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

NUM has donated an advanced CNC system to Taiwan’s National Formosa University. From left, Dr. Neil Chen, Top Work’s AGM, who also teaches at the university; Oscar Cheng, Top Work’s GM; Wen-Ching Wong from Spindlex Technologies Co., Ltd, who donated the machine’s spindle; Tony Shu, president of Top Work; and Adrian Kiener, managing director of NUM Taiwan. (Courtesy: NUM)

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 now incorporates NUMROTO software in many of its tool grinding machines.

The National Formosa University (NFU) is ranked one of Taiwan’s best technological universities. It has four colleges and 19 departments, and runs 18 master’s degree and two doctoral degree programs. More than 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, 3- and 5-axis milling machines, two Top Work tool grinding machines, and a Zoller Genius 3 universal measuring machine.

“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,” said Adrian Kiener, CSO Asia and managing director of NUM Taiwan. 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 renowned 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.

Founded in 2008, NUM Taiwan Ltd. is a subsidiary of NUM, and is based in Taichung, where many machine factories are located. NUM Taiwan Ltd. is responsible for businesses throughout southeast Asia, Korea and Japan, including CNC project development, after-sales service, education, and training.

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