Students finish second at expoMay 23,2013Students finish second at expo
SPRINGFIELD — Students at River Valley Technical Center in Springfield took second place last week at the Manufacturing Student Challenge at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass.
The students from the school’s Mechanical Design and Innovation class disassembled, cleaned, refurbished, reverse engineered and re-assembled an original 1952 Jones and Lamson Model BC-7 Optical Comparator. The project was completed in four weeks.
The students modeled all components in SolidWorks and created industry-standard working drawings for each component. The completely functional, refurbished comparator was demonstrated as part of the Dream It Do It Challenge presentation and will now become part of the “living” collection in the Working Machine Shop at the American Precision Museum.
The American Precision Museum is at 196 Main St. in Windsor. For more information call 674-5781 or visit www.americanprecision.org.MORE IN This Just InPITTSFORD – The Select Board meets tonight at 6:30 to hear a presentation by Green Lantern... Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Flood watch in effect for Rutland County, developing El Nino shaping up to be extreme this year, Don DeLillo on the season's warming trend and Veena catches digital sniffles, all in today's minute. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full Story
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