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Learning By Doing at QCC's Fab Lab

May, 2019
  • QCC student Dahlin Lutaaya
    QCC student Dahlin Lutaaya shows some of his camera grip prototypes
  • QCC student Dahlin Lutaaya with his finished camera grip installed.
    QCC student Dahlin Lutaaya shows off his finished camera grip installed.
  • QCC Student Tom Dorman
    QCC Student Tom Dorman demonstrates the manual lathe he built.
  • QCC students faculty and Dean Betty Lauer
    QCC students faculty and Dean Betty Lauer
  • QCC student Oliver Carmody showcases the multi-level chess game he designed.
    QCC student Oliver Carmody showcases the multi-level chess game he designed.
  • QCC student Edmond Isemwami
    QCC student Edmond Isemwami

Learning how to make things work and then applying it to real life projects is the premise behind the Manufacturing Processes II course. Earlier this month students in Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technology Damian Kiernan’s class put on an informal demonstration of their projects they completed in the course that taught them about project management, time management and how to operate the equipment in the college’s Fab Lab and the Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

The students learned to work with SolidWorks and Mastercam software, different milling applications in addition to CNC cutting and 3D printing. They developed everything from intricate wood and 3D puzzles, to building a manual lathe, a camera grip, unique 3D chess pieces and board and a model plane.

“The class was really treated like a capstone project. The students took all that they learned and then applied it into a project of their choice,” Mr. Kiernan said.

Visit QCC's Fab Lab to learn more. 

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