Emuge Donates Cutting Tools for Training

Emuge Corp. has recently donated hundreds of high performance taps, end mills and other rotary cutting tools to Quinsigamond Community College of Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Emuge Corp. has recently donated hundreds of high performance taps, end mills and other rotary cutting tools to Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) of Worcester, Massachusetts. The tool donation, valued at more than $100,000, will be used to support the college’s ambitious new machining technology program that was recently formed.

 

QCC is expanding and updating its Manufacturing Technology Center, a multi-million dollar facility housing a range of technological equipment on their main Worcester campus. This center provides students with hands-on learning experiences in today’s advanced manufacturing technologies. The center boasts new CNC machining centers, metrology equipment and an array of tools and software, to enable the manufacturing and inspection of real world parts and components. The Manufacturing Technology Center is designed to complement the college’s STEM programming in the soon to be opened QuEST Center (Quinsigamond Engineering, Science and Technology Center).

 

“We are thrilled to have received this very generous donation of tools from Emuge,” says Dr. Gail Carberry, president of QCC. “We are especially pleased that Emuge reached out to us regarding the donation at a time when we are actively building and implementing expanded programming in manufacturing and engineering technologies. The new initiative is designed to equip our students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to fill the rapidly growing gap in the manufacturing workforce and help them secure careers in advanced manufacturing. The tools will be a huge plus for the program.”

 

“We are pleased to support QCC’s manufacturing education program by collaborating with not only tool donations, but also offering our knowledge and expertise in today’s advanced precision manufacturing sectors, such as aerospace, defense, medical and automotive,” says Bob Hellinger, president of Emuge Corp. “We are very willing to support QCC’s efforts, share our knowledge, our nearby West Boylston technology center and our high quality tools. Hopefully we can also offer recruitment opportunities wherever possible for QCC students, especially as we expand our manufacturing capabilities in our West Boylston facility. Keeping an eye on our future, it is certainly in our interest to acquire skilled manufacturing talent. The industry is in dire need of advanced manufacturing skills. To address this, we are willing and eager to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with QCC.”