(HUTTO) – Detail Mold & Design LLC donated a Sodick electronic discharge machine drill to the Precision Machining program at TSTC in Williamson County.
Precision Machining Instructor Darren Block said the donation will help students gain experience with a tool and die machine.
“The software is similar to other CNC machines we have, so not only will the gain the experience, but they’ll be able to learn on what industry is using right now,” Block said. “Another plus, is that if they make a mistake in their work, they can salvage it with this machine.”
Detail Mold & Design began in 1990 in Round Rock, and moved to Leander, Texas about two years ago. They specialize in creating molds for the fiber optics industry. The company learned of TSTC through a connection with a friend from church.
“One of the things that we’re hoping is that through education, we can get more qualified personnel coming out of the school to come into our line of business” said Ray Lensing of Detail Mold. “We’re a machine shop, but we specialize in injection molds. It’s the same principle, but a lot more intricate in its details.”
Lensing says the machine should help prepare the graduates for the field. The value of the machine is approximately $10,000.
“The machine is a very important part of our operations,” Lensing said. “It supports a lot of the operations that have to be done.”
The Precision Machining program is available at the Fort Bend County, North Texas, Waco and Williamson County campuses. A similar program, Computer Aided Manufacturing, is available at the Marshall campus. For more information on TSTC and the Precision Machining program, visit www.tstc.edu.