To show their support for higher education and the research being conducted at UT, YG-1—a global leader in precision cutting tool design and production—has donated over $120,000 worth of cutting tools to the MABE department.
“As a family-owned business, YG-1 strongly believes in helping to develop the future of manufacturing,” said YG-1 Regional Sales Manager Cullen Morrison. “The strength of manufacturing in the USA and around the world depends largely on the knowledge and experience that the next generation of engineers and machinists will come to the market with and expand upon. With this donation of various products from nearly all of our offerings, we hope the students and researchers will get experience with this mass production level tooling that otherwise may not have been possible.”
The tools will help Professor Tony Schmitz and his students with their machining research at the Machine Tool Research Center. They will use the tools to perform experiments to support machining research efforts and collect data for process modeling and validation.