New CNC machines anchor Cincinnati State manufacturing lab

October 27, 2014

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New CNC machines anchor Cincinnati State manufacturing lab

Cincinnati State has taken delivery on six new CNC machines that will become the core of a new 
manufacturing-oriented lab at the Clifton campus.

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, and, according to Mike DeVore, chair of Cincinnati State’s 
mechanical engineering technology program, represents an industry standard for the machine tools that 
are found in today’s factories.

“CNC machines are everywhere, and there is a huge demand for technicians who know how to operate, 
maintain and trouble-shoot them,” said DeVore, a licensed Professional Engineer who holds a PhD in 
mechanical engineering. “Once our students learn how to run these machines, they can go anywhere.”
The CNC equipment was purchased through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support 
manufacturing education at Cincinnati State. According to DeVore, it is the only equipment of its type still 
made in the United States.

The lab will be used both for associate degree programs and certificate programs run through Cincinnati 
State’s Center for Innovative Technologies and through its Workforce Development Center.
For more information, please contact DeVore at or (513) 569-1746 
or Brian O’Keeffe at the Workforce Development Center at or (513) 

Cincinnati State ( enrolls about 10,500 students and offers more than 130 
associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering 
technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the 
most comprehensive co-op programs among two-year colleges in the U.S. 


Editors: The photo above shows Cincinnati State Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Chair 
Mike DeVore, PE, PhD, in the lab with the new CNC machines. A high-resolution version of this photo is