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MCHN 1438 - BASIC MACHINE SHOP I

A course that introduces the student to machining fundamentals. The student begins by using basic machine tools including the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance. 32 lecture hours + 64 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate set-up and use of the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder applying good housekeeping, proper safety, and preventative maintenance
  • Use precision instruments to perform bench work including part layout, drilling, reaming, taping, press fitting, location of hole centers and surfaces
  • Set up power saws for cutoff operation
  • Demonstrate tooling maintenance, and hazardous material handling
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Interpret blueprints

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4