Introduction to Manufacturing

Course goals:

  • Research specific career and vocational opportunities in manufacturing and various industries
  • Reinforce workplace safety and related procedures learned in Industrial Technology
  • Influence on Teamwork and Communication skills
  • Continued experience with Measurement tools
    • Convert measurements in U.S. measurement and standard international metrics systems 
    • Tape measure 
    • Calipers
    • Micrometers
    • Dial indicator
  • Three-dimentional design using AutoDesk Suite
    • AutoCad
    • Inventor
  • Hands-on (not simulations) experience with Industry and Manufacturing equipment and machinery **Located in the classroom**
    • CNC Milling machine
    • Depco robotic arm
    • Festo pneumatic automation 
    • VEX advanced programmable robotics kits
    • 3D Printers
    • 3D scanner/digitizer
    • Soldamatic augmented/virtual reality welders
    • CNC Plasma cutter (*Located in shop lab across the hall*) 
    • CNC Router (*Located in shop lab across the hall*) 
    • Manual machine lathe (*Located in shop lab across the hall*) 
  • Students will combine their knowledge in the above areas to design, create/build individual parts as well as assemblies.