By Glenn Sokolowski
Learners examine pictorial drawings used in engineering including sectioned and exploded drawings. A sketching quiz is provided to help the learner create simple pictorial sketches by using orthographic views and an isometric template.
Press Brake - Loading Punches and Dies
By Dave Hoffman
The student reads about the procedures for loading punches and turning a die block in an up-acting hydraulic press brake. The safe handling of press brake tooling is also illustrated.
Optical Comparator: Establishing a Reference Frame on the Starrett HB 400
By Barbara Anderegg
In this interactive learning object, learners read how to compensate for a part not mounted perfectly parallel to the machine axis.
Lathe Turning Machine Types
By Kelly Curran
In this learning activity you'll explore Lathe Turning Machines.
Using Gage Blocks: Discussion and Quiz
In this learning activity you'll identify the consequences of using gage blocks incorrectly.
Ammco Brake Lathe Controls
By Bill Heesaker
In this animated activity, learners examine the various controls that operate an Ammco brake lathe.
Shear - Hydraulic - Adira - Operator's Panel
Picture of Adira hydraulic shear's operator's panel with part identification and instructions on how to start and stop the shear as well as setting stroke (cutting length).
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.
Safety - Tubing Bender
In this learning activity you'll review safety considerations for using a tubing/pipe bender.
Safety - Hydraulic Press Brakes
In this learning activity you'll review safety considerations for using hydraulic press brakes.
Marvel Saw: Interactive Programming - Manual Mode
In this simulation, learners follow a series of steps to operate the Marvel Saw PCII in the manual mode. This activity includes a video clip.
The Engine Lathe
This document is a visual and text description of the engine lathe.
Lathe - Tapers with Taper Attachment
This document is a visual and text description of using tapers with a taper attachment on a lathe.
Lathes: Screw Thread Micrometer
This document is a visual and text description of using a screw thread micrometer with a lathe.
Lathe Project: Lathe Operations - Grinding a Tool
This project gives a drawing with steps to complete the activity.
General Shop Safety - Housekeeping
In this learning object you'll view a list of ways to keep the area around the machine shop safe.
General Shop Safety - Hazardous Materials Safety
In this learning activity you'll review the hazardous materials safety document which display an example of a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).
Screw Threads and Fasteners
This document gives the student a text and graphic overview of screw threads and fasteners.
Project Sheet - Sawing 2
This project gives a drawing and steps to complete the activity.
Lathe Accessories - Tool Holding
In this learning activity you'll explore lathe tool-holding techniques.
Spark Testing of Materials
By Thaddeus Hetzer
The learner sees photos of the spark patterns of various materials and their related properties.
In this interactive object, learners examine sectional views used in engineering drawings. The sections shown are full, half, offset, aligned, revolved, and broken-out. Learners match drawings of sectional views with the names of the views.
Angular Measurement Review
In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of angular measurement in this 10-question quiz.
Using an Edge Finder
The learner will use an edge finder to locate the edge of a workpiece.
Surface Texture Symbols
Learners examine the symbols and values that control surface roughness, waviness, and lay. A brief quiz completes the object.