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ACE Workshop

ACE workshop : Composite Materials, Product Development and Machine Tools

July 19-23rd 2021

Participants: ~20

Goal: To provide experiential learning and training to participants on composite materials, processing, tooling, machine tools and machining as it relates to holistic product development.


Day 1:

9-10:30 am  Introduction to the ACE program

Introduction to composite materials and handing out assignments to the team, explanation of the assignments

10:30-12:00 Team(s) brainstorm and discuss to determine design boundaries, specifications, dimensions and basic product features (Mentors and student participants)

12:-1:00 Lunch

1:00-5:00 Introduction to CAD to the extent required to engineer the team assignment (product)

Day 2: 

9:00-10:30 am Introduction to CAD – tooling/molds

10:30-12:00 am CAD time to produce mold concepts

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00 to 5:00 Training on materials selection, design-material-processing

Day 3:

9:00-11:30 am             Specific stations related to DoD visit – Teams will be conducting manufacturing, materials preparation, CAD, quality inspection and other activities related to the DoD guests interacting with students

11:30-1:00 pm Working lunch in Mossman, Visitor(s) briefing, posters viewing and more student interactions

1:00-5:00 pm Continue with the assignment depending on which stage the team is at (for e.g. if the router/machine center is tied up with 1 team, the other will do another activity and so on).

Day 4:

9:00-5:00 Manufacturing of molds, parts, trimming various stages

Day 5

9:00-12:00 Quality inspection training

12:00-1:00 Lunch and issue certificates

ACE workshop participants 


ACE workshop participants and IBAS program managers visit

ACE participants with DoD IBAS program managers


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