Free Samples

Your Internet Connection:

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If you have a dial up connection such as a 56K modem, or if your available bandwidth is not sufficient enough to view the lesson samples below, the "Support Files" CD-ROM is available at no charge. You will place the CD-ROM in the training computer or copy the files to the hard drive. The CD-ROM holds all the files you'll need to view the samples below and take the actual online course. Connection speeds for course management functions can be much slower. If you would like the free sample CD-ROM, please call 1-800-624-6968. You are under no obligation to purchase.

Your Computers:

Student at ComputerThis course requires a minimum of a Pentium II computer with 256 MB of RAM, a connection to the Internet (the free "Support Files" CD-ROM must be used when using a dialup connection), Windows XP or better, sound capability, 15" or larger monitor capable of displaying at least 16 bit color, a current version of a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, and the recommended version of the Shockwave plugin. Click here to check your browser and plugins.

Free Sample Modules:

The titles below represent various sections of instruction from throughout this course. The sections provided will each run a few minutes in length. You will be able to answer the test questions that apply to the portion of instruction you saw by clicking on the TEST link for each module. You must have a broadband web connection to view these samples. See Your Internet Connection above for details about dialup connections.

You will only see a portion of the instruction and test from each module, not a complete module. It is common for new trainees to view the instruction several times before they can answer all of the test questions correctly. The samples provided here was chosen to provide examples of both the core instruction as well as specific portions from each of the CNC control models covered by the course.

Sample Titles:

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Module 1:

Viewing the Part Print and Understanding Dimension Information
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 5:

Essential Geometry for Machinists
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 11:

Datums
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 17:

Avoiding Errors in Performing and Expressing Calculations
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 22:

Reading and Totaling Micrometer Measurements
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 30:

Identify Units of measure for Surface Finish
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 36:

Fundamentals of SPC
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 37:

Using Optical Comparators to Measure Threads
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 43:

Measuring with Electronic Height Gages
For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 45:

Preparing the CMM for Measurement
For more information, see the Course Outline.

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