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Machining and Technical Services

Truman Nicholson

Truman Nicholson

Precision Machinist
Machining and Technical Services
Machine Shop

Phone: 864-656-5546
Fax: 864-656-7922

Email: tncosn@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

AS Machine Tool Technology
Tri-County Technical College

Skills

  • Tool and Die making
  • Experience with precision manual and CNC grinding equipment, holding tolerances to .0002”
  • Skilled in the programming and operation of CNC lathe, CNC mill, manual lathe, manual mill, jig bore, Blanchard grinder, welding, fabrication, heat treating furnaces, and EDM
  • Performs Quality Systems audits to confirm procedural compliance
  • Consults with engineers in design changes and machining practices
  • Design part models using AutoCAD, and SolidWorks

Responsibilities

Engineering Associate II in MTS department. Consults with faculty, students, and staff to help them achieve their research goals

Projects

Designed and machined a mold to be used by students and faculty for knee implant research - Dr. Martine LaBerge, Bioengineering

Machined a test fixture and bearing components for fatigue testing of carbon fiber hip stems - Dr. John Kennedy, Mechanical Engineering

Aided in the design of a smart blending extruding die, and machined the components to produce a polymer film that contained vitamins and other additives to extend the shelf life of food goods such as MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) - Dr. Dave Zumbrunnen, Mechanical Engineering

Machined components for the Lignin project, which examined how a waste byproduct from the paper manufacturing industry could be converted into a useable source of energy - Dr. Mark Thies, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering

Machined, polished and assembled an acrylic heart valve test chamber - Dr. Richard Figliola, Mechanical Engineering