A group of undergraduate mechanical and manufacturing engineering students from the Department of Engineering Technology recently made a visit to SEAM and 3DWIT
A group of Level 6 and 7 undergraduate students from Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, BEng in Manufacturing Engineering and BEng in Mechanical Engineering visited the South East Advanced Materials (SEAM) facility in WIT recently.
Here the students experienced first-hand, a selection of state-of-the-art technologies as applied in the testing of engineering materials for industry. These students are currently studying Materials Technology as part of their programme and seeing such technologies including an industrial Computed Tomography X-Ray machine and a Scanning Electron Microscope was very beneficial to their studies in the area of Non-Destructive Testing.
The group were greeted by SEAM director, Dr Ramesh Raghavendra and the tour of the facility was conducted by Brendan Phelan, SEAM Engineer. The group also saw the newly launched 3DWIT additive manufacturing training facility where they were met by centre manager Mike Kelly.
3DWIT, a designated activity company (DAC) which will be instrumental in both training industry in new manufacturing techniques as well as providing prototype development services, was launched at WIT by Minister Heather Humphreys, T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation and by Minister John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills & Innovation in March 2019.
“Having leading facilities such as SEAM and 3DWIT on site in WIT is invaluable to our students and helps them to develop some of the much sought-after skills currently required in industry,” says Ned Cullinan, Lecturer, Dept of Engineering Technology, WIT.