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College makes significant tool investment for new build

A student tries uses one of the new CNC machines
A student tries uses one of the new CNC machines

Tameside College has invested in six new high-performance Doosan machine tools from Mills CNC for engineering students in their brand new state-of-the-art Advanced Technologies Centre.

The machines, which include three DNM 400 II vertical machining centres (one equipped with a 4th-/5th-axis unit), two Lynx 220 lathes and one Lynx 220LM lathe (equipped with C-axis and driven tooling capabilities) have been installed into the college’s new build.

The new Doosan CNC machine tool investment is significant and allows the college to continue to deliver a range of industry-relevant and high skill level courses including, diplomas in engineering technologies, mechanical engineering and HNC and HND engineering programs.  

Ged Willis, mechanical engineering teacher at Tameside College, said: “To facilitate positive learning outcomes and ensure that our students have the opportunity to access new technology we decided on six compact work envelope machines comprising three lathes and three vertical machining centres to complement our suite of manual (lathes and milling) machines. We are now even better prepared to provide students with high-quality, relevant and practical skills-based learning.”

Peter Redfern, curriculum leader for engineering at Tameside College, said: “To elevate the profile of the college and promote its engineering capabilities and capacity to key target audiences, the decision was made to go with these fantastic new machines to coincide with the Advanced Technologies Centre opening. We chose the latest machines that are being used by industry leaders in production-led environments and delivered the best performance and reliability for our students.”

For more information on Tameside College’s engineering courses or about the new Advanced Technologies Centre, please call: 0161 908 6789 or click here.

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