Four engineering students from Solihull College & University Centre’s Woodlands Campus, Ismael Ali, Abdullah Mirza, Mohammed Salim and Abdullah Ahmed and their teacher Mark Forryan have been taking part in the annual Engineering Education Scheme (EES).
EES is a six month programme which links teams of students and their teacher with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems.
The scheme provides students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.
The programme encourages students to show industrial enterprise, creativity and innovation whilst gaining extensive experience of problem-solving, team-working and project management.
The students worked with Rolls-Royce graduate engineers: Lianna Beesley –Peck; Suryan Patel and Timothy Western in developing a visual inspection tool to improve the efficiency of production testing on the G5000 variable stator vane actuator; an integral component in the Rolls-Royce XWB engine.
The prototype inspection tool developed by the students has been approved by Rolls-Royce engineers and is likely to be developed further for use in Rolls-Royce production lines. The use of this tool is predicted to save the company significant time and therefore a potential cost saving of £15,000 per annum.
The project culminated in the team presenting their visual inspection tool alongside sixty seven other teams at the EES Celebration and Assessment Day on May 02 at Cranmore Park Conference Centre in Solihull.
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