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Doors open for Manufacturing Day 2018


Sandvik Coromant Welcomes Students and Educators to Productivity Centers for Manufacturing Day 2018

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Sandvik Coromant joined thousands of manufacturers across the country, Friday, October 5th, to educate and inspire the future workforce in honor of Manufacturing Day 2018.  Our doors opened to students ranging from middle to high school, bringing awareness of what a career in manufacturing really looks like. Away from the usual classroom setting, our aim is to showcase the diverse scope a job in manufacturing promises, via a tour in our state-of-the-art Productivity Centers in Fair Lawn, NJ and Schaumburg, IL.


                   Sandvik Coromant Machining Expert, Michael Zamstein, demonstrates machining techniques

This gives us the opportunity to engage and empower the next generation of manufacturers in a hands-on environment, allowing students to learn more about the latest advances in machining technology, CAD/CAM programs and the chance to connect with an Aerospace expert.


                Senior Training Specialist, John Pusatera, speaking with student, Schaumburg, IL

" Manufacturing day is an opportunity for Sandvik Coromant, as well as everyone in manufacturing,, to show people the opportunities and the value that they depend on for the tools that make modern life possible,"  says JoAnn Mitchel, Senior Project Leader, responsible for coordinating and hosting many schools for Manfacturing Day. 


                 Glen Ridge High School's, Glen Ridge NJ, Logo machined for a souvenir

Many of the students attending Manufacturing Day are enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) classes in their schools, giving them deeper knowledge of the exciting paths the manufacturing industry has to offer. To learn more about Manufacturing Day or STEM programs, click here.

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​ Mike explained how with nine axis machining, entire parts can be machined on one machine at one time and showed them a turning operation on the Doosan Puma MX2011ST. Students could see the machining happening live on the @GoPro camera mounted in the machine.
High five for five-axis machining! Students learned about this type of machining on the Mazak Veriaxis 700T and how easily it can navigate around components to make more complex parts.


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 Midland Park Middle School , Midland Park, NJ,  students learned about manufacturing at the Sandvik Coromant Center in Fair Lawn, NJ. Getting the grand tour with Mike, our very relatable resident Yellowcoat machinist, who talked about, machining, manufacturing and tooling  on a Haas machine.

More about Manufacturing Day:

Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn't. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.


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