Advanced Manufacturing Series classes start in March 2013

GRCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Series offers classes in print reading, problem-solving and organization in March 2013:

Engineering drawings detail what your customer requires for product specifications. Ensuring that all on the manufacturing team can read and interpret prints may prevent errors, rework, and waste. Print Reading for Manufacturing I and II de-mystify elements and orientations on the drawing. Module I covers basic print features common to most drawings. Module II expands to interpreting a variety of symbols used to further specify requirements. Both modules include practice exercises to ensure accurate interpretation.

Print Reading for Manufacturing I runs 1-5 p.m. March 5 and costs $65. To register, click here.

Print Reading for Manufacturing II runs 1-5 p.m. March 12 and costs $65. To register, click here.

Measurements provide evidence to your customer that your parts meet the specification. Accurate use and effective care of instruments and gages is essential for operators and inspectors. In GRCC’s Measuring and Gaging for Manufacturing class, you will:

  • accurately read a variety of gages (mics, calipers, height, depth/thread/go-nogo gages).
  • accurately interpret and record vernier scales.
  • describe sources of error for gages.
  • describe use and function of CMM.

The class runs 8 a.m. to noon March 21 and costs $69. To register, click here.

A standard process for solving problems and generating corrective actions 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 Problem Solving – 8 Steps & 5 Whys Overview class runs 2-6 p.m. March 27 and costs $65. To register, click here.

GRCC’s 5S – Organizing the Workplace Overview class explores a foundational technique in lean manufacturing. The class is a simulation designed to create an awareness of the impact of a clean, organized workplace on attitudes, safety, quality and productivity.

Course outcomes include:

  • organizing a workplace by applying 3 S’s: Sort, Set in Order, and Shine.
  • standardizing procedures to maintain and control an organized workplace using visual controls.
  • creating a plan to sustain, including a process to audit.
  • describing how 5S can help to improve workplace environmental health and safety.

The class runs 8 a.m. to noon March 28 and costs $65. To enroll, click here.

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