Classes

    
   
FEATURED CLASS

     April 16 - August 13 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
   Introduction to Manual Machining

     This course will introduce the concepts and capabilities of a manual lathe, mill, grinder, and drill press. Students will understand
     and develop the fundamental machining skills needed for industry. Students will also learn general safety, workholding and
     toolholding for all equipment.

     Cost: $1,999 

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April 5  |  9:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Thursday  |  TMA 
Carbon Steel Metallurgy and Heat Treating 

This course teaches the metallurgy of carbon steel and carbon steel heat treating. You will learn about carbon steel microstructures, their effects on steel properties, and the effects of carbon content and heat treating on steel microstructure. The heat treatments that will be discussed include annealing, normalizing, and through hardening (quench and temper, martempering, and austempering). You will also learn about the iron-carbon phase diagram, steel hardenability, and the effects of alloy composition on hardenability 
Cost: $250

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April 16 - May 24  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Introduction to Swiss CNC 

This 6-week course will teach the basics of Swiss-type CNC machining. Course content includes the principles of Swiss-type machining, programming overview, michaine set-up & operation, and more. 
Cost: $999

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April 19th  |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Thursday  |  TMA 
2018 Precision Machining Competition Judging

TMA hosts our annual Precision Machining Competition (PMC) on May 10th and with over 350 projects, we need volunteer judges.  We will have breakfast in the morning, and provide lunch. We will provide tools, but judges who are more comfortable using their own micrometers, calipers, etc., are welcome to provide your own.
Email TMA Education to volunteer 
 
April 23 - August 15 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays |  TMA
CNC Training (Level 2) - Advanced G-Code Programming
This 16-week course will build upon topics covered in the introductory class. Using both a CNC mill and CNC lathe, students will learn advanced G-code techniques in this project-based class. Students will select proper tooling, make fixtures, write, run and verify G-code programs, and inspect to print specifications. Students will also work through a series of operational problems created by the instructor.
Cost: $3,599 includes course materials 

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April 24 - August 9 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm |  Tuesdays & Thursdays |  mHub, Chicago
Introductory CNC Training (Level 1) 
This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill  and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill.
Cost: $3,499, includes course materials 

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May 4 |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Friday  |  TMA
Overview of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS New Standards
This half-day seminar is for all personnel involved in the development and implementation of their quality and business systems. It will evaluate the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard. It will encompass a review of the entire ISO 9001:2015 International Standard and focus on clarifying the recent changes, which have been incorporated. In addition, specific guidance and direction will be provided with regard to the "intent of the standard" and the most effective method of integrating the new requirements.
Cost: $200 for TMA members
 
May 5 - June 30 |  8:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
Introductory CNC Training (Level 1) - Mill Only
This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC mill.
Cost: $1,749 includes course materials

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May 5, 12, & 19 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
Comprehensive GD&T
The main goal of this course is to bring all participants to an operations level of understanding of all GD&T concepts, applications, and inspection. This course is a thorough introduction for thoese with a little to moderate level of experience with GD&T, as well as those who wish to advance their understanding of an application to an advanced level. The course will focus on actual industry drawings utilizing GD&T concepts.
Cost: $700 includes textbook and lunch

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May 10  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Thursday |  TMA
Root Cause Analysis of Metal Problems and Failure Analysis of Metal Fractures
When problems arise with metal stock, components, and joints during product development, manufacturing, and product use, a metallurgical examination is needed to obtain information that will help determine the root cause of the problem.

Learn how common metallurgical analysis techniques are used to obtain the information needed to determine the root cause of problems. You will learn about how metallurgical evaluations fit into the root cause analysis process, the analysis equipment used, the data obtained, and how to use the information obtained from a metallurgical evaluation to determine the root cause of a problem.
Cost: $250

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May 12 & May 19  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
Blueprint Reading
This 16-hour introductory program explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing, and thoroughly describes how drawings are portrayed and information communicated. Those who should attend include all production, inspection, sales, purchasing, drafting, engineering, and quality personnel who are responsible for interpreting and/or manufacturing from engineering drawings.
Cost: $600 includes textbook and lunch

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May 14 - June 25  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Intermediate 5 Sided Mazak CNC

This course will provide students an opportunity to learn how to plan and process a multi-axis part. The class will include both theory and hands-on lab time on 5-side machining. 
Cost: $1499, includes course materials 

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May 17 |  9:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Thursday  |  TMA 
Materials Selection

Many products contain components and joints whose materials do not enable optimum performance, reliability, and cost. The result is products with performance, reliability, and cost problems - failed product tests, materials that degrade during use, components that cost too much, suppliers whose materials and components do not consistently meet requirements, and components/joints that are difficult to fabricate. These problems are often due to the absence of a rigorous materials selection process during product design.

In this highly interactive course you will learn about the engineering process for selecting materials used for components and joints within a product. This process includes consideration of component/joint requirements for performance, reliability, cost, and manufacturing early in the design process. Use of the process enables design of components/joints whose materials are optimized, enabling products to meet their performance, reliability, and cost requirements, and also help keep projects on schedule.
Cost: $375 includes course materials

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May 17, 24, 31, & June 7 |  8:30am - 12:30 pm  |  Wednesdays  |  Wipfli LLP, Rockford 
Tools for Front - Line Supervisors - Rockford

This series of courses is designed for front line managers/supervisors who are seeking the skills necessary to successfully lead, manage, and promote teamwork within their departments. 
Cost: $449, includes course materials

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May 17 & May 18 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm & 8:00 am - 12:00 pm |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA 
OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training

This general industry 10-hour course is designed to provide a good general base of safety knowledge that participants can bring back to their facility. Students who complete this course will receive OSHA certificates.
Cost: $250, includes course materials

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June 5 - September 20  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Introduction to CNC Training (CNC Level 1) 

This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings. Students will register with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and sit for two NIMS CNC credentialing exams during the course of the training program.
Cost: $3,339, includes course materials

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June 6 - June 28  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Wednesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA 
Introduction to Mastercam Lathe Only 

This introductory class will cover all aspects of operation, system orientation, operator interface, configuration, and 2D geometry construction for the CNC lathe. Students will use Mastercam software to create part geometry and verify and assign machining toolpaths to geometry. Students will verify newly created toolpaths on CNC machines.
Cost: $700

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June 7 & 8 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA
Internal Auditing
This workshop focuses on establishing and integrating an effective internal auditing process and initiative, with a significant emphasis on understanding and utilizing practical auditing techniques. As part of this seminar, the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard will be reviewed and evaluated, in order to fully understand the impact of the requirements and how they will affect the internal audit process. It addresses interpreting the requirements and ensuring system compliance, as well as ensuring maximum value added to your organization.
Cost: $550, includes course materials and lunch

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July 9 - August 29  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Introductory Multi-Axis Maching
This new, 8-week course will provide students an opportunity to learn how to program, set-up, and operate a 5-axis vertical machining center. The class will include both theory and hands-on lab time
Cost: $1,499, includes course materials

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August 6 - October 1 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Intermediate Swiss CNC Training

This hands-on, project-based 8-week course will focus on more advanced concepts related to Swiss-type machining. Content includes complete part processing, proving out programs, maintains a productive setup, and more..
Cost: $1,499, includes course materials

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August 6 - September 7  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA 
Mazak Advanced Programming

 In this course students will learn 5-axis programming using Mastercam. Students will then apply their training posting, graphing, & editing the program at the machine.

 *Prerequisite: successful completion of the Intro to Mastercam Milling course. (5/1-5/24)
Cost: $1499, includes course materials 

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September  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  TBD  |  TMA 
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training - Year 1 | Daytime

TMA is now offering a DAYTIME first year apprentice training class beginning in September 2018. 
Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments is required before registration; if these assessments have been completed, documentation is required. Proof of a high school diploma or GED is also required.
Cost: $1,750, textbooks and materials not included

Email education@tmaillinois.org to schedule your apprentice's WorkKeys testing or for more information.