Inspirational Film Highlights Manufacturing, Draws Sandvik Coromant Support
Sandvik Coromant Co.
1702 Nevins Rd., P.O. Box 428
Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410
Press release date: July 16, 2012
Fair Lawn, N.J- Sandvik Coromant, the world's leading producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, is pleased to announce its support and sponsorship of the upcoming Edge Factor Show film, "Metal and Flesh."
The film chronicles two inspirational motocross and snocross professionals who wouldn't accept the limitations that had been thrust upon them. After they both became amputees in the wake of two separate accidents, they found that nothing on the market could adequately reproduce the strength, agility and durability they needed in a prosthetic leg and knee joint.
Determined to overcome their disabilities, these two men began tinkering with their own designs. The result is a film that depicts what's possible through engineering and manufacturing, and inspires prospective students to heed the call. The film delivers a message of hope, of the dignity that inspires manufacturing, and our innate ability to shape our world for the better.
In doing so, "Metal and Flesh" helps to break the negative stereotypes of manufacturing and redefine the industry in the eyes of the people whose lives are shaped by manufacturers every day. As a premiere partner of the Edge Factor Show, Sandvik Coromant is also dedicated to ensuring the future of our manufacturing workforce through ongoing education.
"Sandvik Coromant recognizes that eradicating the myths surrounding manufacturing is a step towards getting students excited about technology and manufacturing again," says JoAnn Mitchell, Senior Project Leader, Sandvik Coromant US. "In some ways, it's a simple matter of changing public perception about manufacturing operations and the skills needed for a rewarding career."
About Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.
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