Syracuse Glass Company
February 24, 2017
We had a large group on hand to tour this family-owned, independent glass distributor and fabricator of architectural and aluminum products. The group learned about how air and argon-filled glass is made; the process behind heat tempered, coated and insulated glass; how polished edges, holes and notches are added.
Westhill students see a shop floor up close
February 28, 2017
SME arranged for a Jim Maniccia, Chair of SME Chapter 19 and technology teacher at Westhill High School, arranged for a group of his students to tour Darco Manufacturing and Dannan Tool & Machine. The kids were from his computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) class, an engineering course in the Project Lead the Way curriculum (www.pltw.org), in which they learn about CNC programming. Several students in the class are part of the Electrathon Welcome to Electrathon America race team at Westhill HS. They designed the parts to accommodate a new front wheel design.
Precision Systems Mfg, Inc
December 14, 2016
We had a good turnout for the tour which was hosted by Precision Systems. Precision is a contract manufacturer that produces machined, fabricated and welded parts as well as complete assemblies. President Ted Jeske gave an overview of PSMI’s operations and corporate philosophy including its emphasis on continual improvement practices and its focus on developing employee talent. Several colleagues then led us through the manufacturing operation. A highlight was the sheet metal laser cutter.