Delivering Manufacturing Innovation


Given the rapid pace of business, companies are not always afforded the time to research new manufacturing or machining technologies and methodologies, let alone implement them and train their staff. NCDMM leverages resources of its vast partner network to help companies get the training they need and keep their employees on the cutting edge of advanced technologies. For more information on how the NCDMM and its partners can empower your employees by training them on the latest manufacturing and machining technologies and methodologies, contact Amy Good at or 724-539-4796.


November 1, 2014; CNC Programming 1; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by the Pittsburgh Chapter of NTMA and New Century Careers. This is the first part of a comprehensive course on the programming, setup, and operation of CNC machines using the EIA/ISO standard (G & M codes).  Basic concepts and principles of computer numerical control and CNC machines are covered along with the various addressing formats and machine codes.  Students will learn to develop process plans for simple parts and write part programs to machine these parts.  Students will download their programs to machine controllers,...

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November 1, 2014; Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Basics; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by the Pittsburgh Chapter of NTMA and New Century Careers. In this class, participants will be introduced to GD&T by first learning the symbology as a language to communicate design intent. Participants will also be able to calculate bonus tolerances and understand the boundaries that result. The class will also offer opportunities for hands-on part inspection and set-up, but is to be considered more theory than hands-on. This training covers the materials contained in the ASME Y14.5-2009 standards on Geometric Dimensioning and...

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November 6, 2014; Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by Catalyst Connection – This one day program is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of machinists, toolmakers, engineers, quality personnel in the manufacturing industry. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a specific method of communicating dimensions and tolerances for size, location, orientation, and form.  

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November 12-13, 2014; Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Materials & Processes Presented in Partnership with ASM International; Youngstown, Oh

Additive manufacturing (AM) encompasses an array of rapidly growing technologies that is revolutionizing the design and manufacture of products for transportation, medical, energy, electronics and consumer use.  In support of the growth of these technologies, this course introduces attendees to the full range of AM processes, the materials used in those processes, design flexibility and limitations, and typical applications.  A major focus of the course is the material structures and properties generated by the various processes, as well as...

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November 12, 2014; Blueprints for Metalworking; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by Catalyst Connection – Blueprints for Metalworking is a one day training designed as an analysis course in the basic understanding of blueprints with topics including types of lines and views, dimensions and tolerances, and view interpretation.

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November 13, 2014; The 5S System for Workplace Organization; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by Catalyst Connection - The 5S System is a series of five simple, low-cost activities (“sort,” “set in order,” “shine,” “standardize,” and “sustain”), designed to help you improve workplace organization and standardization. This simulation-based training program introduces the five steps and shows you how to apply them, one by one, to transform a cluttered, disorganized environment into an orderly and efficient workspace.

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November 19, 2014; Statistical Process Control – A Practical Introduction; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by Catalyst Connection - Properly applied, Statistical Process Control (SPC) will allow for more effective tracking and evaluation of output data, facilitate timely response to process issues and drive quality improvement. Concepts and practical application of SPC techniques will be presented. While statistical formulas are important, the class will focus on recognizing out-of-control conditions and appropriate responses to bring a process back into a state of statistical control. Attendees will be trained in the development and...

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December 2, 2014; Entering the Shale Gas Supply Chain for Manufacturers; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered by Catalyst Connection – Are you a MANUFACTURER interested in becoming a part of the supply chain in the shale gas industry? This one day workshop is focused around addressing the needs of this dynamic industry and identifying the opportunities it holds for the region’s small and medium sized manufacturing companies. The workshop is devoted to understanding the ins and outs of this industry’s supply chain and to learn what the recommendations are for entering as a small manufacturer.

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