Manufacturing Education Series

VOL.3 2013

A video series from Modern Machine Shop, the SME Education Foundation and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology describes careers in manufacturing. DVDs were sent to middle and high schools along with these discussion guides.

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What is it Like to Study Manufacturing? fEaTUrE Write a complete sentence or two to answer each of the following. 6. Why are these students interested in manufacturing? Or: What is special about manufacturing work that these students would not necessarily fnd in other felds? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 7. Manufacturing engineers devise solutions for manufacturing problems. For the manufacturer Clinkenbeard, the problem with machine setup used to be that employees had to spend a lot of time measuring so that they could attach fxtures in precisely the right locations inside of machines. The team's solution was to add a plate inside these machines. The plate is full of holes that are ready for screws, and the plate has letters and numbers that give each hole a location (for example, "hole D-9"). How do you think this solution will help save time during setup? _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 8. The students in these videos worked for manufacturers at the same time that they were studying manufacturing in their college courses. Why is the work experience helpful? _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 9. After watching these videos, how would you defne "manufacturing"? _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ LEARN MORE Rock Valley College was the subject of an article on a website for manufacturing professionals. Read what Modern Machine Shop had to say about this college at short.mmsonline.com/rvc VOLUME 3

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