The day started with a presentation on the different types of engineering fields, followed by another on the various manufacturing processes.
After the presentations, things got hands on as the students got to design a phone docking station. They rough sketched the initial concept on a whiteboard and made sure to include all features and dimensions.
With some help from one of GAM’s engineers, the students created a 3D model of their part using Solidworks. They tweaked the model until it was perfect and then created a dimensional drawing which would then be sent for manufacturing.
While the students ate some pizza for lunch, their part was programmed on a CNC machine. After lunch, students got to watch as the machine took a block of aluminum and turned it into the phone docking station they designed. The students were thrilled to leave with the part they actually designed!