Merrill Science
PO Box: AC# 2244
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James M. Kubasek

Head of Machine Shop


Amherst College seal machined on our HAAS TM1P tool room mill.

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Submitted by James M. Kubasek on Sunday, 9/8/2013, at 7:30 AM

I have worked in precision manufacturing for over 30 years. During that period I have completed an 8000 hour apprenticeship that covered all aspects of metalworking and I received a tool and die makers license issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1986. I am also certified by The National Institute of Metalworking Skills in the areas of milling, turning, bench work, and drill press. In 2001, I became certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Chapter 74 vocational instructor in Machine Shop. I have taught many areas of precision metalworking for over 10 years at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton,  including Blueprint Reading, Shop Mathematics, Trigonometry, CNC Programming, Employability Skills, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Metal Cutting Theory and Shop Safety as well as honors level Project Lead the Way pre-engineering CIM classes. My specialties include miniature and sub-miniature machining as well as all areas of CNC milling and Turning. Other areas I specialize in  is the use of Solidworks design software in both education and industry. I have been designing products for industry for over the last 10 years and have helped numerous businesses get new products to market .


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