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Edward T. Janecek has taught a wide range of classes for many years at Waukesha County Technical College, WI, including Metal Trades Theory, Stamping Die Design, Jig and Fixture Design, Print Reading, CNC Machining, Metallurgy, Precision Measurement, Machine Tool Operation, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Contemporary Manufacturing, Safety in Manufacturing, and SolidWorks. Previously, he was employed for 15 years at Stanek Tool Corporation, where he served an apprenticeship as a Tool and Die Maker. His duties included building, maintaining, and repairing tools, special machines, gages, fixtures, and jigs. He also trained apprentices and worked as the inspector and liaison for many of Stanek’s customers, including Boeing Aircraft, Harley Davidson, and John Deere. Ed holds MSSC Certifications in Manufacturing, Safety, Maintenance, and Quality.
Section 1 – Mathematics
Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals. Geometry. Solution of Triangles. Algebra and Equations. Logarithms. Matrices. Engineering Economics. Manufacturing Data Analysis.
Section 2 – Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Mechanics. Velocity, Acceleration, Work, and Energy. Strength of Materials. Properties of Bodies. Beams. Columns. Plates, Shells, and Cylinders. Shafts. Springs. Disc Springs. Fluid Mechanics.
Section 3 – Properties, Treatment, and Testing of Materials
Standard Steels. Tool Steels. Hardening, Tempering, and Annealing. Non-ferrous Alloys. Plastics. The Elements, Heat, Mass, and Weight. Properties of Wood, Ceramics, Plastics, Metals.
Section 4 – Dimensioning, Gaging, and Measuring
Drafting Practices. Allowances and Tolerances for Fits. Measuring Instruments and Inspection Methods. Surface Texture.
Section 5 – Tooling and Toolmaking
Cutting Tools. Cemented Carbides. Reamers. Twist Drills and Counterbores. Taps. Files and Burrs. Tool Wear and Sharpening. Forming Tools. Milling Cutters. Standard Tapers. Arbors, Chucks, and Spindles. Broaches and Broaching.
Section 6- Machining Operations
Cutting Speeds and Feeds. Speed and Feed Tables. Cutting Fluids. Grinding and Other Abrasive Processes. Knurls and Knurling. Machine Tool Accuracy. CNC Numerical Control Programming. Estimating Speeds and Machining Power. Machine Econometrics. Screw Machine Feeds and Speeds. Machining Non-Ferrous Metals and Non-Metallic Materials. Grinding Feeds and Speeds.
Section 7 – Manufacturing Processes
Punches, Dies, and Presswork. Electrical Discharge Machining. Iron and Steel Castings. Soldering and Brazing. Welding. Lasers. Finishing Operations.
Section 8 – Fasteners
Cap Screws and Set Screws. Pins and Studs. Retaining Rings. Distinguishing Bolts from Screws. Torque and Tension in Fasteners. Inch Threaded Fasteners. Metric Threaded Fasteners. Helical Coil Screw Threaded Inserts. British Fasteners. Machine Screws and Nuts. Self-Threading Screws. T-Slots, Bolts, and Nuts. Rivets and Riveted Joints. Wing Nuts, Wing Screws, and Thumb Screws. Nails, Spikes, and Wood Screws.
Section 9 – Threads and Threading
Screw Thread Systems. Unified Screw Threads. Metric Screw Threads. Pipe and Hose Threads. Measuring Screw Threads. Tapping and Thread Cutting. Calculating Thread Dimensions. Acme Screw Threads. Buttress Threads. Whitworth Threads. Other Threads. Thread Rolling. Thread Grinding. Thread Milling. Simple, Compound, Differential, and Block Indexing.
Section 10 – Gears, Splines, and Cams
Gears and Gearing. Hypoid and Bevel Gearing. Worm Gearing. Helical Gearing. Other Gear Types. Checking Gear Sizes. Gear Materials. Spines and Serrations. Cams and Cam Design.
Section 11 – Machine Elements
Keys and Keyways. Plain Bearings. Ball, Roller, and Needle Bearings. Lubrication. Couplings, Clutches, and Brakes. Flexible Belts and Sheaves. Transmission Chains. Ball and Acme Leadscrews. Electric Motors. Adhesives and Sealants. O-Rings. Rolled Steel, Wire, and Sheet Metal. Shaft Alignment.
Section 12 – Measuring Units
Measuring Units. U.S. System and Metric System Conversions. Symbols and Abbreviations.