|13 New Classes and GE Partnership Announced
University is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with GE
Fanuc to develop control-specific classes for the GE Fanuc
control. These classes will describe the specific step-by-step instructions
necessary for the basic operation of CNC machine tools, with each class focused
on either the turning center or the machining center.
We plan to teach operators how to power up, home the machine, enter offsets,
activate and execute programs, add programs from various storage methods, and
other similar tasks. Plus we hope to develop more advanced GE Fanuc classes
that explain the fundamentals of macro programming. Stay tuned for specific
class titles, and let us know if you are interested in specific subjects
relating to the GE Fanuc control. Press Release to follow.
New Safety Classes In Development
Tooling University also continues to develop classes for a new Safety
Department. This new department is designed to help employees increase their
awareness of safety topics and help companies comply with Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
Department (Includes Nine Classes)
These classes cover the basic types of threaded
and non-threaded fasteners. They also provide an overview of their components
and applications and the various types of tools commonly used in assembly.
|New Classes Launched
and Feed Selection 300
identifies the various speed and feed values used with the lathe and mill and
describes how to convert these variables.
Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
This class covers the Six Sigma DMAIC process improvement method and its
primary goals, including the most common sub-steps and frequently used tools.
to Six Sigma 170
This class covers
the basic concepts of Six Sigma, including data analysis, types of variation,
common and special causes, the roles of Six Sigma team members, and the DMAIC
Strategies for Setup Reduction 250
This class describes the sequence of steps for conducting kaizen events and
explains common areas for process improvement.
Use Silly Putty to
provide an impression for a quick visual inspection of engravings and other
small details. (See example photo below.)
Putty pressed into and removed from a shallow feature allows you to see the
mirror image of the feature in relief. This technique is especially
useful for mold makers, since the impression left on the putty would be the same
as the impression left on the molded part.
- James A. Harvey, author of:
Machine Shop Trade Secrets: A Guide to Manufacturing Machine Shop
Buy the Machinist Calculator (MC-20)
MC-20 Machinist Calculator is
a compact, hand-held device programmed with built-in formulas making it easy
and quick for machinists to establish speeds, feeds, and time without the
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
Machinist Calculator 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 MC-20
Machinist Calculator is
useful for Machinists, Programmers, Inspectors, Estimators, Supervisors, and
Students. A protective cover is included.