Deans Community High School

Almond Engineering is proud to be working with Deans Community High School and teacher David Dodds to support two teams the school has entered in the F1 for Schools competition. Stephen Burrows (Designer) and Chris Smith (Chairman) recently met both teams to give some support on material selection and designing for manufacture. Almond Engineering will also manufacture the cars wheels to the designs of the students. Both teams were very switched on and have produced excellent designs; we are looking forward to seeing their completed cars and wish them every success in this competition.

We have now participated in several STEM activities with the school and we are really enjoying the enthusiasm and interest of the students and staff alike. We hear a lot about the skills shortage in Precision Engineering and it is great to see schools like Deans working to make students aware of, and equip them for, opportunities in engineering.

Almond Engineering orders new Mazak

We are very excited to have ordered our first multitasking mill/turn machine. The machine – with a maximum machining diameter of 380mm, a turned length of 1.5m and full y axis milling capability – will enable us to be even more competitive on complex or multiface machined components.

Deans Community High School

Deans Community High School has a fantastic Design, Manufacture and Graphics programme, and over the last few years has even equipped an engineering workshop specifically for this purpose. After a recent meeting with Teacher David Dodds, Almond Engineering is delighted to be able to support the school, initially by supplying materials for the students to work with.

Almond Chairman, Chris Smith, commented that ‘as a Precision Engineering company with 34 years in Livingston and an active apprenticeship programme (we currently have 3 apprentices), we firmly believe that encouraging and teaching engineering is vital for our national future. Almond are very much looking forward to maintaining a long-term partnership with the School.’