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Projects

Projects

Want to Make Something?

This is where you’ll find documentation for some of the projects in the Machine Technology department – both curriculum projects and other fun projects.

Threaded Shaft

The Threaded Shaft is your introduction to the lathe. The lathe – with which a stationary cutting tool is brought into contact with a rotating workpiece to produce typically cylindrical shapes – is one of the most common machine tools. You will build upon what you have already learned about print reading, precision measurement, metal cutting operations and tool geometries. You will be introduced to lathe operation, tooling and safety. You will learn how to inspect precision screw threads.

Check out the Threaded Shaft – Project Packet here!

Angle Plate

The Angle Plate is your introduction to the milling machine. The milling machine – with which a rotating cutting tool is brought into contact with a stationary workpiece to produce shapes with typically flat surfaces – is one of the most common machine tools. You will build upon what you have already learned about print reading, precision measurement, metal cutting operations and tool geometries. You will be introduced to milling machine alignment, operation, tooling and safety. You will learn how to establish orientation relationships between features and interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on prints.

Check out the Angle Plate – Project Packet here!