A state-of-the-art educational & training facility designed to maximize your milling efficiency.

Dapra’s Midwest Training & Testing Center in Rockford, IL is a facility dedicated exclusively to customer training, prototype testing, turnkey application development and other educational opportunities – all with the goal of helping customers maximize their milling efficiency and increase their productivity.

At Dapra, we pride ourselves in providing the most advanced milling tools in the industry, but our relationship with our customers doesn’t end with a sale. This unique, state-of-the-art facility allows us to work with you face-to-face on key process evaluation, tool and insert grade/geometry selection, operating optimization, troubleshooting and productivity enhancement.

Classes at the Training & Testing Center provide a combination of both theoretical and practical training, with a 30-horsepower Haas VM-2 mold making machine tool on the classroom floor for hands-on demonstrations. This mold/die machine is well-suited for complex 3-dimensional surfacing, as well as typical 2D profiling and face milling. 

All training classes cover many practical examples to give attendees a thorough understanding of the process, providing immediate visual confirmation of the parameters and tooling chosen for the cut. Check out a course synopsis and list of upcoming events, or fill out the form on this page to request information on training for your team.

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