Part of Lesson Plan: Tooling the Mill by Lance Tatro
Activity Overview / Details
Teacher will reflect on the Machining Lesson, and
prompt students to reflect on the five main machine processes and
the machines that are commonly used for finishing metals.
Teacher will call on non-volunteers to name one of the machining processes, and some of the primary features about that machine.
Continue to call upon students until three or four machines have been named.
Teacher will say: Let’s talk about the milling machine. We know what a milling machine is, and we have learned about the various types of milling machines. When we generally think about this machine, aside of the machine itself, can anyone think about any thing else that might influence the cutting process?
Teacher will use the whiteboard to list all the student suggestions. If the students struggle to list any potential influences, then provide an example. “What about how fast the material is fed across the cutter? Would that have an effect on the finishing? This called the feed rate.