This is a course that goes over the general structure of the manufacturing sector, what career opportunities are available and what training and skills are required to pursue those careers. Students will learn about the three largest technical areas in manufacturing:
A student will gain a general understanding of what takes place and who is involve in the creation of a product from where the initial idea comes from to how that idea is created for the final customer and what role each professional plays in the process.
The student will also learn key concepts such as the product life cycle, who is involved in the prototyping process and why a prototype is needed as well as how the market place can change and dictate a product.
What the student will walk away with is enough information to decide if a career in manufacturing is what they want and what role they want to play as well as how to get there.
I received my bachelor and master's degree from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology. For 14 years I worked as a manufacturing engineer, quality engineer and supervisor in the automotive industry. In those capacities I managed several projects that involved tooling designs, capital procurement, machine tool evaluation, run-offs gauge R&Rs and other quality and problem solving methods. For the last 7 years I have been working in advanced manufacturing doing consulting for large and small manufacturers and doing research and development in machining technologies and manufacturing practices.
I have also has worked as an adjunct instructor for Cincinnati State teaching design and solid modeling and University of Cincinnati teaching DFMA on the graduate engineering level.
The reason that I founded Infinity MFG is because I have noticed a growing number of my clients that are requesting training on basic manufacturing concepts in order to promote employees as well as hearing the issues that they have with finding capable talent to hire.
There is clearly a skills gap in the manufacturing sector and I hope that with resources like Infinity MFG and Udemy that we will be able to better address it.