Reflections from the office

Reflections from the office

It´s now time for the next member of the graduate group to write his first blog post. If you would like to know more about me and why I now find myself here at GKN Aerospace there is more to read under the Our young graduates-tab.

In contrast to the previous blogger David and the rest of my fellow young graduates, I have not spent the last two weeks on the shop floor. Because I’ve already, before my university studies, been working a year with the service of jet engines, I instead get the opportunity to start ahead of time at my home department.

My placement is at the manufacturing engineering within the civil markets. This department mainly consists of product engineers and project managers. To state it shortly, everything we do aims at achieving a high quality production with the best possible efficiency. As an example my department develops new production concepts and investigates which equipment that needs to be obtained when a new product is put into production. Close collaboration with our suppliers regarding quality and technical specifications is also a continuously ongoing project. Another very important part in our commitment is process monitoring, in order to ensure the best possible quality.

One very interesting technical tool that I´ve been working with during my first two weeks is inspection with the help of 3D-scanning. This means that the actual part is scanned and modelled in all three dimension with very good accuracy (down to one thousand of a millimeter!). The created virtual model is then compared with the corresponding CAD-model to ensure the supreme product quality. A very fascinating technique to say the least, which you can learn more about in the short video at this link:

The first weeks at GKN Aerospace have been very exciting and I´ve already learned a lot. I now look forward to encounter much more technics during my coming weeks at my home department. First though, a so called activity week awaits us young graduates during which we, among many other things, will visit other companies in the aerospace business. Read more about these adventures in the upcoming posts!

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