Advanced Manufacturing

Course Descriptions

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

12 hours, 1.2 CEUs, Non-Credit
Classroom

The Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) course is designed as an overview of the topics relating to the application and understanding of GD&T. Suitable for team members at all levels, including engineers, designers, quality personnel and production staff, the course is based on the current ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard.

The following critical GD&T topic areas will be covered:

  • Concepts and rules
  • Comparisons and advantages to conventional coordinate dimensioning practices
  • Terminology and symbols
  • Datums and datum reference frame, including datum targets
  • The Feature Control Frame
  • Modifiers
  • Basic dimensions
  • Tolerance characteristics, including:
    • form tolerances
    • orientation tolerances
    • location tolerances
    • profile tolerances
    • run-out tolerances
  • Virtual condition and worst-case boundary

Prerequisites: A minimum 10th grade reading and math skills, experience/familiarity with print reading is helpful.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $275

Schedule:
Tuesday and Thursday
April 30 - May 9, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Inventor ® - Introduction

30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit
Classroom

Mechanical design is more than parametric modeling! Autodesk Inventor® mechanical design and 3D CAD software offers professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation and product simulation tools. Autodesk Inventor® is used by professionals across many industries to help close the gap between design, engineering and manufacturing.

Often, Autodesk Inventor® users don't have the time to learn productivity tools and shortcuts on their own.

This introductory course includes the following critical topics:

  • Background basics, including parametric modeling basics, files and file management
  • How to use the software interface, its toolbars, file types support, modeling navigation, saving and filing
  • Drawing functions such as sketches and specific features, model dimensioning, boolean commands, basic solids from extrusion and revolution, basic solids from sweeping and blending (lofting)
  • Drawing aids, including patterns, relations and reference geometry
  • Assemblies, including mating components, inserting parts and exploded assemblies

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skill levels; computer skills, including familiarity navigating the Windows operating system.

Location: 400 Jordan Rd., Rensselaer Technology Park, Troy OR Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Schedule: TBA

Mastercam - Introduction

30 hours, 3.0 CEUs, Non-Credit
Classroom

Are you ready to learn Mastercam - a software program used by professionals in the manufacturing industry? Mastercam's comprehensive set of pre-defined toolpaths enable machinists to cut parts efficiently and accurately.

This course will provide you with training used for programming Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools. You will learn the programming methodology and proper application of cutting tools, and the course also will cover vertical milling and turning equipment.

This introduction to the Mastercam interface will include:

  • Sketching theory
  • Secondary sketch features
  • Creating mill type parts
  • Creating lathe type parts
  • Modifying tools, geometry, chains
  • Creating and modifying G and M code based on the model

A final using the software will be given at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skill levels; computer skills, including familiarity navigating the Windows operating system.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Schedule: TBA

SolidWorks® - Introduction

30 hours, 3 CEUs, Non-Credit
Classroom

Introduction to SolidWorks® offers students training in Windows-based 3D mechanical computer-aided drafting (CAD), using parametric modeling.

Course content includes:

  • Background Basics: Parametric modeling basics, files and file management
  • Software Interface: Toolbars and workspaces, file type support, modeling navigation and information, saving and filing
  • Drawing: Sketches, features, model dimensioning, Boolean commands
  • Display Controls: Zoom, pan, orientation, display style
  • Editing: Trim, sketch access, feature access
  • Drawing Aids: Patterns, relations, reference geometry
  • Assemblies: Mating components, inserting parts, exploded assemblies

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th-grade reading and math skills; computer skills, including familiarity with navigating the Windows operating system.

Location: 400 Jordan Rd., Rensselaer Technology Park, Troy OR Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $625

Schedule:
May 6 - June 10, 2019
Monday and Wednesday: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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