GENEDGE “Tooling U – SME” Online Training

Training made for you

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GENEDGE is partnering with Tooling U – SME to offer new ways for upskilling your employees. Training not only yields continuous improvement benefits, it helps retain skilled workers — a critical strategy for countering the manufacturing workforce crisis. A properly trained workforce can dramatically improve your bottom line through:

  • On-boarding and closing the skills gap faster
  • Increasing quality output and reducing production time
  • Boosting productivity by leveraging new skills and technologies
  • Minimizing risk and creating a safer environment for workers

Great value

GENEDGE now offers a premier online training solution through Tooling U – SME off-setting the cost of bringing high quality, customized, on-site training program for manufacturers. More than 500 unique online classes provide a broad offering of manufacturing training topics. Plus, every online course has been reviewed and validated by industry experts.

As a GENEDGE Alliance member you will receive a special discount, click here to sign up!

Contact Dean Young, VP Business Transformation at, (804) 801-6000 for additional information on this online training program.


On-Demand Courses – High quality course content that is accessible when it suits your schedule. Training that is ‘always on’ when you need it.
Customized Training Packages – Interested in customized training packages beyond what you see here? Contact Dean Young, VP Business Transformation at, (804) 801-6000 or Contact Your RGM for additional information.

Here are just a few of the on-demand training programs available now at $430 per person:

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Provides a comprehensive overview of the use of abrasive products in manufacturing, common grinding techniques, their properties and purpose. After completing this series of classes users will have a greater understanding of the use of abrasives in manufacturing.

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Provides an overview of additive manufacturing (AM), including its history, advantages, basic steps, methods, and materials. After completing this course, users will have gained important foundational AM knowledge, including the different AM methods and processes, the uses of AM, and the potential for future AM industrial growth.

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Assembly and Fasteners
Provides an overview of the processes and methods used to assemble components into finished parts. Learners will gain an understanding of the differences between assembly methods, manual, automated, or a combination of both, mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and welding.

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Blueprint Reading Basics
Learn foundational skills for reading and interpreting blueprints through this fully self-paced learning path. Areas include Math Skills, Blueprint Fundamentals, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).

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CNC Machining
Provides a comprehensive introduction to computer numerical control (CNC), which uses numerical data to control a machine. After taking this course users should be able to describe common components of CNC machine tools and controls, and how G Code and CAD / CAM Programing are used in CNC machining operations.

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Covers the basic methods for processing composites, as well as some of the materials used for these processes. This course also covers safety and the thermoplastic and non-polymeric resins used to create advanced composite parts, as well as the materials used to create high-performance fiber reinforcements.

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Electrical Systems
Provides a foundational overview of electricity, including fundamental measures and terminology used to discuss electricity, overview of series and parallel electrical circuitry, power sources, and AC / DC fundamentals.

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Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Provides a comprehensive overview of fluid power transmission and fluid power systems (liquid and gas), the basic components for power transmission, and the specific kinds each type of system uses. After completing this class, users will have a greater understanding of fluid power systems, their purpose and components.

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Industry 4.0 Overview
Smart manufacturing is the cornerstone of Industry 4.0, and is made up of interconnected machines, sensors, and other devices that comprise the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Industry 4.0 Overview training package provides learners with a more in-depth understanding of the critical elements of the fourth industrial revolution including Cybersecurity, Digital Twin, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Built by ToolingU/SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers), in collaboration with industry experts, this training package is comprised of 10 self-paced modules focused on a specific element of Industry 4.0. Each module includes a pre-test and a final exam.

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Provides an overview of common gaging and variable inspection tools and methods, calibration, tolerances, and blueprint reading. After taking this course, users will be able to describe several common inspection instruments and how they are used in the production environment.

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Manual Machining
Provides an introduction to the manual milling machine. This training package introduces the machine components, cutting tools and work holding devices commonly used on manual machines. The class also provides an overview of the various controls on the mills and lathes that are used to adjust rotation, speed, feed, and depth.

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Provides an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties. These classes introduce users to characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density and an understanding of the physical properties of key metals, plastics, and other materials, and be able to identify and describe key physical properties and their value in a manufacturing setting

Mechanical Systems
Provides a foundational overview of simple machines, such as the lever, incline planed, and wheel, overview of the physical forces behind machine functions, and an overview of various components used to transmit energy through mechanical systems.

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Metal Cutting
Provides an overview of the common metal cutting operations, familiarity with the basic machines, tools, and principles of metal cutting for the saw, lathe, and mill, and the common processes performed on each. This package also offers an introduction to holemaking and describes the differences between inner and outer diameter operations.

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Motor Controls
Covers the fundamental components of motor controls, devices that control the flow of current in circuits, dangers of electric shock and other safety risks, manual, mechanical, and automatic control devices. It is necessary for those working with motor controls to understand control devices and to appropriately select and operate these items according to application. After taking this course, students will be able to describe the design and function of commonly used mechanical control devices, along with applications appropriate for each device.

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Provides an overview of programmable logic controllers used in manufacturing and introduces the components of PLVs and their functions, provides basic information on the ladder logic programming language used in PLVs, and also gives an overview of common internal relay instructions used in PLC programs.

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Describes the basics of industrial robotics, including types, applications, and programming methods. After taking these classes, students will know the basic robot components, type, applications, and programming methods, as well as safety protocols.

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Safety OSHA
Provides an overview of the standards and guidelines that affect employers and employees. After completing this course, users will have a basic awareness of the standards, and general health and hazards that bolster workplace safety.

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Shop Math
Covers basic mathematical operations and more complicated mathematics, such as algebra and geometry, both of which are commonly used in a variety of manufacturing environments.

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Stamping and Press Brake
Introduces common stamping presses, as well as their main components and functions, and general safety practices that all people in the shop must observe during a press operation.

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Introduces common welding, safety, processes and workplace materials as well as joint and weld types. It also discusses joint preparation, discontinuities, welding procedure specifications, and testing and inspection methods for welding. This class provides the foundational knowledge necessary for the educational development of any welder.