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AMETEK Precitech Collaborates with Keene State College to Teach Ultra-Precision Machining

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Precitech Ships Nanoform X Diamond Turning Lathe to Keene State

Keene, NH (Jan. 28, 2021) – AMETEK Precitech has announced the shipment of a Nanoform X ultra-precision diamond turning lathe to Keene State College. The machine, which is used to make high-precision optical components, shipped to the Technology Design and Safety Center at Keene State College, where it will be used to teach students about ultra-precision manufacturing in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation classes.

"We are excited to install a Nanoform X at Keene State College to support their new curriculum in Optics and Super Precision Manufacturing starting in the spring semester,” said Keith Kowalski, Vice President and Business Unit Manager of Precitech. “We are delighted to strengthen the local ultra-precision machining community by partnering to train the next generation right here in Keene, New Hampshire."

 “We are grateful for the efforts of Precitech in developing our partnership to bring this amazing technology to our students,” said Keene State College Associate Professor of Sustainable Product Design and Innovation, Dr. Lisa Hix. “This will help students prepare for a range of career opportunities as they learn about and experience the capabilities of ultra-precision machining used in advanced research fields, medical and automotive industries, and in communication and aerospace applications.” 

Dr. Hix continued, “This technology is an important part of a new Optics and Precision Manufacturing Program at Keene State College, created in collaboration with industry partners to develop the talents needed in our workforce. Along with Precitech, many high precision companies in the area that produce components and equipment will be able to grow and meet industry demand in part through the skilled workforce pipeline being developed by Keene State College.” 

About Precitech
Precitech is a global manufacturer of innovative ultra-precision machining solutions. It designs and manufactures machine tools for turning, milling, and grinding. Its precision machines produce rotationally symmetric, asymmetric, freeform, and sculpted geometries, achieving form tolerances in the sub-micron range and nanometer surface finishes when equipped with diamond tooling.

Precitech is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. For more information about Precitech’s line of ultra-precision machining systems, contact information below.

Precitech Contact:
John Morgan
44 Black Brook Road,
Keene, NH 03431
+1 978-538-1152

About Keene State College
Keene State College is a preeminent public liberal arts college that ensures student access to world-class academic programs. Integrating academics with real-world application and active community and civic engagement, Keene State College prepares graduates to meet society’s challenges by thinking critically, acting creatively, and serving the greater good. To learn more about Keene State College, visit Keene State College: Wisdom to make a difference.

Keene State College Contact:
Kelly Ricaurte
Director of Strategic Communications and Community Relations
Marketing and Communications
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435