This course introduces the apprentice to the basics of stamping and diemaking. Topics include the basic terminology, blanking, piercing, bending and related basic operations. In addition learners will discover the basics of the theory and background knowledge related of stamping and die making. This course was designed for related instruction for tool and die, stamping die and mold makers.
This course introduces the apprentice to the basic mold making process, mold construction and components, and materials. The course provides related instruction for the tool and die, stamping die and mold makers apprenticeship programs.
Trains the learner how to set up CNC mills and lathes. Learner will install tooling, transfer programs, write programs and create rigid setups for machining parts. Learner will learn how to proof out programs and run programs for the first time in a safe manner.
Develop intermediate skills with the use of orthographic projection drawings, interpretation of print symbols, dimensioning standards, tolerance standards, assembly drawings, section and auxiliary views.
Applies basic methodology and operations of lathes, mills and grinding machines. Focuses on speeds and feeds, basic work holding devices and cutting tools. Milling machine applications to include: project planning, basic milling machine setups and operations and in-process inspection. Lathe applications to include: work planning, basic lathe setups to utilize basic work holding practices and in-process inspection.
Provides competency for common machine shop mathematics. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving skills using the metric system, common machining formulas from the machinery handbook and right triangle trigonometry. This course will focus on calculations that are common and unique in the machine trades.
Course competencies examine safe work practices for machinists, tool and die makers and related trades. Apprentices will explore industrial safety standards; personal protective equipment; machine guards and protective devices; MSDS and chemical safety; electrical hazards, and more. Course relates 5S concepts to safe work practices and trade work processes.
This course provides applied mathematics instruction from a review of basic arithmetic; basic algebra; applications, based on geometry; right triangle trigonometry, oblique angle trigonometry and compound angles.
Develop basic skills creating 2D and 3D geometry part models using Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Learners will then learn how to create CNC tool paths using Computer-Aided Machining (CAM). Learners will also learn file management by saving, converting, and working with different file types.
This course is a classroom introduction to CNC programming for apprentices, with a focus on CNC turning and milling centers. Apprentices will create setup sheets, develop tool lists, calculate speeds and feeds, assign tool offsets and write CNC programs.
Apprentices will examine CNC related operations and safety. Course competencies include classifying types of equipment, comparing CNC tooling, setup, and work holding operations. Additional CNC programming skill development is included in the course. CNC controls and communications are explored as well.
Optimize the chip removal process on the CNC mill, with emphasis on increasing productivity, rigid setups, use of carbide and ceramic tooling and teamwork to maximize production. Emphasis will be on the application of programming with preparatory and miscellaneous functions and CAD/CAM systems for programming.
Analyzes trade specific workplace communication situations to develop professional verbal and written communication skills by filling out job routing sheets, material requisitions, emailing vendors, job setup sheets, quoting jobs, cover letters, resume writing, and mock interviews.
Trains the leaner how to set-up and run CNC Milling Machines. Learners will obtain knowledge on proper tooling selection, creating accurate set-up sheets, writing G & M Code programs, and proving out programs for part accuracy. Learners then will be required to produce parts to print specifications.
Trains the leaner how to set-up and run CNC Turning Machines. Learners will obtain knowledge on proper tooling selection, creating accurate set-up sheets, writing G & M Code programs, and proving out programs for part accuracy. Learners then will be required to produce parts to print specifications.
This course related instruction on the basic principles of vertical and horizontal milling machines for the machine tool apprentice. Instruction includes safety, basic parts and functions of the machines, work holding devices, tooling requirements, and feeds and speeds.