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Students pass the WNT test with flying colours
Students pass the WNT test with flying colours

Students pass the WNT test with flying colours

Added to MTDCNC by WNT (UK) Ltd on 26 February 2013

A group of 27 students and lecturers from Northampton College spent a day at WNT (UK)’s technology Centre gaining a detailed insight into the benefits of modern cutting tools and how they play a major role in improving productivity and profitability.

The students who are first and second year apprentices asked for the visit following a presentation at the college by WNT’s Technical Sales Engineer Warren Howard. 'While the college is a customer of WNT, they have limited machine capacity and the students were keen to see the latest cutting tools in action on the machine tools we have in our technology centre,' says Warren. 'It also provided a great opportunity for them to learn more about WNT and the technicalities that go into producing high performance cutting tools.'

The day started with presentations on WNT and its product ranges for turning, milling, drilling, and threading, and the usual warning to pay attention as questions will be asked at the end!. This warning was taken on board and in addition to paying attention the group was quick to fire back questions to the presenters on a regular basis. Following lunch they then split into two groups and watched demonstrations of the latest metal cutting and workholding technology on the technology centres range of XYZ Machine tools.

As promised the students were subjected to a memory tests to finish the day and were quizzed on some of the details of what they had seen and heard during the day. Certificates and prizes will be awarded at Northampton College at a later date. 'The students enjoyed a fantastic interactive session organised by WNT. Events such as these enhance students’ knowledge and understanding, which is essential when equipping them with the skills necessary now in industry,' says Neil Tobin, Lecturer, Northampton College.

'We were happy to welcome the group from Northampton College to Sheffield,' says Adrian Fitts, WNT’s Business Development Manager. 'It was very encouraging to see the level of interest shown and the enthusiasm of the students in asking some probing questions. We hope to build on the success of this day by offering similar training days to other colleges and our industry customers.'

Any company or college interested in taking part in one of WNT’s cutting tool training days, which can be held at locations around the country, should contact WNT on 0800 073 2 073.

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