We recently vamped up our Experimental Factory with the installation of CNC machinery which includes the CNC Router, CNC Lathe & CNC Mill.
Here we take a closer look at the integrated functions of the CNC machinery currently operating in the Engineering Cell.
CNC Lathe & CNC Mill
Image: CNC Lathe
Using both of these types of equipment we are able to machine a range of metals into components which are designed to a required specification.
The CNC Lathe (pictured above) is fully functional and mainly used on cylindrical work pieces to cut profiles, for example threading on screws. This machine is also able to rough turn, groove, bore and cut threads, to name a few applications.
Functions of the CNC Mill (pictured below) include drilling types of holes, smoothing surfaces and cutting shapes.
Image: CNC Mill
We are currently trialling different machining techniques such as milling and fly cut milling.
A qualified engineering tradesman will be able to identify which cutting tools to place on the machines & determine the ideal speed the machine should operate at by taking into account the type of materials used, depth of cutting required etc.
Learners using this equipment for upskilling and training purposes will be fully supervised and provided with all the necessary coaching to develop their competence in using the CNC Mill & CNC Lathe.
The CNC Router we have is currently set up for engraving/carving designs into medium density fiberboard (MDF).
Using AutoCAD, we can design our product prior to manufacturing. Alternatively, we can upload an image as the program is capable of identifying shades and tones to engrave 3D images.
The software we are currently using to manufacture products is DeskCNC, which is user friendly and fairly easy to use.
The Next Step
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Wiseman are pleased to announce that our first set of Visual Learning Tools have been released!
Over the past month, we have been rapidly setting up the design/printing station in our Experimental Factory. This area has enabled us to integrate this learning product in our business solutions & further develop our customer's learning environments.The first set of Visual Learning Tools (VLTs) were distributed to each Wiseman educator at the Staff Monthly Meeting on Friday 21 June 2013.
Our VLTs will fundamentally support the delivery of training and assist in developing more sustainable learning environments in the workplace.Our first VLT kit includes 11 visual prompts focused on our improvement strategy, lean principles & learning solutions. See below:
To further support our customers after the completion of training, Wiseman can formally handover VLTs upon request. Any VLTs used on a temporary basis will be returned to Wiseman.
With the increasing number of requests for customized VLTs, we are currently in the process of expanding this product range. We are also exploring alternative presentation options such as the use of a hang-a-plan hanger with a coreflute backing. Ideally these will be used for A1 sized visual learning tools.
Contact us for more information on our VLTs or to inquiry about how we can integrate this product into your management framework.
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As a part of our pledge to improve our products and services, the BD centre will advance Wiseman’s capability of developing and delivering sustainable learning solutions.
The Business Development Centre will include the following functions and processes:
Media Centre (Customer Contact, Sales & Marketing, Database Management)
Meeting Room for customer visits
Training and upskilling of Wiseman Staff
Our Experimental Factory will be a one of a kind product offered to all existing customers, Wiseman Educators and also individuals interested in gaining the skills & knowledge to become more employable.
The Experimental Factory will feature:
Logistics Learning Cell
Forklift Training & Forklift Licence (LF)
Manufacturing of learning tools/aids (5S kits, posters & other visual learning tools)
|Factory Floor||Potential Classroom Set up||Overview of Factory Floor|
|Factory Floor 2||Potential Set up of a Logistics Cell|
The Experimental Factory will promote a direct connection between education and work. Various training activities will be conducted with the machinery from group discussions, project work to one on one coaching.
“ Wiseman is taking education back to where it came from” said Wiseman Institute Managing Director, Dr. Joe Husidic.“This experimental factory will allow us to further integrate learning & working and further support our customers by constructing a learning environment within their workplace."
At this stage, the Experimental Factory is expected to be fully functional within 6-7 months.
Over the next few months leading up to the launch date, we will be sharing news/videos/images on its progress.
Tell us what you think about our upcomming "Experimental Factory"!
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