Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jan 17, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MACH 141 Tool Geometry and Grinding

3 credits
In this course students will gain a basic understanding of the grinding wheel numbering system, the different types of abrasives, and some preliminary level applications. Students will be introduced to tool geometry for a variety of cutting tools and applications.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher) and MATH 087  (or placement into MATH 098  or higher) or instructor permission

Corequisites: MACH 105 , MACH 106 , MACH 111 , and MACH 161

Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the meaning of each category in the grinding wheel numbering system
  • Choose different abrasives for a variety of grinding processes
  • Select proper abrasives for different materials
  • Distinguish between face mill geometry, drill geometry, endmill geometry, and single point geometry
  • Demonstrate the ability to sharpen a variety of cutting tool geometries
  • Use various cutting tool geometries for lathe and mill
  • Experience different combinations of grinding wheels with a variety of applications

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20