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Northrop Grumman to Host Prosthetic Hands Assembly Project for Needy

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Volunteers from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems used modern 3-D printing processes to manufacture parts of affordable prosthetic hands. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students from Will Rogers Middle School will be at the company’s Redondo Beach campus to assemble the parts into completed, functioning hands that will be donated to children in need. The students will experience the latest in manufacturing techniques while also supporting a worthy cause. Additionally, Oct. 7 is National Manufacturing Day, which this effort helps support.

What:STEM students from Will Rogers Middle School will assemble functioning prosthetic hands for children in need across the globe
When:Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where:Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Fabrication Lab (FabLab)
2477 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
RSVP:By 1 p.m. Pacific time, Thursday, Oct. 6
Amy Akmal, (424) 254-6945 (cell) or amy.akmal@ngc.com
Visuals:Northrop Grumman engineers assisting 11 to 13-year-old students assemble prosthetic hands; company fabrication lab with cutting-edge equipment, including 3-D printers, laser-cutters; young engineer representatives for interviews
Note:Access is limited to U.S. citizens; please have valid ID.
Directions:Entrance to FabLab via Manhattan Beach Blvd; detailed directions available upon request

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Source:Northrop Grumman Corporation