What I Have Learned from the Shot Peening Workshops

Author:  Kumar Balan, Engineer, Empire Abrasive Equipment
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 30, Issue 3, Summer 2016
Doc ID:  2016028
Year of Publication:  2016
TO QUOTE SOCRATES, the Greek philosopher, “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” Similarly, education and training can be credited as having achieved their main goal if they bring about this effect in students. In an industry like ours, where background theory gets scant mention even in a Production Engineering book, it’s not uncommon to witness informal learning opportunities more often than structured courses. Fresh out of school in the mid-90s, as an Engineer with the subsidiary of a large surface preparation company, most of my practical education was through discussions with design draftsmen within the company.

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