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Keene State Students Learn Ultra-Precision Manufacturing in Sustainable Product Design, Innovation Classes

Made possible by partnership with AMETEK Precitech

Published: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:57

(Keene State College: Keene, NH) -- AMETEK Precitech has announced the shipment of a Nanoform X ultra-precision diamond turning lathe to Keene State College. The machine, which is used to make high-precision optical components, shipped to the Technology Design and Safety Center at Keene State College, where it will be used to teach students about ultra-precision manufacturing in sustainable product design and innovation classes.

“We are excited to install a Nanoform X at Keene State College to support their new curriculum in optics and super-precision manufacturing starting in the spring semester,” says Keith Kowalski, vice president and business unit manager of Precitech. “We are delighted to strengthen the local ultra-precision machining community by partnering to train the next generation right here in Keene, New Hampshire.”

 “We are grateful for the efforts of Precitech in developing our partnership to bring this amazing technology to our students,” says Lisa Hix, Keene State College associate professor of sustainable product design and innovation. “This will help students prepare for a range of career opportunities as they learn about and experience the capabilities of ultra-precision machining used in advanced research fields, medical and automotive industries, and in communication and aerospace applications.”

Hix continues, “This technology is an important part of a new Optics and Precision Manufacturing Program at Keene State College, created in collaboration with industry partners to develop the talents needed in our workforce. Along with Precitech, many high-precision companies in the area that produce components and equipment will be able to grow and meet industry demand in part through the skilled workforce pipeline being developed by Keene State College.”

About Precitech

Precitech is a global manufacturer of innovative ultra-precision machining solutions. It designs and manufactures machine tools for turning, milling, and grinding. Its precision machines produce rotationally symmetric, asymmetric, freeform, and sculpted geometries, achieving form tolerances in the submicron range and nanometer surface finishes when equipped with diamond tooling.

Precitech is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. For more information about Precitech’s line of ultra-precision machining systems, visit Precitech.

About Keene State College

Keene State College is a preeminent public liberal arts college that ensures student access to world-class academic programs. Integrating academics with real-world application and active community and civic engagement, Keene State College prepares graduates to meet society’s challenges by thinking critically, acting creatively, and serving the greater good. To learn more about Keene State College, visit www.keene.edu. Keene State College: Wisdom to make a difference.

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AMETEK Inc. is a global developer and manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. AMETEK consists of two operating groups: electronic instruments—manufacture advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating, and display instruments for the process, aerospace, power, and industrial markets; and electromechanical—supply electrical interconnects, technical motors and systems, and electric motors for floor care and other specialty applications. AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, based in Allerod, Denmark, and AMETEK Mansfield & Green, based in Largo, Florida, develop, manufacture, sell, and service calibration instruments for temperature, pressure, and process signals, as well as temperature sensors.