Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing classes begin in February 2013

Classes start in February 2013 for the Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing series. The courses are taught by Mark A. Morris, who has more than 30 years experience in tooling and manufacturing as a skilled machinist, toolmaker, college instructor, technical writer, and quality professional in roles from
quality engineer to director of continuous improvement.

Problem Solving – 8 Steps & 5 Whys Overview covers a standard process for solving problems and generating corrective actions that allows your company to respond quickly, consistently and effectively when issues arise. Experience with the techniques, analysis and structure of problem solving models helps maximize team members contribution to the effort. The class runs 7:30-11:30 a.m. February 13 and costs $65. To register, click here.

5S – Organizing the Workplace Overview covers a foundational technique in lean manufacturing. This module is a simulation designed to create an awareness of the impact of a clean, organized workplace on attitudes, safety, quality and productivity. The class runs 12:30-4:3o p.m. February 13 and costs $65. To register, click here.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)  allows for real-time process adjustments before product characteristics are out of specification. Understanding the charts, the rules and some theory can help operators make better decisions during production, and thus reduce waste. Module I focuses on the average-range chart, importance of accurate data, and interpreting for control conditions. The class runs 12:30-4:30 p.m. February 2o and costs $65. To register, click here.

Statistical Process Control (SPC) II continues with more theory, more charts and understanding capability indices. It runs 8 a.m. to noon February 27 and costs $65. To register, click here.

Tolerancing Strategies with GD&T is an advanced three-day course that combines tolerancing concepts with statistical methods. We examine part tolerances, fixture tolerances, gage tolerances, assembly tolerances and the interactions between them. Tolerance stacks are evaluated via worst case analysis and a variety of statistical techniques. Strategies for robust design capitalize on operational definitions of GD&T to minimize loss to society. It runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 to 20 and costs $875. To register, click here.

Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing  covers how industry uses GD&T to specify contractual requirements.  Our basic course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles, and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5 – 2009, in only two days! This course provides a common language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all. The class runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14 and costs $585. To register, click here.

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