CMTC February 2021 Webinars

CMTC is offering the following webinars in February:

Feb. 16 – 10:30 AM CMTC Strategies for Infectious Disease Prevention

Feb. 17 – 10:30 AM CMTC How Conformal Cooling Technology Can Improve Injection Molding Productivity

Feb. 18 — 10 AM CMTC Pivoting to New Products

Feb. 23 — 11 AM CMTC Quality 502: Planning Operations Excellence on Your Shop Floor

RuffStuff Hosts Podcast With Keith Granno, Selway Tools

RuffStuff Specialties is an off road vehicle parts production business based in Loomis. The company manufacturers do-it-yourself fabricator parts for vehicles such as suspension components, steering kits, brake kits, differential covers and various other weld on components. As part of their podcast series, Keith Granno from Selway Tools was recently a guest with RuffStuff leaders, Garrett Kittredge, CEO, Zack Love-Fredrickson, President and Mallory Kittredge, CFO.

Selway sells CNC manufacturing tools, including Haas and many others. With support from Sierra College STEM grants, many Placer and Nevada County schools were able to establish CNC labs with support and tools purchased from Selway. Granno has worked with educators throughout the Sacramento region.

Listen to the podcast for tips on purchasing new tools, selecting equipment, recommendations for entrepreneurs setting up machine shops and advice on what works and what doesn’t. Additionally, they discuss how the field has changed and the potential for students who choose manufacturing careers. Enjoy listening to the fun, fast moving conversation that will give you insights on this exciting industry. RuffStuff Podcast #18 Chatting with Keith from Selway

During the podcast, Granno recognized the impact of Carol Pepper-Kittredge, who retired from Sierra College, in supporting schools in the Sacramento region in developing machining programs to prepare students for emerging jobs in advanced manufacturing. From 2007-2014, Sierra College, with SB70 funds, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) and Strong Workforce investment, was significant in re-starting the regional workforce in CNC machining. Granno, with Selway’s network of experts, helped educators select appropriate tools as well as with programming and tooling.

Manufacturing has been making a come back in the United States over the past four years. With access to sophisticated machines and advanced software, employers are seeking skilled workers. In the Sacramento region, colleges and high schools have ramped up machining teaching programs to prepare those employees, with help from Keith Granno at Selway. Additionally, as machining is becoming more automated, the rapid growth is creating a need for experts in robotics.

Thanks to RuffStuff Specialties for allowing us to share this podcast. RuffStuff has been a long-time supporter of manufacturing education.

Run Autodesk® Fusion 360® on a Chromebook

Educators are encoruaged to join this webinar to learn how to create and verify an Autodesk Education account, and how to install Autodesk software. Note that every educator and student (13 or older) who wants to run Autodesk software on a personal computer will need to go through this process.

The webinar also cover how to run Autodesk® Fusion 360® on a Chromebook with an Autodesk Education account.

Who: Educators, School IT Administrators, and Autodesk Student Ambassadors who need to get students access to Autodesk education software.
When:

December 2020 News for Manufacturing Educators

Education to Manufacturing publishes a newsletter to keep employers and educators updated on on resources, webinars, events and other opportunities to work together to fill the skills gap for hands-on technicians and STEM employees in the the greater Sacramento region. Edu2Mfg is a California Community Colleges regional Advanced Manufacturing program. Read the Edu2Mfg December 2020 newsletter.

Manufacturing Cares Offers Free 90 Hours of Training and Internship

Manufacturing Cares, a collaboration between The Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center, SVMI, Sacramento COVID Relief Workforce Recovery Program and the CARES Act, is providing training for those considering the manufacturing field. The free program includes:
90 hours of intensive training
Five instructional weeks
A paid internship working in the manufacturing industry

Participants will learn OSHA-10 safety practices, forklift operation and gain an introduction to advanced manufacturing. The goal is to produce program graduates equipped with skills for entry-level work in manufacturing. They are also seeking employers interested in offering internships. Learn more at the Manufacturing Cares website.

Shop Talk – Creative Solutions to Arranging High School Internships

During the November 2020 Shop Talk, Derek Lee with PilotCity described how they’ve been successful in setting up internships for high school students in San Leandro and other Bay Area cities. Students build hands-on projects in the classroom to address real problems faced by businesses and submit prototypes to the companies for consideration. Students are awarded internships to execute the project for the businesses.

Join Shop Talk: The next Edu2Mfg Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, January 12 at 3:30 PM. Instructors will discuss how to host an effective advisory meeting online and share best practices to engage employers during the remote sessions. To join these Shop Talk calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.
Watch Shop Talk: Previous recorded Shop Talk calls are available on the Edu2Mfg website.
Resources: See List of Shop Talk Resources on the website.

CMTC Food and Beverage & Smart Manufacturing Webinars

Improving Food & Beverage Inspection with Automated Machine Vision

December 8 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT

Find out how machine vision can help Food & Beverage manufacturers gain real, measurable metrics.

Register now 

Smart Manufacturing Playbook: The First Steps for Implementation

December 17 a 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT

Learn how to implement smart manufacturing with just enough technology to yield results.

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Global Entrepreneurship Program Features CNC Inventor

Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, was the featured speaker for Sierra College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week mentor night. Over 60 attended, watching the mill in action, meeting his staff, touring his facility and asking many questions of the team based in Taiwan. Campbell was a student who benefited from mentoring and resources to set up operations in Taiwan to manufacture the CNC hybrid mill-turn center he invented. At Sierra College, the Affiliate Mentor Program (AMP) is a team of local experts who mentor budding entrepreneurs by commenting on start-up pitches and providing access to resources at no charge. More information on Mentor Night.

You can watch the SwissMak Tour here; it starts at minute 14.

See Sac State Mechanical Engineering Showcase

Gain ideas from the Sacramento State University Mechanical Engineering students’ end-of-semester presentations. Sacramento State is making the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student and Senior Design Showcase examples available online.

On Wednesday, December 2, the ME Graduate Student Showcase included five minute student poster presentations. The names of students and the titles of their poster presentations are available here.

On Friday, December 11, Sacramento State is holding the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Showcase. The link to a recorded presentation for ME 190 and ME 191 projects will be posted on the department website.

Sacramento Manufacturing Education November News Published

The November 2020 issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter announces new resources for educators, summarizes National Manufacturing Day virtual tours, lists advisory meetings and industry webinars and offers other information relevant to instructors teaching advanced manufacturing courses.

Read the Education to Manufacturing November 2020 issue

Upcoming activities:

Nov. 5 – 2-4 PM Regional Cross-Sector Workforce Advisory Meeting Greater Sacramento Region Beverage Industries

Nov. 17 – 3:30 PM — Edu2Mfg Shop Talk please Click Here to request access

Nov. 17 – 5:30 – 7 PM – Sierra College Hosts Virtual Mentor Night with speaker Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, a new CNC hybrid mill-turn center. Zoom Link

Nov. 18 – 11 AM – noon CMTC: Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy: Guidance for California Manufacturers Register