Northeast Wisconsin Technical College instructor Jerry Bronkhorst works inside the computer numerical control (CNC) mobile lab at the Green Bay campus on Friday. In background right is a lathe and at left is a milling machine. The lab is suited for 12 students and two instructors. Bronkhorst takes the lab to various school and college campuses around the state.
One of two local school districts at the forefront of bringing a mobile computer numerical control (CNC) lab into existence has decided to purchase its own in-house machines.
In August and September 2011, the $360,000, 44-foot CNC mobile lab was rolled out amid much fanfare. The lab contains a full complement of computerized tools that are used for cutting precision parts. The original plan was for the state-of-the-art lab to be used by school districts, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and local business as an educational and/or training tool.
The lab also allows high school ...