Engineering & Manufacturing
Students who choose to study Engineering at Buxton & Leek College will benefit from a state of the art new manufacturing facility. Merging industry standard manufacturing fundamentals such as milling, turning and bench fitting with cutting edge rapid prototyping and computer aided manufacturing techniques, Buxton & Leek College students will have a head start in the rapidly growing manufacturing sector.
The new engineering workshop is equipped with a full complement of brand new traditional machine tools including centre lathes, turret mills, horizontal mills, surface grinders and a well-equipped purpose built bench fitting training area. In addition to the traditional equipment available to students, Buxton & Leek College has made considerable investment in a Heidenhain Controlled CNC Mill, Fanuc Controlled CNC Lathe, 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, CNC Engraver and a suite of material testing & metrology equipment allowing students to gain experience using cutting edge manufacturing techniques and develop the skills to progress to our HNC and degree level courses.
Thanks to the College’s unique relationship with the University of Derby, our students benefit from special educational software licences which allows them to have copies of state of the art design software such as Solidworks, AutoCAD, SolidCAM and the Heidenhain CNC Programming Simulator to use at home, free of charge.
Buxton & Leek Engineering department has strong links with local employers and is the best choice for young people who wish to gain employment in the exciting world of engineering and manufacture.
We've been doing some laser cutting in the engineering department recently and you can see the video below. This is part of the mechanisms project that the second years are undertaking which combines CAD, CAM, Engineering maths and mechanisms design.
Every single part of the project (apart from fasteners) is designed and made by our students. We can't wait to see the finished mechanisms...no pressure guys!
Buxton & Leek College Laser Cutting
We've been doing some laser cutting in the engineering department today. This is part of the mechanisms project that the second years are undertaking which combines CAD, CAM, Engineering maths and mechanisms design.Every single part of the project (apart from fasteners) is designed and made by our students.We can't wait to see the finished mechanisms...no pressure guys!Posted by Engineering at Buxton & Leek College on Thursday, September 24, 2015
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