An entry-level course in manufacturing processes involving turning, threading, drilling, reaming, tapping, and milling. Covers part processing, machines, and tooling used along with speeds and feeds and inspection techniques in relation to operations. Safety is an integral part of the course. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Lab orientation, safety, and machining tips
- Make-up and carbon content of various metals
- Measuring tools and instruments
- Hand tools and layout
- Threads and fasteners
- Lathe, safety and correct use of the machine
- Thread cutting on the lathe
- Vertical milling machines, safety, and correct use of the machine
- Milling tools
- Feeds and speeds for different machines and metals
- Outside diameter (O.D.) grinder use and safety
- Surface grinder
- Implement proper safety practices regarding machine tools.
- Recognize proper set up for basic machine tool operations.
- Determine proper speeds and feeds for machining.
- Determine proper tooling for operations to be performed.
- Apply proper gauging instruments for tolerances specified.
- Process basic parts to completion.*
- Analyze completed part accuracy.*
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Student Interview and Portfolio Review