June 2016 – Work Experience Week
Entech supports local education providers by offering placements for students interested in engineering, during schools’ annual work experience week.
Big congratulations to 2016’s students, Josh Smyth and Luke Shepherd – St.Geroge’s School, who successfully completed their placement on 1st July.
They were assigned a project (to build a mechanical hand), which they approached with enthusiasm. Josh and Luke used a laser cutting machine to produce the green plastic parts. They both displayed excellent initiative and problem-solving abilities throughout the build process by adjusting and remaking components, where possible, in order to improve the original design. The pair focused on the task, followed complicated instructions and worked well together to meet their objective by the end of the week (Unfortunately they just ran out of time in the end – 1 week for such a complicated build was always ambitious, but they did very well and all it needed was the final fit).
Josh and Luke impressed everyone at Entech with their attitude and behaviour throughout the week. They are a credit to St. George’s and would be encouraged to enquire about Entech’s apprenticeship scheme, should they decide to pursue a career in engineering.
Above is an animated AVI of the mechanical hand, designed in Autodesk Inventor
With attempt to fill the 9000 squ ft building
Entech has invested in a new 5 axis machining centre.
This will enable us to produce complex components quicker more accurately with a better surface finish.
Click on link for editorial PDF Entech 5 Axis Machining
The new Spinner 5 axis machine was supplied by sole agents
Whitehouse Machine tools Ltd www.wmtcnc.com
Click machine to see full range of machines from
Whitehouse Machine Tools
Having outgrown its premises Entech Engineering Ltd. decided to relocate to a significantly larger, purpose-built unit. The new site, situated at the Blackpool end of the M55 motorway, has the advantage of providing increased accessibility to both customers and suppliers. The move also offers exciting opportunities for the acquisition of additional machinery, the recruitment of new apprentices and ultimately a substantial increase in the volume of work Entech is able to process.
Photos coming soon…