Machining and Welding

Gas Metal Arc Welding, MIG/TIG

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of a GMAW and MIG/TIG Welder in accordance with industry standards.  It covers competencies such as setting-up welding equipment, preparing weld materials, fitting up weld materials, welding carbon steel plates and pipes using GMAW equipment.

Sanitary and Stainless Steel

This course is designed to help develop an understanding of stainless steels used in the food industry.  Topics covered include: why stainless is used in the food industry, identification of Austenitic types of stainless steel, and the best methods of welding. 

Mill and Lathe

Training covers basic process and safety techniques relating to Mill and Lathe machines including: personal safety, first aid, machine safety, measurements, precision techniques, measuring shortcuts, speeds and fasts, and ironworking techniques/safety.

Blue Print Reading

Participants will learn visualization skills to interpret 3-D parts drawn in 2-D, and understand the various dimensioning schemes found on blueprints. It will also cover some symbology used in the current ASME GD&T standard.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a language for communicating engineering design specifications. When properly applied, GD&T is the language that designers use to translate design requirements into unambiguous and measurable specifications. This Fundamentals of GD&T course will use the ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard to teach basic principles and controls for using GD&T in the workplace. Theoretical and practical concepts of each of the geometric controls are taught in relation to design, tooling, production, and inspection. Students will gain an understanding of GD&T application in their day to day work manufacturing to the specific tolerances in their mechanical engineering drawings.

Tolerance Stack-Ups using GD&T

This course covers how to apply tolerance stack-up analysis to a wide variety of assemblies. The goal of this application is to create product with parts that fit together well, that functions efficiently, and maximizes tolerances for cost effectiveness.