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.

Jan./Feb. 2021 Newsletter for Educators and Manufacturers

This issue reviews the winter Edu2Mfg Train the Trainer “Designing for Manufacturability using Fusion 360®.” Find out about student design and robotics competitions. California State University Chico announced an Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics BS program and Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing courses are being offered in a hybrid format. Other seminars of interest to manufacturing instructors and industry partners were announced.

Read the Jan./Feb. 2021 Newsletter.

Train the Trainer Session Focused on Fusion 360®

The winter Edu2Mfg Train the Trainer “Designing for Manufacturability using Fusion 360®” session was held on January 23. Dan Frank, UC Davis Ag Manufacturing and Tim Paul, Technical Manager Fusion Education with Autodesk® presented the three and a half hour program. The 11 participants represented three California Community Colleges and eight high schools from Truckee to Sacramento as well as guests from San Diego. Below are some of the topics that were covered:

Participants in the class learned how to design for manufacturability using Fusion 360®
  • Why would I 3D print vs Machine, Weldment or Blacksmith
  • How to choose manufacturing process
  • How to estimate time (R&D manufacturing process, people, setup, machine, 3D print – allow for alternative design process with less time and design for 3D printing)
  • Technology limitations for strength and usability
  • Design to understand how support structures will affect outcome
  • Effect of features on printed outcomes (windows vs pockets, when and how to thread and Design for Machining)
  • Tool Sizes to reach into areas
  • Setup orientation
  • Risk management (time and tool/machine/work holding)
  • Parametric Design/Environment model (duplicated concepts in CAM Toolpath, risk management and design for weldment)
  • Forming and fabrication technologies
  • How do technologies effect the modeling decisions
  • Rough sketch with notes.

Parallax and Cyber.org Offer Training

Middle school and high school educators using the Micro:bit and Python will be interested in two upcoming webinars. Use the registration link below and register for both.

Parallax engineer Andy Lindsay and Cyber.org’s Tommy Gober will present previews of a new curriculum series that provides an introduction to Python scripting, electronics, sensors and microcontrollers. They hope to gain instructor feedback. Educators, especially those using the cyber:bot, should register to learn about the scope, hardware and new curriculum planned for release mid-June.

Feb. 23 – 2 PM Parallax and cyber.org – What’s a Microcontroller? for Python with the micro:bit v2.0 Module Part 1  

Mar. 23 — 2 PM Parallax and cyber.org – What’s a Microcontroller? for Python with the micro:bit v2.0 Module Part 2

Smart Manufacturing Webinar on Feb. 17

The Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties have invited those in the Sacramento region to attend their manufacturing webinars on AutoDesk®, Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Health & Manufacturing and Industry Collaboration.

The February Advanced Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum topic is Smart Manufacturing Technologies on Feb 17, 2021 at 3 PM. Register in advance for Smart Manufacturing Technologies. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

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:

Introduction to Equity & Inclusion

JFF has posted recordings of a two-day virtual institute to provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices for hiring and retaining women. 

Women in Skilled Manufacturing Apprenticeships & Careers: An Introduction To Equity and Inclusion 

The event was hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades, and West Virginia Women Work, Inc. It was made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Shop Talk Sept. 8

The North Region Advanced Manufacturing initiative for California Community Colleges sponsors Shop Talk calls for educators. On Sept. 8, 2020 over 15 participants shared how they are engaging students remotely, and some of the technology they are using to offer instruction virtually. In addition, the group discussed how to attract women to manufacturing classes and careers.