Machine shops are the foundation for all manufacturing. All manufacturing goes through the hands of machinists. From the prototype designs of engineers to the tools and fixtures necessary for production to the one of a kind custom engine that will drive the next space launch skilled machinists are necessary and they are in high demand.
Students in the Precision Machine Technology program learn the basics of machining, blueprint reading, safe tool and machine use, shop math, inspection procedures, as well as the fundamentals of CNC programming, setup, machining as well as 3D Solid modeling.
|Bob Ahola (Dept. Head)
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Freshmen year, Precision Machine Technology (PMT) Students attend the Engineering Academy. To learn more about the Engineering Academy click here.
Shop 10 topics include: Fundamentals of engine lathe operations, including: turning, facing, drilling, threading, taper turning, knurling, reaming and counter-boring; the geometry of a cutting tool and how to “off-hand” grind it; Proper use of hand tools such as: file, ball-peen hammer; Basic layout tools including the combination square set, hermaphrodite calipers, surface gauge and hacksaw.
Skills: Turning | Facing | Drilling | Threading | Taper Turning | Knurling | Reaming and Counter-Boring
11TH Grade : Introduction to CNC Machining. Understanding the Cartesian coordinate system and how it relates to writing a computer Numerical Control program on a machining or turning center, producing CNC programs by hand written and PC based procedures, understanding basic machining codes, advanced grinding skills on surface and cylindrical grinding and “live work” jobs. Advanced preparation in work quality issues (quality vs. quantity), quality standards, trigonometry (both basic and advanced complex angles), computer programming (CNC); Writing programs with all required CNC codes, set-up of the CNC lathe 2axis or 3axis CNC miller to complete the final machining process so it produces a finish part.
Skills: CNC Machining | Machine Codes | Grinding Skills | Quality Standards | Trigonometry
12TH Grade Shop: Continued training on CNC millers and lathes including writing, set-up and operations to machine outside shapes and contours, pocket routines, drilling and threading, advanced milling and grinding skills. Advanced preparation in work quality issues (quality vs. quantity), quality standards, trigonometry (both basic and advanced complex angles), computer programming (CNC); Writing programs with all required CNC codes, set-up of the CNC lathe 2axis or 3axis CNC miller to complete the final machining process so it produces a finish part. Instructional delivery includes the use of instructor led presentations, reading and writing assignments, classroom demonstrations and media demonstrations.
Skills: CNC Millers and Lathes | Outside Shapes and Contours | Pocket Routines | Drilling and Threading | Computer Programming
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