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Thermal and Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Thermal cutting processes use heat for cutting. The abrasive waterjet process uses no heat, but cuts by abrasive erosion. All these processes provide precision non-contact cuts in a wide variety of materials, and cut in single pass, rather than multiple passes. To better understand the various cutting processes, this program examines, explains, and compares oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting, laser cutting applications, and abrasive waterjet cutting.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals: Form Controls and Datums

Datums are reference measurement surfaces, planes, or points from which other part features are measured. By using the 14 geometric characteristic symbols along with datum references the functional requirement of a part or assembly can be effectively communicated. The proper identification and usage of datums in GD&T is explored.

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Successful Composites Technology Transfer: Applying NASA Innovations to Industry

Through interviews with MLAS principals, Successful Composites Trechnology Transfer:  Applying NASA Innovations to Industry examines the utilization of shared resources, rapid prototyping, digital tapestry, health monitoring systems, sensors and innovative manufacturing and assembly techniques to successfully compress the MLAS development timetable from a typical four year time period to one year.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals: Feature Relationships

This program is part of the Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing package. In Feature Relationships, the ten remaining geometric characteristic symbols and their categories (profile symbols, orientation symbols, location symbols, and runout symbols) are examined in greater detail using demonstrative examples to clarify their use.

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Electrical Discharge Machining(1)

Electrical discharge machining, or EDM, shapes metal by creating sparks that melt tiny portions of the workpiece, and is an exceptionally diverse process that generates no cutting forces. EDM is especially useful in the production of fragile parts that cannot take the stress of conventional machining. This Electrical Discharge Machining program examines the EDM process, and the two primary forms of electrical discharge machining, RAM EDM, and wire EDM. The EDM Process segment details the components of an EDM system, the EDM erosion process, and cycle time. The RAM EDMing, or sinker EDM, segment outlines the process and presents the various process subsystems, including the power supply, dielectric fluid system, the electrode and its manufacture, and the servo system. The Wire EDMing segment features the various wire EDM process subsystems, including the power supply, dielectric fluid system, the wire feeding system, and the wire positioning system. EDM holemaking is also explored.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals: Concepts and Rules

By using GD&T, a print can explicitly call out necessary tolerances in an unambiguous fashion. Using shop floor footage and animations to illustrate examples, this program introduces the viewer to GD&T rules and concepts. The 14 symbols used in GD&T are highlighted with examples to define their use.

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Composite Tooling Design

Quality tooling is a fundamental requirement for the manufacture of composite parts. This is due to the fact that every step in the composite part manufacturing process must be tightly controlled to ensure superior material properties and predictable performance in the final product.This program explores the composite materials used for tooling and tooling design.

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Affordable Automation for Small and Medium Facilities

The use of automation by large manufacturers has been well documented over the years, but what about automation at small- and medium-sized companies? In this Affordable Automation for Small & Medium Facilities program, we go inside Factory Five Racing, Supreme Corporation, and Peterson Manufacturing and see how these shops automated material-removal and assembly processes with either the help of a robotics integrator RPT, or by acting on their own. Learn how decisions were made in automation justification, planning, implementation, training, and safety. This program is specifically designed for job shop owners, production designers, corporate trainers, automation consultants, educators and students, manufacturing supervisors, and production personnel.

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High-Speed Machining

This High-Speed Machining program features four companies that have successfully implemented and applied high speed machining systems.

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Lean Automation

Lean Automation explores the motivations and practical implementation of automation in manufacturing and how it might be more effective when used with lean principles.

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