Operating the Adira Hydraulic Shear
By Dave Hoffman
In this interactive object, learners set up a shear, enter the back gauge dimension, and prepare to shear metal in a simulation of the Adira Hydraulic Shear.
Shear - Hydraulic - Adira - Setting Back Gauge
Step-by-step of setting the back gauge with an Adira Hydraulic Shear.
Spark Testing of Materials
By Thaddeus Hetzer
The learner sees photos of the spark patterns of various materials and their related properties.
Lathe Turning Machine Types
By Kelly Curran
In this learning activity you'll explore Lathe Turning Machines.
The Torque of an Induction Motor
By Terry Fleischman
The learner will examine how torque is developed in an induction motor.
Value-Added vs. Non-Value-Added Activities
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
In this interactive object, learners read a description of value-added and non-value-added activities and then place various work duties into these two categories.
By Terry Bartelt, Pat Jensen
In this learning activity, we’ll explore the impact of electric shock on the human body.
The learner will understand how to correctly wire a three-wire sinking and sourcing sensor.
Lathe Accessories - Tool Holding
In this learning activity you'll explore lathe tool-holding techniques.
Cutting Tapers Using the Tailstock Offset Method
In this video, you’ll explore how to calculate, setup, and cut a taper using the tailstock offset method.
Reversing the Rotation of DC Motors
Learners view animations showing how to change the connections to cause a DC motor to reverse its rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Optical Comparator: Starrett HB 400 Edge Detector Quiz
By Barbara Anderegg
The learner tests his/her ability to set up the optical comparator edge detector using a virtual simulation of the machine.
The 8 Wastes of the Lean Production System
By Janet Braun
The learner identifies ways to eliminate or minimize wastes found in business processes. A quiz completes the activity.
Visual Logic Basic Programming: Using Flow Charts
By Jason Vosters
In this learning activity you'll understand what flow charts are and how they're used to create computer programs.
Alcohol and the Job
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners evaluate and respond to excuses for not reporting alcohol-related behavior they have observed on the job. This activity has audio content.
Press Brake - Loading Punches and Dies
The student reads about the procedures for loading punches and turning a die block in an up-acting hydraulic press brake. The safe handling of press brake tooling is also illustrated.
Communicating in the Workplace
By Jennifer Heinritz
Compare the behaviors and situations that interfere with effective communication in the workplace with those that enhance listening skills and career performance.
Optical Comparator: Establishing a Reference Frame on the Starrett HB 400
In this interactive learning object, learners read how to compensate for a part not mounted perfectly parallel to the machine axis.
Optical Comparator: Operating the Controller on the Starrett HB400
Students review the functions of the keys on the Starrett HB400 Optical Comparator controller.
Using Fire Extinguishers
By the end of this learning activity, you’ll know how to understand, use, and maintain different types of fire extinguishers.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Explore the different types of personal protective equipment, which protects you against workplace hazards
Change Model: How to Change
By Barbara Liang
Learners reflect on their own attitudes toward change and list them in the order they might experience them. In a separate exercise, they prioritize the actions a group might take when faced with change in the workplace.
The Six-Axis Robot
The learner will view videos showing the movements of each axis of the six-axis robot.
Top Bender - Operator's Control Panel
Learners are asked to program the Top Bender following the same steps they would if working on the actual control panel.
Problem Solving: Using a Flow Chart
By Mitch Vesaas
You will learn how to us a flow chart to describe the process actions and decisions to find a solution.