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11.09.2022

Penn College student project ‘manufactures’ benefits

Jake C. Beatty volunteered for the class project because it sounded “cool.” Turns out, he was right.

The result was an invaluable experience for the manufacturing student at Pennsylvania College of Technology and will benefit those who follow his path.

Beatty, of Grove City, designed a vacuum-form mold that – with the assistance of a tooling company and the Penn College plastics department – resulted in the manufacturing of bed protection covers for milling machines used for practical instruction in the college’s Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center.

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10.18.2022

Machine donation aids Penn College manufacturing students

Pennsylvania College of Technology manufacturing students will benefit from a Corporate Tomorrow Maker’s latest donation.

TRAK Machine Tools, a subsidiary of Southwestern Industries Inc. and the market leader in computer-numerical-control technology for small-lot machining, is equipping the college with a TRAK TMC5 mill and a TRAK 1630RX lathe. Rich Leonard, chairman of Southwestern Industries, and his wife, Marion, purchased the machines before donating them to the college.

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10.06.2022

Employers flock to Penn College Fall Career Fair

Employer participation at the Fall Career Fair reflected Pennsylvania College of Technology’s national reputation for producing real-world-ready graduates.

More than 235 companies, offering thousands of jobs and internships in a wide variety of fields, met with nearly 1,600 students throughout the daylong event, split between the college’s Bardo Gymnasium and Field House. An additional 217 employers were on the waiting list.

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08.29.2022

Machining faculty, students trained on new equipment

Kevin Callahan, applications representative for Trak Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries Inc., walks students through the features of a new Trak CNC Vertical Machining Center in the Automated Manufacturing Lab.
Kevin Callahan, applications representative for Trak Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries Inc., walks students through the features of a new Trak CNC Vertical Machining Center in the Automated Manufacturing Lab.
Students follow along with a sample programming task on the new vertical machining center.
Students follow along with a sample programming task on the new vertical machining center.

Students in the manufacturing engineering technology major – along with faculty – recently received expert training on a Trak VMC7si CNC Vertical Machining Center. The machining center features an innovative control from Siemens Co. Several Trak/Southwestern Industries and Siemens representatives were on hand recently to help introduce the new addition to students in the Automated Machining Lab, a hub of hands-on learning on industry-standard equipment. With Penn College’s purchase of the new vertical machining center, Trak, through distributor Southwestern Industries Inc., donated a Trak 1630 RX CNC Toolroom Lathe and a Trak TMC5 Toolroom Machining Center. Watch PCToday for more on the equipment donation.

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09.19.2018

TRAK Machine Tools Augments Equipment Donations

Pennsylvania College of Technology students in automated manufacturing and machining majors will benefit from two more pieces of equipment donated by TRAK Machine Tools Inc.

Richard and Marion Leonhard, part owners of the company, have donated two more computer-numerical-control milling machines for the college’s automated manufacturing lab. This latest gift brings to six the number of machines in the lab donated by TRAK Machine Tools.

The equipment is used in courses such as Basic Machine Tool Programming, Programming and Machining, Machine Tool Applications, and Fixture Design and Fabrication. Hundreds of students in the college’s four manufacturing majors will gain experience on the equipment each academic year.

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