Field Trips to Bridgestone and Goodyear

December 02, 2020

Pictured: Level I Engineering students at Bridgestone Tire & Rubber Center in Akron, OH

Level 1 Engineering students attend an annual field trip to Bridgestone Tire & Rubber Center located in Akron, Ohio. Students tour their Engineering Department after learning about the history of the company. Students see how CAD software is used in the tire industry and learn about the various types of tires produced from Indy Car to giant Farm Tractor tires.

Level 2 Engineering students attend an annual field trip to Goodyear Tire & Rubber company global headquarters located in Akron, Ohio. Students experience how the tire evolved over the last 100+ years while relating to how the field of Engineering has changed along with it. Goodyear also shares their additive manufacturing (3D printing) machines with the students to show how they are used in industry to build prototypes or models to share with potential clients. Goodyear also talks to the students about how they use their 3D printers to make custom parts for their assembly line machines to keep them up and running.

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