MD+DI: Autocam Medical Apprentices Win Global Mastercam Machining Competition

What does Thor’s hammer have to do with medical device manufacturing? Students who just finished a CNC machinist apprenticeship recently found out.

Autocam Medical, a contract manufacturer of components for surgical implants and instruments, has been training the next generation of medical device manufacturing professionals. The company recently presented its fourth class of machinist apprentices with certificates of completion for its CNC Machinist Apprentice Program. Eleven students were honored during a November 10th ceremony at the AMP Lab at Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids.

During the program students were challenged to machine two intricate objects. Two students, Wrindy Hauser and Ethan Richey, machined a Thor’s hammer in the AMP Lab, which is where classes for the apprentice program are held. The students later won a first-place prize in Mastercam’s global Master of CAM Wildest Parts Machining Competition in the Teams Division.

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