Quick, what's the cutting speed for turning a three-inch diameter shaft rotating at 200 rpm? How do you calculate the average annual turnover of inventory?
If you plan to be certified by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as a certified manufacturing engineer, you'd better be able to recite those answers in your sleep.
SME's Web site (www.sme.org) offers three practice quizzes for its official certification exams-manufacturing technologists, engineers and integrators. And should you need to bone up on manufacturing know-how, there are links to resources on just what today's manufacturer should know.
Registration for SME's exams is also available online, as is more information about SME's programs.
By the way, the cutting speed for turning a three-inch diameter shaft rotating at 200 rpm is 157 sfpm. And you calculate the average annual turnover of inventory by dividing the annual cost of sales by the average inventory value. Who says you can't learn anything on the job?