Machine Shop Contributes to Outstanding Research

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Machine Shop Contributes to Outstanding Research

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Imagine wanting to set up an experiment that required a part that is unavailable. Not only is it unavailable, it has never before been made. Fortunately, that situation is one that Tech's ChBE students and other researchers never have to experience because the School has its own Machine Shop. In the Shop, Foreman Jeffrey Andrews and Research Machinist Bradley Parker design and craft tools and parts to fit virtually any customized exper- iment out of almost any raw material.

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Imagine wanting to set up an experiment that required a part that is unavailable. Not only is it unavailable, it has never before been made. Fortunately, that situation is one that Tech's ChBE students and other researchers never have to experience because the School has its own Machine Shop. In the Shop, Foreman Jeffrey Andrews and Research Machinist Bradley Parker design and craft tools and parts to fit virtually any customized exper-
iment out of almost any raw material.

Jeff and Brad collaborate one-on-one with students, assisting them with the conceptu-
alization of staging an experiment, designing the necessary components, and generating the mechanics involved in crafting the parts. Once all of the components of the experiment are
in place, Jeff and Brad visit the laboratory to inspect the finished product and make any necessary alterations.

When a new project is requested, the machinists work closely with the students to formulate the best method to create the needed part. Brad says, "When a student comes to me to discuss what they hope to accomplish in an experiment, I provide feedback that helps
them to understand exactly what they need."

Jeff agrees. He says, "Sometimes the students need to see the mechanics involved

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chemical engineering, Research in Chemical Engineering
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  • Created By: Josie Giles
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 20, 2006 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm