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Mitchell Howard 26 is awarded the prestigious AMTRI Scholarship award

Mitchell Howard 26 is awarded the prestigious AMTRI Scholarship award

Added to MTDCNC by MTDCNC on 08 April 2013

Mitchell Howard 26, of Mollart Engineering has been awarded the prestigious AMTRI Scholarship in recognition of his achievements in winning £350,000 of grant support for future process development projects at the Chessington deep hole drilling specialist firm.  The Scholarship was presented in front of 550 industry executives and their guests at the Annual Dinner of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) in Birmingham.

The Scholarship is supported by a trust fund created by AMTRI which was a leading research institution to promote excellence in machinery development and engineering based manufacturing.  It is administered by the MTA and provides the winner with the funding to drive his or her continuous professional development programme, pursue post graduate study or to enhance an education-led project.

Commenting on Mitchell’s achievement, Graham Dewhurst MTA Director General said:  “This year’s Award winner has demonstrated his capabilities and potential to lead in the manufacturing technologies sector.  His achievements show him to be a highly capable engineer who has succeeded in delivering excellent results.  This scholarship will help him open new horizons in his professional development.”

Mitchell is currently enrolled and sponsored by Mollart Engineering on the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme administered by Brunel University and the University of Surrey.  Once completed he will have direct application into the CEng process with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).  He is a graduate of Brunel University’s Msc Advanced Manufacturing Systems (IMechE and IET accredited) programme.

Mitchell was recruited by Mollart Engineering based in Chessington, Surrey in March 2011 to head up new research and development projects.  Mollart Engineering is a world leader in deep hole drilling technology with worldwide machine tool sales worth £16 million.  It also has a specialist subcontract machining division in Chessington and Resolven, South Wales plus a tooling operation based in Chessington.

Mitchell was tasked by the directors of Mollart Engineering to champion and succeeded in winning two industry grants from the Technology Strategy Board’s Smart scheme for developing deep hole machining technology and abrasive flow machining.  Both grants were valued at £350,000 and the two projects involved an investment by the company of £720,000 which are being coordinated, managed and controlled by Mitchell.  Each project involves him working with different universities according to the research requirements and interfacing with other equipment suppliers.

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