IND103 - Industrial Methods


IND103 - Industrial Methods:
Covers theoretical knowledge necessary for familiarization with common hand tools, common power tools, measuring tools and techniques, fastening components and procedures, grinding operations, metal cutting operations, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Required Materials:
Full Frame Safety Glasses
Digital Caliper .0005" Resolution
Machinery's Handbook, 5th ed.

8.21 - Welcome!

We spent the class looking at all the tools we are going to learn this coming semester. We took a tour of the spaces available to us and what projects we will develop as a result of this course. Make sure that you pick up a decent caliper and have your own safety glasses. We will jump right in next class.

Getting Started:
Will will review the syllabus and get to know each other!

Supplemental Materials:

For next class...
Make sure to fill out the photo release form and submit via this form:
PVCC Photo Release Form
Photo Release Form Submission

8.28 - Measurement Basics

We will look at simple measurement techniques and practice using tools like a caliper!

Getting Started:
Spend some time measuring the given objects and comparing your measurements to other students. We will compare a few and talk about measurement techniques.

Supplemental Materials:
Johnson 6" Digital Caliper Instruction Manual
Measurement Demo with Calipers

For next class...
Sketch out your idea for a 2D flat geometric layout for a 3D shape. Make sure you create real measurements that we can design in software.
Create an Autodesk Educational Account if you have not done so already. We are going to use this for 2D and 3D design.

9.04 - Accurate 2D Drawing & Constraints

We will be looking at simple sketching and constraining techniques in Fusion 360 to design 3D geometries with flat material.

Getting Started:
Start your 3D shape idea. What is the purpose? We are going to use flat material to create 3D geometries and learn some simple methods of joining. Take accurate measurements of the object your would like to create!

Supplemental Materials:
Fusion 360 - Sketch Overview
Sketching Basics Video

For next class...
Come to class with your design in Fusion completed. We will laser cut these next week!

9.11 - Laser Cutter

Getting Started:
Pull up your drawing in Fusion so that we can export to DXF for preparation on the laser cutter!

Supplemental Materials:
Universal Software and Driver Downloads
Universal VLS User Guide
Universal VLS Service Manual
Laser Cutter Design Guidelines
Completing your 3D Box Design Video

For next class...
Make sure your design in Fusion is complete, exported to DXF and ready to be laser cut. If you can make it to lab hours, please cut out your project in 3mm or 5mm wood!