Modern education seems to be leaving behind a crucial lesson: Tolerancing
After speaking recently with budding young engineering students, I was pleased to hear that many get consistent access to engineering technology in their high school and undergraduate programs. It’s fantastic that hands-on exposure to tools such as 3D printers are becoming more common. That is translating into the impressive quality of students we see apply every semester. However, despite all this hands-on experience, there is clearly one skill that these short-term design projects aren’t teaching: effective tolerancing.
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