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Advanced Machine Tool Technology

Program Outcomes

Upon the completion of the degree in Advanced Machine Tool Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze and interpret drawings using ANSI Y 14.5M (2009) standards of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT).

  2. Accurately measure parts using precision measuring tools to maintain quality control of machined parts.

  3. Explain casting, forging, welding, molding, heat treatment, powdered metal, and stamping manufacturing methods.

  4. Set-up and operate surface grinders, manual millers and manual lathes to produce parts to specifications.

  5. Identify and explain positioning systems, program formats and machine axes used on CNC machines.

  6. Set-up and operate CNC lathes and CNC millers necessary to produce parts to specification.

  7. Write programs and machine parts through the use of CAD-CAM software.

  8. Manually write basic CNC programs using G and M codes.

  9. Set-up and operate:  a cylindrical grinder and a ram type electrical discharge machine (EDM).

  10. Calculate stock requirements and specify and order materials and tools.

  11. Conduct oneself appropriately in a job interview.

  12. Manage a project involving machining, assembly and timely completion.

  13. Work cooperatively on a team project.

  14. Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS0 used in machining fluids and materials.

  15. Apply safety procedures appropriate to running a modern machine shop.

  16. Explain Statistical Process Control (SPS) and apply it appropriately.

  17. Design work holding fixtures and vise jaws to machine parts.

  18. Heat-treat tool steels and alloy steels to a specified Rockwell hardness

  19. Appropriately identify and use collets, chucks and work-holding devices.

  20. Identify and use appropriate cutting tool materials for a given application.

  21. Solve practical trigonometric problems related to the geometry of parts.

  22. Communicate effectively about maching problems and issues involved in the production of parts.

  23. Utilize principles of physics related to machines and machining.