Video: Cub Manufacturing, Another Student-Run Shop
The success of a student-run high school manufacturing business in Wisconsin is leading other school systems to launch similar programs.
If Cardinal Manufacturing was unique at one time, it no longer is. The machining program at a Wisconsin high school that functions as a student-run contract manufacturing business is now serving as a model for the advance of manufacturing education in other school districts. Cardinal Manufacturing’s teacher and founder recently spoke to a group of business leaders and educators in Ohio who see promise in the program, and the video here recounts the origin of an Indiana high school program that already has its own student-run business underway, Cub Manufacturing. More at the Cub Manufacturing Facebook page.
Other examples: Northwoods Manufacturing and Bay Link Manufacturing.
These subjects are the building blocks of training newcomers on a specific CNC machine tool.
This shop has made a strong commitment to kaizen, so much so that it devotes five percent of company time to continuous improvement activities. This has led to multiple ideas that have enabled the shop to become more efficient and effective.
The retention knob is an unmistakably critical component of the machining process. However, the tightening of the knob itself can lead to the toolholder not seating securely in the machine. You may be losing tool life to knob tightness without even knowing it.