For years Sherline Products has supported a number of organizations that promote education and development in the engineering and machining fields by offering donations, discounts, and technical support. We here at Sherline feel it is important young people develop STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by promoting the hard skills of machining in addition to the soft skills of engineering. In other words, getting hands-on experience with manufacturing tools leads to better engineering.
Sherline Products was a major sponsor of MakeMIT in 2016. MakeMIT promotes innovation that is geared towards those who are excited and passionate about designing and building. Over 250 students participated in a 15+ hour hardware hackathon on February 13, 2016. The top ten teams were invited to come back for a second weekend in order to refine their design. For more information on MakeMIT CLICK HERE.
Our lead toolmaker, Pam Weiss, attended the conference and acted as a mentor to the participants. She aided the teams in designing their parts, and then manufactured their designs using a Sherline CNC mill. For those participants who were interested Pam showed them the machining process. She was also impaneled as a judge.
Recently, Duro UAS, approached Sherline Products about sponsoring their Harbor AUV project in New York, NY. This project uses an autonomous underwater vehicle, or robot, to serve the NYC community as both a tool for important marine restoration efforts and a hands-on learning platform for local students. To read more about the Harbor AUV project, CLICK HERE.
We were so impressed with the team at Duro UAS that we decided to donate one of our 2000-CNC mills for their project. This mill will be used by both high school and university students as well as some of the more experienced engineers at Duro, like Dr. Richard Sheryll, who will help teach everyone how to use the machine, the importance of proper measurements, the importance of taking care of your machines, and how to think about manufacturing when in the design phase. They will be making parts for the AUV such as small rings for frame support, half moons for bulkheads and small end caps for pressure vessels to name a few.
Stanford Student Space Initiative
The Stanford SSI is an ongoing program for Stanford undergraduates; the largest project-based group at Stanford University. SSI was founded in 2013 with the mission of giving future leaders of the space industry the hands-on experience and broader insight they need to realize the next era of space development. For example, their rockets team has just committed to competing in next years Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, which will require the use of a precision CNC machine.
To help the Stanford SSI Sherline has donated a 2000-CNC mill with a 14″ base and a 6″ rigid column for their project. We felt the larger 2000 mill would do a better job of machining the larger parts their project requires. For more information on the Stanford Student Space Initiative CLICK HERE.
Following is a list of some of the schools that are currently using our machines in various departments:
|Auburn University||Baylor College of Medicine||Brandeis University|
|California State University, Los Angeles||Case Western Reserve University||Century College|
|Clemson University||City University of New York||Columbia University|
|Dartmouth College||Duke University||El Camino Community College|
|Fallbrook High School||Finger Lakes Community College||Florida University of Technology|
|Georgia Tech||Harvard University||Idaho State University|
|Indiana University/School of Medicine||Jamestown City School||Johns Hopkins University/Dept. of Applied Physics|
|Lake Land College||Lennox Academy||Lipscomb University|
|Loyola University New Orleans||Michigan State University||Minnesota State College|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||North Carolina State University||North County Trade Tech|
|Northwestern University||Ohio University||Old Dominion University|
|Passaic County Technical Institute||Pickens Technical College||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Renton Technical College||Rhodes State College||Rutgers University|
|South Hills School of Business & Technology||Southern Methodist University (SMU)||Stanford Student Space Initiative|
|Stony Brook University-SUNY (Center for Thermal Spray Research)||Texas A&M University||Texas Christian University (TCU)|
|UC San Diego||UCLA/Dept. of Physiological Science||UC San Francisco|
|University of Dayton Research||University of Florida||University of Georgia|
|UMass Lowell||Valley Vocational Tech Center||Wor-Wic Community College|
Sherline tools and accessories are also used by a number of companies in a wide range of industries. These companies use our machines and tools for manufacturing, second operations, prototyping, and laser engraving to name a few. Check out the following list to see who is using Sherline Products in an industrial setting.
|Jimani Inc.||www.jimani-inc.com||Laser Engraving Machines|
|Turnkey Technology||www.turnkeytechnologies.net||Specialty Equipment|
|Sumitomo Electric Carbide Mfg, Inc.||global-sei.com|
|Small Precision Tools||www.smallprecisiontools.com||Small precision tool builders|
|SeaLandAire Technologies Inc.||sealandaire.com||Marine data collection products|
|Schoolcraft Precision||coingaffs.com||Magic wands and gaffed coins|
|Original Grain||www.originalgrain.com||Unique watches with wood inlay|
|Nocturnal Rooster Design||www.facebook.com/nocturnalroosterdesign||Industrial design|
|Renishaw Inc.||www.renishaw.com||A global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, healthcare, spectroscopy and manufacturing.|
|Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|Enginuity Works||www.enginuityworks.com||Industrial, mechanical, and electrical design|
|Palmaz Scientific||www.palmazscientific.com||Implantable prosthetic devices|
|Kocher Micro, Inc.|
|Diamond-service.se||diamond-service.se||Diamond cutting tools for glass and stone, laser scanning and measuring devices|
|Focused Light Engraving Inc.||www.focusedlightengraving.com||Laser Marking Systems|
|Extreme Engineering||www.extremeengineering.com||Build mobile climbing walls and extreme air jump|
|Richemont North America, Inc.|
|Lindow Machine Works||lindowmachineworks.com||Rose Engine|
|CryoWorks, Inc||www.cryoworks.net||CryoWorks provides a wide range of new and used products for the storage, distribution and transfer of cryogenic fluids.|
|Anderson Metals Corporation, Inc.||www.andersonmetals.com||Manufacture metal pipe fittings|
|Epilog Laser Corporation||www.epiloglaser.com||Laser engraving machines|
|Reverse Medical Corporation||reversemed.com||Microcatheters|
|Laser Marking Technologies.Inc||www.lasermarking.com||Laser marking and engraving services|
|Source Production Equipment Co.||www.spec150.com/products||Our product line includes exposure devices, sources and accessories for performing radiography.|
|Cleveland Deburring Machine Co.||cdmcmachine.com||Manufacture deburring machines|
|Okay Industries||www.okayind.com||Manufactures components and subassemblies for OEMs in medical, automotive, defense/firearms, and industrial markets.|
|Visuray AS||www.visuray.com||Oil pipe X-ray machines|
|Naval Surface Warfare Center|
|Boston Scientific||www.bostonscientific.com||Medical devices|
|Shrieve Chemical Product||www.shrieve.com||Industrial and specialty chemicals|
|Sensofar Metrology||www.sensofar.com||Provides high-end non-contact 3D surface profilers|
|Orb Product Development LLC||Commercial medical research|
|Motion Dynamics Corporation||www.motiondc.com||Custom micro springs, medical coils and wire components|
|Keysight Technologies||www.keysight.com||Electronic measurement company|
|Radiation Test Solutions||www.ir-cos.com||Military and Aerospace industry|
|LGS Innovations||www.lgsinnovations.com||Wireless communications|