In the Shop: Manufacturing

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  • Course details

    Product manufacturing demands a wide and varied skill set that depends on the type of product being made and the processes chosen to manufacture it. In this course, manufacturing expert Gabriel Corbett shows how these skills are applied and speaks with folks on the front line of the industry. Peek into the CNC processes used in a high-end tactical equipment manufacturer, Surefire. Learn about tools such as sheet lasers, plasma lasers, and plate saws at Industrial Metal Supply Co. Plus, get a practical look at how to reverse engineer products, design new parts, and more during a visit to Carli Suspension.


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      Gabriel Corbett

      Author at Linkedin Learning teaching SolidWorks and Manufacturing. Mechanical Engineering Lead at Tiger Industrial Inc.

      Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.

      Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.

      Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.

      Gabriel has been a author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.

      Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Terminology used in machine shops

    (drum and guitar riff) - I'm here at Carli Suspension today, and we're going to be taking a look at some of the different processes you see in the manufacturing and shop floor here, and what actually goes into building those parts. So right over here you can see we've got a part that's been laser-cut and formed. Now, Carli Suspension doesn't actually have a laser cutter or a forming machine, so they're buying this part from outside, and then bringing it in and welding it together. Now, behind me here, are a bunch of milling tools and a milling machine over here. This is a basic, three-axis milling machine, and you can tell a milling machine is a milling machine and not a turning machine or something else, by the way the table moves. So this table moves right to left, forward and backward, and the tool comes up and down. That's a milling process. Anytime you see a turning process, it's going to be something that's going to be rotating. So, you might use milling on something that looks…

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