Oakland, NJ (PressExposure) March 15, 2007 -- Tracer Tool & Machine Co., Inc., in Oakland, NJ, got more than they bargained for when they contacted Bergen County Academy and asked if there was a student that had CNC programming skills to provide training on their CAD/CAM system. Not only was CAD/CAM training provided, the student was able to assist in a number of other tasks at Tracer Tool that would have been subcontracted to outside vendors.
He was recently asked to produce a color brochure for an engineering meeting at a local orthopedic manufacturer of spinal implants. The only problem with the project was, that it was needed for a meeting the following morning. With less than 12 hours notice until the start of the meeting, he went right to work, took pictures with a digital camera, and worked the pictures and text descriptions into the right format for a 4 page brochure.
After several revisions, the final copy was delivered in less than 3 hours, including waiting in line at the local print center. This brochure can be used repeatedly by Tracer Tool for additional future presentations, and was delivered in record time with professional quality results.
The student is also working on revamping the company's web site, adding new information, pictures, optimization, and new sections for media, and specialized medical machining information. He stated that it was good for him to see how an ISO 9001 2000 company worked.
It was apparent to him that Tracer Tool was a well-run company. Every one at Tracer had a distinct and very specific responsibility. The whole company seemed to work together like a well-oiled machine. He was surprised to learn that part of Tracer's job as a medical manufacturer is to assist customers with their engineering. He is a future engineer, and has applied to a number of high quality engineering schools in the NY/NJ area.