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Introduction to the Production Process of Sheet Metal Products
Carel Vos
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Introduction to the Production Process of Sheet Metal Products

Analyse and evaluate sheet metal production process, method and practices to identify possible manufacturing improvements.

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Tuesdays
 at
5:00
P.M.
 ET /
2:00
P.M.
PT
8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Beginner
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

Manufacturing always requires specialists who can lay out the most effective way to produce goods – and who can keep improving these processes in the ever-changing business environment. In this Build Project, you'll wear the hat of a Project Engineer and analyze CAD product design.  Under the supervision of an experienced Build Fellow, you'll produce a BOM, Time Study, Flowchart illustrating the manufacturing process. You will learn the ability to propose a more efficient process (less expensive, faster) for making that product. You'll become familiar with software tools like CAD, the process flow methodology, as well as manufacturing tools used in actual production. All this will happen in an environment that simulates the operations of a real Engineering team.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    May 27, 2024
  • Application deadline
    June 23, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    July 8, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Use Excel to develop a Bill of Material.
  • Learn ow to read CAD drawings.
  • Use of at least three work centers used in producing steel parts.
  • Use Visio to produce a flowchart.
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
CAD and BOM Review
3
Quote to Order to Route
4
The Typical Work Center
5
The Flowchart
6
Time Study explained
7
a Method to plan a process
8
Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Project Engineering, Industrial Design, and Project Management: you should be familiar with these concepts at the level usually taught in introductory courses.  
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Visio and PowerPoint: you should be able to create slides and import images, files and graphics.

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Carel Vos

Carel Vos

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Carel's career started in South Africa, and he gained experience in the design, manufacturing, project management and engineering fields while working in the industry for various employers as well as his own startup.