Sandvik Coromant Donates $50,000 to Manufacturing Institute

Supporting The Manufacturing Institute’s “Dream It. Do It.” program, the donation will help enable hundreds of students to take advantage of STEM education opportunities.

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Sandvik Coromant donated $50,000 to The Manufacturing Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit-organization, to help enable hundreds of students to take advantage of STEM education opportunities, including a series of special summer camps, as part of their “Dream It. Do It.” program.

As part of the program, Sandvik Coromant helped two students, Samuel (16) and Erika Flickinger (12), a brother and sister from Decatur, Illinois, participate at IMTS in a way they never imagined when their artwork, depicting the future of digital manufacturing, helped light up the Chicago skyline as part of an education industry display. The students, who participated in STEM education “Dream It. Do It.” summer camps created by The Manufacturing Institute, literally helped flip the switch on the light show and also each received a $1,000 check from Sandvik Coromant to use toward their future education. The light show was designed to spread the word about the profound impact data and technology has on the manufacturing industry and raise awareness about the present and future opportunities of digital manufacturing, including the skilled and high paying career options for future generations.