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Swarfcast Ep. 19 – Rick Rickerson on Educating Engineers to Understand

November 19, 2018 - 4:05pm -- Nijazi Kuksi
Swarfcast Ep. 19 – Rick Rickerson on Educating Engineers to Understand

Rick Rickerson is in charge of the machining lab at Purdue’s Northwest Indiana campus in Hammond. In today’s podcast he talks about why he loves his job. “It’s all about students” he says. His passion for teaching beams throughout the interview.

Rick has been doing this job for 14 years. His department has a half-dozen South Bend lathes (now made in Utah), but the students gravitate to the Haas VF-2 vertical machining centers.

The part of his duties that really gets the students’ juices going is the Purdue Northwest racing team. Every year students all over the country build a Baja-type racing buggy with the same Briggs and Stratton engine...
Read the full blog at: https://todaysmachiningworld.com/swarfcast-ep-19-rick-rickerson-on-educating-engineers-to-understand-machining/

Question: Is building a Baja-type racing buggy from scratch a good way to learn machining?

Listen to the Podcast: https://todaysmachiningworld.com/?powerpress_pinw=26027-podcast

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