Advanced Manufacturing

Our 3,000-square-foot training center serves the needs of Wake County business and industry by providing workforce training for technicians in industrial automation, circuit board technology, collaborative robotics, basic machining, and 3D printing. All programs include hands-on lab training supplemented with online instruction through Tooling University. 

Advanced Manufacturing programs and courses: 

  • Industrial Automation: Electrical, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics Controls
  • Collaborative Robotics: Robotics Utilization, Operation, Basic Programming

  • Introductory Machining and 3D Printing: Introductory Vertical Mill and Horizontal Lathe, 3D Printing, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Mechanical Blueprint Reading
Name
MEC-3010E1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes Manufacturing Production Technicians and Industrial Maintenance Technicians
Description
In this fascinating course, you’ll learn to read and interpret blueprints – a skill that’s critical for manufacturing products to meet specifications and making sure finished parts function as intended! This course covers the three major elements of a blueprint: drawing, dimensions, and notes; and you’ll gain a thorough understanding of each. You’ll read and interpret drawings in class and complete assignments online.
Course Objectives
  1. Have the ability to Identify the three basic elements of a blueprint and explain what an orthographic view is and the six possible basic views.
  2. Have the ability to Distinguish between auxiliary and section views, Identify the types of section views and Identify how section views are displayed.
  3. Have the ability to Describe how to show part edges and Identify how to indicate dimensions.
  4. Have the ability to Describe the appearance and use of center, break, hidden and phantom lines.
  5. Have the ability to Identify the dimensions on a blueprint, Describe and interpret descriptive dimensions and Describe and interpret functional dimensions.
  6. Have the ability to Describe the appearance and use of notes.
  7. have the ability to Explain how to use scale and tolerance information on a print and Demonstrate a thorough understanding of reading basic blue prints for parts and assemblies.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Session 1
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Review how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers, fractions, and decimals.
    Using a Calculator
    USA Standards of measurement
    Metric Standards of measurement
    Review Questions/Quiz
  2. Session 2
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Review basic geometric forms of Triangles, Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Regular Hexagon.
    Circle
    Diameter,
    Radius
    Review Questions/Quiz
  3. Session 3
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Properties of a Triangle
    Right Triangles
    Solving for a Variable
    The Pythagorean Theorem
    Trigonometric Ratios
    Trigonometric Relationships
    Review Questions/Quiz
  4. Session 4
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Blueprint Contents
    Orthographic Drawing
    Blueprint Drawing Views
    Auxiliary and Section Views
    Types of Section Views
    Object and Hidden Lines
    Extension, Dimension, and Leader Lines
    Center and Break Lines
    Cutting Planes and Section Lines
    Review Questions/Quiz
  5. Session 5
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Blueprint Dimensions
    Types of Dimensions
    Uses of Dimensions
    Title and Change Blocks
    Use of Scale
    Use of Tolerances
    Review Questions/Quiz
  6. Session 6
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Importance of Measurements
    What Is Tolerance
    Tolerance and Use
    Tolerance and Cost
    Tolerances for Various Operations
    Types of Tolerance
    Dimensioning and Tolerance
    Review Questions/Quiz
  7. Session 7
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Angles, Chamfers, and Tapers
    Angled Features
    Common Hole Features
    Hole Dimensions
    Corner Radii and Arcs
    Radius Dimension
    Surface Finish
    Threads
    Thread Standards
    Review Questions/Quiz
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Manufacturing Production Technician Certification
Website URL
www.msscusa.org
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Participants learn Manufacturing Processes.
  2. Participants learn Maintenance Awareness.
  3. Participants learn Manufacturing Quality.
  4. Participants learn Safety Procedures.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Basic math and general computer skills
Text and Supplies Needed
Student guides, Manufacturing Systems training panels and associated tools and equipment
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Advanced Manufacturing Center.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of all assigned online modules with a score of 75% minimum for each module.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes Manufacturing Production Technicians and Industrial Maintenance Technicians
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Manufacturing Production Technician and Industrial Maintenance Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
This is a skill gap area for the light manufacturing in Wake County that is dependent on Manufacturing and Production skilled technicians to keep manufacturing systems operating.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Manufacturing Production Technician and Industrial Maintenance Technician
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Advanced Manufacturing Center