Cutting Tapers using the Taper Attachment
By Kelly Curran
This video will show you how to setup and cut a taper using a taper attachment.
Parts Make an Assembly
By Glenn Sokolowski
Learners examine the relationship of individual parts in an assembly drawing. Assembly drawing notes, fabricated and purchased parts, and sectional views are explained briefly.
Lathe Turning Machine Types
In this learning activity you'll explore Lathe Turning Machines.
By Barbara Anderegg
In this learning activity you'll explore the history behind gage blocks.
Print Reading: Three-Step Block
Learners test their ability to visualize a three-step block in this interactive exercise that features animated pictorial views.
Calculating Cutting Speeds for Twist Drills
By Dave Hoffman
Students view the formula for determining twist drill speeds in metal. Exercises complete the activity.
Hydraulic Shear - Part Identification
The student is shown and then identifies the parts of a hydraulic shear.
Calculating Bend Allowance for Press Brake Forming
Introduces two methods of determining bend allowance; one is simple and is an approximate, the other is more precise. Interactive part has learner calculate bend allowance and blank size.
Pipe/Tubing Bender - Parts Identification
The student reads about the parts of a pipe/tubing bender and later identifies them in an interactive review.
Calibrating a Depth Micrometer
In this learning activity you'll review the steps for calibrating the length of depth micrometer measuring rods.
Lathe Project: Turning Using a Digital Readout
By Thaddeus Hetzer
Users read work instructions and view a drawing and calculations for turning on a lathe using a digital readout.
Clothing and Safety Equipment for the Machine Shop
This document lists the safety equipment to be used in the machine shop.
Project Sheet - Sawing 2
This project gives a drawing and steps to complete the activity.
Basic Types of Drilling Machines
In this document you'll review basic types of drilling machines.
Engine Lathe: Basic Components and Operation
In this video, you’ll explore the engine lathe, its basic components, and you’ll learn to operate its machine controls.
Determining Punch & Dies for Press Brake Forming
Introduction to selecting the proper punch and die for air bending or bottoming when forming on a press brake. Includes charts and methods for selection.
Marvel Saw: Clearing Out a Job
In this simulation, learners follow steps to clear out a job that had been previously created.
Optical Comparator: Establishing a Reference Frame on the Starrett HB 400
In this interactive learning object, learners read how to compensate for a part not mounted perfectly parallel to the machine axis.
Procedure for Setting the Tool Length Offsets on a Vertical CNC Machining Center with a Fanuc O-M Control
By Les Rhines
Students view how the tool length offsets are set on the CNC Machine. They read a description of a method that uses a 2-inch gage block as a height reference.
CNC Control Features
By Terry Tower
In this learning activity you'll discover the features of a Puma Daewoo O-T CNC Lathe Control panel.
Print Reading: Step Block
In this animated print reading exercise, the learner calculates missing dimensions and identifies surfaces on projected views.
Using a Sine Bar
By Janet Braun
The learner will use the deceptively simple sine bar to measure angles to minutes or even half minutes.
In this interactive object, learners examine standard and metric thread specifications used in engineering drawings. In a brief quiz, they identify various internal and external thread representations.
Calculating Force for Punching
Users calculate the tonnage required to punch holes in a specific base metal. The formula to be used is provided along with the tensile strength for various metals. A calculator is required.
Press Brake - Hydraulic
Identifies the parts of the hydraulic press brake featuring the Adira up-acting press brake. Interactive section asks to identify parts after first learning them.