Primary-school students explore metalworking apprenticeship at Blickle
During a brief tour of the production halls at Blickle, the pupils were first given insight into the production of wheels and casters. The fourth graders were particularly impressed by the large punching machines that feature a press power of up to 630 tonnes.
Under instruction and the guidance of experts, the pupils then learned the step-for-step procedure used to manufacture a metal pen holder. Starting with the turning on the lathe, to filing and marking with a Vernier height gauge, to centre-punching, drilling and cutting: the pupils themselves performed each step themselves.
At the end of the day, the students were so impressed that they asked the instructors for autographs.