Applies shop safety guidelines and becomes familiar with common machine shop equipment. Focuses on drill press, power saw, elementary lathe and mill operations and pedestal grinding machines. Learners will gain knowledge in layout tools and procedures and the proper use of hand tools in the shop.
This course introduces the apprentice to the concepts of jig and fixture design as part of their apprenticeship related instruction. Topics include the basic elements of tool design, jig and fixture application, and the actual design of tooling.
Introduces the learner to basic CNC Milling setup and operation. Learners begin the course understanding the control panel of a CNC Milling Machine, common tooling used in a CNC Milling Machine and program set-up sheets. From there, learners run existing programs and eventually make minor edits to produce parts to print specifications.
Applies PC-based integrative computer graphics systems used to create and convert computer-generated designs into tool paths for computer-controlled machine tools. Learners will be able to load and simulate these programs.
Optimize proficiency development in the application of tooling and processes on the engine lathe, vertical milling machine and surface grinder. Manufacture parts to print specifications while developing problem solving skills. Basic Tool & Die concepts will be utilized during this course. Course stresses working with precision measurement equipment including computer measuring equipment while providing basic CNC machining skills.
Provides fundamental applications of basic arithmetic skills involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals, introducing basic algebra while solving problems using provided formulas unique and specific to the machining trade.
Applies Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing as a means of specifying engineering design requirements with respect to actual function, production and inspection techniques and the relationship of part features. The use of symbols, datums, terms, rules and inspection standards will be taught in accordance with ANSI standards.
Introduces the learner to basic CNC Turning setup and operation. Learners begin the course understanding the control panel of a CNC Turning Machine, common tooling used in a CNC Turning Machine and program set-up sheets. From there, learners run existing programs and eventually make minor edits to produce parts to print specifications.