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Welcome Mass Teachers & Mass STEM Hub!

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 state of Massachusetts and beyond! Tonight’s Program: Computer Integrated Manufacturing…without the computers? You […]
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 […]
Onshape Mass Properties

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 […]
Manufacturing Myths

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 hold about […]
Onshape-View Controls on a Chromebook

Onshape-View Controls on a Chromebook

Question: How do I use OnShape on a chromebook? It’s almost as bad a s a Mac! No right click or anything. Please help! Answer: It is a little trickier to do 3D modeling on a chromebook due to the lack of a few things that a real computer has. Luckily enough for us older […]
OnShape Revolve Tool- Basic to Advanced

OnShape Revolve Tool- Basic to Advanced

Real World Shapes Activity Basic Revolve Activity Complex Revolve Activity Introduction: Sometimes it’s hard to get started with a basic tool in 3D modeling because it seems daunting. Here’s a great way to get started with the revolve tool and then move right into it’s more advanced features. Go as far as you want, or […]
AutoDesk CAM Tutorials

AutoDesk CAM Tutorials

Inventor Files ZIP 2D CAM e-Hand-In GDF Flange e-Hand-In 3D CAM e-Hand-In Using Autodesk Inventor, and Fusion 360 to do CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) is getting easier and easier. In these updated videos Jim shows us how to use adaptive milling strategies to quickly and easily remove material from stock in a milling machine. Just […]
Onshape-Basic Parts Practice

Onshape-Basic Parts Practice

Download the Worksheet Download the E-Hand-In You know what they say… “Practice makes perfect!”. So here you go. An Activity/Project that gives you eleven different basic parts to make in OnShape. Be sure to watch the Q & A’s, and these will be a breeze! We specifically have built in mistakes that will commonly be […]
Mass Property Analysis in Onshape

Mass Property Analysis in Onshape

Download the Worksheet Download the E-Hand In You can tell a lot about a part when you make it in 3D modeling software. If you tell the software what the part is made of, you can find out all of it’s properties like weight, mass, density, and volume. When you look at this information to […]

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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