The precision mechanics workshop at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut can now rely on the combined expertise of two professionals in metal production. In addition to workshop manager Daniel Bandke, who received his diploma years ago, Michelle Schulz has recently successfully completed her further training to become a Bachelor Professional of Metal Production and Management. The trained industrial mechanic has been part of the workshop team of the seven-member Prototype Engineering Lab at FBH since July 2018. This department combines the interdisciplinary know-how of physicists, engineers and technicians with the skills of the workshop. The Prototype Engineering Lab manufactures tailored solutions for research and for customers – from measurement fixtures to prototypes.
After graduating from high school, Michelle Schulz started her apprenticeship with focus on precision instrumentation at DESY in Zeuthen in 2015 and successfully completed it in 2018. Directly afterwards, she joined the FBH. "The fact that I get to work on new projects and think of innovative solutions to fulfil the requirements is something I particularly enjoy, Michelle Schulz tells us. "In addition, we are simply a great team that supports each other."
In June 2020, the institute's workshop moved into larger premises and updated its equipment. "I was responsible for integrating the powerful 5-axis machining center into the workshop's daily routine," she adds, "its two additional motion axes allow much more complex programming." Supported by FBH, Michelle Schulz worked on her Bachelor degree in parallel to her job in the workshop. In her private life, too, she can't quite keep her hands off wrench and hammer and enjoys tinkering with her car – that is when she is not spending her free time horse riding in the countryside.