Shelton Machinery owner helps launch lab

May 20, 2021 - 05:15am

Nick Shelton, president and co-owner of Shelton Machinery, a family-owned certified distributor of Mazak machine tools headquartered in Fishers, Indiana, made a significant donation to help establish a new engineering lab at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. The facility was officially named the Shelton Family Engineering Lab after Shelton and his wife Allison.

The lab will occupy 2,016 square feet of the school’s new 48,467-sq-ft Innovation Center. The lab will support the Pre-Engineering I, II, and III project based courses. These courses survey a variety of engineering disciplines and will include projects in electrical engineering circuits, environmental engineering and natural resources; materials science engineering; advanced CAD techniques; and 3D printing. At the conclusion of major projects, students will make formal presentations on their outcomes.

“Manufacturing is vital to our economy,” said Shelton, “and we must have a skilled engineering workforce for our country to thrive. My wife and I are excited to partner with Cathedral to help educate its students and strengthen the backbone of manufacturing in the United States.”

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Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • metalworking


    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.