MN 119 - Introductory Machine Operations
Contact Hours: 8
College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: This class covers the basic operation of metal-removing machinery most commonly used in industry. Areas of instruction include the proper use of power saws, drill presses, lathes, vertical mills, and surface grinders. Shop safety, basic metrology, and an introduction to CNC machining is also included. Recommended Skills: Math proficiency of MA 095 or higher, and a basic understanding of blueprint reading/interpretation prior to enrolling in this course.
This course is offered in both lecture/lab and module formats. Students must successfully complete all four (4) modules, in sequence, to achieve full course credit.
MN 119A (Introductory Machine Operations Module A) – An introduction to the manufacturing environment. Special emphasis is placed on general safety procedures and recognition of hazardous materials. Proper use of hand tools, measuring tools, and layout tools is emphasized.
MN 119B (Introductory Machine Operations Module B) – Students study and apply the fundamentals of metal cutting with the proper application of cutting tools. Specific training in the proper use of power saws, drill presses, and vertical mills is addressed.
MN 119C (Introductory Machine Operations Module C) – Students study and apply the fundamentals of metal cutting with the proper application of cutting tools. Specific training in the proper use of an engine lathe with traditional and special tooling, setups, and fixturing methods are introduced. The importance of tighter tolerances and better surface finishes is also stressed.
MN 119D (Introductory Machine Operations Module D) – Students will study basic surface grinding and CNC operations. Students will use a Haas CNC mill in both manual and G-code modes to introduce the basic concepts of CNC setup and operation.
Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: None
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