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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cutting Tool Geometries

Efficient metalcutting requires using the properly shaped tool for the task. These cutting tools are all described by their angles or geometries. To better understand these angles, this Cutting Tool Geometries program examines single-point turning tool and toolholder geometries, and milling and multi-point tool geometries. The Turning & Single Point Tools segment explores the various aspects of tool/toolholder geometry, such as insert shape, angle of inclination, lead angle, tool nose radius, and the various cutting tool rake angles. Insert chipbreaker designs and chip formation are also covered. The Milling & Multi-Point Cutting Tools segment focuses on the various milling cutter/milling insert rake angles, as well as, lead angle, cutter pitch, hand of cutter, effective diameter and more.

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Plastics Finishing

This Plastics Finishing program includes information on the array of plastics finishing processes, arranging them into four categories: degating, deflashing, cleaning, and decorating. The Degating section includes segments on manual degating and the various automated tooling devices. The Deflashing section covers the cutting and trimming, media blasting and cryogenic deflashing processes. The Cleaning segment features the ways in which contaminants infiltrate the molding process and how parts are cleaned for secondary decorative operations. The Decorating section features lengthy examinations of the following processes: painting, plating, vacuum metallizing, pad printing, hot stamping, silk screening, and fill-and-wipe.

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Heat Treating

This Heat Treating program highlights the versatility of heat treating in altering the metallurgical properties of metals and alloys. This versatility is broken down into three groups of processes: through hardening processes, surface hardening processes and softening processes. The Through Hardening Processes segment utilizes animations, phase diagrams and photomicrographs to explain the hardening process and define its many variables. Quenching speed, quenching mediums and temperature control are examined, as well as the tempering, martempering, and austempering of heat treated materials. The Surface Hardening Processes segment offers detailed examples of the processes that produce surface, or case hardened parts. Included are explanations of: flame hardening, induction hardening, carburizing, nitriding and carbonitriding. The Softening Processes segment examines the use of annealing, normalizing and stress relieving within the heat treating process.

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