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INDS 220 - Basic Machine Operation

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [(INDS 122  or Math Level 3 ) and TDSN 105 ]

This course focuses on the theory and practice in the basic operations of typical machine tools such as lathes, mills, drills, and grinders and the use of precision bench tools and layout equipment.  The course provides the definition, history, operation, modern development and application of the various tool room machines, practical knowledge of machine processes, and basic machine shop skills. The machinist handbook will be reviewed and used as a reference throughout the course and can either be purchased or downloaded to a personal device.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Explore the history of machine tools.

  1. Explain the uses of the lathe.
  2. Explain the uses of the boring machine.
  3. Explain the uses of the milling machine.
  4. Explain the electrical discharge machining process.
  5. Explain the electro-chemical machining process.
  6. Explain the laser machining process.
  7. Explain the plastics machining process.
  8. Examine the grinding wheel numbering system.
  9. Identify the proper grinding wheel for various applications. 

Goal 2:  Examine cutting tools.

  1. Explain the uses of roughing cutters.
  2. Explain the uses of finishing cutters.
  3. Explain the uses of variable helix cutters.
  4. Explain the uses of variable pitch cutters.
  5. Explain the uses of inserted cutters.
  6. Explain feed per tooth.
  7. Explain SF speed per minute.
  8. Identify variables related to coatings.

Goal 3:  Examine metallurgy.

  1. Compare hardening of different steels.
  2. Demonstrate the use of hardness testers.
  3. Identify nonferrous metals.
  4. Compare coatings.
  5. Compare machining different steels after heat treatment.
  6. Examine the reaction of steel after hardening. 

Goal 4:  Work safely in a machine shop.

  1. Identify unsafe work conditions in a machine shop.
  2. Demonstrate safe work habits in a machine shop.
  3. Explain how business practices are similar between home and host county
  4. Evaluate how home culture would have to be modified to work in host country.

Goal 5:  Make precision measurements from shop drawings.

  1. Produce parts from shop drawings.
  2. Identify part tolerances on shop drawings
  3. Read micrometers
  4. Read calipers

Goal 6:  Operate machine tools.

  1. Layout project parts.
  2. Use tap to cut threads.
  3. Use tap to tap holes.
  4. Set-up drill press.
  5. Operate drill press to drill holes.
  6. Compare band saw blades.
  7. Operate horizontal band saw.
  8. Operate vertical band saw.
  9. Operate surface grinder to finish part.
  10. Compare lathe cutting tools.
  11. Face part with lathe.
  12. Turn part with lathe.
  13. Drill part with lathe.
  14. Cut threads with lathe.
  15. Compare milling tools.
  16. Operate vertical mill.

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