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"We're committed to advancing technologies and practices so that Mississippi industries can compete successfully in a global market."
- Clarion Ledger, 2003
This two day course will provide an introduction to the concepts of Measurement System Analysis (MSA), which is often referred to as Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R&R). Participants will hone their individual skills during a step-by-step, instructor led interactive example using sample demonstration parts.
Who Should Attend? Engineers practicing in any discipline, managers, other technical professionals, and anyone responsible for collection and/or analysis of measurement data.
Participant Involvement: This workshop will provide attendees with basic instruction in the statistical analysis of measured data for the purpose of measurement system validation. Each participant should have a working knowledge of the typical measuring system(s) used in their work or professional environment and an understanding of how related data measurements are collected. The participant's basic understanding of mathematics (average, percentage, & square root, etc.) is assumed. A prior understanding of basic descriptive statistics such as mean, range, and standard deviation is desirable, but these topics will be also be defined and explained during the workshop. Participants will benefit from instructor led lecture, individual hands-on activity, and general discussion on related topics.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Jenna Sanders
Date(s): May 9-10, 2017 (Biloxi, MS)
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Coastal Research and Extension Center 1815 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532
Please contact Jill Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.
This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of data and problem solving using Minitab statistical software. We will use the Minitab to generate and interpret graphs to help analyze real-world industrial problems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include many hands-on practical examples. Topics will cover basic statistical principles and the application and use of statistical analysis methods.
Who Should Attend? The participants are expected to have some basic statistical experience since it is not possible to cover the details of probability and statistics during the workshop.
Instructor(s): Sara Fuller, Travis Hill and Jenna Sanders
Date(s): May 23, 2017 (Starkville, MS)
Location: MSU CAVS Research - 200 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759
This 3 day course teaches the fundamentals of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and focuses on preserving equipment functions by identifying appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks, Predictive Maintenance (PdM) tasks, failure finding tasks, and other actions that protect against failure or mitigate the consequences of failure. Examples and exercises give participants "hands on" experience to help them begin to master RCM concepts and refine facility maintenance strategies.
Date(s): May 23-25, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046
Additional Information: eruditiollc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EruditioLLC_Public-RCM-Class-CAVSE.pdf
The goal of this course is to teach the fundamental skills and concepts to build parametric models parts and assemblies and how to make simple drawings of those parts and assemblies. This 5-day course is designed around a process-based training approach emphasizing the processes and procedures necessary to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, you learn the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Introducing SolidWorks manual and knowledge of SolidWorks and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.
Date(s): June 5-9, 2017
Time: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
This is an interactive 3-day workshop designed to demonstrate reliability and asset stewardship in the context of reducing risks within your operating process and your business. Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements of Asset Management based on the tenets of ISO 55000.
Date(s): June 6-8, 2017
Date(s): June 13, 2017 (Pascagoula, MS)
Location: The Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy 2721 Jerry St. Pè Hwy., Pascagoula, MS 39581 (Outside Huntington Ingalls Gate)
This two day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of Statistical Process Control to drive process improvement. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, class exercises, and follow-on participant projects. Specific topics include both variables and attribute control charting. Specific variables control charting tools include X-BAR and R charts, as well as X and Moving R. Specific Attribute charting techniques are also presented including P, C, and U Charts. Also process capability indexes are presented and explained (i.e., Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk). Throughout the class a strong emphasis is placed on how to connect SPC with root causes oriented problem solving. Key concepts are reinforced through the use of catapults to simulate the real world linkage between SPC and process improvement.
Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, and other professionals.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Sara Fuller
Date(s): July 18-19, 2017
153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046