Advanced Manufacturing

  • Advanced Manufacturing Image The Advanced Manufacturing Pathway will help fill industry’s skills gap by giving students unique opportunities to be trained on manufacturing trends. Whether it be computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing systems, materials processing, or precision measurement, students will be able to engage in hands-on learning with state-of-the-art CNC equipment including mills, lathes, water jets, routers, and plasma cutters.

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  • Manufacturing Fundamentals

    This course covers essential principles behind manufacturing processes and provides a working knowledge of a broad range of manufacturing procedures. Manufacturing Fundamentals includes instruction on hand tools, portable electric power tools, and the introduction to various computer-controlled production machines, including water jet cutters, routers, and plasma cutters. Brief experiences with plastic injection molding, vacuum-forming equipment, and composites production are also included. Featured equipment includes HAAS Automation, HyperTherm, Starrett, Plural Additive Manufacturing, Instron, Formech, Dewalt and JET.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) upon completion of pathway

  • CNC Machining

    Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining provides students opportunities to work with various 3 Axis CNC milling machines and a CNC lathe. Students learn how to utilize SolidWorks 3D modeling software and SolidWorksCAM to transform a virtual model into a physical product. Students also learn how to use a HAAS and Tormach manufacturing equipment, Instron precision testing equipment, and Starrett precision measurement tools. Additional units of study introduce students to industrial grade, multi-material 3D printing, precision measurement, and quality control. Featured equipment includes HAAS AutoMation, HyperTherm, Starrett, Plural Additive Manufacturing, Instron, Formech, Dewalt and JET.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credit: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) upon completion of pathway

  • Manufacturing Fundamentals II

    Fundamentals of Manufacturing II is a full year course that gives students a chance to expand on what was introduced in Fundamentals of Manufacturing I.  This course concentrates on mass production and industry-level part-creation using CNC routers, plasma cutters and water jet cutters. Students also have access to injection molding, vacuum forming, composite materials and traditional tooling and hand operations. Students work individually as well as in teams to create real world industry design parts. NIMS certification preparation is an additional focus of the class.

    Grades: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Manufacturing Fundamentals and CNC Machining

    Length: 1 Year

    Credit: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1.0 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

  • CNC Machining II

    This course covers CAD/CAM systems, geometric modeling, process planning, tool path generation. Course content includes programming and production of complex parts. Projects focus on solid modeling for design and manufacturing applications as well as the use of commercial CAD/CAM software for automating the production cycle.  Special content addresses CNC mill setups and operations not covered in the basic CNC Machining. NIMS certification preparation is an additional focus of the class.

    Grades: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Manufacturing Fundamentals and CNC Machining

    Length / Credit: 1 Year 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1.0 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

    Grades: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Manufacturing Fundamentals and CNC Machining

    Length: 1 Year

    Credit: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1.0 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

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