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Introduction to Manual Machining
Course: MPT120MP

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   2.0 Period(s)   2.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Introduces manual machining operations related to drilling, grinding, sawing, milling, and lathe processes. Development of fundamental skills, practices and safety applications in working with manual machine tools, hand tools, and related equipment common to manufacturing. Provides theoretical and practical experiences related to the machining of various material types to produce a product to industry standards.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Select and set up the appropriate tool and work holding devices according to the type of material. (I-VI)
2. Safely set up and operate manual machines. (I-VII)
3. Effectively document work. (I-VII)
4. Effectively work within a team structure. (I-VII)
5. Verify dimensions and finish using engineering documents. (II-VII)
6. Use engineering documentation to set up manual machines. (II-VII)
7. Apply mathematical skills to solve manufacturing problems. (III-VII)
8. Plan manufacturing processes for machining and finishing from mechanical prints. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Shop safety
   A. Safe operation of manual machines and components
   B. Personal protective equipment
   C. Machine guards
   D. Housekeeping
   E. Handling chemicals per Safety Data Sheets (SDS) standards
II. Bench work and layout
   A. Bench work applications
   B. Hand tools
   C. Layout tools
   D. Inspection tooling and gages
   E. Drill press
III. Saw: general use and application
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Horizontal
   C. Vertical
   D. Cutoff
   E. Material identification
   F. Blade selection
   G. Speeds and feeds
   H. Cutting fluids
IV. Manual mill: general use and application
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Setup and work holding
   C. Cutting tools, tool geometry, speeds and feeds, surface finish
   D. Vertical/horizontal milling
   E. Drilling and threading
   F. Attachments
V. Manual lathe: general use and application
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Setup and work holding
   C. Cutting tools, tool geometry, speeds and feeds, surface finish
   D. Drilling and turning Inside Diameter/Outside Diameter (ID/OD)
   E. Knurling, grooving, and threading
VI. Grinding machines
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Setup and work holding
   C. Wheel selection and dressing
   D. Bench grinding
   E. Surface grinding
   F. Cylindrical grinding
VII. Manufacturing planning from engineering documentation
   A. Interpret engineering drawings
   B. Identification of order of operations
   C. Equipment and tooling selection
   D. Applied math for manual machining
      1. Speeds and feeds
      2. Formula manipulation
      3. Right angle trigonometry with Pythagorean Theorem
      4. Elements of geometry
      5. Dimensional analysis/unit conversion
   E. Inspection report
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2022

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