If you google machinist, this is the definition that you will find: “A machinist is a person who uses machine tools to make or modify parts, primarily metal parts, a process known as machining. This is accomplished by using machine tools to cut away excess material much as a woodcarver cuts away excess wood to produce his work. In addition to metal, the parts may be made of many other kinds of materials, such as plastic or wood products.”
Senior Precision Machining students pose in their new Haas t-shirts at the Dennings Bldg. (St. Marys) machining lab. These students are learning to operate a variety of machines: lathes, mills,drill presses, and CNC equipment, in order to work as a machinist or to work in that career field. Haas is the company that makes some of the machines on which the students are currently learning. Precision Machining students will exit the Tri Star program with the valuable skills needed in the workforce of today.