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Xaar hosts ‘tomorrow’s engineers’ with visit from local school

  • Date 20 Jun 2022

Xaar welcomed local pupils and teachers to its manufacturing site in Huntingdon last week, to showcase the fascinating opportunities that science, engineering and technology offers as a career.

The pupils and teachers from Stukeley Meadows Primary School in Huntingdon are all members of their STEM Imagineering Club (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and visiting Xaar provided the perfect trip to see a wide variety of engineering activities in action.

The tour gave the children a general introduction to Xaar and outlined how its leading inkjet technologies are used in multiple applications across the world, from decorating ceramic tiles and textiles to the latest in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

The pupils saw the site’s impressive cleanroom where the printheads are manufactured, with accessible explanations provided on the process, its scale and complexity, and a focus on the importance of engineering and where it fits into innovation.

All the children also undertook several fun tasks including building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows and designing their own fidget spinner which helped demonstrate the opportunities for inkjet in 3D printing and manufacturing. The also took part in a design challenge with the creation of a trophy that Xaar will produce as a 3D print and present to the students at a later STEM club meeting.

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