Young engineers abuzz with talk of manufacturing tour

Published 20th May 2013 at 10:12am

A visit to TWI’s Technology Centre in Yorkshire has shown 50 enthusiastic students and staff at the JCB Academy a glimpse into the future of engineering and manufacturing technology. The young visitors came away from the day-long tour of TWI and the nearby Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with talk of new technologies they had seen and the growing number of applications in which they can be used. The students were particularly impressed with novel manufacturing processes such as friction stir welding and laser metal deposition, which they saw demonstrated at TWI.

Paula Gwinnett, Team Leader in Engineering at the Academy said: “At the JCB Academy, our mission is ‘developing engineers and business leaders for the future’. Fulfilling this mission is in no small part down to the inspiration that organisations like TWI provide. Sowing the seed of curiosity, and establishing the notion that everything and anything is possible is key to developing tomorrow’s technologists. This visit was successful in both senses.”

For further information please contact TWI Technology Centre, Yorkshire.