PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY has been carefully written to align with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard and to support achievement of NIMS credentials. This new text carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Level I Programs. It's the ideal way to introduce students to the excitement of today's machine tool industry and provide a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills needed for successful 21st Century careers. With an emphasis on safety throughout, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY offers a fresh view of the role of modern machining in today's economic environment. The text covers such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. The companion Workbook/Shop Manual contains helpful review material to ensure that readers have mastered key concepts and provides guided practice operations and projects on a wide range of machine tools that will enhance their NIMS credentialing success.
Peter J. Hoffman teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Machine Tool Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level II certifications.
Eric S. Hopewill teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Tool Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Albright College. Mr. Hopewell also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certifications.
Brian Janes teaches at Bowling Green Technical College in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He has an Associate in Science Degree from Vincennes University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Science Degree from Murray State University. Mr. Janes also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certifications.
Kent M. Sharp, Jr. teaches at Radford High School in Radford, Virginia. He has an Associate Degree in Science from New River Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree from Radford University. Mr. Sharp also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I certifications.
Section I: Introduction to Machining Unit 1. Introduction to Machining. Unit 2. Careers in Machining. Unit 3. Workplace Skills. Section II: Measurement, Materials and Safety Unit 1. Introduction to Safety. Unit 2. Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math Overview. Unit 3. Semi-Precision Measurement. Unit 4. Precision Measurement. Unit 5. Quality Assurance, Process Planning, & Quality Control. Unit 6. Metal Composition and Classification. Unit 7. Heat Treatment of Metals. Unit 8. Maintenance, Lubrication, and Cutting Fluid Overview. Section III: Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout Unit 1. Understanding Drawings. Unit 2. Layout. Unit 3. Hand Tools Unit 4. Saws and Cut-Off Machines. Unit 5. Offhand Grinding. Unit 6. Drilling, Treading, Tapping and Reaming. Section IV: Drill Press Unit 1. Introduction to the Drill Press. Unit 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Drill Press. Unit 3. Drill Press Operation. Section V: Turning Unit 1. Introduction to the Lathe. Unit 2. Workholding and Toolholding Devices for the Lathe. Unit 3. Machining Operations on the Lathe. Unit 4. Manual Lathe Threading Unit 5. Taper Turning Section VI: Milling Unit 1. Introduction to the Vertical Milling Machine Unit 2. Tools, Toolholding and Workholding for the Vertical Milling Machine. Unit 3. Vertical Milling Machine Operations. Unit 4. Indexing and Rotary Table Operations. Section VII: Grinding Unit 1. Introduction to Precision Grinding Machines. Unit 2. Grinding Wheels for Precision Grinding. Unit 3. Surface Grinders and Grinding Wheels. Section VIII: Computer Numerical Control Unit 1. CNC Basics. Unit 2. Introduction to CNC Turning. Unit 3. CNC Turning: Programming. Unit 4. CNC Turning: Set-up and Operation. Unit 5. Introduction to CNC Milling. Unit 6. CNC Milling: Programming. Unit 7. CNC Milling: Set-up and Operation. Unit 8. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Machining.