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Robert Michalek

Lecturer
Department of Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Robert Michalek

Lecturer
Department of Engineering Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

AAS, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Currently Teaching

NETS-120
3 Credits
This introductory course investigates the four major categories of traditional manufacturing processes as well as newly developed non-traditional techniques. This course focuses on understanding the concepts of past and current manufacturing processes. Students will learn how typical industrial piece parts and assemblies are manufactured. Topics focus on processes and related theory for the traditional manufacturing processes of material removal, metal forming, joining, casting and molding, as well as more recently developed processes such as powder metallurgy, rapid prototyping, EDM, chemical machining, water jet, LASER and plasma cutting.
NETS-151
1 Credits
This lab course integrates basic manufacturing techniques with engineering design concepts. Traditional machine shop tools and precision measuring instruments will be used by the students as they create the objects that they designed in the related classroom course.
NETS-111
1 Credits
Properties of materials will be determined through experimentation and use of reference sources.
NETS-110
2 Credits
This course introduces students to the commonly used families of materials. It focuses on the fundamental principles of properties of materials utilized in the practice of engineering. Metals, ceramics, polymeric materials and composites are studied, with a particular emphasis in steels and non-ferrous metals. Material selection is also discussed.
NCIM-222
3 Credits
Students enhance the measurement skills learned in Precision Measurement I. The emphasis of this course will be on using the principals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to inspect machine parts. Emphasis will be placed on developing appropriate and repeatable inspection setups. Hands on experience with Optical Comparators and Coordinate Measuring Machines will be included.
NCIM-254
3 Credits
This course studies modern prototyping and manufacturing methods to create Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs. Using the students’ knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the operations of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), they develop CNC programs, by means of Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) systems. Using commercial CAM software, students will convert 2D drawings and 3D CAD models into CNC toolpaths. Students’ output will be tested on two-axis and three-axis machining centers.
NETS-150
3 Credits
This introductory course investigates basic engineering concepts and how they relate to traditional manufacturing processes and techniques. Topics will emphasize the design of components through the use of solid modeling, dimensioning, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and statistics. In a related laboratory course, students will be expected to build, inspect, and integrate their designs.
NCIM-234
3 Credits
In this fourth course of a six course sequence, students continue to develop basic skills for operating manual and computer controlled machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates moderate level work in an industrial environment; student work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated and industrial safety rules are continually stressed during this course.
NCIM-233
3 Credits
In this third course of a six course sequence, students continue to develop basic skills for operating manual and computer controlled machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates moderate level work in an industrial environment; student work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated, and industrial safety rules are continually stressed during this course.
NCAD-289
1 - 5 Credits
The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each course proposal.