Learn Metal Manufacturing & Machining at the GRCTC’s state of the art lab. Learn
while having fun making projects out of metal using EMCO mills and turning centers,
Clausing manual lathes and knee mills, drill presses, Lincoln Electric plasma cutter,
welders, and CNC equipment. The lab also features HAAS machining centers.
Someone working as a manufacturing engineer, a position also sometimes called an industrial engineer or industrial designer, has the responsibility of streamlining the process of manufacturing. Their goals are to eliminate wastefulness when creating a new product in a factory, utilize machinery in the most efficient way possible, help ensure that the entire manufacturing process is safe and create a more affordable way for companies to create products for their consumers. In order to achieve these objectives, manufacturing engineers might need to update machinery, train new employees, change the layout of a factory or change shift times in order to make employees more productive.
Robotics is a lab-based course that uses a hands-on approach to introduce the basic concepts of robotics, focusing on the construction and programming of mobile robots. Course information will be tied to lab experiments; students will work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex mobile robots, culminating in an end-of-semester robot contest. We will be competing in Robotics Competitions. Students will be divided into groups and complete a variety of robot construction and programming activities within the confines of these groups.