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Principles of Precision Machining
Award Type
Certificate of Proficiency
03/21/16, 06/15/16
Anticipated Graduates
Mike Clifton
Precision Machining

Principles of Precision Machining certificate students will be well positioned to begin a career in the machine trades by gaining basic machining competencies through their work on projects along with a thorough grounding in shop theory, applied math, and a special emphasis on CAD/CAM programming and CNC machining.

Skill Sets

Precision Machining certificate graduates will be able to:

1. Safely produce a part with in print on a conventional lathe and on a conventional milling machine.

2. Accurately read precision measuring tools within .002”.

3. Read prints to industry’s standards and interpret manufacturing drawings and accurately determine tolerances on a blue print.

4. Visualize 3 dimensional shapes from two dimensional drawings using orthographic projection Write a basic G-code program to produce a tool path of a given shape.

5. Math used to solve typical machine shop problems using Algebra and Plane Geometry to: Accurately determine the upper and lower limits of dimension tolerances; Work though specific shop math formulas accurately; Visualize geometric shapes; Find specific Cartesian coordinates; solve typical machine shop problems using trigonometry.

6. Set up a CNC machine by:

  • finding and storing in the controller the work absolute zero offsets,
  • loading tools into the machine’s magazine,
  • correctly establish tool offsets,
  • change wear and diameter offsets to adjust part dimensions to meet print specifications,
  • safely start up the machine and properly shut it down,
  • make minor program edits at the machine to change speeds or feeds,
  • determine the processes needed to create precision hole; Hone or lap a hole +/-.0005”; measure a bore diameter using a dial bore gage within .0002”
  • write a basic G-code program; identify and define G-Codes and M-Codes,
  • write a program that loads a tool and performs a machining operation,
  • determine thread tolerances,
  • determine the stack of gage blocks needed to set up a sine bar,
  • find the distance between holes on a bolt circle involving an odd number of holes,
  • find the lengths of the sides of a right triangle when only one side and one internal angle is known,
  • can determine the internal angles of a right triangle when only the sides are known

7. Basic principles of Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing principles.

8. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of 5S, Cell Design and Pull Systems.

9. Basic principles the ISO 9001/AS9100 system and how a quality system is used in an organization.

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034