Machine Tool Technology

Classes

MTT 107 : Machining Calculations I

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining occupations. Emphasis is placed on basic calculations and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic shop calculations. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

MTT 121 : Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists

This course covers the basic principles of blueprint reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

MTT 128 : Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing I

This course is designed to teach students how to interpret engineering drawings using modern conventions, symbols, datums, datum targets, and projected tolerance zones. Special emphasis is placed upon print reading skills, and industry specifications and standards. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 121

MTT 138 : Milling I Lab

This course provides basic knowledge of milling machines. Emphasis is placed on types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply milling techniques to produce machine tool projects. This course is aligned with NIMS certification criteria.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 121, MTT 149 and MTT 150 or Permission of instructor

MTT 140 : Basic CNC Turning I

This course covers concepts associated with basic programming of a computer numerical control (CNC) turning center. Topics include basic programming characteristics, motion types, tooling, workholding devices, set-up documentation, tool compensations, and formatting. Upon completion, students should be able to write a basic CNC turning program that will be used to produce a part. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 138

Corequisites

MTT 243

MTT 141 : Basic CNC Milling I

This course covers concepts associated with basic programming of a computer numerical control (CNC) milling center. Topics include basic programming characteristics, motion types, tooling, workholding devices, setup documentation, tool compensations, and formatting. Upon completion, students should be able to write a basic CNC milling program that will be used to produce a part. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 138

Corequisites

MTT 241

MTT 144 : Electrical Discharge Machining I

This course introduces the student to the concepts of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and the importance of EDM in an industrial setting. Emphasis is placed on safety procedures and machinist responsibility in the set-up and operation of EDM machines and electrode selection. Upon completion, students should be able to produce basic machine products using both the wire-type and plunge-type EDM machines. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

MTT 147 : Introduction to Machine Shop I

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 148

MTT 148 : Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab

This course provides practical application of the concepts and principles of machining operations learned in MTT 147. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 147

MTT 149 : Introduction to Machine Shop II

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on set-up and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding, measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 150

MTT 150 : Introduction to Machine Shop II Lab

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on set-up and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding, measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 149

MTT 158 : Die Fundamentals

The purpose of this course is to teach the general fundamentals of stamping. Topics include the dangers of a press operation, the primary components of presses and their functions, the operations of various types of dies, various stamping production methods, and the numerous components used to make up various dies. Upon completion, students should be completely familiar with stamping operations and have a fundamental knowledge of how dies are constructed and how they shape material.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE MTT 138 or Permission of Instructor

MTT 159 : Basic Formability

This course is designed to introduce the basic manufacturing processes used to form various materials into those needed for manufacturing. Topics include safety, commonly used materials, the structure of materials, various manufacturing processes, the casting and molding process, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, and finishing. Upon completion, students should be well aware of the basic concept of formability and the processes used to convert raw materials into manufactured products.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE MTT 138 or Permission of Instructor

MTT 160 : Die Construction and Tryout

This course is an introduction into constructing and testing dies. Emphasis is placed on safety, machining skills, die construction, and die tryout. Upon completion, the students should be able to read a print, construct the die from that print, and test its performance.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE MTT 138 or Permission of Instructor

MTT 161 : Die Maintenance and Repair

This course serves as a follow on to MTT 160 Die Construction and Tryout. Emphasis is placed on safety inspection, measurement, sharpening, grinding, disassembly, and the reassembly process. Upon completion the students should be able to safely inspect a die and perform the necessary functions to insure it is ready for use.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE MTT 138 or Permission of Instructor

MTT 162 : Precision Grinding

This course includes more advanced precision grinder practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced precision grinding techniques. This course is aligned with NIMS standards. (Summer Semester Only)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 138

MTT 163 : Precision Grinding Lab

This course provides practical application of the concepts and principles of precision grinding learned in MTT 162. Topics include set-up procedures, work planning, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced precision grinding techniques. This course is aligned with NIMS standards. (Summer Semester Only)

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 162

MTT 212 : Advanced Computer Numerical Control Turning

This course details the use of canned cycles and subprograms in computer numerical control (CNC) turning programs. Upon completing this course, the student should be able to write CNC turning programs using canned cycles and subprograms.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 140 and MTT 243

Corequisites

MTT 244

MTT 213 : Advanced Computer Numerical Control Milling

This course details the use of canned cycles and subprograms in computer numerical control (CNC) milling programs. Upon completing this course, the student should be able to write CNC milling programs using canned cycles and subprograms.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 141 and MTT 241

Corequisites

MTT 242

MTT 219 : Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Turning

This course covers techniques involved in writing a program for a multi-axis computerized numeric control (CNC) turning machine using computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software. In addition, CNC turning machine set-up, programming, and operation are detailed. Upon completion, the student should be able to set-up, program, and operate a 3-axis CNC turning machine to produce a 2-axis part using CAM software. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. (Summer Semester Only)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 140 or Permission of Instructor

MTT 220 : Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Milling

This course covers techniques involved in writing a program for a multi-axis computerized numeric control (CNC) milling machine using computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software. In addition, CNC milling machine set-up, programming, and operation are detailed. Upon completion, the student should be able to set-up, program, and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a 2-axis part using CAM software. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. (Summer Semester Only)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 140 141 or Permission of Instructor

MTT 241 : CNC Milling Lab I

This course covers basic (3-axis) computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and set-up and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a specified part. Related safety, inspection, and process adjustment are also covered.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 141

MTT 242 : CNC Milling Lab II

This course covers advanced (including 4-axis) computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine set-up and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and set-up and operate a CNC milling machine (including 4-axis) to produce a specified part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 141 and MTT 241

Corequisites

MTT 213

MTT 243 : CNC Turning Lab I

This course covers basic computer numeric control (CNC) turning machine set-up and operating procedures (inner diameter and outer diameter). Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and set-up and operate a CNC turning machine to produce a simple part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 140

MTT 244 : CNC Turning Lab II

This course covers advanced computer numeric control (CNC) turning machine set-up and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and set-up and operate a CNC turning machine to produce a specified part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTT 212 or Permission of instructor

MTT 281 : Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology

This course is a guided study of special projects in machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed on student needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills developed to meet specific needs.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 219 and MTT 220 or Permission of instructor

MTT 282 : Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology

This course is a guided study of special projects in machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed on student needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills developed to meet specific needs.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTT 219 and MTT 220 or Permission of instructor