Welcome

Mississippi State University CAVS Extension's capabilities are driven by the needs of the automotive industry. Resulting capabilities are leveraged to benefit other manufacturing industries throughout the state. This is accomplished in a variety of ways including on-site engineering support and professional development training. Our goal is to introduce best practices and emerging technologies which enable Mississippi Manufacturers to compete successfully in global markets.

"The Center's goal is jobs, more jobs, safer jobs, higher paying jobs... We envision Mississippi as the hub of a new automotive manufacturing corridor stretching across much of the south... We're committed to advancing technologies and practices so that Mississippi industries can compete successfully in a global market."
- Clarion Ledger, 2003
Economic Impact: $5,667,900,582
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Upcoming Training and Events

Lean Certificate - Health Care
May 06, 2014

Course Objective:

This eight-day workshop objective is to develop participant skills in the recognition and elimination of "Waste" and to improve "Flow" in the medical practice or operations. Participants will apply these techniques on a project.

Instructor(s): John Moore

Date(s): Summer 2014 (May 6-7, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 29-30, 2014)

Cost: $2900.00

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

SolidWorks Essentials
May 20, 2014

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 4-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: Students attending this course are expected to have mechanical design experience; Experience with the Windows (TM) operating system; Read the Introducing SolidWorks manual that accompanies the software, and complete the online tutorials that are integrated in the SolidWorks software.

Date(s): May 20-23, 2014

Additional Information: www.moderntechmech.com/Schedule/solidworks-training-mississippi.html

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

Minitab Statistical Software for Engineers
Jun 10, 2014

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): Travis Hill and Robbie Holt

Date(s): June 10, 2014

Cost: $250.00

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

Ergonomics Essentials
Jul 29, 2014

Course Objective:

This workshop will provide in-depth exposure to ergonomics definitions, goals and background along with discussions and examples of tools for ergonomic evaluations and improve the ergonomics of a company.

Instructor(s): Lesley Strawderman, Ph.D. and Kari Babski-Reeves, Ph.D.

Date(s): July 29-30, 2014

Cost: $0.00

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

AutoCAD
Aug 05, 2014

Course Objective:

This one day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of AutoCAD computer aided design software. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, and in-class exercises. Time will also be allocated to discuss user specific needs and solutions. Specific topics include basic sketching, dimensioning, block creation and editing and proper usage of layers.

Instructor(s): Lucas Simmons

Date(s): August 5, 2014

Cost: $250.00

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