Introduces automotive machining operations emphasizing shop safety and the safe use of machine shop tools. Surveys basic machining operations and specialized auto machining techniques necessary for reconditioning engine and chassis components. Requires basic set of machinist's hand tools. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course is a study of fundamentals of modern automotive machine shop practices. Emphasis is placed on shop layout, safety, laboratory procedures, measuring and basic machining operations. Particular attention is given to machining practices at the introductory level and simple operations of automotive machine shop tools and equipment.
Lecture and laboratory demonstrations will cover, in detail: measuring devices, metal characteristics, heat treatment, drilling, reaming, threading, grinding, and sawing. The student will develop an understanding of machining terminology, metric system, blueprint reading, and metallurgy. Laboratory experience is provided in welding, precision grinding, metal turning, and milling operations.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: