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Sandvik Coromant donates tooling to SIUE School of Engineering


EDWARDSVILLE – Sandvik Coromant Co. has gifted mill and lathe tooling to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to advance instruction and learning.

Jay Stephens, territory productivity engineer with Sandvik Coromant, collaborated with John Deibert, lab manager for the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and presented the donation on Monday, Aug. 1. The tooling package is valued at nearly $4,000 and will augment existing classroom programs and student design team capabilities.

“We truly appreciate this gift from Sandvik Coromant Company,” said Cem Karacal, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering. “This donation amplifies our ability to prepare students for a career in the industry by utilizing advanced tooling and technology.”

The tooling donation will be used in both Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining and manual machining applications, and will be a tremendous asset within the new Student Design Center.

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