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The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce


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The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

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The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

  1. 1. The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce 12/1/2016 9/9/16 Presented by: Dustin Lindley, Advanced Manufacturing Center Manager for UCRI
  2. 2. • Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC): researching the theory and application of advanced manufacturing techniques in industrially relevant ways • Includes, but extends beyond, additive manufacturing – Modern manufacturing value chains – Development of hybrid (additive and subtractive together) processes – Other production processes (MIM, part finishing techniques, machining, etc.) • Core competencies – Process development for additive manufacturing (AM) – AM machine design and modification – Sensor and process controls – Material and geometric optimization UCRI Advanced ManufacturingCenter
  3. 3. CincinnatiStateTechnicaland CommunityCollege • ~10,000 students in a wide range of programs – Accounting to Yoga Teacher Training • Excellent Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology- Laser program • Pre-Engineering students often continue at University of Cincinnati – Certificates and 2 year degrees • Workforce development since 1969
  4. 4. • Workforce development collaboration • Goal: Equip the Workers of Tomorrow • How: Develop industrially relevant curriculum in advanced manufacturing, along with cutting-edge training facilities • Help engage students through their innate need and ability to make things
  5. 5. Advanced ⊃ Additive 3DPrinting⊃ DMLS FDM SLA SLS Planning Design Subtractive Posttreat Inspection
  6. 6. • What does the advanced manufacturing workforce look like? • What do employers need now? • What will they need in the future? • How do we develop interest in manufacturing among students and parents of students? The Advanced ManufacturingWorkforce
  7. 7. Theworkers • Targeting two types of students – Students entering workforce – Experienced workers seeing new skills • Hope is to attract both to courses – Interaction between two groups benefits both • Some differences in motivation – Younger students are impressed by the “cool” factor – Experienced workers may see threat to current job
  8. 8. Employer needs • Collaboration between Village of Evendale, Cincinnati State, and UCRI (among others) in formation of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) – Part of AeroHUB ( development/pages/welcome-aerohub) economic development project • TAC consists of executives and technical personnel from various local manufacturing companies – Chaired by Greg Morris from GE Aviation • TAC is charged with providing guidance for curriculum to insure it’s effective and relevant • TAC and Cincinnati State conducted employer survey
  9. 9. Selectionofsurveyresults 58.3% 41.7% AdvancedManufacturing Technology Usage Yes No
  10. 10. Engaging students • Manufacturing as a career choice must be seen as feasible – To students, but also to parents – Examples abound of unfilled, high paying jobs in advanced manufacturing • Signs of a change – The Maker movement – Cool hobby stuff • Drone racing! • Battling robots! – Massive industry investment
  11. 11. Currentcollaborationactivity • Building classroom facility at Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center – Funding partially from Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program – Using FDM technology as primary teaching tool – Also have one SLA machine in classroom – Plan to use UCRI facility for metals • Seeking funding for development of open source additive manufacturing curriculum
  12. 12. Open SourceAM CurricullumGoals • Develop curriculum focused on industrial applications of additive manufacturing – Measurement is critical differentiator – Each student will get a digital caliper • Approximately 75% lab time – Introduce a topic at beginning of class, explore for remainder • Allow for failure!!! – Machines break, builds turn into bird nests • Use open source technology when possible – Hardware and software – Don’t be pedantic; allow closed software, but take advantage of free options
  13. 13. Summary • Questions remain, but we have some unique tools to answer them – TAC is a major asset to insure relevance • Attracting the best students to these fields may be getting easier, but it’s not easy • Plenty of work to do!