14th June 2021
Students studying Level 3 Advanced Mechanical Engineering have recently completed their final 'Solve a Problem projects, showcasing their talents for remarkable designs and attention to detail. We caught up with two students to hear all about their experiences of their time at NSCG.
Andy Coxon, who is employed by Vehicle Conversion Specialist, Bri-Stor Systems in Stafford researched and designed his idea of a portable cutlery set. Andy applied his knowledge and skills in Mechanical and Electrical Principles, Maths and Materials and Properties to create the design and the intricate components to make a usable product. Andy has now applied to progress onto the HNC Engineering course with us in September.
Meanwhile, Toby Cawthorne who works as an Apprentice at Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows in Congleton has created an awesome spider web turbine which spins and generates electric for camping. Toby has utilised his skills and knowledge to design 3D printed parts for this innovative project. Toby now hopes to progress onto a higher course and his aspiration is to work in product design in the future.
Commenting on his time with NSCG Andy, said: "I have absolutely loved my time on the Advanced Mechanical Engineering course and this particular project has been really interesting. I have been able to use everything I have learnt, both theory-based and practical-based to research my chosen project to design the components needed to manufacture the portable cutlery set. The course overall has been so easy to relate to, and most importantly to put back into practice back in the workplace. I have learnt a lot from the teaching staff here at NSCG, and I'm really looking forward to continuing my studies here in September.
Toby added, "I have really enjoyed the course and learning all about the manufacturing processes relevant to my role as a fitter, fabricator and welder. We have been able to learn all about 3D printing, CAD design, risk assessments for machinery, project research, evaluation and estimating/materials costing, which are all really useful skills for my future career."
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