Mar 26, 2023
IT 131 - Machine Tool Practice II
Credit Hours: 4
This course further develops the student’s knowledge, skills and abilities in machining building on the fundamental principles covered in Machine Tools I. Students manufacture projects that require precision layout, set-up, machining and inspection. These projects require students to perform various operations on horizontal milling machines, vertical milling machines, band saws, engine lathes and surface grinders.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- safely and properly machine parts that require the use of vertical & horizontal milling machines, engine lathes, surface grinders and band saws;
- identify and select proper tooling for turning, boring, threading, milling, sawing and grinding;
- use high speed and carbide tooling at proper speeds & feeds;
- use digital readouts on machine tools;
- use a rotary table on a milling machine to machine radii;
- single point threads on a lathe inspecting the thread using a thread micrometer;
- use a horizontal milling machine to square blocks and mill deep grooves;
- use a surface grinder to produce surfaces that are geometrically flat, square, parallel and smooth; and
- use precision instruments such as indicators, gage blocks, inside and outside micrometers.
Prerequisites: IT 121