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Week Ending November 22

Category: Apprentice Nov 26, 2019


Sean Delaney | Apprentice Test Technician | AMRC ASTC | S.Delaney@sheffield.ac.uk

I spent this past Friday back at the testing centre, as one Friday of every month we go back into the company for the day to apply the skills we have developed at the training centre. 

Whilst there I was asked to produce, on the manual lathe, some 10mm rollers for a four-point bend rig. It will be used with an Instron testing machine that will apply the compressive force from the machine perpendicular to the test piece. 

Also while at the training centre, on the manual milling machine I have learned how to produce grooves, pockets, and how to work at angles. Once we have developed adequate skills on the manual mill, we will produce a vice which will serve as our examination piece.

Photo courtesy of AMRC Training Centre.  

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