Additional Training Courses
This course is designed to provide students the principles and practices in the operation of a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).
- Students will apply basic blueprint reading skills, technical mathematics, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing GD&T) in preparing a basic program and operation of a prismatic part.
- Additionally, students will demonstrate the basic understanding of navigating through a graphical user interface that provides the necessary functions for proper probe selection and qualification, planning a program layout, making a basic program, measure, analyze, and prepare a detailed inspection report.
- Upon completion, students will have a basic understanding in the programming and operation of a CNC CMM.
Wire EDM (WEDM)
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM): This course is designed for machinists and machine operators who want to update their skills in non-traditional machining operations.
- Students learn to identify and demonstrate basic operating procedures in the Wire EDM process; such as: Data transfer in/out, Wire alignment, Workpiece pickup, Process control, and basic maintenance.
- Students also demonstrate proper Control screen navigation and functions. Instruction time is divided between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing an unusual blend of practical theory and hands-on experience.
This course bundles theoretical knowledge that the students bring into the course and applied practice utilizing a computer generating graphical manufactured components, which are produced using a Computer Aided Manufacturing Graphic software package called Mastercam.
The course is designed for machinists who have no computer aided manufacturing background and is centered on the following integrated areas:
- Retrieve, Review, & Maintain files on portable drives and local hard-drives.
- Introduction to the basics of Mastercam, its menu structure and functionality,
data entry methods, file types, and system requirements.
- Create, modify, translate, and manage two-dimensional geometry such as points,
lines, and arcs in Cartesian and polar coordinates.
- Produce complete part programs utilizing Contour, Pocket, Drill and Tap.
- Selection and manipulation of milling cutters, speeds and feeds.
- Graphic assembling and arranging of components using commonly used 2-dimensional
This course develops the skills to perform fundamental operations of CNC Mills/CNC Lathes, emphasizing on the basic operation of the machinery, process, and shop safety.
The course is designed for machinist who have no CNC manufacturing background and is centered on the following integrated areas:
- Functionality of the Machine
- Functionality of the Control
- Interface of Programs to the Machine
- Preventative Maintenance
- Operator / Programmer Correspondence
- Manipulation of Program
- Graphically and Visual Dry Run
This course develops the skills to perform fundamental inspection techniques, emphasizing on third angle projection of blueprints and applying basic concepts of inspection techniques through the use of indicators, micrometers, optical comparator, and the coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
The course is designed for individuals who have no inspection experience and is centered on the following integrated areas:
- Safety in the Inspection Environment.
- Basic Maintenance of Precision Measuring Equipment (PME).
- Technical Mathematics for Inspection.
- Blueprint Reading for the Inspection Process.
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: (GD&T).
- Shop application of inspection tools and measuring concepts.
This course develops the skills to perform fundamental blueprint reading techniques, emphasizing on third angle projection of blueprints, and applying basic techniques on recognizing and understanding various mechanical prints from the NTMA’s Metalworking Training System.
The course is designed for individuals who have little to no blueprint reading experience, and is centered on the following integrated areas:
- Identify classifications of Engineering drawings
- Describe the theory of projection
- Identify the family of lines
- Understand the principles of Orthographic Projection
- Identify sectional & auxiliary views
- Identify dimensioning systems
- Understand the basics of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
- Sketching techniques
- Application techniques