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It’s time Titans of CNC, an educational institution turned CNC shop and TV series with a 300K follower YouTube channel, transitioned to 3D printing. The team is also moving to a huge new facility with multiple industrial machines, from EDMs to the largest CNCs, and opening up the AM space by installing a Trumpf Truprint 2000 metal PBF system.
What started as a CNC machine shop in Northern California focused on making the toughest parts in the aerospace industry has grown into a massive reality TV series and world’s first CNC education platform supported by a global network of Engineers, mechanical engineers, hobbyists, students and educators.
The titans of the CNC are committed to promoting American students, educators, and manufacturing workers. The Titan of CNC: Academy is used in over 170 countries and the company is driven by the belief that all people have the right to a good education and the opportunity to build parts in their own communities.
The Titans of CNC Academy and its Aerospace Academy offer hundreds of free courses on the use of industrial CNC technologies and now also 3D printing. Upcoming episodes around the Trumpf Truprint 2000 system will experiment, show and teach what you can do with one of these bad guys.
The Trumpf Truprint 2000 has a laser beam diameter of 55 µm in order to achieve a high-quality print result with a construction volume (cylinder) of 200 mm diameter and a height of 200 mm. The full-field multilaser with two 300-watt fiber lasers from TRUMPF – which scan the entire construction area – can ensure maximum productivity and high quality standards through melt pool monitoring and comprehensive process monitoring. The production process with the TruPrint 2000 is a closed powder cycle under protective gas, which enables practical handling and operator safety.
The story behind Titans of CNC is also very inspiring: Titan Gilroy, the founder, grew up in a broken home full of violence, alcoholism and anger. He soon built a reputation for himself because of his aggressive and destructive nature. Multiple reports of assault resulted in a sixteen-year prison term for Titan. The fighting continued and he was soon in solitary confinement for six months.
With the help of top rank boxing, Titan was released early and began fighting for his second chance and was eventually recognized as one of the sport’s greatest aspiring fighters. Titan could not escape its demons and was drawn back into the street violence of its past. Not wanting to end up in prison again, he left professional boxing and found himself in a CNC machine shop where his life would change forever.