Part of Course: Machine Tool Technology Model
Unit Overview / Details
This unit will provide opportunities for students to acquire introductory skills on the lathe machine. Course topics include safety, blueprint reading, job planning and management, quality control, and machinery maintenance. Performance standards for this unit may be based on National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) national standards for the topics of the lathe. Co-curricular activities of Skills USA may be incorporated in the unit.
- 1 - 3 Weeks
- demonstrate general safety rules for the machining laboratory
- demonstrate the specific safety rules applicable to the machine lathe
- develop a process plan and sequence of operations for a part requiring facing and turning
- complete a materials list and identify required tools, fixtures, and cutting fluids for a machining operation
Lessons in this Unit
Students will explore and familiarize themselves with the lathe.
- 20 Minutes
- Lab Time
- 35 Minutes
Students will place stock in the lathe for their first project - the plumb bob. Students are taking a step by step approach to proper set up and practicing turning the lathe on and off as well as getting use to the instuctor checking each step of the procedure.
- Second part of lesson one
- 20 Minutes
Students will practice making facing cuts on lathe stock.
- Half of a period
- 30 Minutes
Pep talk and student practice on the lathe preparing for the "Plumb Bob" project. Students will make facing and turning cuts on the lathe.
- One class period
- 55 Minutes
Actual work on the plumb bob begins. Students will perform cuts on angles using a lathe.
- 3 class periods
- 3 Hours
See Projects - Beginning Level
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Projects, Demonstrations, Observations,