Machine Tool Technology Model

by CTE Online Admin

Introduces the student to the changing era of machining technology, emphasizing terminology, referencing and applications related to manufacturing environments. The fundamental use of bench tools, layout procedures, materials, precision measuring tools, machining processes, drilling and cut-off machines and other machining/manufacturing processes will be stressed. Skill competencies and standards will be identified.

Students will perform basic lathe operations, which will consist of facing, center-drilling, chuck turning, turning between centers, boring, grooving, tapers, knurling, and single point threading.

Teaches students to identify the major parts of the vertical mill, align a vise, use an indicator, edge finder, and boring head, determine speeds and feeds perform simple indexing, mill flat, square surfaces and slots, drill, bore, and tap holes.

Covers computer numerical control (CNC) lathe and mill operations, control functions, the letter address system, the program format, and machine setup. G & M codes, control functions, the letter address system, and math issues related to CNC are included.

Program Information
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards (47)
California Academic Content Standards (20)
Competencies and Outcomes
  • Students understand various machining and forming automated manufacturing systems,,
  • Understand materials and processes in relation to machining and forming manufacturing systems.,
  • Understand materials and processes in relation to machining and forming manufacturing systems.,
  • Use computers to design and produce machined and formed products, write numerical control programs, and control robots.,
  • Understand how materials can be processed through the use of machine tools, such as milling, drilling, turning, and shaping machines, and forming equipment, such as dies, presses, and rolls
Units

Introduction to Machine Shop

General desription of class goals. Guided tour of the manual shop equipment. Teach machine shop concepts. Provide stepping stone to C.N.C. machining. Careers in the machine tool technology.

Classroom/Lab
2 Days

Safety

This unit provides a summary of common sense safety guidelines for individuals, worksites, jobs, tools and tool use. It also provides general information on risk assessment, protective measures and equipment as well as basic first aid.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 4 Days

Machine Tool Terminology

This unit provides the student with an overview of general shop terms, conventions and nomenclature used in metal and machine shops. Detailed information about specific machine or welding tools are given more comprehensive attention in tool-specific lessons.

Classroom
2 Days

Blueprint and Plan Reading

Interpreting technical drawings and specifications; basic knowledge of blueprint reading, general and precision measuring.

Classroom/Lab
1 - 2 Day

Machine Types and Descriptions

This unit includes the descriptions and use of the different machine types used in a machine tool lab.

Classroom/Lab
1 - 2 Day

Tooling Descriptions

This unit introduces students to the many cutting tools used for machine processes such as, milling, drilling, lathe operations, and finishing processes. The unit will also include materials cutting tools are made from and the different cutting speeds used for a machine tool.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 4 Days

Basic Lathe Operations

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.

Classsroom/Lab
1 - 3 weeks

Basic Mill Operations

This unit will provide opportunities for students to acquire introductory skills on the milling machine and the tooling involved in its use. Course topics include safety, blueprint reading, job planning and management, quality control, and machinery maintenance. Performance standards for this course are based on National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) national standards for the topics on the milling machine. Co-curricular activities of Skills USA are incorporated in the unit.

Classroom/Lab
1 - 3 weeks

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining is intended for the first time user of CNC equipment. The history, applications programming, and operations will be explored in the unit of study. This unit will include the history of NC and CNC and writing basic machine code.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 6 weeks

Projects-Beginning Level

This unit contains lessons for first/second year machine tool student projects

Classroom/Lab
3 - 4 weeks
Lesson Plans

Projects-Advanced Level

This unit contains lessons for third/fourth year student projects

Manufacturing Certifications and Quality Standards

This unit contains lessons that describe certification levels, how to achieve certification, and industry requirements. Certification "A path to Employment"

Classroom/Lab
1 - 2 Day

Employment Portfolio for Students

The lessons in this unit will be used to create a complete employment portfolio. Jobs,work habits and ethics. Communication skills and employee responsibilities

The lessons in this unit will also consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.

Classroom
10 - 20 Hours