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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.
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO MACHINING. 1. Introduction to Machining. 2. Careers in Machining. 3. Workplace Skills. SECTION II: MEASUREMENT, MATERIALS, AND SAFETY. 4. Introduction to Safety. 5. Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math Overview. 6. Semi-Precision Measurement. 7. Precision Measurement. 8. Quality Assurance, Process Planning, & Quality Control. 9. Metal Composition and Classification. 10. Heat Treatment of Metals. 11. Maintenance, Lubrication, and Cutting Fluid Overview. SECTION III: JOB PLANNING, BENCHWORK, AND LAYOUT. 12. Understanding Drawings. 13. Layout. 14. Hand Tools (Safety Integration). 15. Saws and Cut-Off Machine. 16. Offhand Grinding. 17. Drilling, Treading, Tapping and Reaming. SECTION IV: TURNING. 18. The Lathe. 19. Work and Tool Holding Devices. 20. Machining Operations on the Lathe. 21. Threading. 22. Taper Turning. SECTION V: DRILL PRESS. 23. Sizes and Types of Drill Presses. 24. Drills, Reamers, Countersinks and Counterbores. 25. Work Holding Devices. 26. Drill Press Operation. SECTION VI: MILLING. 27. Major Parts. 28. Vertical Milling Machine Cutter. 29. Work Holding Devices. 30. Drills and Drilling. 31. Squaring a Work Piece on the Milling Machine. 32. Milling Slots and Key Ways. 33. Pocket Milling. 34. Milling Angels, Radii and Diameters. SECTION VII: GRINDING. 35. Surface Grinders and Grinding Wheels. 36. Grinding Wheels. SECTION VIII: COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL. 37. CNC Basics. 38. CNC Turning: Getting Started. 39. CNC Turning: Programming. 40. CNC Turning: Set-up and Operation. 41. CNC Milling: Getting Started. 42. CNC Milling: Programming. 43. CNC Milling: Set-up and Operation. 44. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Machining.