IMTS Apprentice Blog

IMTS Apprentice Blog

In light of the current health pandemic, the IMTS Apprentice Blog is on hiatus until the multinational call for social distancing is lifted and regular educational programming resumes. During this time, we invite readers to browse the Blog's back catalog to experience Sean's journey from engineering student to manufacturing professional.

Sean Delaney is a manufacturing engineering student out of Rotherham, England. Over the next 36 months, Sean will balance a hybrid of practical on-the-job training, academic study, and full-time employment at University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The IMTS Apprentice Blog will provide week-to-week updates from Sean, who will share what he's learned, the equipment and technology he's using, and more. #IMTSapprentice – Check back to see what Sean's learning and how it ties to the manufacturing technology that IMTS is known for presenting.

Week Ending March 20

Week Ending March 20

Category: Apprentice Mar 24, 2020

I have spent this last week furthering my understanding of CNC lathes. I feel I have built on my programming skills from CNC milling quickly and I can now program designs that include radii and chamfers.

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Week Ending March 13

Week Ending March 13

Category: Apprentice Mar 17, 2020

This week I have moved on to CNC turning from CNC milling. This is the last cell before we move on to hand fitting and then return permanently to company.

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Week Ending March 6

Week Ending March 6

Category: Apprentice Mar 10, 2020

I’ve been at the AMRC Advanced Structural Testing Centre this week where I helped design and machine a jig for a tensile ‘T’ test which includes pulling apart two materials by clamping onto an extruding piece of the said material. 

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Week Ending February 28

Week Ending February 28

Category: Apprentice Mar 3, 2020

This week I have moved on to a new set of subjects in our classroom based on work at the AMRC Training Centre: mechanical principles, CAD (computer aided design) and design. 

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Week Ending February 21

Week Ending February 21

Category: Apprentice Feb 25, 2020

I returned back to work in company at the AMRC Advanced Structural Testing Centre. Whilst there I was being taught to thread turn to further expand upon what I have been doing at the training centre.

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