October 2019
Design to Part Educator Training to be Held November 2
Dan Frank, Manufacturing and Engineering Instructor, Rocklin High School, will be teaching three sessions of Design to Part Training on November 2, 2019 between 8:30 am and 2 pm in Rocklin. The program is being co-sponsored by Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI) and California Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing, North Region (Edu2Mfg).
  • Session 1 -- Introduction to Design - Design Intent and Design for Manufacturability. Working with Fusion 360, you'll download a functional mill vise, and then add stock into the vise. There will be discussion on the function of the part you will draw, its features and how to organize and label the data in Fusions 'browser.' You will explore the iterative process between designing and manufacturability of the part. Teach to CAD standards.
  • Session 2 -- How to Approach CAM - Review session 1 and bring part from session 1 into the vise. CAM set-up and a suggested order of operations. Teach to CAM standards.
  • Session 3 -- Make the parts on the CNC Mill
Each session is $40 or all three are $100 and include lunch, snacks and workshop materials. Register here with Credit Card or PayPal. Or if paying with check or PO, register by calling Steve Dicus, Edu2Mfg, at 916-276-9520. Make PO to Valley Vision, 3400 3rd Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817.
Project Update
How to Connect for Industry to School Donations
To support manufacturing education, several companies have donated tooling, scrap material and equipment to colleges and high schools in the region, explained Mike Bell, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing, North Region, California Community Colleges (Edu2Mfg). "RobbJack has donated tooling in the past to Sierra College, Rocklin High School, JFK High School and Sacramento State University," said Bell. "Ceratizit has also donated tooling to Sierra College and is working with other schools. Tri Tool Inc. recently donated 15,000 pounds of remnant aluminum that is being stored at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center and JFK High School has already received 1500 pounds." Contact Mike Bell if you have donations to offer or if your education program is interested in being alerted when material becomes available by phone 916-432-0741 or email mike@edu2mfg.org.
Teachers Benefit from Training
Colin Denney, instructor with the Innovative Design and Engineering Academy at Pleasant Grove High School, previously attended the manufacturing teacher training organized by Steve Dicus for California Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing, North Region (Edu2Mfg) with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI). "The training sessions that you hosted this summer were some of the best professional development training programs that I have ever attended," said Denney. "I learned things that are going directly into the classroom and students are already benefiting from them. I have also expanded my network; I have kept in touch with a few of the other educators that I met at the training and we have already been collaborating on assignments, assessments and even new machine and tool purchases." The next training is November 2; see the article above.
Maker Fair Introduces Community to Manufacturing
On Saturday, October 12, the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire was held on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. The Mini Maker Faire introduced thousands of children and adults to design and production tools used manufacturing through hands-on activities including 3D printing, textile fabrication, coding, soldering, robotics, welding and science.
November 2: Design to Part Educator Training at Rocklin High School
November 22: Agricultural Manufacturing Joint Advisory Meeting, with Carrie Peterson, Agriculture Regional Director, California Community Colleges
February 13, 2020: Counselor Conference
Michael Bell . Regional Director . Advanced Manufacturing North Region 
916.432.0741 . mike@edu2mfg.org  .  http://www.edu2mfg.org/  
Hosted at Sierra College . 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin CA 95677
Funding provided in part through Sierra College Grant #17-152-001,  administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.