SRJC Course Outlines

7/13/2024 1:04:48 AMMACH 51A Course Outline as of Fall 2004

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Discipline and Nbr:  MACH 51ATitle:  BEG MACHINE TOOL TECH  
Full Title:  Beginning Machine Tool Technology
Last Reviewed:2/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to theory and practices of machining processes. Includes use and care of the lathe, mill, drill press, and common hand tools, and the measurement and layout of metal for producing a machine part to print specifications. Also recommended for students in related vocational areas.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to theory and practices of machining processes. Use and care of the lathe, mill, drill press and common hand tools; measurement and layout of metal for producing machine parts to print specifications.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Trace the development of the history and methods of machine tool
2. Identify and use common shop safety practices and equipment to prevent
shop safety hazards.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of machining as applied to machine
tool techniques.
4. Recognize and predict changes in the properties of metal when exposed
to machine tool techniques.
5. Identify and describe applications of common mechanical hardware and
hand tools found in the machine shop.
6. Read and interpret common detail drawings found in a machine shop.
7. Calculate and set appropriate angles for grinding a tool bit.
8. Describe set-up, operation, and safety procedures for the pedestal
9. Select the correct feeds and speeds for commonly used materials.
10. Describe the tools and methods of metrology/dimensional measurement.
11. Identify and describe the important components, controls, and
functions of vertical and horizontal milling machines.
12. Compare and contrast three basic drill press types and explain their
differences and primary uses.
13. Classify types of saws and describe their uses.
14. Calculate cutting speeds and feeds for a variety of machining
15. Identify common methods of measurement conversions.
16. Identify the most important parts of the lathe, drill, and mill and
describe the function of each relative to producing parts on manually
operated machines.
17. Identify realistic career objectives in machine tool technology.

Topics and Scope
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I. History of Machine Tooling
 A. Development of technologies
 B. Development of power sources
II. Machine Tool Theory
 A. Common manufacturing materials and processes
 B. Properties of metals
III. Shop Safety
 A. Practices
 B. Equipment
IV. Grinding
 A. Tool bit grinding procedures and clearances
 B. Calculating and setting angles
 C. Pedestal grinder
   1. care
   2. safety
   3. set-up
   4. use
V. Lathes/Turning Machines
 A. Use
 B. Safety
 C. Set-ups
 D. Parts and functions
 E. Types of machines
VI. Blueprint reading and interpretation
VII. Metrology/Dimensional Measurement
 A. Types of measuring instruments
 B. Scales and rules
 C. Micrometer
 D. Height gage and vernier-scale
VIII. Milling Machines
 A. Vertical mills
 B. Horizontal mills
 C. Components, controls, and functions
 D. Care
 E. Safety
 F. Tooling operations
 G. Set-up
 H. Feeds
 I. Speeds
IX. Drill Presses
 A. Types
 B. Care
 C. Safety
 D. Uses
 E. Drill speeds
 F. Feeds
 H. Drill bits
   1. sharpening
   2. nomenclature
X. Saws
 A. Types
 B Care
 C. Safety
 D. Set-up
 E. Uses
XI. Hand Tools
 A. File types
 B. Hammers
 C. Hacksaws
 D. Safety
 E. Vises
XII. Careers in Machine Tool Technology
 A. Career options
 B. Workplace ethics
 C. Professionalism

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Representative assignments.
1. Reading from assigned text, approximately 15 pages/week.
2. Weekly quizzes based on reading.
3. Lab projects related to creating hand and machine tool components.
Projects will be graded for skill demonstration and problem solving and
may include:
a) on a lathe, produce a hand tool by manufacturing parts & components;
b) set up a mill and mill a metal plate from a blueprint;
c) grind a tool bit, calculating and setting appropriate angles.
4. Compile a lab notebook of course notes and handouts.
5. Organize workspace and clean-up lab area.
6. Final objective and performance exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Compile a lab notebook.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Lab projects.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance, organization, and clean-up.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Machine Tool Practices, Kibbe, R., Neely, D., and White, W. 7th edition,
Instructor prepared materials.

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