IMTS Apprentice Blog

IMTS Apprentice Blog

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 July 8

Week Ending July 8

Category: Apprentice Jul 8, 2021

This week, I’ve machined some test specimens on our Hass lathe. It’s an old machine which meant that it was sometimes giving an odd surface finish. 

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Week Ending July 2

Category: Apprentice Jul 6, 2021

Each week, someone comes in to monitor our coolant to assure quality; they measure its PH, concentration, temperature and report on its odour and how clean it is.

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Week Ending June 25

Category: Apprentice Jun 25, 2021

This week I’ve been answering questions online that are required for me to pass part of my course that is based on my activities at my workplace.

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Week Ending June 17

Week Ending June 17

Category: Apprentice Jun 17, 2021

I am now getting to a stage with my Stirling engine where I can begin to start assembling parts of it.

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Week Ending June 10

Week Ending June 10

Category: Apprentice Jun 15, 2021

We’ve now fitted our new fittings onto our Shimazdu testing machine, as well as, the test fixture. It is a sheer test to test the strength of a resin bonding carbon fibre and steel.

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