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This video about GE Aviation quality engineer Becky Miller introduced students and educators to the work of a manufacturing engineer. Below are links to more information about topics appearing in that video.
Industrial engineering is the field Becky Miller studied in college. Read more about work and careers in this field.
The video mentioned a “low pressure turbine.” What is that? See GE Aviation’s glossary of jet engine terms.
Becky also mentioned various manufacturing processes in the video. Learn more about each of these operations for making metal parts:
Forging is shaping metal under high pressure. See video of this.
Milling is cutting flat or shaped surfaces using a spinning tool. See the shape of a car emerge from a metal block in this video of milling. (Also see MMSOnline's Machining Centers Zone, which covers the types of machines that do milling.)
An engineer with GE Aviation describes the work she does and why she finds her field rewarding.