This past Friday, YUAA members traveled to Bloomfield, CT where they toured Kaman Aerospace’s Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products facility. The team was hosted by Kristofer Kolstad, who graduated from Yale with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and now works for Kaman Aerospace as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
Kaman prides itself on following LEAN manufacturing techniques. The group got to hear about the company’s efficient assembly process, as well as see some of the helicopters they are currently working on. Members said the visit was both interesting and informative. For many, seeing the work experienced engineers are doing increased their interest in the industry.