L-R: Derek Murphy, Students Trennis Riley and Amelia Mallette, and Professor Donovan Kennedy with new CNC..
Sault College students have a new, exciting piece of equipment thanks to a generous donation from Studica Inc. The donation of the $36,500 Tormach 700MX Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) by Studica Inc. adds another learning tool to our existing complement that now includes five CNC Mills and three CNC Lathes.
Sault College’s students will use the CNC to learn programming and machining skills along with experience manufacturing parts from their designs, essential skills to be successful in the workforce. Machinist apprentices will also benefit as they will have the opportunity to use the new equipment to enhance their knowledge and practice their hands-on skills at Sault College using the latest CNC technology.
“Careers in skilled trades provide important contributions to our communities and our growing economy. We are pleased to support Sault College to elevate trade programs and support student success,” said Derek Murphy, Studica Inc.
“Studica has been a great College supporter and partner helping to advance student learning in this in-demand area,” said David Orazietti, President, Sault College. “A donation, such as this, gives our students the opportunity to work and learn on new technology expanding their knowledge and skills making more versatile students and graduates. We thank Studica Inc. for their generous donation as well as Professor Peter Corbett and our staff who assisted in bringing this technology to our College,” he added.
“Studica has been a steadfast supplier for equipment, technical support and supplies since 2019 when Sault College introduced its first CNC expansion in many years,” said Professor Peter Corbett. “We are grateful for the ongoing support, and we look forward to continuing to work with Studica.”
As part of this donation, the College purchased accompanying accessories and has incorporated the use of the new technology into the students’ learning. Studica Inc, continues to support the use of the technology through training and ongoing maintenance.