Windsor, VT – The American Precision Museum is offering two new Manufacturing Process Expedition Workshops on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 for children age 10-14. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshop 1 participants take a deep dive into CAD (computer-assisted design), creating their own 2-D drawing and a 3-D model before producing a 3-D printed product. From 12:30 -3:00 p.m. Workshop 2 participants learn about Polymer Processing, including molding, casting, injection, extrusion and thermoforming to produce their own finished piece. Children may enroll in the workshops separately or stay for the whole day, with time between workshops for lunch outdoors and a museum tour.
“These new Process Expedition Workshops are all about how real products are made”, says Steve Dalessio, Executive Director. “Campers get to apply what they learn by producing a usable product. This is a step toward understanding the communications, critical thinking and creative skills needed in high tech/advanced manufacturing. We want participants to have fun – and know that there will be lots of different, exciting opportunities out there for them, post-pandemic.”
Workshop capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are required to participate. Register online at www.AmericanPrecision.org or call 802-674-5781 for more information.
The American Precision Museum is located in the 1846 Robbins & Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark, and traces the beginnings of manufacturing to modern technology through exhibits and interactive programs. Open daily, Memorial Day Weekend through October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The American Precision Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military & their families.