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 September 8, 2021

Week Ending September 8, 2021

Category: Apprentice Sep 14, 2021

This week we have conducted our tests for Amber precast. We conducted four identical tests on four different specimens taking a day for each test.

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Week Ending August 25, 2021

Week Ending August 25, 2021

Category: Apprentice Aug 25, 2021

This week we visited the site of our upcoming job for an amber precast.

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Week Ending August 20, 2021

Week Ending August 20, 2021

Category: Apprentice Aug 19, 2021

Anticipating our move in the coming months we were deciding on how each machine is going to be transported to our new site.

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Week Ending August 13

Week Ending August 13

Category: Apprentice Aug 13, 2021

This week, I’ve machined some spacer rings for our twist locks that we are using in our upcoming job for Amber Precast. During this job, we will be testing the twist lock slots on a large concrete container that is intended to hold intermediate nuclear waste.

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Week Ending August 6

Category: Apprentice Aug 6, 2021

This week I helped calibrate a pair of load cells that are needed for an upcoming job. A load cell is an electro-mechanical device that measures force, in this instance tension or compression.

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