Manufacturing Solutions

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 […]
Need Some Distance Learning Ideas for COVID-19?

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 around to fit your needs! Research […]
SME: Basic Manufacturing Processes

SME: Basic Manufacturing Processes

SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) has a great playlist of Youtube videos that outlines many basic manufacturing processes, and they are all right here for you. Most of the videos are from two to five minutes in length, and get the main points of those processes across to students in an easy to understand […]
What else do we need to teach CIM?

What else do we need to teach CIM?

Question: What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend? Answer: We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right […]
What's the difference between Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals?

What's the difference between Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals?

Question: What’s the difference between Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals? Answer: Special thanks to John Hawthorne for some answers to this question. Be sure to see this information in its entirety HERE. There is a youtube video at the end that helps explain it too. Ferrous Metal Examples Cast iron (iron molded in a cast to […]
CIM Material Processes

CIM Material Processes

  Your students really need to know how things are made in industry, so below are some resources to help you get started with the learning process. My students became an “expert” in one particular field, picked a topic, and made a brochure about a specific manufacturing process. Part of their research was to find […]
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