Prerequisite - Fundamentals of Fabrication. The fundamentals for Manual Machine Tool practices for the Lathe, Mill, and Drill Press will be explained and demonstrated during this class. Topics include: machine tool safety, proper drilling speeds, different types of drill bits and their coatings related to drill press operations. How to dial-in an out-of-round shaft in a four-jaw lathe chuck. Turning and milling speeds along with feed rates will be put into practice during this class. You will work side-by-side with your instructor to complete NIMS machining projects on our brand new ProtoTrak machines. Students will complete a NIMS Machine Tool project and take a NIMS online quiz (Drill Press skills) to earn a NIMS credential.
Safety glasses are required.