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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]