Boost Your Bending Department Productivity by Training

 At a recent conference of wire forming companies, one issue was raised by nearly every member in attendance, “We are losing our operators quicker than we can train them.” Others reported, “I can’t take the production hit to dedicate someone to train new employees.”

Training can a very costly investment for a company can make but, in the end, it’s worth the expense. Most employees want to do a good job. They want to make a positive difference. They want that feeling of doing something to the best of their ability. When they get that feeling at work, they enjoy coming back every day. Training can lead to a greater sense of self-worth, increase productivity and greater employee retention.

AIM recognized the need to offer continual training, but how could we make it cost effective for our customers? What could we do to assist our customers in training new employees and strengthening the skills and knowledge of all their employees without incurring travel expenses, time away from work and lost productivity?

To do this, AIM developed a Learning Management System, (LMS): AIM Academy.  An online learning tool that is available on-demand, 24/7 with secure log-ins, your team is given access to this innovative training platform.  Your employees can access AIM’s LMS training modules to receive instruction on how to set up and run your AIM Machine.  Our training modules lead you through the most basic description of your AIM machine like “What’s a payoff” and “Wire Straightening Fundamentals,” through “How to program wire forms” using AIM’s SmartEditor® program. Employees learn at their own pace. What if they miss something or want to look at it again? No problem. It’s ready when they are!

AIM Academy complements our on-site and technical support training and it is quickly being adopted to support our customers growing training requirements. Better trained employees can lead to greater productivity. Greater efficiency, Less waste, Greater profit.

AIM Academy – Overview

Modern Training for a Modern Workforce

As customer’s needs change, it’s critical that we stay ahead of the game.  That’s why we created an online learning tool that meets the demands of our customers today and for years to come.

AIM Academy is an online, virtual platform providing a training and content-rich resource available at your fingertips. We packaged content and expertise to deliver to learners an enhanced user experience through interactive content of videos, images, quizzes, workbooks, and other active learning elements.

AIM Academy gives you the power to eliminate travel costs and Live instructor expenses. Employees can carry out all of the training online, which means significant savings to your Learning and Development budget.

AIM Academy provides learners the flexible schedule needed by allowing access to the eLearning platform at their own time and pace. This is one of the main reasons why online learning is essential for global audiences in different time zones.

Employees can assess their progress by taking online exams or quizzes, participating in interactive scenarios and simulations, and watching videos that highlight machine set up and programming.

AIM Academy includes customer learner profile pages which provide managers the ability to keep track of learner progress and ensure that they are meeting their performance milestones.

Additionally, our customers will have unlimited 24/7 access to valuable information including machine manuals, maintenance guides, and other technical documents.



Self-paced – at your own pace
Replay capabilities
Virtual – Online Learning
Learning in increments:  30 – 60 minutes (or whatever time you have)
Come back and pick up where you left off
Instructions on how to…

    • Set up machine
    • Run machine
    • Run SmartEditor® software
    • Program parts

Hands-on Training that Includes:

    • Step-by-step instructions
    • Video and Software Demonstrations
    • SmartEditor® Software Demonstrations
    • Interactive activities
    • Quizzes to test knowledge
    • Workbooks – practice activities on your machine


Training in house
Training for new or experienced employees
Training when you need it (On-demand)
No travel expenses
Reduced downtime
Increased productivity
Secured Learner Log In
Tracking and completion mechanism
Access to AIM Library of resources 24/7

    • Online training – AIM Machines
    • Machine Manuals
    • Maintenance Guides
    • Technical Documents

To learn more about AIM Academy and many of the other tools AIM has created to help you bend wire efficiently, contact AIM and let us know how we can help. At AIM, “We are forming our future with yours.”

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