On June 15th 2016 TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services hosted six students from Northleach and North Cerney primary schools at its Fairford facility. During the visit the students were inspired by a shop floor tour and a 3D printing workshop featuring Fairford’s newest technology. The students were able to develop their computer-aided design skills using CAD tools and had the opportunity demonstrate their capabilities by making specialised multi-core cables. The students also had a chance to observe a 3D printing workshop. Our Fairford staff was pleased to welcome the children from their local schools and look forward to collaborating with STEMworks in future projects.
STEMworks is a not for profit company based in Gloucestershire working with various organisations including schools and businesses promoting STEM skills. Simon Kettle, Director of STEMworks Ltd said, “The involvement of manufacturing companies and the opportunity for students to visit a manufacturing facility leaves lasting impressions. It helps to change some of the pre-conceived ideas about what engineers do and inspires some to think about a future career as an engineer.”