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Summary: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing provides an overview of additive manufacturing (AM), including its history, advantages, disadvantages, basic steps, methods, and materials. Additive manufacturing is a rapidly growing industry that allows for rapid prototyping and the creation of more complex and functional parts, including end-use parts and traditional manufacturing tooling. AM encompasses a variety of build methods, such as material jetting and material extrusion.An understanding of the AM basics is useful for anyone working in the manufacturing industry. AM methods often streamline manufacturing processes and improve products and profitability. After completing this class, users will have gained important foundational AM knowledge, including the different AM methods and processes, the uses of AM, and the potential for future AM industrial growth.
Summary: Additive Manufacturing Safety describes the various safety hazards involved in additive manufacturing (AM) and the precautions operators should follow to protect themselves. AM methods and processes involve the use of moving and hot components, hazardous materials, and devices that produce radiation. Operators must be aware of these hazards as well as the safety protocols used to reduce them. For example, all AM materials have specific handling guidelines, including the required personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilation for that material.Though many AM safety protocols will be familiar to anyone who has worked in a manufacturing environment, there are also hazards unique to AM. Knowing these hazards and safety precautions will help ensure that an AM operation runs smoothly, efficiently, and safely. After taking this class, users will be able to identify AM hazards, understand common safety standards, and safely operate AM equipment.
Summary: The Basic Additive Manufacturing Process discusses the general steps involved in most additive manufacturing (AM) procedures. Important steps include creating 3D computer models, converting those models to AM compatible file formats, setting up and running an AM machine, and part removal and post-processing. The manufacturing industry is progressively finding AM to be an important resource in rapid prototyping and creating end-use parts. Thus, it is increasingly important that engineers and operators understand AM technology and its basic process.Understanding the basic AM process will help engineers and operators more easily learn a specific AM operation's unique considerations and procedures. A basic understanding of AM can also help assess AM's value within a manufacturing operation. After taking this class, users will understand the standard steps involved in any AM process.
Summary: Additive Manufacturing Methods and Materials provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods and materials that can be used in additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing encompasses a wide range of methods and processes that are constantly evolving as manufacturers continue to make new developments. AM methods include material extrusion, directed energy deposition (DED), material jetting, binder jetting, powder bed fusion (PBF), vat photopolymerization, and sheet lamination. Different AM methods require different materials, and each method provides specific advantages and disadvantages.Understanding each AM method's basic principles, advantages, and disadvantages is essential to ensuring an AM part build's success. After completing this class, users will be able to distinguish between the different AM methods and choose the best AM method for a particular application.
Summary: Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) discusses how to conceptualize and create a part design for an additive manufacturing (AM) process. DFAM provides engineers with an incredible degree of freedom. AM processes are capable of creating prototypes or parts with increased complexity, functionality, and integration. AM also allows for other unique manufacturing opportunities, such as mass customization.Though there are some design limitations with DFAM, such as part size and material choice, the process is mainly characterized by the opportunities it provides engineers. After taking this course, users will understand key DFAM concepts, such as functional complexity and hierarchical complexity, the basics of AM production processes, and how DFAM concepts related to basic AM production.
Summary: Additive Manufacturing Materials Science provides a comprehensive overview of the materials that can be used with additive manufacturing (AM) processes. AM materials include a variety of polymers, metals, composites, and ceramics. Each material is distinguished from another material by microstructure, mechanical and physical properties, and life cycle. Different AM processes require the use of different AM materials. Therefore, an individual must understand materials’ science to ensure proper material selection.Understanding the materials that are compatible with additive manufacturing processes is an essential part of AM process success. After completing this class, users will not only be able to distinguish between thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, ferrous metals and nonferrous alloys, and ceramic and composite materials, but users will also be able to determine which material type is most appropriate for use with a specific AM process.
Summary: Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing discusses the factors manufacturers should consider when adding an additive manufacturing (AM) component to a traditional manufacturing operation, including cost, logistics, and best uses of AM with traditional manufacturing, among other concerns. Originally used for prototyping, AM has increasingly found more roles in traditional manufacturing processes, such as creating tooling or end-use parts. However, because the procedures and tools are so different, combining the two kinds of manufacturing requires considerable adjustments.Logistical concerns of integrating AM with traditional manufacturing include purchasing the correct machines and updating safety protocols. Design concerns involve upskilling engineers so that they can take full advantage of AM capabilities. After taking this course, users will understand how to take full advantage of AM as a tool to augment a traditional manufacturing operation.
Summary: Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process provides a comprehensive overview of the way in which manufacturers can use additive manufacturing (AM) as a secondary, or indirect, process. AM methods can make a variety of tooling, such as molds and patterns, for use in several different casting, forming, and molding processes. Using AM as a secondary process benefits traditional manufacturing processes by reducing costs associated with lead time, tooling, and labor. An individual must understand the different advantages and disadvantages associated with AM as a secondary process prior to determining whether or not to utilize it.Knowledge about AM secondary processes and their benefits is important in order to understand the full impact that AM has upon traditional manufacturing. After completing this class, users will be able to identify the traditional manufacturing areas that benefit from using AM as a secondary process and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
Summary: Additive manufacturing, or commonly referred to as 3D Printing, is a manufacturing process that supports all aspects of the product development cycle; from prototype to end-use production parts. It reduces your time to market, improves product quality, enhances collaboration and streamlines parts integration. In this multi-level program, you will learn about the current technologies, how they work, and how best to use them to improve your operations.
Summary: Participants receive comprehensive introductory knowledge of the 3D printing industry. Covering terms and definitions, software and hardware, as well as discussing applications and case studies, students will begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing in a way that is relevant to their business needs.
Summary: This class teaches operators how to protect themselves from illness and injury when working with composites. You will also learn how to store and discard hazardous materials. Finally, you will learn about the agencies that develop and regulate workplace safety standards.
Summary: This class covers the basic methods for processing composites, as well as some of the materials used for these processes.
Summary: This class covers the materials commonly used to create resins and reinforcements for traditional composites. It also describes the basic characteristics of polymers.
Summary: This class covers the thermoset resins commonly used to create advanced composite parts, as well as their properties and general considerations for material selection.
Summary: This class covers the thermoplastic and non-polymeric resins used to create advanced composite parts, as well as the materials used to create high-performance fiber reinforcements.
Summary: This class covers lay-up and spray-up molding of traditional fiberglass composites.
Summary: This class will teach you about the compression molding process, as well as the materials and equipment associated with it.
Summary: Understanding how to finish the surface of a composite part helps an operator create parts that meet the demands of the customer. This class will teach you about surface finishing operations for composite parts.
Summary: This class covers basic procedures for performing single-sided vacuum bagging. It also covers general safety precautions and strategies for preventing common problems.
Summary: This class describes common methods for inspecting composites and preventing defects.
Summary: This class covers basic procedures and best practices for repairing composites, as well as the structure of composite laminates and sandwich panels.
Summary: This course is designed for the student who has little or no prior experience with composite materials and processes. It is also an excellent refresher for those who have some experience in this area. In this course we introduce a variety of composite materials, forms, processes, laminate design ideas, and basic construction and manufacturing principles.
Summary: Quality Overview provides a comprehensive introduction to the importance of quality and how to achieve it in both processes and products. A quality organization meets the needs of both internal and external customers. To do this, all the departments of an organization must work together and be equally focused on quality. Organizations use various methods, such as quality management systems and quality standards to ensure quality.After completing this class, users will have a greater understanding of how each department of an organization plays a role in achieving quality as well as common approaches to improving quality. This knowledge helps emphasize the importance of quality and prepares users to learn more about specific quality management methods so that they can help contribute to quality efforts. This leads to cost reduction and improved organizational success.
Summary: ISO 9000 Overview provides an introduction to the key components and requirements of ISO 9001:2008. This class discusses the standard's eight sections, along with describing the role of a Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 9001:2008's connection to other standards in the ISO 9000 series. ISO 9000 Overview also outlines the steps to registration, the auditing process, and the importance of continuous improvement.
ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized standard that outlines the requirements of an effective, organized quality system. Many organizations are becoming ISO 9001:2008 certified to prove their commitment to product quality and customer service. Although streamlining documentation and implementing change can be a challenge, ISO 9001:2008 can create a more goal-oriented, connected, and efficient organization. This class helps new practitioners familiarize themselves with ISO 9001:2008's structure, content, and purpose in quality management.
Summary: ISO 9000 Overview provides an introduction to the key components and requirements of ISO 9001:2015. This class discusses the standard's ten sections, along with describing the role of a quality management system (QMS) and ISO 9001:2015's connection to other standards in the ISO 9000 series. ISO 9000 Overview also outlines the steps to registration, the auditing process, and the importance of improvement.ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognized standard that outlines the requirements of an effective, organized quality system. Many organizations are becoming ISO 9001:2015 registered to prove their commitment to product quality and customer service. Although streamlining documentation and implementing change can be a challenge, ISO 9001:2015 can create a more goal-oriented, connected, and efficient organization. This class helps new practitioners familiarize themselves with ISO 9001:2015's structure, content, and purpose in quality management.
Summary: Approaches to Maintenance provides an introduction to common manufacturing maintenance strategies, including reactive, corrective, predictive, preventive, reliability-centered, and total productive maintenance. This class describes the advantages and disadvantages of each method, the benefits of planned downtime, and the importance of a customized maintenance approach.
Having a targeted, well-designed maintenance plan reduces costly machine breakdowns and production downtime. With this class, manufacturers will learn about the benefits, limitations, and goals of popular maintenance approaches, making them better equipped to support and improve their facility's method.
Summary: This class covers the approaches to process design, particularly concurrent engineering and design for manufacturability. The class also addresses strategies for enhancing and testing manufacturability, and process analysis, modeling, and documentation.
Summary: This class describes the elements that go into effective product design. It identifies key concepts for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and explains the use of computer aided design.
Summary: This class introduces important factors involved in setting up a production system, such as location analysis, process and equipment selection, testing, and safety and quality standards. Careful planning and design leads to the production of reliable quality goods at a competitive price.
Summary: This class will introduce you to basic machine design concepts, common die assemblies, and inspection devices. You will also learn about current developments in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing.
Summary: This class describes the flow of products and information in a supply chain and explains the importance of customer service.
Summary: This class describes manufacturers’ focus on quality and the customer. This class also identifies organizations that certify quality and describes ways quality can be quantified, controlled, and measured.
Summary: Conducting an Internal Audit provides an introduction to the steps involved in performing an internal audit on company processes. This class describes the purpose of internal audits and the role of the audit team, along with guidelines for conducting interviews and identifying nonconformances.In order for a company to succeed, they must establish and follow practices that promote quality production. Internal auditing helps organizations review their daily activities, educate employees, and improve their quality management system. Many companies have regular internal audits in order to maintain ISO 9000 registration. Even if an organization is not seeking registration, auditing is a valuable tool for quality control and continuous improvement. Before beginning an audit, the group must understand the goals of the review and their role in the team. With this class, employees will be better prepared to conduct interviews, evaluate evidence, and contribute to corrective actions.
Summary: TS 16949 Overview is an introduction to the structure and requirements of the TS 16949:2009 international automotive standard. This class compares the latest edition of TS 16949 to ISO 9001:2008 and explains how the additions affect standard operating procedures in a quality management system (QMS). It includes an overview of the history and development of TS 16949 and a summary of the standard's eight sections, including a focused discussion on each Product Realization sub-clause.
Many auto manufacturers and part makers become TS 16949:2009 certified to improve their business and prove the effectiveness of their QMS. TS 16949:2009 certification requires thorough documentation, product planning, and a commitment to employee training and continuous improvement. With this class, anyone in the auto manufacturing industry will better understand the contents of the standard and be prepared to navigate the document during quality initiatives.
Summary: IATF 16949:2016 Overview introduces the requirements of the automotive quality management system standard. This class compares the new QMS standard to the previous QMS standard in use, ISO/TS 16949:2009. In this class, users will explore the development of IATF 16949:2016 and will gain an understanding of the requirements in the standard's 10 sections.Many automotive part makers become IATF 16949:2016 certified to improve their business, focus on quality, and meet customer-specific requirements. Companies seeking to certify their quality management system to IATF 16949:2016 must also become certified to ISO 9001:2015. IATF 16949:2016 certification requires thorough documentation, planning, a commitment to training, and continual improvement efforts. After taking this class, users will better understand the automotive QMS standard and how it contributes to the success of a company.
Summary: This course provides participants with fundamental knowledge and practice on design and process failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Participants will learn the purpose and benefits of FMEA, the different types of FMEAs and their focus, QS-9000 FMEA requirements and guidelines, FMEA timing and inputs, and steps required for developing FMEA. This course can be adjusted to focus solely on design or process FMEAs at the client's request.
Summary: Most statistical process control (SPC) training focuses on methods rather than execution and strategy skills. The focus of this course is not on basic SPC tools, but rather on how to use these tools to the best advantage. This course maintains an instructional format with a blend of lectures, workshops, and practice problem sessions. As a result of this course, participants will acquire a good understanding of how to apply or refine SPC efforts.
Summary: This class covers the functions and characteristics of the different components of an industrial robot.
Summary: This class describes the various types of end effectors and their uses. It also explains the issue of compliance and describes how to maintain end effectors.
Summary: This class covers the most common applications of industrial robots.
Summary: This class identifies common methods of industrial automation. It describes the available technologies and explains how they are applied in manufacturing.
Summary: This class will describe the most common robot axes. It will explain how to understand these axes, and how they are used to control robot movement.
Summary: This class describes the various types of sensors that provide feedback data to robots. It also explains the categories of sensors and shows how sensors are used in industrial robotics.
Summary: This class will teach you about the importance of maintenance, as well as the various approaches and methods used by maintenance workers today to keep industrial robots performing optimally.
Summary: Introduction to Robotics describes the basics of industrial robotics, including types, applications, and programming methods. Industrial robots are reprogrammable machines that can perform repetitive or dangerous tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Manufacturers increasingly use robots to perform such tasks in order to speed up production, improve part quality, and preserve operator safety. However, robots require human engineers and operators to program, maintain, repair, and oversee them.Industrial robots are highly complex machines that come in a number of types, including stationary robots and mobile robots. These robots are made of a number of intricate components that must be assembled and maintained properly. Similarly, all robots must be programmed to perform a task, and that programming can require adjusting. After taking this class, students will know the basic robot components, type, applications, and programming methods, as well as safety protocols.
Summary: Robot Safety discusses the different ways to prevent robot accidents. Robot accidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities. Most accidents occur because employees bypass the robot's safeguards.There are two kinds of safeguarding systems that protect employees from injury when working with robots. Safety devices stop a robot from operating. Presence-sensing mats, for example, end robot operations when the pressure or weight of an employee is detected. Safety barriers prevent employees from accessing or entering dangerous robot work areas. For example, perimeter fences block employee access to areas where robots are working.Employees must receive training on the robot and wear protective clothing when near the robot. The robot must be installed and maintained as intended by the manufacturer and by authorized personnel only. All robot operators require a certain level of experience and training to work with the robot
Summary: This class describes the physical components of industrial robots. It also describes how these devices move and cause motion to perform work.
Summary: This class covers the basic steps for installing and maintaining an industrial robot.
Summary: In this class, you will learn about the basic types control systems. You will also learn about the effects of PID control in closed-loop control systems and how to tune your system in order to achieve the desired performance.
Summary: This class describes how vision systems work and how they are used for industry. It also describes concerns with mounting cameras and lighting.
Summary: This class describes common ways networks are used for manufacturing. It also describes practical network concerns and indentifies some of the technology used to make industrial networks function correctly.
Summary: Robot Troubleshooting describes the systematic approach of solving issues that cause robotic malfunction. Robots are complex assemblies that have many components that may require troubleshooting, including motors, end effectors, and joints. Troubleshooting focuses on identifying the root cause of a problem rather than simply addressing the symptoms, then identifying a corrective action that will resolve the root cause.Malfunctioning robots can drastically reduce the efficiency and safety of a work space. In addition to potentially creating defective parts, damaging parts, and packing parts incorrectly, malfunctioning robots may need to be removed from service to undergo repairs, which consumes time and resources. After taking this class, users will know the basic troubleshooting process, useful troubleshooting tools, and common robotic malfunction root causes and corrective actions.
Summary: Concepts of Robot Programming introduces the methods that engineers use to train robots to perform manufacturing tasks and the ideas behind those methods. Programming methods include online programming, where robots remain active during programming, and offline programming, where programming occurs independently of robots. Ideas behind robot programming methods include coordinate systems and control programs. Robots are increasingly used in manufacturing operations to perform tasks with great speed and accuracy. Having engineers who understand how to program robots will allow manufacturers to improve the productivity, quality, and safety of a number of different manufacturing operations, including welding, assembling, and packaging. After taking this course, users will understand the ideas behind robot programming and know the basics of the most commonly used programming methods, such as teach-pendant programming and simulations.
Summary: The goal of this class, available for all robot types, is to provide students the knowledge and confidence to operate the robots using the teach pendant. Topics include: safety, operating controls, software lnstruction and program flow, jogging the robot using joystick control, and RAPID programming.
Summary: This class describes the basic responsibilities of a leader and gives helpful ideas about how to gain the respect and trust of others. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class describes key types of communication and common roadblocks to communication, as well as how to use effective communication as a tool to help build teamwork and manage conflict. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class covers the various aspects of performance management as well as strategies for motivating employees. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class covers how to address employee performance issues, as well as the basic practices for employee termination. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class describes the basic costs associated with manufacturing and how these costs are typically controlled.
Summary: This class explains the basics of managerial accounting and how this information helps a manager make informed decisions.
Summary: This class covers the basic steps that a manager can take to resolve conflicts in the workplace and help ensure that the same conflicts do not return. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class describes a variety of situations in which a conflict may occur and offers advice for the best approaches to dealing with those conflicts. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class teaches the basics of effectively leading a team, including picking team members and resolving conflicts. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class is an introduction to management for CMfgT. It covers a number of management topics, including project planning, organizational design, theories of leadership and labor relations.
Summary: This class introduces the importance of effective communication and the various forms and mediums of communication in the workplace. The need for encouraging creativity, innovation, and the importance of knowledge and learning in the 21st century workplace is also described.
Summary: This class describes the issues surrounding diversity in the modern workplace, as well as describing some employer responsibilities in regards to diversity management. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class covers how to identify and prevent harassment and discrimination in a diverse workplace, as well as some basic Federal laws that protect workers from harassment and discrimination. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: This class covers the basic Federal employment laws that apply to manufacturing. Includes an Interactive Lab.
Summary: By and large, manufacturing organizations tend to promote higher performers into lead roles without giving them the proper training to develop and mentor their teams into higher performers. Poor OJT trainers can lead to low morale and high attrition, resulting in adverse performance and missing financial goals. With an increase of new hires from an unskilled talent pool, it is more important than ever to provide your trainers with a competency to deliver training in a consistent and concise manner. Tooling U-SME has designed a train-the-trainer workshop that will elevate a frontline supervisor or team leader’s competency to develop and conduct new hire on-the-job training within a manufacturing environment. This team-based, interactive workshop will teach best practices in the development and delivery of OJT.The methodology taught in the class has been derived, inspired and modernized from best practices in OJT by Manufacturing in the World War II era. The student will learn and practice critical OJT delivery steps, such as Prepare the Learner, Explain the Operation, Practice and Consolidate. They will also learn and practice proper techniques in employee evaluation, under the guidance of best practices.The class will also cover the necessary knowledge and skills for mentoring and creating a positive learning environment. Finally, the class will discuss best practices in standing up a Worker Qualification Program and drive home the importance of the trainer’s role in the success of a program. This workshop is grounded in theory and emphasized through practice and will develop a professional capability for this area of expertise.
Summary: Effective supervision and management requires a critical balance among technical competency, business acumen, communication effectiveness, customer relations and interpersonal skill. The Leadership role is more challenging today than ever before. The transition from excellent performer to competent Frontline Leader or Supervisor can be difficult, and it demands a new set of skills. Newly appointed supervisors must be able to position themselves as Frontline Leader in order to gain respect from others. The demands for higher quality and performance are increasing; the workplace is growing more complex. In the face of such challenges, Frontline Leader have to be effective if they are to help people invest the best of their minds, hearts and hands into their work – if the work is to be done well. This program includes: case studies, video, discussions, individual exercises, role plays, and group work.
Summary: Participants will learn highly effective ways to be a coach and mentor within their organization. Participants will learn useful skills about coach and mentor responsibilities, differences between being a coach and mentor, and when to train and when to provide professional guidance. There is a focus on skills development and assessing and providing feedback. Time is spent allowing participants to practice instructing.
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