For the last 18 weeks I have been Tufcot’s summer intern, working in the technical office with Carl Buddery, Justin Krebs and Luke Chadbourne.
I am beyond grateful to have been awarded this internship and I plan on carrying the skills and friendships I have made into my fourth year at The University of Sheffield and beyond.
One of the highlights of my journey has been the hands-on experience I gained in manufacturing. I’ve learned how to make, machine, inspect, and pack the composites our company produces. It has been truly fulfilling to witness the transformation from raw materials to finished products, ensuring their quality and adherence to specifications.
In terms of skill development, I’ve also had the chance to expand my technical prowess. I’ve delved into the world of NanoCAD and VBA, learning how to leverage these tools to streamline and automate tasks. The ability to navigate these software solutions has undoubtedly empowered me to become more efficient and effective in my role.
Tufcot® is a bit of a wonder, and I’m glad that I have had a chance to work with this unfamiliar and unique material. Tufcot® is all around us; rudder and pintle bearings in hundreds of commercial ships, bushes in wind and hydropower farms, wear rings in the mining and construction industry, sphericals for misalignment and many more. If you have a need, chances are Tufcot can supply the solution!
A final thank you again to the above-mentioned technical office, as well as Greg Majchrzak for the opportunity, and everyone else in the company for welcoming me into my role.