FANUC America Partners With TITANS of CNC to Help Bridge the Skills Gap

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 10, 2020 — FANUC America, the leading supplier of robotics, CNCs, ROBOMACHINEs and Industrial IoT solutions today announced a new alliance with TITANS of CNC to help bridge the skills gap. The education platform offers students the support, education and training to help prepare them for careers in high-tech manufacturing. It also provides machinists, programmers and shop owners a better understanding of the advanced processes that will help them maximize productivity and remain competitive.

In support of the TITANS of CNC Academy, FANUC will donate its latest automation products including the CR-15iA collaborative robot and a 5-axis ROBODRILL machine tool with an LR Mate 200iD robot. The Academy will include hands-on training reinforced by a series of online tutorials and educational videos to instruct people how to operate real-world automation.

“We are excited to work with TITANS of CNC on this new automation academy,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO, FANUC America. “FANUC shares Titan’s commitment to the future of manufacturing. That means we need to amplify workforce training to help improve the skill level of our manufacturing workforce and shape the future for the next generation.”

In addition to products, FANUC will provide other educational tools and technology to train academy members in the use of CNC’s, robots and automation – the same equipment used by companies worldwide in every industry sector. “We started a workforce training program about ten years ago,” Cicco added. “Today over a thousand schools train their students with FANUC’s certified education programs.”

“Manufacturing is changing,” said Titan Gilroy, CEO, TITANS of CNC. “As technology and automation take on new forms, it is imperative that we not only teach new talent coming into the trade, but that we also train and support our existing workforce throughout the industry. They need to better understand all of the variables in manufacturing and truly be able to utilize the tools to better compete in this global market.” Gilroy continues, “FANUC is giving the Academy and our audience the tools to move this industry forward and we are proud to partner with them to make a true difference.”

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.

FANUC embraces a culture of “ Service First” which means that customer service is our highest priority. We are committed to supplying our customers with parts and support for the life of their FANUC products.

FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in: Auburn Hills, MI; Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Huntington Beach, CA; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; Birmingham, AL; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and Queretaro, Mexico. For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website: . Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


TITANS of CNC, Inc. has developed TITANS of CNC: Academy and is the world’s leader in FREE manufacturing education, teaching the latest breakthroughs in CAD, CAM, CNC, and Metrology. Their online video-based curriculum is open to anyone regardless of age, technical savvy, or prior schooling. The educational platform now has over 80,000 students and is used in over 2,500 educational institutions. By focusing on the fundamentals of advanced manufacturing, students learn via the power of repetition, through a model that flips traditional manufacturing on its head and gets students hands-on with part design FIRST. As each part increases in difficulty new methods are added so the foundation continues to build on itself. TITANS of CNC Inc. is also in development on (Advanced manufacturing certifications) and the all-new Aerospace Academy, which will teach methods and give access to information at the highest levels of manufacturing previously only accessible behind the closed doors of the world’s top aerospace companies. To learn more about TITANS of CNC visit or connect with them on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


FANUC America Corporation PR contact:

Robotics: Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager
FANUC America Corporation
T: 248-377-7570

Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist
FANUC America Corporation
T: 847.898.5673

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