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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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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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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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Powder Metallurgy

Powder metallurgy is a metalworking technology used for producing parts from metal powder. Advantages include part design flexibility and the ability to produce net or near-net shaped parts. This Powder Metallurgy program illustrates the metal powder production process, and the part production processes using those powders.

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Plastic Blow Molding

Plastic blow molding processes are the most popular methods used to produce hollow products out of thermoplastic materials. Blow molding is performed using a wide variety of production methods, including: extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, and advanced blow molding processes. This Plastic Blow Molding program provides a detailed discussion of each of these processes, presenting a clear understanding of the similarities and differences between each of them. In addition, information on parison and preform production is provided. The Extrusion Blow Molding segment looks at both intermittent extrusion blow molding and continuous extrusion blow molding processes. The extrusion head and die assembly and machine types, such as the reciprocal screw style blow molding machine, and the accumulator style blow molding machine are featured. The Injection Blow Molding segment examines the various stations in the process, including the injector station, the blow station, and the strip, or eject, station. The Advanced Blow Molding Processes segment details both single and two-stage bi-axial stretch blow molding, and the co-extrusion blow molding processes.

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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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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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Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic injection molding is the most common method of producing parts out of plastic material. This Plastic Injection Molding program was scripted by renown plastics industry expert, Irvin I. Rubin, and focuses on the injection molding machine, the injection mold, and the injection machine controls to illustrate the injection molding process. The Injection Molding Machine segment covers in detail both the injection system and the clamping system. In step by step progression, thermoplastic material is followed from its raw material state through the melting process and onto it's injection into the mold. Throughout the sequence, various components of the injection machine are explained, including the reciprocating screw, and the various machine platens. The Injection Mold segment details and defines mold terms as the molten thermoplastic material is formed, cooled, and ejected as a final part. Also featured are the common mold types, including the two-plate cold runner mold, three-plate cold runner mold, the hot runner mold, and the insulated runner mold. The Injection Machine Controls segment features the functions of the various controls and the use of computers in mold design and construction.

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Punch Presses

Punch presses are the primary source for punching round and irregular shaped holes in flat sheet metal stock. This Punch Presses program examines the machine types that perform punching, such as the single-station punch press and turret punch press, as well as the multi-purpose ironworker. The Turret Punch Presses segment looks at the versatile turret punch press and the selection, shapes, and types of punch press tooling. Operations such as nibbling are featured, as well as a look at special punch press tooling, including multi-tools, and special rotary adapters. Turret punch press accessories that enable it to perform a greater variety of work are also featured. These accessories include a plasma cutting torch, a laser cutting attachment, and automated material loading and unloading equipment.

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Kanban Systems

Ideal as an introduction to the basic concepts of kanban. See what kanban systems are available, how they work, and where they'll be successful. Discussion centers on how this lean tool supports inventory control to better respond to customer demands, promote visual control, and reduce costs.

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