Registration Deadline is April 23 for June NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is offering an Industrial Technology Maintenance Course in Tucson, Arizona from June 7-11. Registration is due April 23. See the NIMS PDF flyer.

Participants will learn to incorporate NIMS industry standards and industry-recognized credentials into curriculum: pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical systems/electrical control systems, maintenance operations, basic mechanical systems, and process control systems.

“Industry wants people who are comfortable working with technology-driven machines. One hour of downtime could cost a company a half million dollars,” according to Pat Riddle, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Maintenance Program Coordinator, Pellissippi State Community College.

Designed for maintenance and mechatronics instructors, the workshop prepares attendees to test students for NIMS credentials, includes theoretical and hands-on activities, lesson plans, and equipment reviews.

Join April 2021 CMTC Webinars

Quality 503: Improving Your Root Cause and Corrective Action Process

April 13 – 11:00am Root cause analysis is a collective term that describes a range of tools and techniques used to uncover causes of manufacturing problems. It is a foundational element of Six Sigma, every Quality program certification, and an integral part of a manufacturer’s continuous improvement approach. We will examine the proper application of its elements in this technical webinar. Register

Current State of Metal Additive Manufacturing: Processes & Materials
April 15 – 10:00am Learn about how the latest advances in Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes and materials for metals manufacturing can create new opportunities for innovation and profitability. CMTC Event Information

Strategic Planning
April 28 – 11:00am During this webinar, Marketing and Management Consulting Principle Lawrence Kirsh will provide an overview of Strategic Planning and how it differs from a business or financial plan, its importance to a company, and the key aspects of a strategic plan. CMTC Event Information

March 2021 Edu2Mfg Newsletter

In the March 2021 newsletter, we report on the most recent Shop Talk where Randy Schuster, Design Hub, American River College, gave a presentation on using simulations for remote instruction and the Breakfast with a Manufacturer where Mike Bell discussed careers with Cordova High School students. In addition, Autodesk®, announced that Fusion 360® is now available as a web app for students and educators. Parallax Inc. is offering Propeller 2 Developer Bundles to Mechatronics instructors. See the report on the success of the California Mobility Center (CMC) and Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center CMC Careers Pathways Program to prepare workers for manufacturing jobs. Also find announcements of other resources and webinars that may interest manufacturers and Career Technical Education instructors.

Read the Edu2Mfg March 2021 Newsletter

Student Can Access Autodesk® Fusion 360® Works From Any Browser

Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences, Autodesk®, announced at the February Shop Talk that Autodesk® Fusion 360® is now available as a web app for all students and educators — no download required. Jin has been an amazing resource to educators during COVID, according to Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing, North Region. “Di attends the Shop Talk to share updates and takes educators’ questions and ideas back to the Autodesk® team,” said Briggs.
Many manufacturing instructors use Autodesk® Fusion 360®, an integrated 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool, to prepare students with critical skills for employment. The company learned that as many as 600,000 students across California lacked computing devices for remote instruction, according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, at the California Department of Education.
Autodesk® announced: “In a move to promote equality of opportunity and access to technology, Autodesk is making Fusion 360 available on all devices with a modern browser. The move marks a continued push for accessibility in the Autodesk Education Community, following the widespread success of Fusion 360 for Chromebooks.”
To get started with the Fusion 360 web app, visit the Autodesk® website from any device with a keyboard (this excludes tablets and mobile phones such as iPads and iPhones), and log in using your educational account credentials. For more information, please visit the Autodesk® FAQ page.

Shop Talk – Feb. 23 – Using Simulations

At the Shop talk on February 23, 2021 Randy Schuster, Design Hub, American River College, presented on using simulations for remote instruction. He demonstrated tools that enable students to experience milling, land surveying and drone flights. Even when COVID is over, Schuster envisions using the program for pre-training on the simulator before students actually get on mills. Watch the recording below.

San Diego & Imperial Community Colleges to Offer Webinars

Watch for the specifics about planned webinars that will be of interest to manufacturing educators being offered by the Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties. They include AutoDesk, Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Health & Manufacturing and Industry Collaboration. The first program begins in February. For information, contact Monica Rosas.

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:

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

New Virtual “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” Starts in November

With virtual tours being so successful on National Manufacturing Day, October 2, the regional Education to Manufacturing project will partner with SVMI and SME Sacramento Valley to offer monthly “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” remote events for college and high school classes.

The first presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 17. Cal Reynolds, President of Snowline Engineering, Cameron Park will present. Snowline Engineering is a state of the art manufacturing business enterprise which specializes in precision machining and sheet metal, fabrication and assembly.

The first school to participate will be Pete Delosa’s Introduction to Design Engineering class at Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School in Garden Valley. The virtual tour and session will be recorded and made available to other teachers.

Now Students can use Fusion 360® on Chromebooks™

Using Chromebooks™, students can now access Fusion 360®, announced Autodesk®. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook™, an Autodesk® account and an educational subscription can access the service.

For more information, please refer to Autodesk’s FAQ.

If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360® on their Chromebooks™, please email Autodesk representative, Di Jin.