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Training Sessions

Basic I
Basic II
Intro to CAD (Catia)
Basic Mill
Basic Lathe
Welding I
Welding II
Intro to CNC/CAM (Router)
CNC Mill
CNC Lathe
Wet Lab

Basic I

  • Launch Online Basic Workshop Safety Training by clicking here
  • Policies
    • General
    • Machine Specific
    • Honor Code
  • PPE
    • Safety Glasses
    • Masks
    • Ear Plugs
    • Dress code
  • Emergency Response
    • Fire Alarm
    • Severe Weather
  • Chemical Storage
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder

 

Basic II (max quantity: 6)

  • Prerequisite: Basic I
  • Check Training Calendar for date/time
  • The link to sign up for Basic II is provided in the quiz at the end of Online Basic Workshop Safety Training
  • Basic 2 Handout
  • Intro to band saws
  • Intro to sanding, grinding, measurement, and hand tools
  • Intro to sheet metal cutting
  • Intro to drill press and tapping
  • Hazardous Material Disposal, Scrap Metal Disposal, and Recycling
  • Assigning of project
    • Measure and cut, drill, tap, shear, punch
    • Complete manufacturing plan and get it approved before starting
    • Can only be worked on Monday-Thursday, 8AM to 4PM
    • Is due 2 weeks after Basic 2 training

 

Intro to CAD (Catia) (max quantity: 2)

  • Prerequisites: Basic I, Basic II, and graded Basic II project
  • Signup by request
  • Navigating
    • Moving, Rotating, Revolving Object
    • Setting Up Toolbars
    • Changing Settings
    • Setting Up Units
    • Shortcut Keys
  • Sketching
    • Sketch Tracing
    • Constraining
    • Drawing
    • Trimming
    • Checking Sketch
  • Basic 3D Modeling
    • Extrusions
    • Cuts
    • Multi-section Solids
    • Revolutions
    • Ribs
    • Fillets
    • Chamfers
  • Advanced 3D Modeling
    • Applying Materials

 

Basic Mill (max quantity: 3)

  • Prerequisites: Basic I, Basic II, and graded Basic II project
  • Sign Up Here
  • Machine layout and components
    • Machine coordinates (X-Y-Z)
    • Position dials (analog and digital)
    • Collets, chucks, etc
    • Tool installation
    • Vise alignment
    • Part installation and edge/center finding
      • Fixturing pieces larger than the vise can hold
      • rotary chuck
    • Tools
      • Edge/center finders
      • Center cut bits
      • Edge cutting bits
      • 2 vs. 4 flute
      • Boring heads
      • Reamers
      • Drill bits
      • Taps
    • Effects of tool and part vibration
  • Machine operation
    • Spindle speeds
    • Tool offsets (varies for different size tools)
    • Machine start/stop
    • Oiling system
    • Autofeed settings (z-axis only), start/stop
    • Head alignment
    • Machine cleaning/maintenance
  • Machining operations
    • Facing (facing mill, regular mill
    • Pocketing
    • Drilling/tapping
      • Center drilling
      • Step drilling
      • Tapping
    • Boring head
  • Part inspection and tolerance verification
    • Micrometer calibration and usage
    • Burr removal
    • Part jigs
  • Alternate: WCC MTT102

 

Basic Lathe (max quantity: 3)

  • Prerequisites: Basic I, Basic II, and graded Basic II project
  • Signup Here
  • Machine layout and components
    • Machine coordinates
    • Position dials (analog and digital)
    • Tool posts and mounts
    • Tool alignment and installation
    • Chucks and chuck operation
    • Part alignment and installation
    • Effects of tool and part vibration
  • Machine operation
    • Feeds and speeds
    • Tool offsets
    • Machine start/stop
    • Coolant start/stop
    • Autofeed settings, start/stop
    • Coolant reservoir maintenance
    • Machine cleaning/maintenance
  • Machining operations
    • Facing
    • Turning
      • Right hand tool
      • Neutral tool
    • Drilling/tapping
      • Center drilling
      • Step drilling
      • Tapping using tail stock
    • Defilleting
    • Parting
  • Part inspection and tolerance verification
    • Micrometer calibration and usage
    • Burr removal
    • Part jigs
  • Alternate: WCC MTT102

 

Welding I (max quantity: 4)

  • Prerequisites: Basic I, Basic II, and graded Basic II project
  • Signup by email
  • Explanation of Welding Processes
    • Gas
    • Arc
    • GTAW
    • GMAW
    • SMAW
  • PPE
    • Helmet
    • Gloves
    • Jacket
    • Pants
  • Equipment
    • Ventilation
      • Welding Curtains
    • TIG Set up
      • Current Polarities
      • Torch
      • Tungsten choice
      • Settings
    • TIG Bead Procedure/Demo
      • Torch Angle
      • Weld Pool
      • Filler Rod
    • Argon Gas Installation
  • Alternate: WCC WAF105

 

Welding II (max quantity: 4)

  • Prerequisite: Welding I
  • Signup by request
  • Welding I recap
    • Machine setup
    • PPE
    • TIG Procedure
  • Explanation of Weld Joints and Demos
    • Butt Weld
    • Lap Weld
    • Fillet Weld
  • Alternate: WCC WAF105

 

Intro to CNC/CAM (Router) (max quantity: 2)

  • Prerequisite: Intro to CAD
  • Signup by request
  • Surface Machining
    • Setting up part and stock material
    • Defining tools
    • Generating a tool path
    • Generating NC code (G Code)
  • Preparing Router
    • Setting Up Stock Material
    • Testing NC Code
    • Running NC Code
    • Checking Final Product
    • Cleaning Router Room

 

CNC Mill (max quantity: 3)

  • Prerequisites: Basic Mill, Intro to CNC/CAM, Operator Status on Mill
  • Signup by request
  • Turning on machine/ProtoTrak Controller
  • Safety 
    • Handheld button / Machine on/off
    • Handle Storage
    • Tool storage
    • Cleanliness
    • Machine manual storage
    • Z-Axis movement
  • Mechanical Basics 
    • Knobs/speed adjustment
    • Manual machinining on CNC
    • Tool installation
    • Part mounting in vise
    • Cutting oil
  • ProtoTrak Controller 
    • Incremental vs. Absolute positions
    • Home Page 
      • DRO (Digital Readout)
      • Power feed
      • Zeroing parts
    • Setup 
      • Tool Setup – types/sizes/offsets
    • Program – write program 
      • Rapid Plane
      • Cutter Compensation
      • Pocketing
      • Milling
      • Boring
      • Tool Change
      • Repeats
        • Finish Pass
      • Feeds, Speeds, and Depth of Cut
    • Viewing Tool Path
      • Zoom
    • Edit – edit program
    • Run 
      • Feed up/down
      • Button control
      • Spindle Speed vs. Feed Rate
      • Finishing pass with cutter compensation
    • Prog In/Out – Storing programs
  • Cleaning

 

CNC Lathe (max quantity: 3)

  • Prerequisites: Basic Lathe, Intro to CNC/CAM, Operator Status on Lathe
  • Signup by request
  • Turning on machine/ProtoTrak Controller
  • Safety
    • E-stops/Handheld button
    • Tool storage
    • Guards (safety/coolant)
    • Cleanliness
    • Oil/coolant levels
    • Slip/Trip hazards
    • Machine manual storage
  • Mechanical Basics
    • Knobs/Speed adjustment/Threading
    • Servo controlled motion – Joystick vs. Manual
    • Tool Mounting
    • Part mounting in chuck (3/4/6 Jaw chucks)
      • Flipping jaws
    • Tailstock – adapters, chucks, etc.
    • Automatic braking system
  • ProtoTrak Controller
    • Incremental vs. Absolute positions
    • Fine vs. Coarse adjustment
    • Home Page
      • DRO (Digital Readout)
        • Power feed
        • Zeroing parts
      • Setup
        • Tool Setup – types
        • Set Home – location, turning vs. boring
      • Program (Turning) – write program
      • Edit – edit program
      • Run
        • Feed up/down
        • Button control
        • Coolant
      • Prog In/Out – Storing programs
      • Program (Threading)
      • Run
  • Cleaning

 

Wet Lab

  • Prerequisites: Basic I, Basic II, and graded Basic II project
  • Subset of OSEH laboratory safety training
  • Chemical hygiene plan (CHP)
  • Hazardous chemical identification
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
    • Effects of chemical exposure
    • Controls to protect from exposure hazards
  • Standard operating procedure (SOP)
    • Safe handling and use of compressed gas cylinders
    • Safe chemical storage
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Waste disposal and HazMat
  • Fume hood use
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Safety glasses, chemical splash goggles, face shield
    • Glove types and removal
    • Dress code
  • Signup here for the required Wilson Center Wet Lab Orientation
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Michael Johnson,
Jun 11, 2013, 11:51 AM