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Fluid Power-Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Hydraulics is defined as the branch of science and technology concerned with the conveyance of liquids to produce mechanical force or control another system and Pneumatics is defined as the branch of physics or technology concerned with the mechanical properties of gases.

The key here is that they both allow us to do work! Without these systems, how would you lift a car to change the oil? Clamp a part in a CNC mill? Absorb the shock from bumps in the road? Follow along with us in this project that Jim has designed to introduce students to the basics of fluid power. If you are looking for the latest coupons and offers available online, in couponscollector you can find a wide range of coupons that you can uses to buy what you need.

This is a hydraulic piston system used in a large bulldozer, or earth mover. Imagine the amount of force required to move all that metal and dirt!

Step 1: Review Introduction to Fluid Power

Intro to Fluid Power Worksheet
  1. Get the presentation: 3.2.1 Fluid Power Introduction from your teacher, or from MyPLTW.
  2. Download the Intro to Fluid Power Worksheet.
  3. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  4. Answer the questions completely.
  5. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

Step 2: Watch the Video- Pneumatic Power

Pneumatic Power Worksheet

Download the Pneumatic Power Worksheet before watching the video, and then you’ll be able to answer the questions!

  1. Get the presentation: 3.2.3 Pneumatic Power from your teacher, or from MyPLTW.
  2. Download the Pnuematic Power Worksheet.
  3. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  4. Answer the questions completely.
  5. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

Step 3: Pneumatic Power-Do the math!

Pnuematic Power Worksheet-Formulas & Math
  1. Get the presentation: 3.2.3 Pneumatic Power from your teacher, or from MyPLTW.
  2. Download the Pnuematic Power Worksheet-Formulas & Math.
  3. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  4. Answer the questions completely.
  5. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

Step 4: Watch the Video- Hydraulic Power

Introduction to Hydraulic Power Worksheet

Download the Hydraulic Power Worksheet before watching the video, and then you’ll be able to answer the questions!

  1. Download the Introduction to Hydraulic Power Worksheet .
  2. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  3. Answer the questions completely.
  4. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

Step 5: Hydraulic Power-Do the Math!

Hydraulic Power: Fomulas & Math Worksheet
  1. Download the Hydraulic Power Formulas & Math Worksheet .
  2. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  3. Answer the questions completely.
  4. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

Step 6: Watch the Video-Industrial Components

Pneumatics: Industrial Components Worksheet

Download the Pneumatics: Industrial Components Worksheet before watching the video, and then you’ll be able to answer the questions!

  1. Download the Pneumatics: Industial Components Worksheet.
  2. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  3. Answer the questions completely.
  4. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

Step 7: Watch the Videos-VEX Components & Programming VEX COmponents

Pneumatics: VEX Components Worksheet

Download the Pneumatics: VEX Components Worksheet before watching the two videos, and then you’ll be able to answer the questions!

  1. Download the Pneumatics: VEX Components Worksheet.
  2. If you do not have Word on your computer, upload it to your google drive and make a Google doc out of it. Answer the questions, and hand that in!
  3. Answer the questions completely.
  4. Hand it in the way your instructor tells you to.

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How do my kids use Fusion 360 in a browser

Answer:

It’s easy, albeit a little slow in a browser from our experience, but slow Fusion is better than no Fusion! Your kids must have a student community log in in order for this to work. I did this last year with all of my students, and it makes this process very easy… Otherwise there is one extra step:

  1. Go to Autodesk student community and sign up: https://www.autodesk.com/education/home
  2. Go to Autodesks, “MyHub” and log in: http://myhub.autodesk360.com 
  3. Click on “New”
  4. Start  a new design OR start a new folder.

We strongly suggest they make a new folder for each assignment you give them.

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Mfg Math & Statistics Activity

What? Use M&M’s or similar candies to learn about Six Sigma and manufacturing statistics? Yup. Perfect for CIM class and POE. Tastiest activity they will do all year.

Step 1: How are M&M’s Made?

Watch this video and answer the questions below.

Copy and paste the questions below into a google doc, an LMS, or a Word doc, and hand them in to your teacher.

a. What country did Mars get the idea for the M&Ms from?
b. Explain why the M&M was so popular at the time in this country.
c. What does M&M stand for?
d. What manufacturing process is used to make the chocolate part?
e. What do they call the shape of the M&M, and why did they choose this shape?
f. What manufacturing process is used to add the color?
g. What are the percentages of colors in each bag when packaged?

Step 2: What is Six Sigma?

Watch this short video about Six Sigma, then answer the questions below.

Copy and paste the questions below into a google doc, an LMS, or a Word doc, and hand them in to your teacher. If you are in Mr. Hurd’s or Mr. Phan’s class, just take the quiz on Schoology!

1. What do you think is the most important part of the problem to solve for the car company? In other words, which part of this problem do you think should be tackled first?
Fix the wiper problem
Increase production
Stop the stall in production
Explain why in a few sentences:
____________________________________________________________________________
 
2.Six Sigma can be used to solve many manufacturing problems. Which one of the choices below is NOT solvable using six sigma?Eliminate manufacturing delays
Improve the manufacturing process
Fix other manufacturing issues along the way
Determine how many employees to hire
 
3. The concept of Six Sigma was first introduced in 1980 by who?
Bill Smith Mr. Toyoda
Henry Ford Samuel Colt
 
4. What company did the “founder” of six sigma work for? 
Toyota Ford
Motorola Remington Arms
 
 5. Six Sigma reduces manufacturing errors by what percent? (Do the math…)
0.004
0.4
9.96
99.96
 
6. Using six sigma, what is the maximum number of manufacturing errors you can you have per million products?
0.004
0.4
3.4
3400
 
7. In the DMAIC method of six sigma, in the improve phase three of the four steps are: ____________________________________________________________________________
 
8. What methodology is used by companies when they want to release a new product created from scratch?  DMADV or DMAIC?
Explain why you think this to be true.  
__________________________________________________________________________  
 
9. According to six sigma, and the manufacturing wheel, when launching a new product, who’s input is most important? Why?
__________________________________________________________________________  
 
10. List three of the industries that have found success using six sigma. _____________________________________________________________________

Step 3: Count your M&M’s

Watch the video below: CnJ Manufacturing Math and Statistics Part1: Counting, and take note of how many M&M’s you estimate to be in a small bag, and a large bag.

CnJ Mfg Stats Student Template

Copy and paste the questions below into a google doc, an LMS, or a Word doc, and hand them in to your teacher.

Conclusion: Counting

  1. How close were your estimates to reality?
  2. Compare the # of each color in the small bag with the big bag. Describe your comparison. What do you see in the above data?
  3. Compare the amount of colors in your small bag to what the video says they should be. was your data the same as in the video? Compare and explain your results.
  4. Put your data from the small bag above into the sheet labelled Colors in the column labelled YOUR DATA.

Step 4: Color Analysis

Watch the video below: CnJ Manufacturing Math and Statistics Part 2: Color Statistics, and open your excel spreadsheet from Step 3 and follow along. Be sure to save your work when done.

Step 4 Conclusion: Copy and paste the questions below into a google doc, an LMS, or a Word doc, and hand them in to your teacher.

Conclusion: Color

  1. Will the data for the color be the same from year to year? Why or why not?
  2. What do you think could’ve happened to make Jonny’s data incorrect?
  3. Define the following terms:
    Mean
    Median
    Mode
    Standard Deviation
  4. Draw the histograms in your notebook if you cannot get Google sheets to make them correctly.

Step 5 Measurement Analysis

Watch the video below: CnJ Manufacturing Math and Statistics Part 3: Measurement Statistics, and open your excel spreadsheet from Step 3 and follow along. Be sure to save your work when done.

Step 5 Conclusion: Copy and paste the questions below into a google doc, an LMS, or a Word doc, and hand them in to your teacher.

Conclusion: Size

  1. Will the data for the size be the same from year to year? Why or why not?
  2. What do you think the shape of the histogram should be in an ideal situation? Describe it in words.
  3. How do your histograms compare to the ideal situation? Describe why you think this is true.
  4. Draw the histograms in your notebook if you cannot get Google sheets to make them correctly.
  5. How does what you have learned in this activity deal with the concept of Six Sigma in Manufacturing? Explain fully.

This activity is suitable for use by students via distance learning as well.

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Six Sigma: Statistics in Manufacturing

What is Six Sigma and how does it help when manufacturing? In this video from Simplilearn you’ll find out. Hey teachers: there’s a great quiz near the end of the video to check for understanding.

Six Sigma gives you the tools and techniques to determine what’s making the manufacturing process slow down, how you can eliminate the delays, improve the process, and fix further issues along the way. It is a methodology that has seen worldwide adoption.

This video also provides detailed examples on how each of the two Six Sigma methodologies work. The example we’ll be considering is how a car manufacturing company is able to achieve its goals with the help of the Six Sigma methodologies, DMAIC and DMADV.

We’ll be covering the below topics in this Six Sigma video:

  1. What is Six Sigma? 00:33
  2. History of Six Sigma 00:47
  3. Six Sigma methodologies and examples 01:26
  4. Quiz 07:23

To learn more about Six Sigma, subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Simplile… Watch more videos on Six Sigma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oJhV… #SixSigma #SixSigmaExplained #WhatIsSixSigma #SixSigmaImplementation #IntroductionToSixSigma #DMAICSixSigma #SixSigmaTrainingVideos #SixSigmaGreenBeltTraining #SixSigmaExplained #SixSigmaCourse #Simplilearn

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Setting up the xsTech router

What do you need to know to start throwing chips with Tormach’s new xsTECH router?

  1. How to start up & shut down the machine
  2. How to install and change tools
  3. How to locate the part on the table in X, & Y
  4. How to find the end of a tool (Z axis)
  5. How to load and run code

This 18 minute video will take you through these five steps, and explain the process to follow before you start making chips.

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