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Automated Manufacturing through computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of workpieces.  Its primary purpose is to create a faster production process and components and tooling with more precise dimensions and material consistency, which in some cases, uses only the required amount of raw material (thus minimizing waste), while simultaneously reducing energy consumption.  CAM is a subsequent computer-aided process after computer aided-drafting (CAD), as the model generated in CAD and verified in CAE can be input into CAM software, which then controls the machine tool.  Manual milling and turning are also highly emphasized in the course.  Students who complete the curriculum will be highly proficient in manual and CNC machining.

To view the course syllabus, click HERE.  

 

 

 

AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING TAKES 3rd IN THE NATION AT SKILLSUSA!

 

The Automated Manufacturing team of Nick Kurgin, Matt Hargrove, and Philip Burtell proved that the SWWC has one of the best manufacturing programs in the country when they took home the bronze at the SkillsUSA National competition this past June in Louisville!  They did a phenomenal job representing our program, school, and state.  The competition was tough, and the part was complex, but our boys pulled it off and finished 3rd in the nation!  Congrats to all three of them.  In addition, Chris Okarski finished 13th in the nation in Computer Aided Drafting after winning a state championship at SkillsUSA.  Nicely done!

 

SWWC STUDENTS PLACED WITH COMPANIES FOR INTERNSHIPS/JOBS!

Congrats to the following students that earned internships and/or jobs this summer:

Chris Okarski - Kyocera Unimerco

Finn Thompson - Kyocera Unimerco

Matt Hargrove - Roush

Erin Connor - Roush

Dale Sievert - Roush

Devin Eckert - MMI

Nick Kurgin - MMI

Ray Hall - Hines Industries

 

CHECK OUT PICTURES OF OUR SHOP AND SOME PROJECTS

MACHINE SHOP

Team Projects:  This year, the students were put into teams to manufacture parts like the Pulley Puller and the Two Slider.  Second year students were designated as team leaders, and had to perform quality assurance on parts produced.

Throwing Top Project:  Students created 3D CAD desgins, 3D printed prototypes, and then created them out of aluminum on a lathe...

 

Hole Punch Project: A great merging of a classic project and new technology, as the plunger and cap head were 3D printed...

 

 

Ring Project: A simple project to increase our turning skills on the lathe...

 

Plexiglass Project: Students were asked to create a pattern or logo using MasterCAM, and use our CNC machines to create a plexiglass project...

 

 

Real World Application: The class is assisting Mr. Hasselbach's Welding and Metals classes with the construction of a commerical sign...

 

Precision Milliing:  Students were asked to read blueprints and manually mill parts within a specific tolerance...