L.I.G.H.T Hands-on Courses

 

CPT Training
160-hr. Course

L.I.G.H.T has partnered with BC3 (Butler County Community College) and MSSC (The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) to provide the eight week National Certification training program for CPT.  Training will cover 4 modules; Safety, Quality Practices & Measurements, Manufacturing Process & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.  Upon completion graduates are eligible for 3 credits at BC3.

CPT offers the only nationally portable, industry recognized stackable skill certifications for front-line production workers (entry-level through first line of supervision) in all sectors of manufacturing and front-line material handling workers throughout the supply chain.  For Details click here

Grinding Parallel and Perpendicular Planes
3-day Course

This training module covers the fundamentals of making surfaces flat, square and parallel. The course continues into sharp corners, radii, centerlines, and tangent points. Rapidly changing technology has caused many shops to lose sight of these fundamentals. Recovering them can help even experienced craftsmen to greatly increase productivity. The key concepts of this course apply to most precision grinding operations. For effectiveness of presentation, the workshop is presented based on the surface grinding application.

Minimum of three, maximum of 12 participants required. You will receive in-depth one-on-one, hands-on learning. Workshop may be scheduled at the L.I.G.H.T. Grinding Laboratory (on Parker Majestic machines) or at a suitable, customer designated facility. Workshop can be customized to meet your specific needs.

Jig Grinding
32-hr. Course

This course is for the machinist who needs an entry-level course in the operation of a jig grinder. It covers the components, maintenance and safety of a Moore Jig Grinder. Operation basics of indicating, table positioning, workholding, and fixturing of the work piece. Spindle selection, air pressure adjustment, speeds and feeds as well as wheel selection. Hands on applications include jig-grinding basics of roughing and finishing holes while measuring with gage pins and bore gages. This course can be customized to your needs. A pre-requisite is the grinding application class or some previous experience in surface or jig grinding.

Design for Manufacturing
1-day Course

The topics covered in this seminar include:

  • Type of material chosen for the stamped product
  • Assembly processes that need to take place
  • Possible ways to perform these assembly processes within the die.

Specific features of the final product that have an affect on the stamping process will be looked at, as well as any secondary operations that must occur on the product and possible ways to reduce these operations.  Also covered in this seminar will be an overview of the maintenance that needs to take place on the stamping die in order for it to perform up to expectations; and finally, an overview of the design process.

Milling Applications
24-hr. Course

This course is designed for the entry-level machinist or beginning engineer to apply hands on learning to a manual Bridgeport type vertical milling machine. It covers the basic nomenclature of the milling machine, tool holders, tools and milling operations. The milling operations include the squaring procedures, milling slots and angles, part location and hole locations and basic drilling operations. This workshop can be customized to your needs. The recommended pre-requisite is Drilling Operation course and a measurement tool class or experience with rules, calipers, and micrometers.

Surface Grinding Applications
24-hr. Course

This workshop is designed for the entry level machinist or beginning engineer to apply hands on learning to a manual surface grinder. It covers the basic nomenclature of the surface grinder, wheels and hubs, fixtures and basic grinding operations. The grinding operations include grinding flat, parallel and perpendicular surfaces, squaring procedures, wheel selection and inspection processes. This workshop can be customized to your needs. The recommended pre-requisite is a measurement tool class or experience with calipers, micrometers, gage blocks and dial indicators.

Drilling Operations
16-hr. Course

This course is designed for the entry-level machinist or beginning engineer to apply hands on learning to a manual drill press and drilling operations. It covers the basic nomenclature of a drill press, tool holders, drills and reamers, counter sinks, counter-bores, taps and the relating operations. This workshop can be customized to your needs. The recommended pre-requisite is a measurement tool class or experience with rules, calipers, and micrometers.

Machining for Engineers
40-hr. Course

This workshop is designed for the knowledge-based engineer who needs hands on applications of drilling, milling and turning operations. It covers general rules of thumb applied to drilling, milling and turning operations and includes resource material for tooling and cutting theory. There will be discussion of machine and work setups, machine capacities, speeds and feeds relating to specific materials types, tooling material and geometry, and discussion on general sequences of machining operations. Attendees will be shown demonstrations and given hands on experience. This workshop can be customized to your needs.

Maintain Progressive Stamping Dies
32-hr. Course

This workshop is for the machinist or tool and die maker who needs to learn the basics of maintaining a progressive stamping die. It covers the theory and hands-on application of die theory, die maintenance, and troubleshooting a progressive stamping die. This workshop is normally based on a customers specific die but can be taught on a generic training die. The workshop can be customized to your needs. A pre-requisite is the grinding and machining application classes or some previous experience in machining and surface grinding.

Setting a Die in a Press
20-hr Course

This onsite training is for the entry-level stamping press operator or die setter to understand all the fundamental processes of setting a die in a stamping press. It covers safety, press adjustment before and after installing the die, installing the die, feed adjustments and auxiliary equipment setup.

Turning Applications
24-hr. Course

This course is designed for entry-level machinist or beginning engineer to apply hands on learning to a manual engine lathe. It covers the basic nomenclature of the lathe, tool holders, tools and turning operations. The turning operations include the facing, turning, grooving, boring, drilling and single point threading. This workshop can be customized to your needs. The recommended pre-requisite is the Drilling Operation course and a measurement tool class or experience with rules, calipers, and micrometers.

Basic Manufacturing Skills
8-week Course

This course is designed to provide students with entry level manufacturing skills. Hands-on training includes: Safety, Forklift Certification, NIMS Measurement, Blueprint Reading, Basic Measuring Tools, Electronic Measuring Tools and various other topics. 

Students Acquiring Technical Skills (S.A.T.S.)

This course is designed to give students a combination of hands-on and curriculum training. Classroom work to be done at school and hands-on to be done at our L.I.G.H.T. Facility. Students will receive knowledge and essential hands-on skills related to the manufacturing industry. The certification is from a nationally recognized and respected institution.

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