A group of four AAM Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students saw engineering in action in a classified industry when they visited Tawazun, accompanied by their Division Chair, Dr. Nisar Qureshi.
The visit included four sections of Tawazun operations – Tawazun Dynamics, NIMR, Caracal and Precision Engineering.
At Tawazun Dynamics, the students saw the entire manufacturing and assembly of the Precision Guided Munitions (PGM). They also saw the range of PGMs that are being made in this facility. This operation is a collaboration between Tawazun Holding and the South Africa-based Denel Dynamics. They also saw PCB milling and circuit-boards manufacturing.
At Caracal, the students saw all stages of light weapons that are made by Caracal. It was a pleasant surprise for the students that Caracal has developed to a stage that it has become the region’s leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) small arms producer with a portfolio including from pistols to sub-machine guns. These weapons are designed and manufactured in-house.
At Precision Engineering, the students saw the precision manufacturing in action. They saw huge CNC milling and laths accomplishing their tasks. They could see the scale of manufacturing in the aerospace area. They also had the chance to see the manufacturing of the cutting tools. The students could not see NIMR as it was closed for visitors due to some emergency maintenance work.
Overall it was one of the most useful visits our students ever had. It was an eye-opener for the students and they immediately started relating what they saw with their engineering studies.
The AAM Engineering Faculty is extremely thankful to Dr. Mohammad Aljarrah, HCT Executive Dean of Engineering, and the management of Tawazun for providing this excellent opportunity to our students.