The Mechanical Science Group (MSG) utilizes the opportunity to enhance skill sets in metal working, auto repair and small engines as a means for introducing academic content. Much of the MSG shop time involves keeping up maintenance on school vehicles and equipment. Recently, an aluminum forge was constructed – turning recycled cans into ingots (click here to see video). A winter sander was also built to help keep campus roads and walkways from getting too slippery. Each fall the group enters a car in the Rochester Fair’s Demolition Derby. The technical requirements for such an entry is quite extensive and is a yearly favorite.
Student of the 2nd Quarter- Zac Florin
Mechanical Science Group 2016
- Vehicle manufacturers suggest having your spark plugs changed every 30,000 miles to reduce the risk of a plug becoming seized in the engine.
- Learn to go slow when Mig welding as it will help you control puddle flow and keep a consistent temperature.