I hope they train them now days with hands on application. I have seen engineers that could design things that were impossible to make. They then told the shop foreman it was his problem how to fabricate the way they designed it & still be able to remove it from the machine. The engineer ended up working in the shop for about 2 years. He is now a very good engineer. He learned how to work side by side with the shop people. He now keeps 2 shop crews busy.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart