MTT-146: Introduction to Machine Tool Probing

Machine Tool-Do Not Use
Academic Level
Course Subject
Machine Tool Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Machine Tool Probing
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Covers the elementary functions and application of the electronic probe on a Vertical Machining Center. Topics include set-up and calibration of the probe and use and application of the following cycles - Bore/Boss measuring cycle, Web/Pocket measuring cycle, and internal and external cycles. Laboratory activities.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Probes
  2. Macros
  3. Variable Data Tables
  4. Set-up and Calibration of Table Probes
  5. Length and Diameter Measuring Cycles
  6. Set-up and Calibration of Spindle Probe
  7. Protected Positioning
  8. Single Surface Measurement
  9. Use Protected Positioning and a Single Surface Measurement Cycle
  10. Web/Pocket, Bore/Boss, Internal Corner, and External Corner Measuring Cycles
  11. Combining Cycles
  12. Tolerance Checking Using Probe
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify a macro program.
  2. Identify macro data table and manually input data.
  3. Identify a macro alarm.
  4. Describe the use of the macro edit lock.
  5. Describe the calibration of a spindle and table probe.
  6. Apply the tool length and diameter measuring cycles.
  7. Apply the protected positioning cycle.
  8. Apply X, Y, Z single-surface measuring cycles.
  9. Apply web/pocket and core/boss measuring cycles.
  10. Apply internal and external corner measuring cycle.
  11. Construct passing variable macro arguments.*
  12. Evaluate the efficiency of probe measuring procedures.*

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