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Six school students are having a behind-the-scenes tour of the engineering world after being chosen for the weeklong Renishaw Engineering Experience from 29 June–3 July. The annual competition gives 16 and 17 year olds from across the UK an all-expenses-paid opportunity to spend a week visiting industry-leading engineering companies in the UK.

Renishaw Engineering Experience students 2015

The competition is now in its third year, and this year sees the six lucky winners visit engineering companies in the fields of manufacturing, construction, renewable energy, television and transportation. 

The week starts and ends with Renishaw, which organises the competition in conjunction with Young Engineers, the charity devoted to encouraging young people to consider a future in engineering. 

Monday saw the group visit Renishaw’s South Wales manufacturing site, where the group will have a site tour and take part in a hands-on manufacturing exercise. Over the rest of the week, the group will visit the Royal Mint, Laing O’Rourke’s Adult Mental Health Unit construction site, Tidal Lagoon Power’s headquarters, Aardman Animations Studios, Siemens Rail Automation, Bloodhound SSC Technical Centre and the National Composite Centre.

On Friday the group will spend their final day of the tour at Renishaw’s headquarters in Wotton-Under-Edge, where they will meet Renishaw graduates and have the opportunity to gain advice and ask questions about their prospective careers. 

The six students chosen are: 

• Alice Stewart, Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls
• Daniel Waite, Collingwood College, Camberley
• Emily Kerr, Grantown Grammar School, Speyside
• Henry Allen, The Castle School, Thornbury
• Melissa Adams, James Allen’s Girls’ School, Dulwich
• Syed Tirmzi, Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham 

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A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

Sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard, from basic touch-trigger probes through to automated stylus and probe changers, motorised indexing probe heads, and revolutionary five-axis measurement systems.

Machine probes for CNC machine tools allow automated tool setting, workpiece set-up, in-cycle gauging and part inspection. Products include laser tool setters, contact tool setters, tool breakage detectors, touch probes and high accuracy inspection probes.

For motion control, Renishaw supplies laser encoders, optical linear encoders, optical angle encoders, optical rotary encoders, magnetic rotary encoders, magnetic chip encoders and magnetic linear encoders.

To analyse the static and dynamic performance of position-critical motion systems, Renishaw’s laser interferometer and environmental compensation system offers a linear measurement accuracy of 0.5 ppm, readings of up to 50 kHz and a linear measurement speed of up to 4 m/s, with a linear resolution of 1nm.

Renishaw’s Raman spectroscopy products exploit the Raman effect to identify and characterise the chemistry and structure of materials. A diverse range of analytical applications include pharmaceutical, forensic science, nanotechnology, biomedical and semiconductors.

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