A Top En-counter will use any means for scouting the next generation of fabricators!  Just kidding……sort of.

We hosted Cub Scout Pack 727 for the NOVA Tech Talk portion of their S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) requirement.  One might not think of Acrylic Solid Surface counter top and wall fabrication when S.T.E.M. comes to mind; in fact, the material itself not to mention the measuring, drawing, cutting and seaming are all driven by Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Kevin gave a little talk about the product and its fabrication process but then got right into the good stuff – drawing a race car design on the CAD program then cutting them out on the CNC machine. As you can see by the photos they were taught about safety measures.  The good news is no fingers were cut off and nobody’s eye was put out.  Each scout kept their dust mask, goggles and cut out car and received a hand made cookie (seriously hand made by an unprofessional – me!). It was so fun for us!  I think we’ll make it a yearly thing.  We’re on the hunt for the next  pack of Scouts……………

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