This course provides an introduction to the field of manufacturing/machining. The course is designed to provide instruction in the commonalties of theory and skills associated with various branches of the manufacturing industry. An overview of departments, engineering design, job planning, process documents, manufacturing support team responsibilities, as well as production workforce member's duties and responsibilities will be discussed. Shop floor etiquette, workplace cleanliness, safety and health, common powered and non-powered hand tools will be covered. Machine tool operations involving cut-off and contour metal cutting saws, drilling machines, offhand grinding of High-Speed Steel (HSS) twist drills and lathe tools as well as surface grinding operations will be addressed. The application of measuring and layout tools will be combined with piece-part layout and inspection practices for part production. Materials, including cutting tools, and their properties will be introduced. Non-traditional machining processes, special purpose production machines, as well as hard and soft automation are among additional topics to be discussed. A rudimental introduction/familiarization with conventional lathes and milling machines will also be included.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Describe the purpose, importance, and responsibilities of various personnel and departments within a manufacturing organization.
Determine the general salary ranges and job description for a position of employment.
Outline a plan for personal career path growth in manufacturing.
Interpret work-related documents such as work orders, process, and various operation sheets.
Apply appropriate terminology in order to, select, handle, care for, and store tools used to perform bench work, inspection and assembly operations.
Discuss and apply basic accident prevention practices and procedures, commonly required in manufacturing, as well as personal safety equipment; in order to assure personal health and safety.
Compare and contrast hardness and machineability ratings.
Demonstrate procedures for set-up and operation of various sawing, drilling, offhand, and surface grinding machines.
Perform commonly assigned operator clean up and maintenance tasks associated with grinding, sawing and drilling machines.
Demonstrate appropriate shop floor etiquette among co-workers and discuss the basic concepts of customer relationships in the context of work teams facilitation.
Describe various characteristics associated with special purpose machines, mass production, hard and soft automation and assembly techniques.
Define various common acronyms associated with processes, equipment, and operations common to the manufacturing industry.
Describe the geometric features and part shapes created by broaching, shaping, planning, lathe and milling machine operations.
Explain the various abrasive machining processes; and, the high production thread and gear cutting processes.
Discuss the nature, properties, and selection criteria for various types of materials used to manufacture parts.
Coreq. MTT 110 or MTT 110 or MAT 110 or MAT 128 or MAT 151or MAT 160