Measuring Up

Measuring Up

Spring 2020

| By: Britten, Casey

Hands-on training helps Kimberly woman advance her career.

“You cannot get this training from an online classroom experience,” says Kristine Van Roy of Kimberly.

Van Roy is a quality analyst at Kimberly-Clark. She completed the Quality in Manufacturing certificate program in December 2019 at Fox Valley Technical College to expand her on-the-job knowledge in automated manufacturing.

In manufacturing, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) are typically used in the inspection phase to ensure quality. CMM operators program this leading-edge technology and interpret the results by inspecting the location, size and shape of part features in three dimensions. “Hands-on experience is critical to learning CMM technology,” adds Van Roy.

“It’s one thing to watch a video showing this device in action and quite another to have the controller in your hands,” says Jeff Laurich, FVTC mechanical design technology instructor.

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