Two Forest City Gear employees, CNC Supervisor Mike Miller and CNC Lead/Programmer Josh Gates, recently attended a 4-day training retreat in Pfronten, Germany hosted by DMG MORI. The event featured various seminars and opportunities for guests to experience firsthand DMG’s newest equipment and technologies, as well as networking and a taste of German culture.
Forest City Gear has a DMG MORI NLX 1500 SY on order and scheduled to be delivered later this year. At the open house, Gates and Miller were invited to tour the factory floor and try out new machine software. “I was extremely impressed by the sophistication and integration of the gear inspection that is being performed right on the machines,” said Miller.
DMG MORI’s trainings included a seminar on accuracy, in which Gates and Miller gained insight on how to increase Forest City Gear’s machines’ accuracy even further.
At networking events, conversations focused on the importance of automation and apprenticeships in manufacturing, to ensure the industry appeals to future generations of workers. These discussions were held over meals of authentic Bavarian cuisine, which was enjoyed by all.
Left to right: Mike Miller (CNC Supervisor), Josh Gates (CNC lead/programmer), and Patrick Emmer (DMG Area Sales Manager)