Regional Advanced Machining Partnership
The Regional Advanced Machining Partnership (RSMP) is a project funded in part by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program (NSF ATE) DUE # 1303832. The major goals of the RAMP are to 1) develop a certificate in advanced machining, 2) provide faculty development in advanced machining and 3) disseminate proven practices for student recruitment.
The certificate in advanced machining is designed for graduates of two year machining programs and machinists with CNC experience wishing to upgrade their skill sets. Courses are competency based, and offer modularized, transportable skill building.
The project contributes to the development of a competent workforce for the manufacturing industry by providing the technical skills needed for success.
The Certificate in Advanced Machining offers advanced machining theories and applications required to setup and run multi-axis computer numeric control (CNC) equipment. The programming, setup and operation of 4-axis vertical and horizontal milling centers, 5-axis vertical milling centers and live tooling lathes are covered. Students are exposed to the advanced inspection methods that are required to inspect the parts made on these machines. The certificate prepares students for advanced level positions in the machining field related to multi-axis CNC equipment.