Machine Shop Training

MACHINE SHOP CURRICULUM

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 




1.0 Machine Shop Safety and Orientation

  •  Machine Shop Safety 
  •  Machine Shop Orientation
  •  Precision Measurements 
  •  Basic prints 

2.0 Metal Identification

  • SAE – AISI Classification Systems 
  • Criteria for Steel Selection
  • Using the SAE-AISI Numerical Designation System 
  • Six Major Tool Steels with Assigned Symbols 
  • Visual Test
  • File Test 
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester 
  • Applications 2.8

3.0 Benchwork & Layout 

  • Workholding Devices 
  • Hand Tools 
  • Layout 
  • Abrasive Cut-off Saw 
  • Bench Grinder 

4.0 Fitting and Assembly

  • Screw Threads 
  • Pipe Threads 
  • External Threading - Dies 
  • Internal Threading - Taps 
  • Fasteners 

5.0 Drill Press

  • Components of the Drill Press
  • Drill Chuck, Taper Shank, Drill Bits, and Drill Drift Key 
  • Cutting Tools
  • Safety Rules
  • Coolant Use 
  • Drilling, Reaming, and Boring
  • Parting Operations 

6.0 Saws and Parting Operations

  • Reciprocating hacksaw 
  • Horizontal band saw
  • Vertical band saw 
  • Saw operations (horizontal) 
  • Saw operations (vertical)  

7.0 Lathes 1:  Introduction and Safety 

  • Introduction to Lathes 
  • Lathe Applications 
  • Lathe Safety 

8.0 Lathes 2:  Toolholders and Cutting Tools

  • Toolholding for the Lathe 
  • Cutting Tools for the Lathe 
  • Grinding Procedure for a Lathe Tool Bit 

9.0 Lathes 3:  Operations

  • Facing and Center Drilling 
  • Lathe Processes 
  • Lathe Finishing Processes
  • Cutting Speeds 
  • Applications 

10.0 Mills 1:  Introduction and Safety

  • Components of the Milling Machine 
  • Milling Terms and Definitions 
  • Work-Holding Devices 
  • Digital Readouts

11.0 Mills 2:  Safety and Mill Troubleshooting

  • Milling Safety 
  • Cutting Fluids 
  • Mill Troubleshooting 
  • X-Axis, Y-Axis, Z-Axis 

12.0 Mills 3:  Toolholders and Cutting Tools 

  • Climb and Conventional Cutting
  • Cutting Tools 
  • Milling Machine Operations 
  • Toolholding Devices 
  • Table of RPM 

13.0 Mills 4:  Operations

  • Indicate Head of Mill 
  • Indicate Vise 
  • Edgefinder 
  • Milling a Keyway 

14.0 Surface Grinder 1

  • Grinding and Abrasive Machining Processes 
  • Surface Grinding 
  • Types of Surface Grinders 

15.0 Surface Grinder 2 

  • Grinding Problems
  • Trueing and Dressing 
  • Grinding Wheel Safety 

16.0 Review and Final Examination

  • Review/Completion—Sessions 1-15
  • Comprehensive Final Examination