Delivering Manufacturing Innovation

Training

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 amy.good@ncdmm.org or 724-539-4796.

 

April 15, 2014; The 5S System for Workplace Organization; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered through 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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April 30, 2014; Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered through Catalyst Connection – This one day program is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of machinists, toolmakers, engineers, quality personnel in the manufacturing industry. This course will be limited to 12 students. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a specific method of communicating dimensions and tolerances for size, location, orientation, and form.

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May 5-6, 2014; Regional Metalcutting Application Course; Greenville, SC

Offered through Kennametal Inc. - The Regional Metalcutting Application Course is designed to provide a broad base of knowledge for the selection and use of metalcutting tools. This course is divided into four sections: mechanics of metalcutting, materials technology, selection and application, and machining economics. Participants will be furnished with notes and text materials on the topics presented. The courses will be provided throughout North American locations.

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May 6, 2014; Cellular Manufacturing Training; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered through Catalyst Connection - Learn how linking and balancing process steps to create flow can reduce process lead times by as much as 95 percent, WIP by 90 percent and floor space by 50 to 75 percent, while increasing productivity by 40 percent or more. Participants first learn the concepts of flow and cellular manufacturing, then gain hands-on experience applying the principles in a simulated manufacturing environment. Dramatic and measurable improvements are demonstrated as the participants transform a traditional, batch-production...

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May 8-9, 2014; Regional Metalcutting Application Course; Norfolk, VA

Offered through Kennametal Inc. - The Regional Metalcutting Application Course is designed to provide a broad base of knowledge for the selection and use of metalcutting tools. This course is divided into four sections: mechanics of metalcutting, materials technology, selection and application, and machining economics. Participants will be furnished with notes and text materials on the topics presented. The courses will be provided throughout North American locations.

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May 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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May 13, 2014; Setup Reduction Training; Pittsburgh, PA

Offered through Catalyst Connection - Setup reduction enables you to build on the principles of the single-minute exchange of dies (SMED) system to dramatically reduce or eliminate changeover time. SMED can help your company design no- or low-cost changeover solutions that allow it to meet customer demands for high-quality, low-cost products, delivered quickly and without the expense of excess inventory. You will learn the principles of setup reduction and SMED, and then have the opportunity to apply the changeover improvement process in a...

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June 2-5, 2014; Metalcutting Application Course; Latrobe, PA

Offered through Kennametal Inc. - The Metalcutting Application Course is designed to provide a broad base of knowledge for the selection and use of metalcutting tools. This course is divided into four sections with each being covered by lecture, lab and machine demonstrations.

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