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AXMINSTER: Axminster firm hosts masterclass

Thursday, 12 June 2014

SHOWING THE WAY: Jake Knight shows lecturers an evolution chuck manufactured on site

SHOWING THE WAY: Jake Knight shows lecturers an evolution chuck manufactured on site


Axminster Tools & Machinery has hosted a one-day innovative skills workshop and master class for further education engineering and technology college lecturers. The event was held in partnership with New Engineering Foundation (NEF) and focused on what is known as computer numerical control (CNC) machinery and how these can aid the progress and development of engineering skills in an educational environment. NEF director of programmes Dr Sarah Peers said: “The success of the programme is reliant on companies like Axminster Tools & Machinery, willing to welcome lecturers in to see what goes on behind the scenes in industry. “Today has been very hands-on. The company has shown delegates innovative equipment for workshops to aid teaching of workshop skills. “ Delegates noted the importance of experience in ‘traditional’ machining to support CNC skills. “And the learning behind the tour of the company showing the production, warehouse and shipping activities was a real surprise to many of us.” One of the lecturers, Matthew Prowse, of South Devon College, commented: “It was a very informative day, and good to see the inner workings of a hard working successful British company.”

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