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Inspiring future engineers at Leeds City College

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, integrating machine tools into educational curricula is essential. Machine tools serve as a gateway to hands-on learning, fostering a deeper understanding of engineering principles and preparing students for the challenges of the modern workforce.

Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of student engineers from Leeds City College at our European Technology Centre in West Yorkshire. During their visit, the students engaged in an in-depth learning session on machine tool maintenance, specifically on the Harrison M300 lathe. They gained hands-on experience with: 

  • Changing headstock oil
  • Changing and tensioning spindle drive belts
  • Maintaining coolant pump shaft seals
  • Maintaining main bearing lubrication systems

This comprehensive session provided invaluable practical knowledge that will serve them well in their future careers.

Our Commitment to Educational Excellence:

Hands-On Learning: Our machine tools bridge the gap between theory and practice, giving students a practical understanding of engineering concepts.

Problem-Solving Skills: Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they tackle real-world manufacturing challenges using our cutting-edge equipment.

Industry-Relevant Training: We prepare students for success in the workforce by providing them with industry-relevant skills and experience using the same machine tools found in professional engineering and manufacturing settings.

Industry Standard: All our CNC machine tools are equipped with industry-standard Fanuc or Siemens CNC systems, complete with integrated conversational programming capability, also available in offline format.

Plus, our dedicated support team offers full telephone support from our applications training engineers and specialised training programs for tutors (“train the trainer”).

Contact our team today if you'd like more information about our education offering. Let's shape the future of engineering together!