The basic equipment, processes and service required to produce a product are studied. This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and vocabulary to generally comprehend the complex and inter-related functions that must be accomplished to produce the end product. The equipment covered in this course includes: lathes, grinders, milling machines, planers, shapers, band saws, drill presses, etc. The processes covered include the making of iron and steel, hot and cold forming, machining, welding, brazing, soldering, electro-discharge machining, grinding, etc. The services covered include safety, planning, quality control, and an introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing.