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Plastic Thermoforming

Plastic thermoforming is the process of producing parts by heating and shaping plastic sheet and film. This Plastic Thermoforming program highlights both cut sheet and roll fed thermoforming operations, and features details on the various thermoforming process components. The Thermoforming Process Components segment explores the materials, clamping systems, heating systems, thermoforming mold types, forming forces, and trimming processes. The basic thermoforming methods are also examined, including: drape thermoforming, cavity thermoforming, pressure thermoforming, plug assist thermoforming, and twin sheet thermoforming.

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Forging

This Forging program begins by outlining forging's function in refining the metallurgical microstructure of wrought mills forms, and it's use in generating parts to near-net shape from these forms. Featured are segments on the various types of forging processes, including: Open-Die Forging, Impression-Die Forging, and Related Forging Processes.

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Computer Numerical Control

This program explains the basics of Computer Numerical Control, or CNC, by featuring segments on: Computer Numerical Control Principles and Computer Numerical Control Programming. The CNC Principles segment highlights the rectangular coordinate system and its use in generating precision tool paths. Integral elements of the rectangular coordinate system are presented, including: program zero, coordinate points, coordinate polarity, the absolute mode, the incremental mode, quadrants, and the various axes of motion. The CNC Programming segment features the step-by-step examination of CNC part program commands and their various letter addresses and numeric values. Also presented are discussions of point-to-point positioning, contouring, interpolation, compensations, special programming features, manual programming, computer-aided part design, or CAD, and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM.

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Plastics Machining and Assembly

This Plastics Machining and Assembly program focuses on the primary machining and assembly processes used for plastics.

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Casting

This program includes information on pattern and core production methods, and covers an array of casting processes, arranging them into three major categories: Expendable Mold/Reusable Pattern Processes, Expendable Mold/Expendable Pattern Processes, and Permanent Mold/No Pattern Processes.

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Fastening and Assembly

This Fastening and Assembly program focuses on the primary fasteners and assembly processes used and includes sections on mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and automated assembly.

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Rapid Prototyping

This Rapid Prototyping program introduces the various technologies, systems and materials used to produce rapid prototype models, parts and tooling. These rapid prototyping technologies and systems include: Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering, Fused Deposition Modeling, Ultrasonic Consolidation, The Pro Metal System, The ThermoJet Modeler, The 612 Modeler, The Z810 Modeler, The Eden 330 Modeler, and Room Temperature Vulcanized Tooling.

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Brazing and Soldering

Both brazing and soldering are common methods of joining metals, with uses in various industrial applications. This program covers the array of common brazing and soldering methods, including torch brazing, batch furnace brazing, continuous furnace brazing, dip brazing, induction brazing, iron soldering, and wave soldering.

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Composite Materials and Manufacturing

This program explains the basics of composite materials and manufacturing by featuring segments on: composite matrix and reinforcement materials, composite manufacturing processes, and composite fabrication and joining methods. The first segment features the primary types of matrix and reinforcement materials, as well as the various forms in which they are available.

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Welding

This program includes information on welding join design, joint edge shape, and preparation. It focuses on the array of welding processes and arranges them into two major categories: fusion welding processes and solid-state welding processes.

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