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Welcome to CAVS Extension, a unit of Mississippi State University focused on delivering solutions to industry.

  • Strong track record of results working with teams across wide variety of industries.
  • Engagement occurs through professional development training and on-site engineering support with experienced staff.

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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
Economic Impact: $5,957,429,828
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Upcoming Training and Events

Gage R & R: Repeatability & Reproducibility
May 09, 2017

Course Objective:

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.

Course Content:
  • Introduction
    • What is MSA (Gage R&R)?
    • Why measurement Error Matters
    • Measurement System Analysis Terms
    • Gage Repeatability
    • Gage Reproducibility
    • Assessing Measurement System Capability
  • Classroom Activity
    • Overview of Gage R&R Forms
    • Exercise: Actual Inspection & Data Collection Using Sample Parts
    • Step-by-Step Calculations
    • Interpretation and Explanation of Calculated Results
    • Verification of Results Using Computer Software (Minitab, Excel, etc.)
  • In Plant Application
    • Divide the class into teams and perform the Gage R&R on actual inspection equipment
    • Each team present results to the rest of the class.

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

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Minitab Statistical Software for Data Driven Problem Solving
May 23, 2017

Course Objective:

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)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Research - 200 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Reliability Centered Maintenance
May 23, 2017

Description:

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.

Objectives:
  • The importance and history of RCM
  • RCM terminology and fundamental RCM philosophies
  • Identifying and allocating resources for a RCM program
  • Preparing for an RCM analysis
  • Techniques for prioritizing systems for analysis
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for RCM
  • How to evaluating failure consequences
  • How to select PM, PdM, and failure finding tasks and intervals
  • What other function protective actions are available
  • When Run-to-Failure (RTF) is appropriate
  • Packaging and implementing RCM analysis results
  • When to use a subject matter expert team
  • Common barriers to implementation and how to get buy-in from all levels
Who should attend?
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance and Reliability Managers

Date(s): May 23-25, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1499.00

Additional Information: eruditiollc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EruditioLLC_Public-RCM-Class-CAVSE.pdf

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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SolidWorks Essentials
Jun 05, 2017

Course Objective:

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.

Major Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Sketching
  • Basic Part Modeling
  • Modeling a Casting or Forging
  • Part Symmetry
  • Design Library
  • Patterning
  • Revolved Features
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Configurations of Parts
  • Design Tables and Equations
  • Editing: Repairs
  • Editing: Design Changes
  • Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Using Assemblies

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

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $2140.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Excellence in Asset Management
Jun 06, 2017

Description:

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.

Key Success Measures
  • Manage assets effectively at the lowest life cycle cost
  • Reduce asset-related risks that may impact organizational objectives
  • Maximize Return On Assets.
Learning Objectives:
Lesson
Evaluating the Asset Management System
PDCA Improvement Methodology
Performance Monitoring Statistics
Identifying Asset Risks
Asset Management Plans
Managing Organizational Change
Understanding
List the asset management objectives for your organization and identify the limitations of your current asset management practices.
Define the risks associated with asset management system implementation.
Describe the PDCA method used to develop effective asset management plans.
Explain how to calculate OEE, MTBF and process reliability.
Practice Failure Mode Analysis to identify asset risks.
Practice Root Cause Analysis techniques to resolve asset risks.
Discuss the "P-F Management" philosophy to extend asset life and improve maintainability.
Discuss how vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing and oil analysis technologies improve maintenance effectiveness.
Explain how resistance to change, compliance and individual performance impacts stakeholder asset management expectations.
Who should attend?
  • Asset Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Reliability Managers
  • Operations Managers

Date(s): June 6-8, 2017

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1495.00

Additional Information:

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Minitab Statistical Software for Data Driven Problem Solving
Jun 13, 2017

Course Objective:

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): June 13, 2017 (Pascagoula, MS)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: The Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy 2721 Jerry St. Pè Hwy., Pascagoula, MS 39581 (Outside Huntington Ingalls Gate)

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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SPC 101 - Statistical Process Control
Jul 18, 2017

Course Objective:

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.

Course Content:
  • Basics of Process Variation
  • Introduction to the Control Chart
  • Using Systematic Problem Solving to Drive Improvement
  • How a Control Chart Really Works
  • Basic Measures of Process Capability
  • SPC Class Exercise using Catapults

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

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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