Plumb bob – the next generation

July 25, 2016

Engineered plumb bob

It’s the end of an era in the Training 2000 engineering department as the final plumb bob has been produced. Plumb bob’s have been a part of the engineering apprentice programme for many years and will be replaced with a new task which reflects the pace of changing technology.

To mark the occasion our longest serving engineering instructor Pete Young led the design and production of a giant plumb bob, produced in centre using CNC machining capability. Pete presented the piece to Training 2000’s CEO, Steve Gray along with an engraved plaque reading “It’s like bidding farewell to an old work mate, no more plumb bob shall we make. This is the end of the training god, forever more our last plumb bob”.

Speaking of the gift Steve Gray said “I was genuinely overwhelmed with the craftsmanship of the piece and the sentiment that the engineering team showed in producing this for me. It made my day and I’m excited for the next generation plumb bob.”

What is a plumb bob?

A plumb bob or a plummet is a weight, usually with a pointed tip on the bottom, that is suspended from a string and used as a vertical reference line, or plumb-line. It is essentially the vertical equivalent of a “water level”.

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