Cirtronics shows high school students a future in robotics during Manufacturing Day

The Robot Report

DFx tipsMILFORD, N.H. — Cirtronics last week hosted a Manufacturing Day event that introduced Milford High School Students to modern manufacturing. The goal was to encourage their interest in exploring the possibility of careers in roles that support manufacturing.

The students saw several of the robots that Cirtronics manufactures in various stages of assembly during a facility tour on Oct. 4. “I enjoyed meeting the employees,” remarked Nick Sloan, a Milford High School student. “It was a pleasure to learn from them.”

The event included an interactive demonstration by Mechanical Mayhem, First Robotics Team No. 1519, which Cirtronics sponsors. The team showed how off the design of its competitive “Tigger” robot. Students drove the remote-controlled robot and enjoyed lively conversation and peer-to-peer interaction.

Cirtronics supports Mechanical Mayhem

The Mechanical Mayhem team and “Tigger.” Source: Cirtronics

“Manufacturing Day allows us to open our doors to students and excite the next-generation workforce in considering manufacturing career opportunities in the future,” stated Dave Patterson, president and CEO of Cirtronics.

“By sharing real-world applications of technology and insight into manufacturing, we’re supporting STEM education,” said Jim McCall, the company’s director of manufacturing. “This event shows students the human component of manufacturing and how each team member takes ownership in serving our customers.”

The Robot Report is launching the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which will be on Dec. 9-10 in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference and expo will focus on improving the design, development, and manufacture of next-generation healthcare robots. Learn more about the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, and registration is now open.

About Cirtronics

Cirtronics, located in Southern New Hampshire, offers expertise and experience manufacturing complex and quality-sensitive products for markets such as robotics, medical technology, security, defense, and other industrial applications. The company’s fully integrated and responsive manufacturing and logistics services are tailored to the needs of each customer. Cirtronics is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified, FDA- and ITAR- registered, and a woman-owned small business.

The company hosted a panel on “Transitioning Robots from Design to Production” at the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo, produced by The Robot Report, in Boston.

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