HUBER HEIGHTS — Project Lead the Way Engineering students from Wayne High School toured two local facilities during October’s Manufacturing Day. GEMCITY Engineering and LORD Corporation invited high school students to tour their plants and see manufacturing and engineering practices up close.
GEMCITY Engineering showed the wide variety of projects they work on: medical manufacturing in a clean environment, bomb disposal robots, and drug testing equipment just to name a few.
LORD Corporation explained how they take imported raw rubber and work with it to create products that help reduce vibrations in aircraft and military vehicles. They showed students how the engineers design a product using AutoDesk Inventor, a program Wayne students learn in Introduction to Engineering Design. The engineer works with a technical writer to develop guidelines for the machinists to make the parts using CNC machinery (computer controlled machines).
It was a great lesson on teamwork and the skills required from each participant. Employees of both companies took the time to talk to students about internship opportunities, college assistance programs and employment options.