Manufacturing

The History and Future of Manufacturing

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 fit in. Step 1- Made in America: Watch the video Step […]
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.  64 total views
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 […]
Mfg Math & Statistics Activity

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 […]
Six Sigma: Statistics in Manufacturing

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 […]
Advanced CAD Modeling & Mfg Math Activity

Advanced CAD Modeling & Mfg Math Activity

Worksheet with Dimensions Electronic Hand-in Document In this activity, students can download the worksheet with the dimensions and directions, and use them to build the METRIC models in your favorite 3D modeling software. NOTE: Worksheet with Dimensions Drawings updated 4/30/2020… Thanks Tim Sullivan! When they have built all the METRIC parts in 3D Modeling software, […]
MANUFACTURING PROCESS RESEARCH PROJECT: Brochure

MANUFACTURING PROCESS RESEARCH PROJECT: Brochure

Question: Having students write a paper or do a ppt project for manufacturing processes is boring! Do you have a better idea? DOWNLOAD: 2017-mfg-research-project Solution: Sure do! How about a manufacturing process brochure? This way students have to do a bit of research, (1 to 2 days) on given material, then post them for other students […]
Injection Molding: Marvel of Modern Engineering

Injection Molding: Marvel of Modern Engineering

Jim Found this one, and it is a GEM!  A video about a plastic ball valve. Really? This is a marvel of engineering? Ummm… actually… yes. Jim and I both think so, and since it’s on the internet it must be true. This is a great 15 minute video with some wry humor thrown in […]

Chris and Jim CIM
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