advisory-CACTequipment
Aug. 9, 2012
 
Invitation to Cover Equipment Installation at CACT Facility
cactlogoSubject: College of the Canyons Center for Applied Competitive Technology (CACT) new equipment installation.
Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012
Place: College of the Canyons CACT facility at Aerospace Dynamics International Inc., 25571 Rye Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
Contact: Joe Klocko, CACT director, (661) 362-5181 or (661) 362-3111; COC Economic Development Division, main office (661) 362-3521.
Event: The Center for Applied Competitive Technology (CACT) at College of the Canyons will have a new Haas VF-4 computer numerical control (CNC) vertical machining center (VMC) with five-axis capability, installed at its location inside Aerospace Dynamics International Inc. (ADI).
 
This piece of high-powered equipment, valued at approximately $142,000, is being generously provided free of charge by Haas Automation of Oxnard as part of an entrustment agreement that will allow the college free use of the equipment and greatly enhance the training capabilities of the center.
 
“This machine will allow us to launch a whole new series of trainings designed for local manufacturers, which will integrate computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and five-axis CNC machining,” said CACT Director Joe Klocko.
 
Equipment installation crews from Haas are scheduled to arrive at the CACT at approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, with delivery and setup expected to run until approximately 3 p.m.
 
In subsequent weeks, personnel from ADI will connect the machine to the facility’s electric and air lines and run several functionality tests, before the machine can become fully operational.
 
Photo opportunities will be available.
 
More About the CACT
The CACT assists industry partners in achieving greater operational efficiencies, enhanced productivity and increased organizational performance by providing workforce-training programs, demonstrations of new manufacturing equipment and technologies, as well as access to federal, state and local resources.