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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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Art - Sculpture, 3-D Design & Jewelry Design

Description 
Sculptors and arts professionals utilize computer technology to create visual simulations of proposed projects for design, study and peer review. It allows an art instructor to visualize and critique each student's concept within the students intended context and facilitates modification of the design through critical thinking and computer analysis. It is important that students understand the complex requirements utilized in the design, approval and fabrication of contemporary sculpture. The computer enhances the ability of the sculpture area to develop their concepts within the lab setting. 
 
In addition, the area still languishes from deferred maintenance practices of the last 20 years. Broken and inoperable capital equipment, and still is not adequately funded to support the additional 150 plus added students we now serve each year. We need repair and equipment replacement money disparately as the added enrollment is increased (doubled) the deterioration rate of our already over taxed equipment. Our facilities are so over-taxed that the College District is constructing a completely new lab complex to address some of these issues. We need to acquire stone carving equipment as well as a diamond stone saw to facilitate stone carving.
 
We have just under 5,000 square feet of new lab Facilities that are to be constructed by 2007. This will require new equipment and technologies to be in place prior to March when our entire program is scheduled to move to that facility. The number of students should continue to grow with the additional lab space. The large amount of Equipment listed in the 2006-2007 year reflects items necessary to purchase in order to move into the new facility under State Funding provided for Equipment and Technology for new lab buildings.
 
 
Curriculum Impact 
Computer generated and edited composite video imagery is the only cost effective process that permits students to construct, visualize and review their concepts within a sculpture lab setting. These computer video simulations are critical to a sculpture lab classroom as ideas generated by students, as a part of their assignments would cost thousands of dollars to actually construct. 
 
  
We must address the continuing deterioration of the area’s capital equipment or we will face elimination of technologies currently used to instruct our students. Our current facilities are too small to serve the number of sections currently scheduled. By adding more students we have accelerated the situation from a difficult one to a desperate one. We have entire curricular modules that we cannot complete or offer due to replacement/maintenance issues. We also need to address safety issues in regard to facilities, as well as critical issues of student and project storage. 
 
 
Approximate Number of Students Served 
We now serve 360 students per year, up from 210 five years ago. All these students use the Technology we are applying for. We are also in the process of adding additional Digital Courses in Synergy linked to these requests in the Sculpture area. In addition, we have just under 5,000 square feet of lab Facilities that are to be constructed by 2007 that will require new equipment and technologies to be in place prior to March when our entire program is scheduled to move to that facility. The number of students should continue to grow by up to 50 percent in the years following the 2007 addition of our new lab space.
 
 
Support Impact
We added 2 part time teaching positions each semester and are offering 2 additional summer courses. We have also added 3 sections in the digital arts per semester – 6 per year. We do have an existing Staffing need for a Technician, but this will not change with these requested Additional technologies.
 

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective 
A. Digital:
  We still need to upgrade our existing software and to purchase a single Apple G-5 Duel Processor Computer and an Apple 23 inch Digital Screen, Digital Video Camera, hardware and Memory, Additional 120 Gigabyte internal Hard Drive, 512 megs of PC 133Ram. We also need a high-resolution flat bed Scanner and additional 3-D software for the Synergy center as we add digital classes there. None of this was accomplished under the 2002 – 2004 Tech Plan.
 
 
B. Equipment:  We still need welding carts, plugs and tables to replace and upgrade existing equipment We also need to upgrade in order to facilitate the increase (nearly double) in our enrollment in the past few years. We also need a forge for repair and instructional purposes; and we need replacement foundry tools such as tongs, shanks, crucibles, and safety apparel for student protection. We need a dedicated repair budget to avoid the high expense of replacing damaged tools. It is more cost effective to maintain tools and equipment rather than replacing them. We also need to double our locker Storage as we were already short of space prior to adding students.
 
  
Action to Meet Objective 
Purchase additional equipment as described and apply to the program. Repair the 50% or more of our disabled equipment as soon as funding is granted. Purchase and Apply digital equipment to Sculpture Lab; and introduce companion courses in the Synergy Center as support to our curriculum. Purchase lockers to accommodate students added in the last 4 years.
 
Support issues
We already added 3 part time teaching positions each semester and are offer 2 additional summer courses. We don’t anticipate needing additional support for our Digital requests. We do have an existing Staffing need for a Technician, but this will not change with these requested Additional technologies.
 

Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective 
A. Digital: 
We need to upgrade and add to our existing software and To purchase an Second Apple 23 inch Digital Screen, and purchase two IBM 350 Megabyte Compact Flash Compatible Mini Hard Drive to match our current Nikon 990 Coolpix Digital Camera. Acquire middle to high range Epson photo printer to output student projects in room 211.
 

B. Equipment:  We need replacement tools and continue to upgrade and repair existing equipment. We will need funds to contract vendors to sharpen our shear blades, repair our small electrical hand tools, and service our welders. We need to continue to replace replacement foundry tools such as tongs, shanks, crucibles, and safety apparel for student protection. We will need to look to replace our older floor sanders and electrical tools. We need a dedicated repair budget to avoid the high expense of replacing damaged tools. It is more cost effective to maintain tools and equipment rather than replacing them. We also need to add a slot gas fired forge to bend and shape metal, and a kiln to re-heat molds during the metal casting process. These processes currently expose students and staff to potential burn hazards, so equipment including state of the art safety controls would minimize this exposure.
 
Action to Meet Objective 
A. Digital:
Purchase upgrades for existing software and purchase a Second Apple 22 inch Digital Screen. Purchase two IBM 350 Megabyte Compact Flash Compatible Mini Hard Drive. Purchase a mid to high range Epson photo printer.
 
 
B. Equipment:  Purchase replacement tools to upgrade and repair existing equipment. Hire contract vendors to sharpen our shear blades, repair our small electrical hand tools, and service our welders. Purchase replacement foundry tools and tongs, shanks, and crucibles. Buy safety apparel for student protection. Purchase replacement floor sanders and electrical tools. Put in place a dedicated repair budget to avoid the high expense of replacing damaged tools. Add a slot gas fired forge to bend and shape metal, and a kiln to re-heat molds during the metal casting process.
 
 
Support
We have an critical existing Staffing need for a Full time Technician, and this will change to an imperative need with the addition of the new facilities for health and safety reasons. However, this will not change with these requested Additional technologies, and the need is driven more by facilities than technology.
 

Year 3 (2006-2007)

Objective
To transition into the new Facility, replacing and upgrading all of our inoperable and unsafe equipment. We will need to prepare for the large increase in enrollment that will result from our transition to bigger facilities, and order all equipment necessary to serve the increased number of students.
 
Action to Meet Objective
A. Digital:
We need to Replace our existing Computer with 3 Computers to serve the new facility. This replacement should be with Apple G-5 Duel Processors. We also need to upgrade and add to our existing software and to purchase an Apple 23 inch Digital Screens. We Also will need to acquire 3 middle to high range Epson photo printer to output student projects in the new labs.
 
Purchase the following items:

  • 3 - High range Epson photo printers.
  • 1 - High range Epson photo Scanner.
  • 3 - Apple G-5 or G-6 Computers & Monitors
  • Technical Specifications (upgrade to latest model at time of purchase):
     
     

Processing

  • Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 microprocessors
  • PowerPC processor architecture with 64-bit data paths and registers
  • Native support for 32-bit application code
  • 512K on-chip L2 cache running at processor speed
  • Support for analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels
  • ADC and DVI connectors; DVI to VGA adapter included
  • Dual display support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
  • Support for up to two Apple flat-panel displays
     

Storage:

  • Two Serial ATA controllers supporting up to 150-MBps data throughput per hard drive • Two 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays with drive guides for a second drive –One 80GB or 160GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA drive installed in standard configurations3 –Support for up to two internal Serial ATA drives; 500GB maximum system capacity3 –8MB memory buffers on all hard drives
  • Optical drive bay with SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) installed; writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads CDs at up to 32x speed PCI expansion
     
     
    3 - Screen size and type
    20-inch (viewable) Apple Cinema Display
    20 inches (diagonal viewable image size)
    Thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal display
    3 -Connectors and cables:
    Apple DVI to ADC Adapter
    Apple Display Connector (ADC)
    2-meter cable with DVI and USB connectors
     

B. Equipment:  We need replacement tools and continue to upgrade and repair existing equipment. For the new Building, We will need to purchase the Following Equipment:
 
1 - MIFCO - MODEL B-1501 WITH No. 4UV SAFETY
Stationary crucible furnace, capacity No. 100 through No. 150 crucible. Complete with No. 1912 Industrial Turbo Blower 230 CFM, 16 oz. with 2 HP; 3600 RPM, ball bearing, drip-proof motor, 120/240 volt, single phase, or 240/480 volt, three phase with magnetic line starter. Furnished with silicon carbide crucible rest block. No. 4UV ultra violet combustion system, consisting of an automatic spark ignition with blower air switch and continuous flame monitoring. Provides furnace shutdown in event of air blower failure, flame or power failure.
 
1 - Bent Handle Crucible Tongs
Part Number 030690
Tong Number 150B
 
1 - Crucible Shank
Crucible shanks are foundry tools used to hold the crucible of molten metal while pouring the molds. Shanks are made in two standard designs - the one man Hand Shank and the two-man Single End Shank. 
Part Number 030490
Shank Number S1050DE
 
 
3 - # 150 SILICON CARBIDE CRUCIBLES
Part Number 008272
 
 
1 - FLAT HEARTH SLOT FORGE: Model F-826
A modern designed forge, offered to meet the requirements of the General Shop, Vocational and Agricultural School Shops, or, Blacksmith, Industrial, and Farm Maintenance Shops. The Flat Hearth Slot Forge is particularly adapted for tool dressing and sharpening, general forging, bending, and welding operations. Work is always visible to the operator, thus preventing burning and wasting of materials.
 
The forge is constructed of heavy gauge steel, structurally reinforced and electric welded. High temperature castable insulation between the fire brick and the furnace shell provides faster heating, greater fuel efficiency, and simplifies the relining of the furnace.
Combustion Safeguard Systems with spark ignition and continual flame monitoring are standard equipment on all forging furnaces.
 
1 - AIR COMPRESSOR:
30 Horsepower Rotary Air type compressor
 
The Electra-Screw starts with a carefully designed air end utilizing the patented KyphoTM profile. This design uses rotors up to 41% larger than competitive units, resulting in lower operating speeds and longer compressor life. The Electra-Screw also uses a unique Intensive Injection system to cool and seal the compression chamber, and long life bearings to give you years of consistent operation.
Gardner-Denver Electra-Screw compressors are the industry's most affordable series, and one of the most economical-to-operate compressors you can buy.
 
 
30 - Modeling Stands:
For Figure Sculpture Courses
 
1 - AGITATED WAX MELTING TANKS
 
Waage Agitated Dispensing Tanks are standard model WP Tanks with the addition of 30 RPM motor-driven stirrer, bottom wiping type. All tanks are equipped with quick opening, heated gate valves and are mounted on pipe legs. Agitated motors are controlled by a manual switch with thermal overload protection. Automatic Thermostat Control: 60 – 250°F
 
 
2 Each - FLUIDIZED BEDS
3-330 J-MAC ® FLUIDIZED BED UNIT CONSTRUCTION: External casting of bed is two piece construction of 16 gauge steel.
An air blower is recommended as the air supply for a J-MAC ® Fluidized Bed Unit. A rule of thumb to use for Fluidized Beds is that you need at least 70 CFM, at 2-3 PSI, per square foot of surface area of the diffuser plate.
 
 
1 – Powermatic TABLESAW:
Powermatic 72A Tablesaw

  • Precision ground cast iron table is finely polished to a mirror finish
  • The left tilting blade prevents the binding of stock between the blade and fence which substantially reduces the possibility of kickback
  • The left tilting blade also aids in making clean mitre cuts as the tear-out will be on the bottom side of the work piece
  • The wide stanced, heavy-duty one piece trunnion has a "C" Flange mount which relieves the weight at the saw arm pivot shaft and promotes easier raising and tilting of the saw blade
  • T-slot for standard mitre gauge
  • Exclusive 3VX belt drive distributes torque more efficiently and generates less heat while operating virtually vibration-free
  • All units have magnetic controls
     

1- Each Table Saw Optional Equipment

  • 2195043 Accu-Fence System, 50"
  • 2195048 Accu-Fence assembly only
  • 2250154 Blade guard and splitter assembly
  • 2328023 Insert, table
  • 2328024 Insert, dado
  • 2389002 Special cast iron extension wing kit*
  • 2402006 Accu-Fence, side panel replacement kit
  • 2440020 Accu-Fence, rear-lock assembly (optional)
  • 2471015 Mitre gauge
  • 6284600 Tenoning jig
     

1 – Powermatic DRILL PRESS:
20” Heavy-Duty Drill Press

  • Powerful totally enclosed, fan cooled motors to keep out dust for a longer life and maximum performance
  • Standard 15-1/2" X 18" cast iron production table allows for stability of work material during operation
  • Features a slotted base that may be used as an alternative work table for extra-large materials
  • Maintains horsepower throughout full speed range (low and high)
  • Features an Electronic Variable Speed drive system (EVS)
  • Start/Stop push button switch is located on the front of the drill press head for safety
  • Possible materials and applications may include: steel, cast iron and wood
  • Reversing switch for tapping
     

Standard Equipment

  • Motor
  • Slotted base
  • #3 Morse taper adapter
  • Production table
  • Reversing switch
     

Optional Accessories

  • 2277005 Head raising mechanism
  • 2383001 1/2” Chuck with adapter for #3 morse taper
  • 2793014 Reverse foot switch assembly

Stock Number (2 HP, 1 Ph or 3 Ph,230V): 1203794
 
1- Powermatic 20" Disc Sander:

  • Direct drive to disc from motor for maximum efficiency
  • Extra large sanding surface
  • Ideal for professional or serious home woodworking shop
  • Adjustable tilting work table
  • 49" overall height
  • Cast iron base
     

Standard Equipment

  • Motor
  • Forward/Reverse switch (3 Ph only)
  • Tilting table
  • Mitre gauge
  • 20" Sanding disc
     

1 - BRICK LINED (ONE CAR) NATURAL DRAFT SHUTTLE 
Model # DLB-40S
STANDARD Equipment (Professional MODELS):

  • CSA CERTIFIED, formerly AGA (AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION)
  • 100% ELECTRONIC FLAME SAFETY SHUT-OFF
  • PUSH BUTTON AUTOMATIC SPARK IGNITION
  • DD1 CONTROLLER
  • 0-15 "PRESSURE GAUGE
     

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT 
MICROPROCESSOR BASED PROGRAMMABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER.
PROPORTIONAL CONTROL.
4 RAMP / SOAK SEGMENTS
PROPORTIONAL 4 RAMP / SOAK SEGMENTS
(COMPUTER CONTROL).
 
1 – Foundry Sand Batch Muller 
MODEL ML-125

  • 100 to 140 lb. capacity

1 - Milwaukee Electric Diamond Core Drill Rig.
Drill part number MW04004 
 
 
1 - Diamond Coring Motor, 300/600 RPM, 20 Amp with Clutch
 
DRILL DMD 300/600 20A CL

  • Two speeds: 300 and 600 rpm
  • 20 amp motor
  • Clutch protection protects gears and motor
  • Built-in water swivel
     
     

1 - Diamond Coring Motor STAND (Large Base)
Stand Part Number MW04115 
Cast aluminum base with four leveling screws for fast accurate leveling adjustment

  • Adjustable, tilting 2-1/2 in. x 43-1/2 in. steel column
  • Four speed wheel feed control
  • Motor mount cradle, bubble level, jackscrew
     
     

16 - Work Tables:
We will need 16 - 3” Laminated 4’ x 6’ Maple Hardwood work benches with uncabinet storage and 4 wood working vises mounted on each side for the two new labs.
 
60 – 4 legged tall Lab stools
 
1 – 2 horsepower vertical lift Hoist and Beam Trolley:
For new “built in” Bridge Crane over foundry
 
In Addition:
 
We will need funds to contract vendors to sharpen our shear blades, repair our small electrical hand tools, and service our welders. We need to continue to replace replacement foundry tools such as tongs, shanks, crucibles, and safety apparel for student protection. We will need to look to replace our older floor sanders and electrical tools. We need a dedicated repair budget to avoid the high expense of replacing damaged tools. It is more cost effective to maintain tools and equipment rather than replacing them.
 
 

 


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