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Title: A Short Course in Understanding Prints for Auto Manufacturing Plants PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Rathod, Mulchand
Publisher: ASEE Manufacturing Division
Wayne State University
Description: In an environment of global competition, auto manufacturers, labor unions, and educators are in a complete agreement on the need to encourage and promote ongoing learning in the general area of quality improvement. With that understanding of changing paradigm, a set of courses leading to certification of quality professionals was developed for an auto manufacturer. Implementation of this specialized training program required commitment on the part of union membership and corporate leadership.

This paper describes one of the short courses in understanding prints and requirements for technical as well as non-technical professionals for an automotive industry. The course covered topics in print reading, shapes and views, sectional views, dimensioning, tolerances, holes and threads, surface texture, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and print identification and specifications. A heterogeneous group of participants included persons with no technical background, some with skilled trades training, and a few with engineering degrees. At the conclusion of the course, an examination was administered and each participant also completed course and instructor evaluation as a part of outcomes assessment.

This paper describes the course contents, teaching pedagogy, lessons learned, and participants perceptions of learning. It covers improvements made in the course contents and delivery as a result of participants' assessment of the course and program. In addition, this paper would provide a template for others to carry out similar training in industrial and manufacturing setting for a heterogeneous group.
LC Classification: Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering -- Plant design. Factory planning
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Motor vehicles -- Special automobile, by power -- Gasoline automobiles
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-16 14:54:20 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-31 13:20:15 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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Resource URL Clicks: 19
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