The Precision Machining Technology (PMT) program at Northern Maine Community College recently received a generous donation from the Mid-State Foundation (Winslow, Maine) to be used for the purchase of equipment. The $2,500 gift allowed the PMT program to acquire more than $10,000 worth of equipment, thanks to another contribution by an industry partner.
Earlier this year the Mid-State Foundation made the cash donation to Dean Duplessis, PMT instructor, for the purpose of buying a new electronic height gauge. A height gauge is a precision measuring instrument that travels on a vertical column which measures heights, depths, inside and outside diameter and other measurements in fine units. They are used frequently in manufacturing and machine shop environments in support of first-article, in-process, and post-process inspection of precision components. The new gauges were utilized in the PMT program during the spring semester.