Author: Chris Hurd

Reading Drawings

Question: How do I read a drawing to make the parts for the bucket loader project? Answer: It’s a great skill to have if you are working on building stuff from a drawing for any project. Here’s a quick tutorial!  212 total views

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Welcome Mass Teachers & Mass STEM Hub!

So looking forward to discussing manufacturing with teachers from MA tonight about how to teach Computer Aided Manufacturing in today’s educational setting. Like manufacturing, the face of education is changing rapidly. Thank you to MassSTEMhub for supporting CIM teachers throughout the great...

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The History and Future of Manufacturing

What better way to learn about history… with an old video about even older technology and innovators in manufacturing. Start with the first video about the history of manufacturing, then watch the second video that talks about “Rethinking” manufacturing, and think about where we...

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OnShape Mass Properties

Question: I am using OnShape this year, and I would like to know if you can find the mass properties of a part, and make them out of different materials like you can in Autodesk products? That would be very helpful! Answer: Of course you can, and it is very helpful indeed. It’s a great...

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Manufacturing Myths

There are many myths about manufacturing held by high school students and adults alike across the US, and right here at home in our high schools. How can high school students make choices about careers in manufacturing if they don’t even know what it is? Here are some of the myths your students...

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Make a Ring Pop in 3D!

Ring Pops were invented in the late 1970s by a man named Frank Richards who was a product engineer at the Topps Company. He wanted to help his daughter in breaking her thumb-sucking habit, so he invented the Ring Pop as a treat to eliminate her childish addiction. ( Wilson, Laurnie. “A...

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Schoology How-To’s

Below is a Playlist of how-to’s when using Schoology to hand stuff in. Answers to the following questions are address and more! Need to upload a picture/video?Use a Word or Excel Document?Use google drive to upload stuff?How to use a discussion to answer a question?Use the create tab to...

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Need Some Distance Learning Ideas for COVID-19?

Here’s a short list of some of the things that you could do in CIM class with your kiddos while trying out distance learning. All will require a computer (That’s what the C in “CIM” stands for!) and some will require software downloaded… but feel free to change them...

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