Boosts Interactivity in Online Training
Tooling University has responded to customer demand for increased interactivity
by developing flash-based simulations for core classes in 12 departments
including metal cutting, CNC, welding, inspection, and safety. The high-tech
simulations present real-world shop floor scenarios that encourage Tooling
University students to apply practical knowledge obtained from classes.
Tooling University CNC simulators allow you to actually use the CNC
controls that you learned about in class. Now you can push the buttons and run
the CNC controls as if you were in the shop.
Students are given a real-world CNC situation that operators must use on a
daily basis. Students must complete the correct sequence of steps for the
situation. If the student gets lost or stuck, the "Show Me" button indicates
the correct button in the sequence.
Many Tooling University classes will have interactive job labs added to the
classes. The labs put the student in manufacturing scenarios where they must
use what they learned in the classes and apply it in real-life situations. They
are highly interactive, self-paced, and include full motion video and
Tooling University currently has 57 simulations ready for release in September.
The simulations can be previewed at Tooling University's booth at the IMTS
(International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago from September
6th through the 13th (booth A-8648.)
These additions are a great way to engage your employees and students. To
experience the new simulators and labs, call your
Tooling University representative today
Tooling U New Maintenance
Tooling University is also adding approximately 40 new classes
with the introduction of three new maintenance-related departments. These new
subject areas cover electrical systems (including power sources, circuits, and
wiring), hydraulic & pneumatic systems (including power variables, pumps,
and actuators), and mechanical systems (including power variables, gears, and
clutches/brakes). Introductory classes help students learn the basic principles
of these energy systems and identify the major component types. The later
intermediate-level classes address component selection and the variables of
transferring power and energy throughout a system.
For more information, contact your
Tooling University representative today.
Construct a custom
punch to tighten loose dowel pins. (See example photo)
way to close down a slightly oversize reamed hole is to construct a tool steel
punch with a 60-degree (30 degrees per side) circular beveled edge on one end.
(See photo) The diameter of the punch should be an 1/8" larger than the dowel
size and have a slip-fit hole reamed into the end of the punch to provide
alignment over the dowel pin. The punch should be hardened and drawn to about
60 RC. One whack of a hammer using this punch over a loose dowel pin should
close down the hole and tighten the pin nicely.
- James A. Harvey, author of:
Machine Shop Trade Secrets: A Guide to Manufacturing Machine Shop
the Tooling University Team
Tooling University has experienced some
exciting growth and would like to introduce some new team members:
Eastern Region - Mark O'Bryan joins the Tooling University team as the
new Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Mark will be responsible for sales
and marketing of Tooling University’s efforts throughout the New England
states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia,
& Maryland. Mark's addition to the TU team brings over 15 years of
experience in working with schools and companies to implement training
programs for their manufacturing and high tech departments. Mark's regional
office will be based out of Winchester, Massachusetts (few miles north of
Southern Region – Len Scaffidi started working with manufacturers on
distance learning initiatives after a 14-year career as Publisher and
Editor-in-Chief at Plants Sites & Parks magazine. In 2004, Len went to work
as Group Publisher for the Scher group, working on several online training
initiatives, including the Green Industry Hub and online corporate
universities, including Ford Motors and Cendant Corporation.
Joining ToolingU in April of this year, Len said; "I'm really excited to be
part of the team that's bringing state-of-the-art training and assessment tools
to industry. For years, I've listened to manufacturers tell me they needed a
way to assess and train shop floor workers. TU offers the first and only way to
get the job done online, making it a quick, efficient and cost-effective
solution to the number-one challenge facing manufacturers today. There's isn't
a workforce shortage -- just a skills shortage, and TU is bridging the gap."
Western Region – Eric Franz is the Western Regional Sales Manager of the
Tooling University team. Eric will be responsible for sales and marketing
of Tooling University's skill development programs throughout his territory
that consists of the Southern California Region, which encompasses Fresno
California south to the Mexican border and the Western States of Arizona, New
Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Eric brings over 13 years of experience in working
as an Adult Education Instructor, Curriculum Developer and Corporate Trainer
for Small and Medium businesses, including Fortune 500 Companies. Eric's
regional office will be based out of Huntington Beach, California (30 miles
south of Los Angeles).
Are Invited to Attend a FREE Webcast
Increase Efficiency - Moving Machine
Setup To The Office
So how do you get an edge against China
and your competitors next door? The best way to maximize productivity is to
move machine setup to the office - especially if you have lots of changeovers
or complex parts. Find out how the latest software lets you do just that.
Presenting will be Hans Ueltschi, Product Manager, Cylindrical
Grinders for United Grinding.
Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Time: 11 am PAC / 2 pm EST / 12 pm MTN
Buy the Machinist Calculator (MC-20)
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MC-20 Machinist Calculator
is a compact, hand-held device programmed with built-in formulas making it easy
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guesswork or clumsy conversion charts.
Pressing any one of the five Function keys — Revolutions Per Minute (RPM),
Surface Feet Per Minute (SFM), Inches Per Minute (IPM), Feed Per Tooth (FPT),
or Cut Time (CT) — activates a built-in prompter that takes the user through a
comes with a User's Guide, and other features include a Conversion Center
Function, a Stop-Watch/Timer Function, and a Standard Math Calculator. The
is useful for Machinists, Programmers, Inspectors, Estimators, Supervisors, and
Students. A protective cover is included.