Archer is proud to have Travis Boulton from Narara Valley High School here on the Central Coast to have done work experience last week at ARCHER’s manufacturing centre of excellence in Somersby.
"Before coming to Archer, I expected to learn about CNC lathing, and 3D modelling, but now that I’ve spent the week here, it greatly surpassed my expectation of what I originally thought.", added Travis.
"The people, genuinely care about what they are doing, and happy to help out when I needed any assistance. The performance level of the organisation is just out of this world. Everything had a place and a label in its position at Archer. You can always find what you need quickly and effectively."
"I've learnt metrology, 3D modelling, 3D printing, and CNC Programming after my week with Archer. It was great to 3D model a part in SolidWorks, click print and after an hour be able to hold the part in your hand. It was interesting to understand how to measure dimensions on a component with the correct tools. I used thread gauges, micrometres, callipers and understood the importance of decimal places and tolerances on drawings.”
“It was a great experience and in the future, I’d love to be applying my skills in machining or in mechatronics.”
“It was a pleasure to have Travis in and see him engage with our high performing team and leading technologies”, added Operations Director Russell Byrne. “It is hard to find young people who can relate to the high performance critical standards we need to deliver to our customers. Travis is a great example of the talent and motivation coming through our schools that needs to be identified and employed by leading industries that deliver real world results. Motivation is the biggest factor needed in young talent for manufacturing and engineering industries, I wish Travis all the best in his remaining years at school, and hope to cross paths with him sometime in the future”.
Travis in front of the Okuma LB300 CNC Machine
Travis 3D Modelling in Solidworks
Travis working with the Manual Machines
Travis together with Mitch
Travis together with Russell
Travis together with Ryan
Travis together with Tom
Travis together with Trev