George Brown | Advanced Machining | D109 (Sundays: Oct 14 & 21) | Day 1 of 2

Sunday, October 14, 2018

George Brown College
160 Kendal Ave

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When: Oct 14 and Oct 21, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: George Brown, D109
Cost: $160

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The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is introducing a voluntary program by which students can gain introductory experience at metal machining and welding. Students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in George Brown’s extensive and up-to-date machining facilities. Engineers with a firm understanding of machining principals and limitations can design systems for quick and easy manufacture. Further, students interested in the vast array of campus groups such as the Solar Car Team and Formula SAE will find this training invaluable. All current U of T engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to participate, including those on PEY.

There are four short courses available; each course is two days long and runs on weekends. There is a fee for each course; receipts will be issued for tax purposes. The four courses in this machining and welding program are as follows:

1/ Basic Machining (lathe, mill, drill press)
2/ Advanced Machining (pre-requisite: Basic Machining course)
3/ Machining III (pre-requisite: Advanced Machining course)
4/ Introduction to Welding

Details of material covered in each course are outlined on the course sign-up page. Note that the Basic Machining course will be offered several times during the academic year; the other courses are offered less frequently. Extra offerings of these short courses will be scheduled if there is sufficient student demand. The schedule for each two-day course is listed according to its starting date. (The second day of each course will normally be held one week after the first day).

Undergraduate and graduate engineering students will be eligible to use the MC 78 student machine shop once they complete the Basic Machining course. More details on requirements here.

Course Info:

Module 1 Machine shop safety
Module 2 Work in progress: Tolerancing and Dimensioning
Module 3 Advanced Planning and Preparation
Module 4 Review of bench work
Module 5 Advanced Machine Use

Preparation: Recommended attire: short sleeved t-shirt, long pants, sturdy shoes. No open shoes, sandals or loose clothing of any kind. No jewelry/watches. Long hair must be tied back securely. Bring safety glasses if you have them, but glasses will be provided if you do not. Class starts at 9 AM. Don’t be late.

Directions: George Brown College is located on Kendal Avenue (Davenport Rd. and Spadina Rd. area). The shop is located in Building D. Enter through the main doors of Building D which is at the corner of Dartnell Ave. and Bridgeman Ave.

TTC: If traveling by TTC, exit at Dupont Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway Line and walk north on Spadina Rd. to MacPherson Ave. Then go west on MacPherson until it turns into Bridgeman Ave., west of Kendal Ave. Building D is at the corner of Bridgman Ave. and Dartnell Ave. (entrance from Dartnell Ave.).

Parking: Is available on Bridgman Avenue, on MacPherson Ave. and at the corner of Spadina and MacPherson

Questions? Please contact Ahmed Alian at


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