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Precision Measurement: Why & How?

Precision Measurement: Why & How?

Mark from Haas Automation sets his sights on a topic that every machinist and every machine shop deals with on a daily basis. He looks at the tools and terms you need to become familiar with as you’re starting out making parts and measuring them. Thanks to Haas Automation for this great video.  26 total views, […]
Mounting Stock in a Manual Vice

Mounting Stock in a Manual Vice

Question: How do you mount a piece of stock in a manual vice in your milling machine? Answer: CIM Master Teacher Matt Baehr explains how to mount a piece of material in your manual vice and why he does it the way he does. This will apply to all other milling machines as well. See […]
Intelitek Benchmill Basics

Intelitek Benchmill Basics

In this series of short videos, learn the basics of how to setup your Intelitek Benchmill 6000 in your classroom. Everything from wiring it, connecting it to your computer, installing tools & vices, and everything in between. Short descriptions of each video below. 1 Tour of the Benchmill 6000: Take a tour of the Benchmill […]
Teachers Get a Deal at Travers Tools!

Teachers Get a Deal at Travers Tools!

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get tools from Travers at the same price that you get it at school with the discount included? even better… if you could pay with your credit card, and it could be delivered right to your house? You can! and it gets better… If you have students who […]
Project: Dobot Welding

Project: Dobot Welding

Leif Sorgule teaches high school technology courses in manufacturing, engineering, robotics, and material processing for Peru Central School District. Leif also teaches CAD and computer aided manufacturing part time as an Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton Community College. To contact Leif email sorgule@gmail.com or visit his website at www.sorgule.com.  Thanks […]
Introduction to RobotC and VEX Inputs & Outputs

Introduction to RobotC and VEX Inputs & Outputs

When you think about it, in manufacturing, controlling things is necessary to perform very complex tasks to manufacture items to tolerances finer than a human hair. Think about all of the systems that have to be controlled in a single work cell in a factory… then multiply it by 10’s or 100’s of cells. Mind […]
Make a Ring Pop in 3D!

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 Ring Pop History”. Candy Favorites.) In the videos […]
Fluid Power-Pneumatics and Hydraulics

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 […]
Fits and Tolerances-How to Design Stuff that Fits Together

Fits and Tolerances-How to Design Stuff that Fits Together

Download as a Worksheet Fits and tolerances are a foundational mechanical design skill, but they’re commonly misunderstood and misused. In this video, we explain how to apply correct and functional fits and tolerances using ASME B4.1 and Machinery’s Handbook, so your parts fit together exactly as you intend, the first time, every time. No emergency […]

Chris & Jim CIM

Welcome to www.chrisandjimcim.com. Our mission is to make Computer Integrated Manufacturing more exciting and easier for students and educators alike. As you utilize the resources here, you will see how Science, Technology, Engineering & Math can be brought to life for your students, and possibly spark the interests of the next generation of manufacturers and makers...

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