Manufacturing Skills Training

  • Manufacturing Skills

    With the growing skills gap in the manufacturing and skilled trades fields, training your team has become an essential component of a sustainable talent attraction and retention strategy. Manufacturing Skills training focuses on the most in-demand manufacturing skills in West Michigan. All training is offered on a customized company-specific basis. We collaborate with you to design custom training programs to meet your specific needs. Training can include both classroom learning and onsite training at your company using your own machines and equipment.

    IPBI.42
  • Industrial Blueprint Reading

    This training will cover the key elements of a print diagram and will cover reading and using a print diagram.

    Topics can include, but are not limited to:

    • Family of lines and identification of each
    • Blueprint vocabulary
    • Views
    • Dimensions and notes
    • Title and change blocks


    Industrial Math

    This training is designed to introduce participants to the basic principles of industrial math. 

    Topics can include, but are not limited to:

    • Whole numbers and fractions
    • Decimals – application of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimal equivalent tables,
      and place value.
    • Fundamentals of Geometry – as it applies to geometric figures, angles, triangles, and circles


    Precision Measurement

    This training will cover terminology and help provide a basic understanding of how to identify and take accurate measurements. 

    Topics can include, but are not limited to:

    • Terminology
    • Care and use of tools
    • Variables in applying measurements
    • Calipers
    • Protractors
    • Micrometers


    Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

    This training will break down all of the complex GD&T topics into easy-to-learn concepts that allow participants to make an instant impact in their work.

    Topics can include, but are not limited to:

    • Identify symbols and feature control frame
    • Explain the terms, rules, and measurement devices
    • Describe the characteristics of straightness, flatness, circularity, and cylindricit
    • Explain how to work with datums, parallelism, perpendicularity, and angularity
    • Explain runout, profile, and position tolerance


    Precision Machining

    This training will provides participants with fundamental skills needed to become or improve as a computer numeric controlled machining operator (CNC operator). 

    Topics can include, but are not limited to:

    • CNC mill, lathe, and grinder setup and operation
    • Tool identification
    • Machine setup, use, and operation
    • Machining processes
    • Quality and cycle time optimization
    • CNC program operation and troubleshooting
    • Fixture setup and operation




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