MTT-120: Practical Problems in Machine Tools I

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Machine Tool
Academic Level
Course Subject
Machine Tool Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Practical Problems in Machine Tools I
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Explores how to increase machining efficiency and quality of workmanship. Individualized instruction helps the student overcome deficiencies in machining on the lathe and vertical milling machine. Emphasizes tool sharpening, set-up, and safety protocols.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Safety review.
  2. Preparation for Machining, Tolerance.
  3. Metals – Machinability – Speed & Feed.
  4. Application of Cutting Tool Materials.
  5. Sharpening Cutting Tools.
  6. Mill Cutters, Feed & Speed.
  7. Tram Heads & Align Vises & Nest Work-pieces.
  8. Layout Tools.
  9. Taps, Drills, and Reamers.
  10. Hand Tools.
  11. Fasteners & Threads.
  12. Abrasives/Grinders.
  13. Basic Heat-Treat Processes.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Implement proper safety practices regarding machine tools.
  2. Recognize proper set up for basic machine tool operations.
  3. Determine proper speeds and feeds for machining.
  4. Choose proper tooling for operations to be performed.
  5. Apply proper gaging instruments for tolerances specified.
  6. Process basic parts to completion.*
  7. Analyze completed part accuracy.*

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Student Interview and Portfolio Review

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date