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Young Technicians Club acquires new equipment with Metalloinvest grant

25 May 2017

The Gubkin Young Technicians Club has purchased a powerful, high-accuracy laser engraving machine for its ship and car modelling teams with a grant from Metalloinvest, provided as part of the 'Let's Make the World Brighter' programme.

The club was awarded 360,000 roubles to bring its 'Modelling Without Borders' project to life. The aim of the project is to develop technical creativity among children. The engraver acquired with these funds will allow members of the club to create component parts for model boats and cars from plastic, wood and glass with a high degree of accuracy. The work is carried out in two stages: firstly, a component is created on the computer, followed by carving or engraving.

Andrey Abramov, managing servicing and repair electrician of the concentrate filtering department at the Lebedinsky GOK beneficiation plant, who also works part-time at the Young Technicians Club as a further education teacher, commented: "Previously, we had to use hand tools: fret saws, metal arm-saws, among other things. It is very hard to be precise when using these tools. However, now we can quickly and accurately create components and mechanisms for our models."

Andrey Zamula, Deputy Director of Social Policy of Management Company Metalloinvest, remarked: "I am confident that this tool will provide a great incentive to these groups to develop further, and more children will choose to explore technical fields."

This is not the first time that the organisation has received support from Metalloinvest. The club's robotics technicians received a grant from the 'Let's Make the World Brighter' programme.

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