The SCC Manufacturing Club meets at the Shoreline Community College in a classroom near the Machine Shop on Wednesday Afternoons at 3:00pm. Non-students are cordially invited to join discussions.
It is a light social time discussing general manufacturing topics, and make a craft related to said topic, or have some other hands on type project. We have made Milk Jug Ice Scrapers, Cast Chocolate, made Chain Mail, operated a Sewing machine, Broached some Keyways, Tied Knots, Serially Collaborated while making Clay Sculpting, Discussed Assembly Lines, built Popsicle Stick Bridges, learned to Knit, and generally done light 30 minute projects before the machining technology students begin class.
We occasionally have a major Friday Morning event, such as hiring a local business to teach us to weld, and may have trips to the Museum of History and Industry.
This club mostly serves Manufacturing Students, Engineers, and general student population of the college. We try to better understand what problems the machined parts will be used for. For example, we can find similarities between sewing machines and milling machines, then also examine it's parts and contemplate how the design reflects manufacturing capabilities and mass production.
The community does have some opportunity to present ideas for the machining students to make, Our students have accepted challenges to make parts for an FRC robotics team, and the UW 3d printing club. Instructors also have right of refusal, as student selected projects are part of the curriculum, and safety is paramount.
At this time, Only the approved (students in the machining courses) are allowed to operate the machines, and other people may be required to not interfere.