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Logan Finsterbush on Co-op at Northway Industries

Advanced Precision Machining student Logan Finsterbush takes a break this morning from his job at Northway Industries. For more information about SUN Tech’s cooperative education program and to learn how you can earn money and valuable work experience during your senior year, check out our Co-op page!

Logan Finsterbush at Northway Industries

Logan Finsterbush at Northway Industries

Kevin Seebold on Co-op at Brush Industries

Kevin Seebold at Brush Industries

Kevin Seebold at Brush Industries

Kevin Seebold poses in front of Brush Industries in Sunbury, PA. He has quickly risen to a key contributor at this company. Another Shining example of our Advanced Precision Machining Program. For more information about SUN Tech’s cooperative education program and to learn how you can earn money and valuable work experience during your senior year, check out our Co-op page!

Caleb Reedy on Co-op at QE

Caleb Reedy at QE

Caleb Reedy at QE

Precision Machining student Caleb Reedy standing tall at his co-op position at QE.

Precision Machining Student Make Dies for Welding Program

 

Precision Machining Made Dies for the Welding Program

Precision Machining Made Dies for the Welding Program

Advanced Precision Machining students created this set of dies for the Welding program’s ironworker, saving the school over $400.00. The dies are made from tool steel which was milled to rough size, drilled and tapped, heat-treated and finish ground

Shape Your Future with Precision Machining

Eddie Try working on vertical milling machine

Eddie Try working on vertical milling machine

Pictured here is Precision Machining student Eddie Try. Eddie is using a vertical milling machine to complete a NIMS certification project.

A machinist doesn’t think of metal as something hard and unchangeable because they can change it into anything they want.

Students in Advanced Precision Machining setup and operate machines to fabricate and repair parts and components. A machinist performs cuts on materials to bring it to the desired shape and dimensions. Metal blocks can be transformed into intricate parts such as sprockets, gears, pistons, tools, wheels, and molds. These parts are then assembled into cars, bikes or the machinery which mass produce every conceivable manufactured good.

Students in SUN Tech’s Advanced Precision Machining program will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as well as college credits that will transfer to multiple higher education facilities such as Penn College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. They also have the opportunity to earn job experience and cash through our Co-op program.

Still need convincing? Check out our Facebook gallery to see more exciting photos of the Precision Machining program, visit the class website, or talk to your guidance counselor today to schedule a visit to Precision Machining or any of SUN Tech’s exciting programs!

Technical Education Students on Co-op at Northway Industries

SUN Tech Co-op Students at Northway Industries

SUN Tech Co-op Students at Northway Industries

An early morning photo of SUN Area Technical Institutes Precision Machining Program students(L-R), Austin Fry, Brett Hummel, SUN Tech Director Dennis Hain, and Ross Bruner. Northway Industries employs current Co-op Students and Alumni for their various operations at their Middleburg Plant. Northway Industries annually supports high achieving students at SUN Tech’s Awards Program. This mutual Partnership is an Award Winning Program for community members. A Local Success Story for ALL.

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Toys for Tots Donations Wanted

The Precision Machining program is seeking donations for Toys for Tots from December 3 through the 19th.  Help us make this Christmas special for children and parents in need by dropping off your donations at the main office or the Precision Machining program.

Cody Rathfon and Dustin Baney, Precision Machining 2009-2010

We, Cody Rathfon and Dustin Baney, are both in the Advanced Precision Machining class at SUN Area Technical Institute in New Berlin, PA. Although our home school is Selinsgrove Area High School, the two of us decided that attending SUN Tech for Precision Machining would be a challenging way to finish high school. Taking this class will definitely bring many options and opportunities for us when we graduate from high school and look to attend college or to go into the workforce. We learn something new and are challenged every day. This class has a combination of working with machines and on computers.

Although we are only half way through the year, this class has already taught us many valuable skills, and what will be expected of us from future employers. The best part about the Precision Machining program is that the majority of the work is hands on, which in many cases is far more valuable than sitting behind a desk all day. We have learned how to use lathes, milling machines, CNC machines, and the surface grinder, and many other valuable tasks involved with machining. We made many projects such as wheel pullers, shifter knobs, tools, and awards. We are also able to make parts for race cars, farming equipment or just about anything.

We are able to design our own emblems and custom graphics on a computer program called Mastercam. Mastercam is a program that enables us to draw and design parts and images which we want to produce.  We can then transfer the drawing onto the HAAS CNC machine which will put the design onto a real part.

Our class, consisting of seven students, and a very involved teacher, Mr. Anselmo, recently collected Toys for Tots. This community service project helps to supply gifts for less fortunate children and give them a special Christmas.

We are also involved in other activities such as Skills USA, which is an organization for students to compete against other students of the same trade.  Advancing in Skills USA competition provides the opportunity to win both scholarship money and or prizes.

This class, without a doubt has prepared us for future jobs as machinists, as well as tasks in everyday life. We both agree that we would enjoy work involving CNC machines and other up-to-date technology. We highly recommend this class and SUN Tech in general.