In this hands-on class, learners will learn the step-by-step procedures for accurately setting up production moulders and properly grinding profile knives. In the classroom, time will be spent focusing on basic moulder theory and principles that impact machining quality. Learners will then apply the knowledge gained in the classroom through hands-on practice on industrial machines in our state-of-the-art facility.
Examines the use of sustainable biomaterials to meet society's needs and to reduce environmental impact. Specific topics include sourcing mill residuals, biomass for bioenergy, biomass processing systems, renewable and non-renewable material and energy sources, and carbon impacts of wood products.
Introduces the learner to technologies, processes, and machine centers used in the production of millwork, furniture, and wood components. Through classroom discussion and hands-on practice, learners will explore the variable that affect product quality and yield. Specific machinery covered within this course includes the jointer, planer, optimizing rip saw, optimizing chop saw, shaper, manual six spindle moulder, profile grinder, and optical measuring stand.
This class allows the student to demonstrate the ability to solve a design problem using materials and information learned in all other Wood Processes classes. A team comprised of fellow classmates will determine a design problem, research solutions, design the product, machine or equipment required to solve the problem, establish a budget for building a prototype and then build a proof-of-concept prototype. Documents and skills required to present expertise to potential employers will be developed.
This course studies the various types of adhesive and the adhesion processes that are used in the wood products manufacturing industry. Selecting the proper adhesive for the job is stressed. Students will learn to operate a finger jointer, clamp carrier and will perform adhesive bond evaluations utilizing mechanical testing equipment.
Expands on the fundamentals covered in the Secondary Wood Manufacturing 1 course, learners will demonstrate advanced machine setups and incorporate additional technologies through the use of AutoCAD, CNC template routering, and tool room software. In addition to the machine centers cover in Secondary Wood Manufacturing 1, learners will use the wide-belt sander, automatic six spindle moulder, and end matcher.